When women and children heal it empowers their communities and future generations to
Psychological and emotional recovery are the cornerstone of lasting healing.
Art to Healing is a charity consisting of an international team of specialist trauma-informed practitioners, therapists, and researchers dedicated to empowering women and children who have experienced gender-based violence through abuse, trafficking, and commercial sexual exploitation. The psychological and emotional recovery of children and women who have experienced child sex slavery, exploitation and sexual abuse. We deliver tailor-designed, evidence-based psychosocial therapeutic programmings, education, and professional development to allow for women and children to repair, recover, and return to a life free from sex slavery.
These trauma-informed modalities include Expressive Art and Play Therapies, Counselling Fundamentals, Somatic ExperiencingⓇ, the Neurosequential Model (NMT), Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Eeducation, and body-mind approaches; such as, yoga and mindfulness programs with global anti-trafficking partners working throughout Asia and Australia.
Art to Healing works at the grassroots level to provide therapeutic care, training and education to strengthen local communities. Our 3 main domains are therapeutic care, professional development (education and training) and research. Our scope includes women and children who have experienced child sex slavery and exploitation and entire communities who are affected by human trafficking.
We believe that a world free from human slavery is within reach.
We believe that these women and children deserve another chance at transforming their lives. The healing received by those within our program gives strength to their communities for generations to come.
And we need your help to make this a reality.
SINCE OUR INCEPTION, WE’VE SUPPORTED
countries across Asia & the Pacific.
partnerships with non-government & government organisations in 8 countries.
trainees in trauma-informed educational & capacity building programs.
women and children who have been directly therapeutically supported through Art to Healing.
"The women like me who have been trafficked or suffered sexual abuse and also have HIV, the trauma is not just physical but emotional and psychological. I feel so much better after being in this program with Art to Healing, and I want for my friends and other women to experience this as well so they can have hope to live a good life."
- Goma Rai, Shakti Milan Samaj Founding Director, Trafficking Survivor.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS A
150 BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY.
The age at which girls across Asia are being sold into sex slavery.
Times per day is how often many women and children are being forced to have sex.
Girls and women are sold into sex slavery every year
THE TRAUMA EXPERIENCED IS UNIMAGINABLE.
Art to Healing is on a mission to change this.
And we invite you to join us.
Healing trauma needs to happen not only on the physical level, but on all levels:
WOMEN AND CHILDREN TO HEAL FROM TRAUMA.
Support our latest Women's Transformational Program in Nepal:
A women's reproductive health, therapeutic arts and research program.
Through Art to Healing’s mixed methods research study, we have found how the use of the therapeutic arts, trauma-informed modalities, and women’s reproductive health education can decrease psychological distress up to 76%. These modalities and this important program can be a useful tool in helping the empowerment of women and children so that they can respect their bodies and being born female in a patriarchal culture rife with gender-based violence.
Watch Art to Healing CEO and Founding Director, Atira Tan in the TED X Talk: Inspired Action from the Heart, about her work with sex trafficked girls and women in Asia.