Pioneers of Change (initiated by funding from McConnell International Foundation) is a growing movement to inform and educate girls at risk of sexual abuse, exploitation, trafficking, early marriage 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.
We now have nearly 300 graduates, and the movement grows every day as more and more girls bring their friends.
Watch our film and see young girls bringing about change in their own communities to stop sexual abuse and exploitation.Read More