Hope in Life Foundation is engaged in several projects both at the local and global levels.
001 Project – End Bullying
This program is created for and offers value to elementary and middle school children. Bullying and domestic abuse are correlated. Research indicates that children who are exposed to violence at home either become bullies or victims of bullying. This project addresses the root cause of bullying and offers solutions.
002 Project – Safe Campuses
Projects under this category are run on campuses. Students and their families are educated on Title IX. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.
The Title IX regulation describes the conduct that violates Title IX. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy. To enforce Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education maintains an Office for Civil Rights, with headquarters in Washington, DC and 12 offices across the United States.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. Title IX and Sex Discrimination.
003 Project – Empower Me
Projects in this category are geared towards the following:
SELF DEVELOPMENT TECHNIQUES
- Individual Therapy – For individuals who require a 1:1 conversation with a therapist. The advantages of this type of therapy are that victims share only with their therapist. Getting all the attention from the therapist eases most of the stress.
- Group Therapy – A type of psychotherapy where the therapist meets with a group at one time. The advantages of this type of therapy are that it instills hope through sharing. It leaves the members of the group feeling that they are not the only ones who suffered and that they are not alone. It also helps members share their strengths which may boost self-esteem and self-confidence in other members of the group. Within some time members of the group become like family and start supporting each other. They have a sense of belonging and acceptance. This type of therapy also has a cathartic effect. Lastly, it makes members realize that they are responsible for their own lives, actions and choices.
SELF DISCIPLINE TECHNIQUES
- Martial Arts
- Community College Programs
- Vocational training
Appropriate programs assigned based on prior education level
004 – Project Cities for CEDAW
UNA-USA-Orange County Chapter nominated Hope in Life Foundation to bring United Nations Convention to Eliminate all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in Cities of the County. Cities for CEDAW is a campaign to implement a CEDAW ordinance in 100 or more cities at the municipal level by 2016.
The Cities for CEDAW Campaign has been divided into three phases:
Phase I – Invite collaborative NGO’s with offices in several cities in the United States.
Phase II – Develop and secure funds to support grass roots efforts and provide tools and materials proven to be effective to all Cities for CEDAW advocates.
Phase III – Conduct action oriented webinars and share models that have been successful. And work together – NGO/CSW – WIN – DOSW and all participating NGOs and cities to gain CEDAW implementation.