International Women's Day ~ Charity Spotlight
Established in 1983, FORWARD UK is the leading African Women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls.
FORWARD UK works for recognition and justice on many issues, most notably their work on FGM.
‘From female genital mutilation and child marriage to domestic and sexual violence, we tackle abuse and discrimination – enabling African women and girls to have the dignity, health and equality they deserve’
This International Women’s day we want to spotlight this incredible organisation working ‘for the day when African girls and women will live in dignity, are healthy, have choices and enjoy equal rights free from fear of violence.’
Every order you make with us gives £1 towards a charity. Throughout 2020, with your help, we donated £4,287.50 to this cause.
While we are choosing this International Women’s day to celebrate being a female business, in a women led field we hope to bring attention to those fighting for a safe environment.
Working within the United Kingdom, Forward UK has multiple programs set up including;
- YPSO; young people speak out program
- MUTEFGM; musicians unite to end FGM project
- African Diaspora program
For more information on FORWARD UK’s history, programs and mission statements, head over to their website here.
We encourage all of our customers to support FORWARD UK to any extent they can, and remember to keep an eye out at the end of your order to select your charity of choice for a donation.
Here are some other women centred charities you can support;
Equality Now; create a just world where women and girls have the same rights as men and boys by tackling difficult issues, challenging ingrained cultural assumptions, calling out inequality, and using the power of the law to create enduring equality.
Womankind Worldwide; supports women's rights organizations and movements to secure equal rights for women and girls so they can live without fear of violence, have a say in decisions that impact them, and control their own life.
Dress for Success; empowers women across the globe to achieve economic independence via a network of support, professional attire, and tools to help them thrive in work and life.
Nomi Network; helps to combat human trafficking by creating pathways to safe employment and empowering women and girls to break cycles of slavery in their families and communities.
These charities are supported by International Women's Day and are highlighted on there website here.
All images and quotes are sourced from the FORWARD UK offical website and Instagram