Action Breaks Silence (ABS) is an educational charity established to create a world where women and girls can live their lives free from fear of gender-based violence.
Action Breaks Silence offers two educational programmes: the Empowerment through Self-Defence Programme for women and girls and the Hero Empathy Programme for boys, which challenges gender stereotyping and builds feelings of empathy and respect towards women and girls.
These programmes are currently taught, free of charge, in schools and community groups in India, South Africa the UK and Curaçao. Since the charity’s foundation in 2013, we have taught over 51,000 beneficiaries.
Action Breaks Silence employs local young people, often from disadvantaged backgrounds themselves, as trainers and facilitators. In time, the charity aims to empower them to become ‘Trainers of Trainers’, therefore dramatically extending the reach of our programmes.