Providing relief to vulnerable children, street girls and the disabled in Sierra Leone

We have started a new co-operation with Pink Power!

THINK BIG – THINK PINK

Pink Power is a grassroots movement fighting for human rights of the most vulnerable girls and women in Sierra Leone. Started and led by sex-workers, the initiative is aiming to eliminate violence against girls and women.

  • Create awareness about life and conditions of sex workers
  • Organizing and mobilizing sex workers to stay united and fight for their human rights
  • Running educational campaigns about human rights and how to eliminate oppressive and aggressive behaviour
  • Raising awareness about HIV and other STIs

We ran a small study among sex-workers in Freetown in order to understand their work conditions, life and background. We will publish the results on the 2nd of June, on the International Sex Workers Day.

OUR PROGRAMMES

X-PROSTITUTION

Many young women are forced to sell themselves because of poverty and lack of family relationships. Some of the girls are only 12-13 years old.
We give them a new chance in life.

INCLUSION FOR ALL

The disabled in Sierra Leone are marginalized politically and face discrimination in their communities. They are highly stigmatized, don’t have access to jobs and are forced to beg to survive.

TALENT PROGRAMME

There are many children in Sierra Leone who, despite lack of family relations, poverty and a very hard upbringing, have opportunities to succeed if they get the chance.

ABOUT BRIGHTER HORIZONS

Brighter Horizons is a Danish non-profit organization, with mission to help the most vulnerable members of society devastated by war, disease and poverty. Our focus is on providing relief to vulnerable children, street girls and the disabled in Sierra Leone

THE TEAM

Marie Shyllon
Marie ShyllonX-Prostitution Coordinator
Mohamed Corgay
Mohamed CorgayEducation Coordinator
Vidal Koroma
Vidal KoromaInclussion for All Coordinator
Mohammed Kanu
Mohammed KanuFoster Families Coordinator

OUR NEWS

Our News

3 weeks ago

Brighter Horizons

We have just finished our newsletter with updates about the project and some preliminary results from a survey that we have run among 400 sex-workers across Freetown. All our members can expect it in their mailboxes this week! Not a member yet? Go to our website, click on 'Support now', and become one right now! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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Fredag nat delte Brighter Horizons og Pink Power Organization i fællesskab mere end 1000 kondomer og flyers ud i 5 af de større prostitutionskvarterer i Freetown, Sierra Leone. Pigerne dyrker ofte sex med deres kunder uden brug af kondom. Det betyder at mange af pigerne har AIDS og andre seksuelt overførte sygdomme. Desuden bliver mange af pigerne gravide allerede som teenagere.
Fra kl 22-02 gik vores dedikerede medarbejdere rundt og fortalte om, hvad disse stakkels piger udsætter sig selv for, hvis de forsat ikke bruger kondom, når de har sex med kunderne.

Tak til House of Denmark for at donere kondomer til vores arbejde i Sierra Leone.

Last friday night Brighter Horizons and Pink Power Organization went to five of the big prostitution areas in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and handed out 1000 condoms and flyers to young women. The prostitutes in Sierra Leone often have sex with their clients without the use of a condom, and many therefore develop AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Pink Power and Brighter Horizons want to help the girls and women that live in Sierra Leone by teaching them about the risks that come with having unprotected sex.

We want to thank House of Denmark for donating condoms to our work in Sierra Leone.
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2 months ago

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Det er fattige, forældreløse piger fra slummen i Freetown, som dem i ser på billedet her, som vi i Pink Power og Brighter Horizons gerne vil hjælpe og beskytte igennem deres opvækst. Mange unge piger bliver udsat for seksuelle overgreb og misbrug begået af voksne mænd. De fleste er kun 10-12 år gamle, når de bliver udsat for voldtægt og lignende. Vi er i øjeblikket i fuld gang med at lave interviews med (indtil videre) omkring 400 prostituerede i Freetown, med det formål at få et klart billede af deres livsomstændigheder - og af omfanget af piger og kvinder, som er nødt til at prostituere sig for at overleve.

Hvis i ønsker at tage del i at sprede det vigtige budskab om, at der er utallige unge kvinder i Sierra Leone, som har brug for vores hjælp, så del dette opslag og / eller inviter jeres venner til at synes godt om denne side.

One of the groups that we want to help and protect in Pink Power and Brighter Horizons are poor, orphaned girls from Freetown, like the ones you see in this picture. Many young girls are raped and abused by adult men when they are only in the ages of 10-12 years. At the moment we are doing several interviews with young women in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to understand how they end up on the street and what kind of life they live.
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WHO SUPPORT US

BRIGHTER HORIZONS

+45 71 57 83 87
CVR: 38750240

Mobile Pay: +45 71 57 83 87
Bank Account: 9001 1400092008