Divas of colour launches #protectTheChild campaign with Girl Child network and Star Children Initiative their chosen charities of the year.

London, 09/07/2015: Divas of colour launches #protectTheChild campaign with   Girl Child network and Star Children Initiative their chosen charities of the year. #ProtectTheChild.

ProtectTheChild campaign

Divas of colour 2016 begins its campaign with a declaration for the child’s safety in collaboration with the chosen charities Girl Child network and Star children Initiative.

Divas of colour which is the largest gathering of world’s most powerful women of colour from around the globe uses it’s weight to campaign for causes importance each year.

It is unfortunate that in 2015, millions of children especially girls and disabled children still face different unimaginable abuses and neglect from those most trusted to protect them.  Governments are looking away, the society moves on as these youngsters suffer daily . Majority struggling to just have a decent life.

Speaking, the founder of Divas of colour,  Faustina Anyanwu says; “We have a responsibility towards our young ones. As always, Divas of colour finds the most pressing issues to bring awareness on and thus help the charities at the forefront to raise fund so they can do what they do best. This year, we’ve chosen to work with charities supporting the lives of children.”

“We can no longer pretend these things are not happening.  The are happening as we speak. We’re aware that young girls as young as 12 years are at risk of being forced into marriage, we’re aware that disabled children are being killed daily in different cultures , and they’re branded witches and demons. It’s our duty to help safeguard these little innocent lives through our campaigns. Your donations will help these grass root charities to rescue more children before it’s too late.” She added.

As the Divas of colour 2016, campaign is launched today, we commence it with our child safety awareness and fundraising campaign for our chosen charities.  Our 2014/2015 campaign was focused on depression and we were able to raise £400 for the charity – depression Alliance.

The campaign #ProtectTheChild  has set its target to raise a minimum of £1000 each for our chosen charities and we’re hopeful and optimistic that the good people of the world will make it happen.  From now till March is over 8 months and if we can raise raise a minimum of £10 each day, this target will mean nothing for us. All proceeds from this campaign will be shared between the charities we’re supporting.

Divas of colour 2016 is scheduled to hold on the 26th of March 2016 at Hilton Hotel Tower Bridge, 5 More London, Tooley Street London, SE1 2BY.  Exhibitors, fashion designers and sponsors are now invited to participate once again on this prestigious event.

Donations can be made here – http://www.mbwpr.com/donate-to-protect-the-child-campaign/Ends.

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About Divas of colour.

Divas of colour is the largest gathering of world’s most powerful women of colour . The most prestigious and lavish day to celebrate, recognise and reward the contributions of women of colour from around the globe.

Divas of colour which is held in commemoration with International women’s day is a whole day event comprising of trade exhibitions, fashion show,  speeches, fundraising and award dinner ceremony. www.mbwpr.com

About Girl Child Network Worldwide

Was  founded by Muzvare Betty Makoni in  Zimbabwe  when she felt strongly that even though she had gone into self-imposed exile because of the persecution she suffered as a result of speaking out against some high profile cases of rape against girls, there was need to continue with the work she started in Zimbabwe.  She mobilised some volunteers and together they came up with Girl Child Network Worldwide.

The role of the trustees and volunteers is to mobilise resources for the  girls networks in Africa to  alleviate suffering as a result of poverty, abuse and all forms of sexual violence. GCNW  believes  in empowering girls and preventing any tragedies in their lives and we also believe for some girls who got abused already they can be successfully rehabilitated so that they reach their full potential.

Since it’s formation in Zimbabwe Girl Child Network Zimbabwe has  rescued over 70 000 girls from rape and supported their healing, empowerment and building them into confident young women. With the other programs the organisation facilitated leadership training as well as education support for over 300,000 girls over a period of ten years.

More details: www.girlchildnetworkworldwide.org

About Star Children Initiative

Star Children Initiative is a NOT-For-PROFIT organization and grass root organization that provide individualized, practical and sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by children living with disabilities and parents/carers of children with disabilities  in  Nigeria.

Founded by  Mrs Grace Abimbola Alexander  is  a mother of a child with disabilities and realising the dearth of support in  Africa, especially in Nigeria where people living with disabilities still face a lot of stigma, discrimination and social exclusion.

Last year, SCI provided  40 wheelchairs, 30 crutches, 20 white canes for visually impaired students,  6 typewriters for the blind. to  primary schools in  7 different local governments in Oyo-state during their  sensitization program in Nigeria

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