Not Guilty for Family Development is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 with a mission to abolish sexual abuse and bullying to children of ages 3-18 through training, education, media and support programs.
Not Guilty was founded by Dr. Laila Risgallah, a pediatrician, passionate about children and their welfare. She has a Master’s degree in Pediatrics, and a PhD in childhood studies. In 2009 she decided to equip herself to abolish sexual abuse in Egypt. She studied the Middle East Sexual Abuse Related Pastoral Counseling Diploma and graduated in 2012. She is an Ashoka Fellow since 2013. She also completed a course on Trauma Therapy in War Kids in 2016.
Not Guilty’s goal is to raise a generation of youth, parents and teachers who hate, refuse and fight bullying and sexual abuse. This is done through raising the awareness of society of the dangers and consequences of sexual abuse and bullying to reach a safe school environment and a community free of harassment and sexual abuse.
Not Guilty also believes in changing behavior through constant repeated messages, hence the anti-bullying, anti-sexual abuse school curriculum and the SKIT anti sexual abuse mobile app.
Not Guilty realizes it is never the victim’s fault, hence the name Not Guilty.
Not Guilty also focuses on building bridges of trust between children and parents to facilitate the reporting process through trainings on effective parenting.