About Us Our History OMID was set up in 2004 to help marginalized adolescent girls and young women who are victims of sexual, physical or mental abuse; slavery; forced prostitution; forced labor; oppression; and institutional and domestic violence. They often suffer from severe mental health and emotional difficulties, mostly stemming from their experiences of neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and of exposure to discrimination and violence. OMID works in communities with traditional social norms, and discriminations/abuses against women which bring about marginalization and traumatization that touches all aspects of life and hinders adolescent girls and young women from accessing the education they desire, engaging in society, having a voice, and accessing opportunities. Mission Statement OMID strengthens the emotional and life-skills capabilities of marginalized adolescent girls and young women, in order to remove barriers to education, provide access to opportunities, and facilitate their integration into society. How We Spend our Money Of all the monies we raise and donations we receive at OMID, 83% goes toward our programs, 11% towards fundraising activities and 6% towards administration and operations costs. To find out more about what we do, and our programs, click here.