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Eight ways you can support women survivors of war on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day on 8th March is a fantastic opportunity to show your support for the global sisterhood. Here are eight ways you can get involved and support women survivors of war this year.

We are so grateful to all the brands raising funds for our work this International Women's Day. From t-shirts to jewellery and even tote bags, there are plenty of ways you can shop with purpose this month.

If you want a cost-free way to get involved, take part in our #MessageToMySister campaign. Or, to support our work throughout the year, sponsor a woman survivor of war for £22 per month and help us change the world, one woman at a time.

Each t-shirt brings to life the designers’ own interpretation of women’s empowerment and courage.
Each t-shirt brings to life the designers’ own interpretation of women’s empowerment and courage.

NET-A-PORTER

Iconic t-shirt collection

To celebrate International Women’s Day, NET-A-PORTER have launched a second iconic t-shirt collection in aid of our work! This year’s collection features designs from six incredible female designers: Alexa Chung, Ellery, Isabel Marant, Perfect Moment, Victoria Beckham, and Rosie Assoulin. 100% of the collection’s profits will be donated to our work helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives.

Women for Women International - UK Executive Director Brita Fernandez Schmidt and our Ambassador Niomi Smart.
Women for Women International - UK Executive Director Brita Fernandez Schmidt and our Ambassador Niomi Smart.

Mint Velvet

#Shareyourheart Knit

This International Women’s Day, Mint Velvet have created a knit which champions sustainable fashion whilst raising awareness and vital funds for our work. The knit is created from a sustainable blend made up of 80% recycled fibres and finished with a leopard print heart. Mint Velvet are donating 100% of profits from the sales of the knit to our work with women survivors of war!

Kendra Scott have created the ‘Women Empowerment’ rose charm with 50% of proceeds being donated to our work with women survivors of war. And for March 8th only, to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay, they will increase this to 100% of proceeds.
Kendra Scott have created the ‘Women Empowerment’ rose charm with 50% of proceeds being donated to our work with women survivors of war. And for March 8th only, to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay, they will increase this to 100% of proceeds.

Kendra Scott

The women empowerment rose charm

Kendra Scott have created the ‘Women Empowerment’ rose charm with 50% of proceeds being donated to our work with women survivors of war. And for March 8th only, to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay, they will increase this to 100% of proceeds.The charm sits within a special suite of Kendra Scott charms called the ‘You Do Good’ collection. Each charm within the collection is dedicated to an important cause.

Caravan’s menus are all about feasting and sharing food with friends and family.
Caravan’s menus are all about feasting and sharing food with friends and family.

Caravan Restaurants

Dine with Caravan Restaurants this March

Caravan are celebrating International Women’s Day for the month of March! From 1st – 31st March, Caravan Restaurants are adding an optional £1 to every bill across all their restaurants. Visit one of their delicious London spots in Kings Cross, Bankside, City, Exmouth Market or Fitzrovia and do good whilst you eat!

The series of dream-like photos featured on the bag were taken by Astrid herself, highlighting each woman’s individuality and strength.
The series of dream-like photos featured on the bag were taken by Astrid herself, highlighting each woman’s individuality and strength.

BY MALENE BIRGER

International Women’s Day Tote

By Malene Birger are donating 200 DKK from the sale of their International Women’s Day tote bag to our work with women survivors of war. The bag is inspired by three exceptional Danish women; author Suzanne Brøgger, visual artist Astrid Kruse Jensen and ballerina Amalie Adrian, whose portraits are printed on the tote.

Faith, a Women for Women International - Nigeria programme participant, learnt knitting as her vocational skill. Photo: Monilekan
Faith, a Women for Women International - Nigeria programme participant, learnt knitting as her vocational skill. Photo: Monilekan

LoveKnitting

Knit for Sisterhood

To celebrate International Women’s Day, LoveKnitting have launched a special collection of patterns. Ten incredible designers have each donated a pattern, and for the month of March all of the proceeds will be donated to our work.

Other brands supporting us this International Women’s Day

Shop With Purpose with ELEMIS AND CHINTI & PARKER

Our long-term partner ELEMIS are marking International Women’s Day by asking their customers to make a £1 donation at checkout on Elemis.com on March 8th. ELEMIS will match every donation made – helping us to enrol more women survivors of war into our programme so they can earn money, regain their confidence and actively participate in their communities. Shop ELEMIS products here.

On March 8th only, Chinti & Parker are donating 50% of profits to our work! Shop on their website and help a woman survivor of war rebuild her life.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2019

Send a message of hope to a woman survivor of war with the #MessageToMySister campaign.

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