International Women’s Day provides the perfect opportunity for both celebration and reflection. There are currently over fifty brutal armed conflicts in the world, and when war and instability take hold, women bear the heaviest burden of violence, poverty and inequality.
Women for Women International has been working with women survivors of war since 1993 and our supporters and corporate partners have been instrumental to our mission. This March, mark International Women’s Day by joining the sisterhood and supporting the women we serve – the impact of your support will extend far beyond one day.
NET-A-PORTER are once again celebrating International Women’s Day in style by launching their third t-shirt collection in aid of Women for Women International! 20 iconic brands and female designers including ALEXACHUNG, GANNI and Women for Women International Ambassador Charlotte Tilbury have created t-shirts reflecting their interpretation of women’s empowerment and strength. 100% of profits from the collection will be donated to our vital work with women affected by conflict.
Charlotte Tilbury has once again committed the full force of her business to the women we serve. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Charlotte has designed ‘The Magic Within’ t-shirt in collaboration with NET-A-PORTER’s t-shirt collection. 100% of profits from the shirt will be donated to our work in countries affected by conflict.
What’s more, Charlotte’s Beauty Wonderlands (Covent Garden and Westfield) are hosting contactless donation devices all March! Tap and donate to women survivors of war whilst refilling your makeup bag.
Mint Velvet are celebrating International Women’s Day for the third year with two sweatshirts raising funds for women in war-torn countries. Celebrate sisterhood in the womenswear sweatshirt, also available in mini-me children’s version. Mint Velvet are kindly donating 100% of profits from the sweatshirts to our work with women survivors of war.
NEEDLE & THREAD
Women supporting other women is at the core of our mission – we love to witness sisterhood in action! Female-founded British brand Needle & Thread have collaborated with Women for Women International Ambassador Jasmine Hemsley to launch the Jasmine Hemsley x Needle & Thread Elemental collection.
Launching in celebration of International Women’s Day, the collection is supporting the women we serve with a generous donation of £10,000 - enough to help 200 women learn tailoring and supporting business skills through our year-long training programme.
MONICA VINADER x PAPIER
What’s better than the support of one corporate partner? Two! Award-winning jewellery brand Monica Vinader and stationery superstar Papier have joined forces to create a beautiful collection of notebooks and notecards. With 11 % of sales from the collection being donated to Women for Women International, we are so excited about this example of sisterhood in action. Stocking up on stationery has never been so chic!
Female-founded Parisian fashion brand ba&sh are supporting Women for Women International, with their “Beautiful and Strong” t-shirt which launched in January. Designed by ba&sh co-founders Barbara Boccara and Sharon Krief, these t-shirts are championing sisterhood – what a wonderful message this International Women’s Day. 100% of t-shirt sales are being donated to our work, helping us to reach even more marginalised women survivors of war.
For the second year, Caravan Restaurants are championing the women we serve by adding an optional £1 donation to dining bills in honour of International Women’s Day. Head down to any of Caravan’s six restaurants between 1st – 31st March and support women survivors of war whilst you eat!
Whether it’s with pizza at Cecconi’s or a superfood salad in Malibu Kitchen, you can support the women we serve by visiting the restaurants in The Ned. From 2nd – 8th March, The Ned are adding an optional £1 donation to bills over £30 across their eateries. Whatever your taste, you can be safe in the knowledge that your meal is having a positive impact on the lives of women in war-torn countries.
AllBright women’s members clubs are designed by and for women, with their ethos being to celebrate and champion women to inspire change - an incredible synergy with Women for Women International!
Throughout March, AllBright are offering an optional £1 donation on dining bills. When members visit LA and London clubs between 1st-31st March, they will be able to enjoy a meal while supporting women affected by conflict.
International jewellery and watches brand THOMAS SABO are putting the women we serve at the front and centre of their International Women’s Day celebrations! From 7th – 8th March, THOMAS SABO are donating 10% of proceeds from DACH regions, France and UK/Ireland. Treat yourself in the knowledge that your jewellery is helping women who have been affected by conflict.
Luxury skincare brand 111SKIN are long-term supporters of the women we serve, and have even sponsored their own sister, Namulelwa from Democratic Republic of the Congo!
In honour of International Women’s Day, 111SKIN are donating 5% of all sales made between 6th – 8th March 2020 and all donations made in this date frame will be proudly matched by the brand. Treat your skin whilst knowing that you are supporting women living in some of the world’s most dangerous places.
BY MALENE BIRGER
For the second year in a row, By Malene Birger are honouring International Women’s Day by supporting Women for Women International! By Malene Birger have collaborated with Swedish Stockings to create limited-edition tights emblazoned with the designs of illustrator Alexandra Karpilovski.
By Malene Birger will be donating 50DKK per pair of tights and hope to sponsor a further three women survivors of war from the funds raised!
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