Hear my voice appeal. I will change my world

Help girls break the silence. Help us raise £50,000

Too many girls suffer in silence because they have little or no control over their bodies or their futures.  They are forced to…

  • marry before they want to
  • have sex before they want to
  • have children before they want to
  • leave school before they want to
  • work before they want to

£12 pays for one girl to take part in the VOICE programme, to transform her life, and the world around her, forever. Donate via the SLA website or text HEARME to 70085 to donate £12.

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India is home to 1 in 3 of the world’s child brides. Girls are forced out of education and into work, child marriage and early childbirth. Things as simple as just getting the bus to school bring the risk of serious abuse and harassment. But give these girls a voice and they can change the world.VOICE 4 Girls helps girls resist being forced to do things against their will and helps them take control of their futures by:

  • teaching them about reproductive and sexual health, their rights, how to recognise, prevent and report abuse
  • giving them negotiation skills, enabling them to resist becoming child brides, child workers or victims of abuse
  • teaching them life skills such as future planning and building their confidence
  • encouraging them to become Sakhis – peer leaders – and to share what they have learnt with their schools, families and communities
  • VOICE also educates boys, teaching them the empathy and respect for girls and women that is critical to bring lasting change.

Download the Hear My Voice brochure

“We realise the importance of our voices only when we are silenced. When the whole world is silent even one voice becomes powerful” (Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner)

21 million primary aged children in India are deprived of basic education

UNICEF & UNESCO INSTITUTE for STATISTICS (UIS)

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