25 November – 9 December 2015 marked the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
On each day, our Brazilian partner Instituto Promundo have been posting messages about the ways in which men and boys can make a difference to ending gender-based violence and discrimination.
Promundo’s 16 points for the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence are:
Speak Out! Join campaigns and commit never to commit, condone, or remain silent about gender-based violence
Fight for equality – advocate for women’s rights to equal pay
Listen – elevate the voices of women
Think about it – challenge your own attitudes
Get your hand dirty – share household chores and responsibilities
Support leaders – champion women in taking on positions that men have traditionally occupied
Take leave – support paid parental leave for both men and women
Support choice – respect women’s rights to autonomy over decisions made about her body
Decide to care – foster a caring, non-violent relationship with your child
Take a stand – refuse to tolerate any kind of sexual harassment, violence or exploitation of children and adolescents
Talk it out – always prioritise dialogue and respect over violence
Be different – there is no “one way” to be a man or women, so respect and embrace diversity
Celebrate sexual diversity – challenge sexist and homophobic attitudes
Set an example – let your friends know it’s not right to talk badly about women or promote violence.
Read more about our work in Brasil here: http://www.childhope.org.uk/where-we-work/brazil/
For those of you eBay enthusiasts, ChildHope is featured at the checkout from the 21st until the 27th December!
When you buy your Christmas presents on eBay you have an option to add a small donation to ChildHope. Or you can list an item in support of ChildHope, decide what percentage you’d like for yourself and how much you’d like to donate to ChildHope at no extra cost! www.ebay.co.uk/
"I like playing but apart from that I like my studies too. I like to see television. But above all I have a dream that I’ll be at my home after completing my study and earn money for my family."
In the 2015 Transparency Review of 48 organisations, ChildHope came out top among mid-sized NGOs.
Nicholas Toko, our Trustee is taking part in The Virgin Money London Marathon on 24th April 2016 to raise funds for ChildHope. Please support Nicholas' fundraising efforts!
#LondonMarathon #Fundraising #ChildHope
On the 1st December in 2015, we will be joining #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving. After the sales of #BlackFriday and the online shopping boom on #CyberMonday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to come together to show the world why it’s good to give.
This year, we will be participating in the day to change the lives of children who find themselves alone, working in dumps, living on the streets,.. and we would like you to join us. There are plenty of ways you can do this. Here’s 3 ways you can get involved:
16-22 Nov: ChildHope is one of the featured charities this week on eBay’s Give at the Checkout. When you pay for an item you’ve won, choose our charity and add a donation. It will help us to support more street and working children worldwide.
Imagine if half your country had been forced from their homes and were on the move. As of 31 October, over 6.5 million people are internally displaced in #Syria, some multiple times. There are over 4.1 million refugees.
That's over 10 million displaced people.
Below is our latest humanitarian snapshot, for the latest updates and info on the response: http://www.unocha.org/syria
Butterflies, our partner in India, works to empower children with the skills and knowledge to exit the cycle of illiteracy and poverty. They implement realistic programmes designed with street and working children themselves, focusing on education, child protection and health.
This week, Rita Panicker, Butterflies’ Founder and Director, was honoured by Shri Amitabh Bachan in the new Star Plus show Aaj Ki Raat hai Zindagi for her amazing work with children.
Read more about Butterflies' work here:
Having a bonfire party on the 5th November? Why not sell warm drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) and raise some funds for ChildHope?
We have a lovely new stock of jolly Christmas cards, to suit a range of tastes. Why not take a peek… Buy our festive Christmas cards and spread Christmas Cheer by sending one to your friends and family.
Partnership is at the heart of what ChildHope does. We work hand in hand with local organisations that understand the issues and help our partners to create an environment where children are safe from violence.
We're taking part in #GivingTuesday this year. We are aiming to raise £5,000 and this will not be possible without you. There are plenty of ways you can join us and show the world why it’s good to give. Read our top 5 ideas and be a HERO for the world's most vulnerable children!