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I have money to donate! Give me ideas

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TerfTerf · 09/10/2021 10:37

My wonderful cousin died a few months ago and I am executing her will. She didn't leave much, and wanted the majority to go to Macmillan and Maggie Centre, but there's some left over (she just didn't live long enough to spend it Sad) and I'd love for it to help some small women's charities for whom a few hundred quid makes a huge difference. She was an old fashioned feminist and socialist who lived all over the world, so foreign-based charity suggestions most welcome. There's no partner or dependents to consider so I really have free rein!
Let me have your suggestions Smile thank you

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AnneLovesGilbert · 09/10/2021 10:40

Maya Forstater is fighting the good fight and needs money for the next part of her tribunal.

Maria Miller needs money for her legal stuff.

Both in the U.K. but important causes with wide ramifications.


Vargas · 09/10/2021 10:50

A friend of mine used to work for a wonderful charity called mothers2mothers which works in Africa for women and children affected by HIV/Aids. She speaks very highly of it, they do great work.


Puddletown · 09/10/2021 10:54

At the moment with the Universal Credit cuts so many women will be struggling to feed their children. I am donating as much as I can spare each month to the food banks.


Luna42 · 09/10/2021 10:57

What a wonderful legacy. Voices Charity, Bath. It was developed by survivors of domestic abuse and is completely independent, working locally to support women but nationally to influence policy and change. It has just raised enough funds to open a safe space for women to have support and therapy after abuse ( any kind) A few hundred pounds could furnish a therapy room, buy materials for group work or help a woman escape abuse/ recover through the hardship fund.


Vargas · 09/10/2021 10:57

Women for Women International also a great cause, supporting women affected by conflict and war...


MrsTerryPratchett · 09/10/2021 10:58

Fistula Foundation. Well run, increases knowledge and capacity in Africa, saves women's lives and increases their quality of life immeasurably.


Luna42 · 09/10/2021 11:00

And just to say! Although people think everyone in Bath is loaded, this is not the case, and Voices often support the women other charities can't, those with no recourse to public funds for example.


MrsColon · 09/10/2021 11:37

How about Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Centre? They lost their city funding because they refused to admit biological males.


TheABC · 09/10/2021 11:46

Centre for Women's Justice. They do a lot of good work around VAWG and they are holding the Government to account over the promised "independent" police enquiry.


NonnyMouse1337 · 09/10/2021 12:03

Women for Refugee Women


Southall Black Sisters


TerfTerf · 09/10/2021 21:48

Thank you, there's some great organisations out there!
Especially interested to hear about the Horton holiday home - I do know a women for whom that might be a dream come true for her and her child.

I'll be at Filia next weekend and hope to research more then. Thanks again 😍

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GingerScallop · 09/10/2021 21:57

Camfed. Supports education for girls in some of the world's poorest countries.
Few "things" are as powerful as a well (critical, radical) educated woman


Alekto · 09/10/2021 22:01

If I had some money right now these are among my priorities to support:

Author Onjal Rauf's - Working to end the abuse, enslavement and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond.


Karen Ingala Smith is Chief Exec for ^ - nia has been delivering services for women, girls and children who have experienced sexual and domestic violence since 1975.^

nia is run for women and children by women, providing services developed in consultation with women who have experienced men’s violence, and from a proudly feminist perspective.

What a lovely position to be in, how nice to be able to make a difference.


Alekto · 09/10/2021 22:06

I seem to remember this thread had some suggestions of charities


fluffyatemycake · 09/10/2021 22:10

I would be looking at local women's refuges. I don't really have any other good suggestions but what a lovely thread :)

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