Be a champion in your community

Hear 2 change conference

You can inspire your community to speak out against violence and demand change.

One of the most effective ways to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) is to have Champions leading the change in their own communities. Young people are innovative and imagine a better future. You know what’s happening in your community and the reality of being a young person today.

You’re experts on your own lives!

Solace empower you to support your communities by becoming a Champion. You will help them to recognise different forms of violence and abuse and help unpack the myths about violence in your community. 

Young Change Makers Leaflet

There are a few ways you can have a voice in your community, learn about them below. 

You will be on the forefront of our work with young people

Hear2Change is a youth-led project running in Haringey & Islington to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG).

1 in 4 women in the UK are victims of domestic or sexual violence in their lifetime.

Solace are building a collective of young people who are changing attitudes and behaviours in their communities to stop violence before it happens. The young women in our steering group get the chance to:

  • Create resources for Hear2Change
  • Decide what should happen in the project and what shouldn’t
  • Make sure Hear2Change is exciting and relevant for other young people
  • Organise an annual Youth Conference to spread our message
  • Share ideas for campaigns and actions that the group can carry out in Haringey & Islington to say “no!” to violence
  • Help run our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
  • Are role models in their communities
  • SPEAK OUT against violence

Every January and September we recruit new members to our steering group. Visit this page in August and December to find out more, or contact Sasa Onyango on 075 0011 5761 for more information.

We’d love to have you join us!

If you have taken part in either our Protect Our Women (POW) or Hear2Change group work programmes, you can become a Champion!

Becoming a POW Champion means helping Solace’s Young People’s Project Worker to facilitate future POW sessions.

Becoming a Hear2Change Champion, or a Leader4Change, means devising and delivering a campaign or action in your school, college, youth group or wider community. This can be done as part of a group with other young people who have taken part in the group work, and the Young Person’s Advocate can support you with regular check-ins.

For more information contact Sasa Onyango on 075 0011 5761.