Tell My Story

A Peacemaking Project by Maya L.

What is the injustice we are solving?

My project will involve creating an app to allow women to go online and discuss their experiences with sexual assault anonymously without the fear of being judged by friends, peers, parents and other internet users. My project will hopefully bring women more strength to share their stories and also begin and continue to cope with their past experiences.

Comments:

Adrian B.
5 April 2018 14:25

Hi Maya,

We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.

If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible for the Accelerator by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.

If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for some of our larger opportunities, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can help in any way!

Best,
Adrian  

Fish S. Peace First Staff
26 January 2018 19:19

Maya, WOW. I think this is a powerful and necessary idea for a project. I know that it's very difficult for women to speak out about their stories of assault, but (as we've seen!) there's real power when those stories are shared.

Have you spoken with survivors or folks in the sexual violence prevention community about your idea? What feedback have you heard from them?

Most importantly -- how can we help with this awesome work?