Numbers at a Glance
219 women served 4 countries 71 facilitators trained 19 sewing circles
Since our pilot project in Ecuador in 2012, Common Threads Project has reached 219 women to date, and is projected to reach another 440 survivors of SGBV in future projects. The mental health and psychological healing of these survivors empowers communities of women to help one another in coping with trauma, displacement, and hardship through voice and agency.
Select data from Nepal and Bosnia demonstrate the positive impact of CTP on mental health symptoms and recovery through sessions.
Analysis of data demonstrates a significant decrease in depression, anxiety, and trauma-related stress from baseline to post-intervention among 74 refugee women in Nepal. There is some improvement after Phase I (note that rates of anxiety hold steady through phase I, which is consistent with the first stages of psychotherapy, when clients’ heightened awareness about their difficulties often results in an increase in anxiety that reduces with continued treatment) and additional improvement after phase II.
Participants strongly endorse Common Threads Project for themselves and others.