I am committed to helping uplift women everywhere and so proud to serve as an ambassador for Women for Women. This organisation aims to empower women in conflict zones to regain control over their lives and reach their full potential. They organise events and fundraisers across the UK and the world, including the recent #SheInspiresMe carboot sale where I had a stand.
About Women for Women International
When there is an outbreak of war or violence, women suffer most – they experience trauma, sexual violence and the death of loved ones. After the conflict is over, the world’s attention moves on, but these same women are left to rebuild their families and communities. Women for Women International supports women who live in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Women enrol on the charity’s year-long training programme, where they learn how to earn and save money, improve their family’s health and make their voices heard at home and in their community.
Since 1993, the charity has helped more than 479,000 marginalised women survivors of war in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan. With over twenty brutal armed conflicts across the globe, there’s never been a greater need to support women survivors of war. With your help, women can graduate from the Women for Women International programme with the skills, knowledge and resources to become successful entrepreneurs. They will pass on their knowledge to their neighbours and children, creating a ripple effect.
Find out more at womenforwomen.org.uk or follow @WomenforWomenUK on social media.
Sustainability is an important focus for me in my everyday life and my work, which is why I became an ambassador for Cool Earth. This nonprofit conducts initiatives to prevent deforestation and empower global communities to thrive in their native rainforests. Current projects run in Central and Northern Peru, the Congo and Oceania.
About Cool Earth
Half of the world’s rainforest has been destroyed in the last 40 years. And, contrary to the headlines, rainforest continues to be lost at a faster rate than ever. But it’s not too late. Cool Earth believes the rainforest can be saved. We just need a new approach. That’s why the organisation doesn’t create reserves or put up fences. They don’t buy land. Instead, they put local people back in control of their forest. Local people stand to lose the most from deforestation but the most to gain from its protection. As such, they are the forest’s best possible custodians. That’s why all Cool Earth partnerships are community-owned and led – an approach that research is continually proving to be the most effective way to keep rainforest standing.
By developing local livelihoods, Cool Earth's mission is to end the cycle of deforestation entrenching villages into further poverty. Creating strong, self-determining communities – not dependency. They are also the only charity that works solely where the threat to the forest is greatest, on the frontline of deforestation. And each of their partnerships forms a shield to make the neighbouring forest inaccessible to loggers – saving millions of acres of further forest.