Since our pilot project in Ecuador in 2012, Common Threads Project has reached 175 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.

What survivors say about Common Threads

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 a slight rise in anxiety 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. 

NUMBERS AT A GLANCE

175

women

3

countries

36

facilitators trained

13

sewing circles

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Participants strongly endorse CTP for themselves and others.



*Participants were given 5 survey responses, Strongly Agree, Somewhat Agree, Neutral, Somewhat Disagree, and Strongly Disagree.

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