Supporting women & girls who have
survived violence to experience
healing in community.

Sharing HaRT in New Expanses

Launching SHiNE

Our new collaboration to expand our research and programming in Uganda!

OUR PURPOSE

Healing and Resilience
after Trauma

We are a feminist organization focused on supporting women and girls affected by gender-based violence. Our main program—Move with HaRT—provides a compassionate space for survivors to experience collective healing and wellbeing. HaRT also provides support for gender-based violence activists, staff, and researchers.

Our acronym — HaRT — symbolizes our organizational culture, centering care and AUTHENTICITY in everything we do.

IMPACT

HaRT embeds learning in all aspects of our work–including generating rigorous evidence to enhance quality and impact.

PARTNERSHIP

We collaborate with values-aligned organizations to bring Move with HaRT to diverse communities of women and girls.

NEWS & RESOURCES

Check out our latest news and resources!

HOW IT WORKS

Move with HaRT is an
integrative mind-body
program.

HaRT accompanies women and girls on their healing journeys.

Facilitated using a trauma-informed and aspirational approach

Comprised of 12 weekly sessions combining movement, mindfulness and breathing practices, yoga poses, and affirming group discussion

Organized around three core themes: Safety in the Body, Radical Self Love, and Compassion in Action

TESTIMONIALS

What people are saying
about HaRT:

“When you do HaRT you live in peace, you feel like the peace is all yours. You feel all the love is yours. You feel relaxed, your mind is relaxed without any pressure. You start looking at the challenges that you are facing as nothing, they do not weigh you down. You get the courage from within you that empowers you to face any challenges.”

— PARTICIPANT FROM UGANDA

“We all have daily problems, Miss. And HaRT has been a big help, because not everyone is willing to listen to you. And, I’m happy because at least once a week, you can release your feelings, miss, and you can open up and the pressure will be lifted from your chest. It’s really heavy if you face the problem on your own.”

— PARTICIPANT FROM THE PHILIPPINES

“Today’s HaRT session made me feel happy. I realized we were doing a poem. We were expressing our feelings without talking. The way we moved our bodies showed that we are in control of our bodies.”

— PARTICIPANT FROM UGANDA

“​​The thing that gave me encouragement was the warrior pose. Because whatever happened in my past or what will happen in the future, it is important to be a warrior . . . It’s like you have to keep your stance, keep a strong stance on the ground, and that you have to strengthen your feet to stand up to the challenges.”

— PARTICIPANT FROM THE PHILIPPINES