One of Us

I am a mere data point along a data set of others who have been sexually assaulted

Social Movement: They have their inception in the condition of unrest, and derive their motive power on one hand from dissatisfaction with the current form of life, and on the other hand, from wishes and hopes for a new scheme or system of living. - Herbert Blumer


Sandi Giver is the author of One of Us: Sex, Violence, Injustice. Resilience, Love, Hope. Giver has over ten years of experience working in youth development, anti-trafficking in persons (TIP) and women's health issues directly with survivors of sexual assault as well as community organizing and policy reform around sexual violence. Her experience is mostly with non-profit organizations in the United States, South East Asia, and East Africa. As a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2009-2011, Giver worked with formerly abducted child soldiers, sex slaves, child mothers, orphans, and vulnerable children where she facilitated classes dealing with the psycho social effects of PTSD in a post-conflict area. In 2012, Giver joined the Office of Safety and Security at Peace Corps in DC taking on a communications specialist role supporting and coordinating efforts related to crimes against Volunteers. As a Fellow, Giver worked with the National Peace Corps Association to improve support for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who experienced crisis during their service overseas. Starting in the fall of 2017, Giver will be placed at Catholic Relief Services in their Protection Unit supporting efforts related to Trafficking in Persons. Giver has a degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a minor in Communication from Indiana University, Kokomo. Giver is in her final year as a Community Action & Social Policy student at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Online Articles

Talking with Sandi Giver (Uganda), author of ONE OF US - Peace Corps Writers, September 28, 2017

Lessons in Bravery, Creative Community, and Recounting the Past: An Author Interview with Sandi Giver - Krystal Mercer McLellen, April 25, 2017

Meet Sandi Giver - National Peace Corps Association, October 25, 2016

IU Kokomo alumna rebuilds lives, empowers victims of war in Africa, Indiana University - February 19, 2014

IUK graduate empowers victims of war in Africa - Kokomo Perspective, February 15, 2014