On September 28, America House Chisinau moderated a Live session with Milena Rusu to discuss about the purpose and the content of the “You are not alone” guide, dedicated to the survivors of sexual abuse.
The guest speaker, Milena Rusu, is the founder of Feminismd and a former volunteer at American Spaces, who told us about how she started working to promote the values of gender equality and feminism in Moldova, based on the motivation to educate a society free from gender stereotypes. Milena also presented the Feminismd organization, its mission and core activities, as well as the recruitment and involvement of volunteers in promoting the goals of this project.
The guide “You are not alone” is a product born within the Feminismd project. It is intended for survivors of sexual abuse, with the mission to help them to get over the traumatic event.
The guide contains information on how to talk to others about what happened, how to manage and overcome the emotional state, which organizations can provide support in this regard but also about the legal process of reporting an abuse.
The guide is based on the testimonies of victims of sexual abuse and even contains words of encouragement from those who have managed to overcome these moments in their lives.