The White Light Movement NPC is a project that empowers women and creates sustainable employment. The focus is to empower single parent females who have children that have been victims of sex abuse and or are victims of domestic violence. These are also women who have children that have been victims of child sex abuse.
Empowering these women aids them in making choices that affect the lives of their families and children positively, for instance with a steady income stream they are able to move to better communities – in some instances away from the abuser (many of whom are repeat abusers) or the community that has stigmatised their children. Having a sustainable livelihood means that we are able to also positively impact the lives of the children in many aspects such as their nutrition, education and medical needs. WLM teaches basic to advanced skills in sewing, embroidery and the hand finishing of garments.
Women are taught these skills and paid weekly and in some instances gain income through piecemeal work. They are encouraged to start their own micro-businesses under financial and mentorship guidance.