Emerge: Economic and Personal Transformation for Sexually Abused Teenage Mothers in Sri Lanka

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The Problem

Emerge (www.emergeglobal.org) grew out of Ma-Sevana, the only facility in Sri Lanka for young women, ages 10-18, who are survivors of rape or incest. Beginning as a jewelry workshop, Emerge flourished into a powerful tool for personal transformation. Through the act of crafting jewelry, these young women found a means of rejuvenation. Emerge was born as a way to help them sustain their work, connecting them to supplies and training, a global market, and a global community of support.Emerge strives to facilitate avenues for economic empowerment that promote joy, responsibility, self-worth, and confidence to teenage mothers in Sri Lanka so that these young women can feel free and alive in body and spirit.

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