Domestic Violence: Donne Diamond Project

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Help survivors of domestic violence with this beautiful, handmade bracelet to show love, support, and encouragement. This downloadable project plan includes everything you need to create this jeweled bracelet for a highly screened nonprofit.

Every 9 seconds, a woman in the US is assaulted or beaten. In the United States alone, Americans spend over $8.3 Billion annually on Domestic Violence prevention, help, and after-effects - and that’s with over 50% of sexual assaults still not being reported to the police in the US. Globally, we spend $8 trillion every year on domestic abuse. According to the UN World Health Organization, 35 percent of women around the world have experienced abuse. That’s 1.2 BILLION women. Yes. Billion. 

This project includes resource links, an overview of the issue, and the details on Centro Silvana Mangano, the Aina-Approved organization in Italy that you are helping. Why an Italian organization? In Italy, 1 in 3 women experience domestic abuse, one woman is murdered every 3 days (overwhelmingly due to domestic abuse), and 98% of all domestic abuse goes unreported. This amazing organization is working to combat this.

This craft is easy enough for children as small as 8 to tackle, and is a wonderful way to discuss this most important topic with small children (resource links include books for all ages). It's the perfect craft for any parent, civic group, or church leader. This is a fantastic opportunity to introduce the idea of domestic abuse, learn how to bead, and do something very positive for these amazing survivors of abuse.

You will receive a download with all of the steps to create a hand-crafted bracelet for domestic abuse survivors in Italy.
An Information Sheet about the issue and the Aina-approved organization, a Resource Sheet, and Hostess How-To Guides (for group organizers) are included.
This project falls under the Cause Category of: Community/Domestic Abuse
Resource links, related books, websites, videos, and films are also included - Aina projects are excellent for playdates, book clubs, and ladies nights in!

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