Learn Why We Support Women

Why Women?

While we know sexual abuse is prevalent in many forms and in different countries, we currently are working in Ghana, West Africa and the United States.

Why We Support Women?

It is our hope to spread the mission of Triumphant Woman, Inc. to as many communities in as many countries as possible so we can make a global impact. If you would like to partner with us to establish a “boots on the ground” Triumphant Woman, Inc. office in your city, please email partners@triumphantwoman.org.

The only way to prevent abuse is to learn the facts and consequences of abuse.

About one in seven girls and one in 25 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18.
60% of child sexual abuse victims never tell anyone.
Of children who are sexually abused, 20% are abused before the age of 8.
Emotional and mental health problems are often the first consequence and sign of child sexual abuse.
Children who are sexually abused are at significantly greater risk for later posttraumatic stress and other anxiety symptoms, depression and suicide attempts.
39% of girls ages 7-12 with a history of child sexual abuse have academic difficulties.
Approximately 15 million adolescent girls (aged 15 to 19) worldwide have experienced forced sex (forced sexual intercourse or other sexual acts) at some point in their life. Based on data from 30 countries, only one per cent ever sought professional help.
Similar to social and physical violence, the incidence of lifetime sexual violence was higher among younger women: 38.2 per cent of women aged 15–19 years, 40.4 per cent of women aged 20–24 years and 38.3 per cent of women aged 30–39 years reported having experienced at least one act of sexual violence.
The Ghana Family Life and Health Survery of 2015 revealed nuanced attitudes… towards domestic sexual violence…More than three in every five respondents (61.6 per cent) fully agreed that the woman was to be blamed for rape if she wore revealing clothes.
Rape is the most under-reported crime; 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police.
More than one third of women who report being raped before age 18 also experience rape as an adult
96% of people who sexually abuse children are male, and 76.8% of people who sexually abuse children are adults.
81% of women and 35% of men report significant short- or long-term impacts such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
51.1% of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance
Besides increased likelihood of PTSD, anxiety, and depression, women who are raped also suffer from much higher levels of sexual dysfunction. 
Social acknowledgement is one of the most important healing effects—a society has to acknowledge that this suffering happened and has to give the people some kind of symbol of that.

Why Invest in Women?

Studies show that women reinvest up to 90 percent of their incomes back into their families, compared to just 30-40 percent by men. 

A girl’s income will increase by up to 25% every year she stays in school.

Family planning enables millions of girls to stay in school, saves lives and has the capacity to lift entire communities out of poverty.

Girls who become pregnant are forced to leave school and are prone to high health risks… If all young girls completed primary school, we could save 900,000 of their children each year.
If we want to reduce poverty and end hunger, we must give women access to the resources they need for agricultural production and participation. This could reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 150 million.
Companies with gender-diverse boards generate a higher return on equity than those without.
Companies with gender-diverse boards outperform those with no women in terms of share price performance during times of crisis or volatility.