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No Means No Worldwide is a comprehensive violence prevention organization for girls and boys. We are a school based program that uses the IMpower system of prevention and intervention training. We teach classes in 6 week cycles, three times per school year, with the number of students ranging from 7000-9000 per cycle.


We believe the best response to the global epidemic of violence and sexual assault is to provide our male and female students with an awareness of the causes and effects of gender based violence and the skills to interpret, intervene and prevent it.


“There is no such thing as a neutral education process. Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate the integration of generations into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity to it, or it becomes the ‘practice of freedom’, the means by which men and women deal critically with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”

—Richard Shaull, drawing on Paulo Freire




Girls have used the IMpower training to reduce the annual incidence of sexual assault from 42-60% by standing up, speaking out, and following their dreams.



Boys take the IMpower training to learn life changing violence prevention and intervention skills. Students undergo deep learning and reflection to alter the belief that violence against women reflects manhood.



Grandmothers are a key and often overlooked target group. They have been learning and using IMpower defense and intervention skills to end sexual assault since 2007.



SASA – Sexual Assault Survivors Anonymous remedy the lack of long term counseling and support that are non-existent in slum areas. SASA is a free 10 step recovery program for survivors of all ages. Girls and boys ages 5-85 attend their age appropriate meeting of 7 groups around Nairobi.



Decrease in the incidence of rape


Girls used new skills to stop a rapist the year after training


Decrease in teen pregnancy


Decrease in negative gender norm metrics for boys