Working towards eradicating domestic violence during this unique corporate hospitality fundraiser held at the stunning East Wintergarden venue in Canary Wharf. It looks set to make waves in empowering and rewarding all guests by providing inspiration and entertainment in a celebratory setting.
STAT: 2 women a week are killed by their partners or former partners. This is a third of all female homicide victims!
Be inspired! The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
FAQ: What actually is domestic violence? It’s physical, sexual, psychological or financial violence that takes place within an intimate or family type relationship and that forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviour. (Women’s Aid)
FAQ: What are common factors of an abusinve relationship? Destructive criticism / Verbal Abuse / Pressure tactics / Disrespect / Breaking trust / Harassment / Threats / Sexual Violence / Physical Violence / Denial (Women's Aid)
Charlie Webster, Sky Sports Presenter and child survivor of domestic violence is an ambassador for Women's Aid and says "Everything women's aid act upon is hugely important in putting an end to violence against women and children- from a 24hr helpline, to signposting people to refuge and raising awareness to an issue that is still a very sensitive topic in society yet is scarily common"
FAQ: How does domestic violence affect women? Depression, Anxiety, Psychosomatic systems, Eating problems and Sexual dysfunction, Physical injury, Ongoing Impairment, Isolation from family/friends, Loss of income/work, Homelesseness, DEATH! (Women's Aid)
Inspiration is everywhere. To be inspired creates a belief that change is possible and the unobtainable is achievable. Belief ignites confidence and the strength to ACT.
Did you know that Among employed women who suffered domestic violence in the last year, 21% took time off work and 2% lost their jobs. (Women's Aid)
FAQ: The costs of domestic violence are estimated to be £278 million p.a. in greater London alone! As a society these are £23 billion! (Women's Aid)
Home Secretary Teresa May and new Executive Director of the UN Women's Agency are meeting this week to discuss eradicating domestic violence and empowering women in the developing world.
Event: On Tues 17th May at the LSE, Michelle Bachelet will outline her vision for empowering women economically and politically to address challenges of poverty, inequality and exclusion and persistent violence against women both in conflict and non-conflict situations. (LSE)