Living free from abuse

“The hardest thing we all faced was being rejected by our families. People who look down on girls and boys on the street, they don’t understand the depth of what we go through. Maybe if they listened — they’d see that we’re not there by choice.”
Joy — Durban, South Africa
 
On Her Terms is transforming the lives of girls and young women on the streets so that they can live free from abuse. We are journeying with them as they take control of their own lives, challenging the injustice they experience daily.

On Her Terms appeal
Giving girls who have never had a first chance, a second. Transforming the lives of girls and young women on the streets, so they can live free from abuse.

In 2019 we are committed to:

  • empowering girls and young women on the streets to control and own their story through focussed storytelling programmes

  • creating relationships between projects in South Africa, Burundi, Tanzania, and Kenya to share knowledge about working with young women involved in sex work and young mothers on the streets

  • building support groups between women workers who often feel isolated and overwhelmed by the work they are involved in

  • raising the funds needed for women workers to challenge child marriage in pavement dwelling communities in Chennai

  • supporting our partners in South Africa to promote their approach with girls and young women on the streets, through developing national guidelines.

A young Indian girl from Karunalaya, our street-child project in India.

A young Indian girl from Karunalaya, our partner in India. £30 a month will support workers in Karunalaya to run awareness-raising sessions in pavement dwelling communities about child marriage.

By making a regular donation, you will empower these women who work with girls and young women every day. Their work involves going into abandoned buildings, navigating past, sometimes abusive boyfriends, pimps and brothel owners to reach the girls to help them realise their rights, identify what they want and how they want to transform their lives.

These women are the experts and need to share their skills and expertise with other workers around the world in how programmes delivered on girls’ terms are most effective. By helping them raise the bar in this work, you will help us transform the lives of girls and young women on the streets.

Through this appeal, we would like 20 people to commit to supporting On Her Terms on a regular basis. Be it £10 or £30 a month, your commitment will help us and our partners to better plan our work.

A young African girl from Cheka Sana, our street-child partner in Tanzania.

A young girl from Cheka Sana, our partner in Tanzania. £50 a month will support women workers from Tanzania and South Africa, Burundi, and Kenya, to learn from each other about effective work with girls and women involved in commercial sex work and trapped in street life.

£10 a month
Will provide a girl in Durban to come to Umthombo to wash her and her child’s clothes and speak to a support worker.
Become a regular giver
£30 a month
Will support workers in Karunalaya, to run awareness-raising sessions in pavement dwelling communities about child marriage.
Become a regular giver
£50 a month
Will support women workers from South Africa, Tanzania, Burundi, and Kenya to learn from each other about effective work with girls and women involved in commercial sex work and trapped in street life.
Become a regular giver

Run Without Fear
To launch Amos Trust's ‘On Her Terms’ campaign, we invited four young women from our partner Cheka Sana Foundation in Tanzania, to join us in running the first Zanzibar Half Marathon for gender equality. This is their story.



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