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.