One Million Thumbprints
One Million Thumbprints is a grassroots organization catalyzing a groundswell of people focused on overcoming the effects of war against women in conflict zones.
Women and children account for the majority of those adversely affected by armed conflict. They suffer disproportionately during and after war, as so often existing inequalities are magnified, and social networks continue to break down, making them more vulnerable to sexual violence, exploitation, and poverty.
Violence against women in conflict is severely underreported. In cases of sexual violence, survivors face severe medical complications and psychological trauma. They often cease contributing to the economy within their area and are crippled by shame and stigmatization from their community.
One Million Thumbprints envisions a world where women are free from the fear of violence, oppression, and poverty caused by war. One Million Thumbprints’ strategy is four-fold:
1 – Catalyze voice with women and girls affected by violence in conflict zones;
2 – Fund programs ensuring the survival of women and girls in conflict zones, including safe spaces, trauma support, health services, education and economic opportunity;
3 – Increase resilience in women and girls affected by, or vulnerable to, violence associated with war and conflict through capacity-building and training, and;
4 – Advocate for policy that protects women and girls in conflict zones.