In 2015 Chance For Change was approached by parents, teachers and the community to help them address the devastating problem of young girls being trafficked and coerced out of schools into underage sex work. In response Chance For Change developed the programme Pioneers of Change, to raise awareness and help girls protect themselves from the dangers and risks of sex trafficking, and other forms of sexual abuse and early marriage.
Pioneers of Change is now a growing movement to inform and educate school girls at risk of sexual abuse, exploitation, trafficking and slavery in Lilongwe, Malawi. Weekly workshops are held with girls and their families to raise awareness of the risks and how they can protect themselves and their friends. The better informed and equipped young girls are, the better chances they have of working together with their community to stop this abuse. Our facilitators are also working with the wider community, holding events and workshops, to change mindsets to create a safer and more supportive and equal environment for young girls in Lilongwe to grow up in.
Watch our film and see young girls bringing about change in their own communities to stop sexual abuse and exploitation.Read More