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Inspirational Women: A Spotlight on Women’s Journey​


Celebrating International Women's day 2024

Inspirational Women: A Spotlight on Women's Journey

This Independent Women’s Day, at Savana, we are honoured to celebrate a woman who embodies the spirit of resilience and empowerment: Ria.
Ria’s journey from a client to a trustee on our governing board is a testament to the transformative power of healing. Her courage to confront her past, coupled with the unwavering support of Savana, has led her to emerge as a beacon of hope and inspiration for survivors of sexual violence. 

Join us as we take a look at Ria’s inspirational journey and explore the profound impact of her resilience and determination.

Introduction to Ria’s Story:
Ria has been kind enough to share her story with us this Independent Women’s Day to not only empower and inspire survivors of sexual violence but also to help us spread awareness of the prevalence of sexual abuse. Her courage in speaking out is a reminder that you are not alone – we hear you, and support is available.
Ria’s journey began with apprehension, but through her perseverance and the support of Savana, she found strength and resilience. Her story is truly a testament to the transformative power of healing and the possibility of overcoming trauma.

Trigger Warning: Ria’s story contains references to past experiences of sexual violence and trauma. Reader discretion is advised, and individuals who may have been affected by these topics are encouraged to proceed with caution or seek support if needed.

Ria’s remarkable journey from a client to a trustee on our governing board is a source of immense pride and gratitude for all of us at Savana. Her dedication and unique perspective as a former service user bring invaluable insights to our organisation.
We are deeply grateful to have her guiding Savana forward, contributing to shaping the future of our service with her wisdom and compassion.

While we celebrate all inspirational women this Independent Women’s Day, Ria holds a special place in Savana’s heart for her extraordinary contributions and unwavering commitment to empowering survivors of sexual violence.

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, support is available. You can access free counselling and support services by using our online referral form or visit our website for more information on services available through Savana.

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