I have £20 a month to set up a new charity direct debit. I already donate to Object, Water aid, Sightsavers and Amnesty. I would like this one to promote women's rights. Who should I donate to? Is there a good feminist pressure group who could use the money well or do you think Refuge / Women's Aid?
Rights of Women is a womens voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.
* Advice Founded in 1975, we offer free confidential legal advice to women on our advice line. We offer specialist advice in family law, divorce and relationship breakdown, children and contact issues, domestic violence, sexual violence, discrimination and lesbian parenting. We empower women to access their legal rights.
* Training We also provide training for organisations on essential issues concerning womens rights. Our general courses are open to all women, and we can provide customised training on request. We train womens organisations, voluntary organisations, lawyers, social workers, employers, trade union representatives, legal advisors and others. Through training we enable individuals and agencies to ensure that they are protecting womens rights effectively.
* Policy Rights of Women provide guidance for policy makers, and work to put womens rights on the public policy agenda. We seek to influence policy by undertaking original research, preparing responses to policy documents from Government and other sources, organising conferences on womens rights, and holding public meetings. We want womens voices heard at every stage of public policy formulation.
* Publications We provide education on womens rights through several publications. These include our handbooks, information sheets on key issues of family law, and publications on key issues relating to women and the law.
Right, I've had a look at all of those and they were all so good I've decided to give £30 and not buy any coffees. I've decided on women's aid and rights of women and also the fistula foundation. The ff website made me cry I had a (mild) birth injury and the thought of not having adequate treatment was horrifying.
I had been thinking of a sort of pressure group lobbying to increase the % of women on boards and in parliament, but I can't find one that takes donations.
thanks for this thread and the suggestions - they've influenced me, too!
I had a friend who worked for Maternity Worldwide which I've supported in the past. I gave my mum a 'you've given someone a safe, clean birth with medical support' present last year for mother's day and (as she loves babies) she was delighted!