Project Description

/ Solidarity screening in aid of children born of rape

Projection solidaire GRACE SSRU

On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, Stand Speak Rise Up! and GRACE organized a free solidarity screening of the film The wound is where the light enters, in aid of children born of rape in Uganda, in the presence of HRH Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa of Luxembourg.

GRACE, whose founding members were present at the 2019 Stand Speak Rise Up! Forum in Luxembourg, is an international charity based in the UK. It promotes long-term, sustainable reconciliation and advocacy for war-born children, their families and war-affected communities.

A partnership for children born of rape

Following our guiding principle “Nothing about us, without us“, Stand Speak Rise Up! supports this peer-to-peer support project. Children born of rape are at the very heart of the project, both actors and beneficiaries.

Through this initiative, young people are trained and become a listening ear and support for other children. The project will enable them to provide initial mental health care and offer Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), a compact treatment program that has proved effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder in complex, fragile contexts where resources are limited. They are now ready and eager to move from beneficiaries to actors in helping other children born of rape.

Find out more about our project to provide access to education for children born of rape: click here.