16 December, 2012. Nirbhaya. You sat up at night reading about it, numb. You cried.
You got angry. You wished there was something you could do. To make your city safe.
That night haunts you. When you ride the cab alone at night. When a loved one walks home. When you set a 7 pm curfew for your teenager. And you wonder again if there’s anything at all that you can do.
Team Change believes you can. Because change starts with you and me. That’s why I’m asking you to make a donation to Team Change today.
Since violence is in the mind, it’s in the mind that change begins. When you make a gift to Team Change, you create a tiny piece of change. In the way people think. A 14-year-old stands up to her family and says she wants to study, not marry. A mother tells her son her story of sexual violence. A father sets a new tradition in his village by celebrating the birth of his daughter with much fanfare.
That tiny piece of change happens because of the choice you make at this moment.
You choose – to not wait for change, but to make it happen. You choose – to take action for the rights for girls everywhere, to an education, to safety, to a living, to life.
When you choose to make a donation and become a part of Team Change, it’s just the beginning. In the months to come, we will take you through the work we do on the ground to make change happen. We will show you how you can be involved, in your own special way. And you’ll find yourself standing together with hundreds of other people who care deeply about creating change, just like you.
Change is a choice you make today. And when change comes, you can be proud that you played a part in bringing it home.