It’s an undeniable fact that young girls have the odds stacked against them, however, we must also recognise that if gender bias is part of the problem, then educating and empowering young boys must also become part of the solution. India has one of the world’s largest populations of young men between 13 to 26 years old. For too many their situation is dire; they are under-educated and unemployed. Within the slums we work in, three in Chennai and one in Bangalore, they have few positive male role models or a secure and safe family environment. The lines of masculinity, sexual harassment and violence can be blurred. 

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Your Support Helps

We have launched our #HesOnlyABoy campaign; a 12-month fundraising and awareness campaign highlighting the challenges faced by young boys in the four Indian slums we support and the steps we are taking to address them. Our aim is to raise $130,000 to fund activities that will help these young boys be boys again.