Dedicated to Telling The Stories

of children, lobbying for changes in legislation and policy for vulnerable children

For the Voiceless is a registered non-profit company and public benefit organisation dedicated to telling the stories of children and lobbying for changes in legislation and policy for vulnerable children.

Founded by Robyn Wolfson Vorster, a child protection activist and journalist, For the Voiceless focuses on child protection advocacy and providing or amplifying the voice of children, especially those in need.
The goal is to ensure that abused, abandoned, orphaned, neglected and vulnerable children are cared for, and their rights promoted.

For the Voiceless researches children’s issues, networks across children’s rights organisations, academics, legal experts and those caring for in-need children to find out what is working (and what isn’t), challenge those in authority and motivate changes to policies where necessary.

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The Goal?

To ensure that abused, abandoned, orphaned, neglected and vulnerable children are cared for, and their rights promoted.

For the Voiceless researches children’s issues, networks across children’s rights organisations, academics, legal experts and those caring for in-need children to find out what is working (and what isn’t), challenge those in authority and motivate changes to policy where necessary.

Services

  • Consulting with government, schools and NGOs about child protection legislation, policy and practice
  • School talks
  • Policy development
  • Research about child protection challenges and solutions
  • Written and verbal communication about child protection
  • Storytelling
  • Facilitating and promoting child participation

Teen Pregnancies

Teen pregnancies for ages 10-19 (deliveries and terminations) rose from 129,951 in 2017/2018 to 152,292 in 2020/2021

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For the Voiceless financially in our efforts to tell children’s stories and lobby for changes to legislation and policy.

Million Orphans

Children murdered annually

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