What we do
Our 16 year old journey to heal, empower and emerge
Over the past 16 years, Emerge has worked with over 1,175 courageous programme participants who have survived abuse, healed and successfully transitioned into adulthood outside of institutionalized care, click to read more of the challenge we face . Emerge believes that every one of these girls deserves a fair chance at rebuilding their lives.
Both programming designed for under 18-year-old participants (Government run shelters) and above 18-year-old participants (residential Centre run by Emerge) is targeted at ensuring that young girls are able to reintegrate back into society successful and well-equipped for independence. Click to read more about out Impact and programme outcomes
The Emerge Lanka Foundation works in three strategic areas:
Under 18 Reintegration Programmes : Trauma sensitive programming geared towards reintegration to support survivors of sexual and gender-based violence to become strong independent women who can create change in their own communities. Specially designed Entrepreneurship programmes support the development of SME among the survivors after they leave institutionalized care.
Emerge Center for Reintegration: Empowerment and stability for girl survivors of sexual and gender-based violence to up skill and learn social skills to build a stable future.
Policy Advocacy: Protection and justice for the girl child who has suffered atrocities and is most often ostracised by her community and society at large. Emerge places significant importance on mental health and emotional stability. Emerge strives to create a balance between empathy, emotional connect and objective focus to ensure the girls are ready to reintegrate into society in a positive way.