Dr Diahanne Rhiney
Dr Diahanne Rhiney BCAe is a peerless leading- edge Domestic Abuse interventionist and highly- respected women’s and children’s advocate.
Strength With In Me Foundation (S.W.I.M) is the pioneering Domestic Abuse charity Dr Rhiney founded after her own horrific experience in which she survived a murder attempt at the hands of her former partner. S.W.I.M’s purpose is to equip children with the emotional tools to avoid, combat and leave toxic relationships. Last year, S.W.I.M launched #CanYouHearUsNow, a global campaign to encourage the victims and survivors of sexual and domestic abuse to speak out. The campaign went viral, achieving a social reach of 800,000 in just three hours.
Changing the lives of vulnerable young women and children is Diahanne’s way of life as she tirelessly volunteers hundreds of hours a year to mentoring young single mothers and fostering children from abusive backgrounds. Dr Rhiney has been interviewed by the BBC on issues surrounding sexual abuse; from harassment to revenge porn.
As well as developing groups, presenting accredited workshops and speaking extensively on abuse, emotional well-being and healthy relationships, her work has led her to being highly sought-after by countries all over the world; from inspiring girls on the Mercy ships in Ghana and mentoring the migrant women of Malta to speaking in Washington D.C about modern pressures for young women to an audience of 5,000 women and young girls.
Recently, she was awarded a British Citizen Award for her contribution to educating young people about Domestic Abuse.