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Sponsored Silence


March 2017

"Be silent so that women and girls
can raise their voices"


You can hold your sponsored silence on any day in March 2017 (International Women's Day is on the 8th March).

How long is the sponsored silence?

You can choose how long you want to try and be silent for.  We recommend a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 6 hours. You can then get people to sponsor you for per hour or an overall amount regardless of what you achieve.

Why a Sponsored Silence?

Muslim Women's Network UK are contacted by women and girls who are suffering from a range of issues including; domestic violence, sexual violence, discrimination, forced marriages, mental health, marriage / polygamy / divorce problems.  They are expected by their families and communities to suffer in silence because of dishonor, shame, and stigma.

However, we want women and girls to raise their voices by:

  • Asking for support and advice by contacting the Muslim Women's Network Helpline (  
  • Accessing our 'Survivor's Fund' to support those going through crisis.

We also want to continue producing resources and carrying out project work to provide information to women and girls about their rights.

Benefits of Participating
  • You will be helping to raise money for a charity working with women and girls
  • By finding alternative ways to communicate you will further develop your communication skills
  • By engaging in social action you can develop skills while benefiting others
  • It will help you understand what it is like for those women and girls who suffer in silence and feel unable to speak out about their problems
  • Appreciate the importance of being able to raise your voice
  • Students who are required to do community service or social action as a part of their educational programme could use this as a contribution towards this
  • Students can be mention this as an extra curricular activity on university applications

How to Participate in 5 STEPS

It won't be easy if you have lots of people around you! Will you take up the challenge and stop talking for a few hours? You can also donate anyway via text! So to donate £5, text the following code: NISA04 £5 to 70070

Step 1 - Registration

Register online by clicking here

Step 2 - Collecting Sponsorship Money

  • To collect sponsorship money and donations you can download a sponsor form Click here
  • To collect sponsorship money and donations online, register with My Donate

 Step 3 - Raising Awareness of Your Sponsored Silence Campaign

  1. Tips to Raise Awareness of Your Campaign
  2. Promotional Posters
    (You can print or download these to share online)
  3. Speaking cards
    (You can download and print these)

Step 4 - Send Your Donations

If you have been collecting donations online then we will automatically receive the money. However, if you have collected them personally, make a cheque payable to Muslim Womens Network UK and send to the following address:

Sponsored Silence,
Muslim Women's Network UK
The Warehouse
54-57 Allison Street
B5 5TH

Please do not send us cash through the post. If you have collected the donations personally and are a UK tax payer, then dont forget to fill in and send the gift aid form because this can add 25% to your donation as we can claim this back from HMRC.

Step 5 - Share Your Experience

While you are doing your sponsored silence do take photographs and send them to us on with your name, email, city and how much you have raised. You could hold up a piece of paper, card or board to say why you are participating or how you are feeling about the event. You can be as creative as you like! Please put 'Sponsored Silence' We will then share this online on our social media and website.

You can also share your experience online via social media or writing a blog about it.

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The Warehouse
54-57 Allison Street
B5 5TH

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