Five charities on Neighbourly we’re celebrating for International Women's Day

8 March 2024

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Today, March 8th is International Women's Day, a global celebration of the achievements and contributions of women and an opportunity to recognise the challenges still faced today.

In honour of this important day, we're spotlighting five incredible charities who are part of the Neighbourly network that are dedicated to empowering women, providing support and creating positive change in their lives. These organisations go beyond the ordinary, working tirelessly to support women and champion their rights. 

Bloody Good Period: Ending Period Poverty

Addressing the often-overlooked issue of period poverty, Bloody Good Period works to ensure that women have access to menstrual products. This charity tackles the stigma surrounding menstruation and advocates for policy changes to make hygiene essentials accessible to all.

Maggie Neil House 

This vital women’s refuge based in Northing Yorkshire, provides emergency accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic abuse, with families arriving in only the clothes they are standing up in. It relies on corporate donations and community support to provide them with food and clothes until it is able to secure benefits, and longer term support for them.

Dress for Success: Empowering Women in the Workplace

Dress for Success is dedicated to empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help them thrive in work and life. This organisation recognises the importance of confidence and empowerment in the workplace, and aims to instil this via the support it provides. 

Stop the Traffick Group

Working to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT) globally through their innovative intelligence-led approach, Stop the Taffick’s mission is to create a world where people are not bought or sold, by undermining the three pillars upon which human trafficking relies; the recruitment of vulnerable people, the demand for exploited labour, and the ability to launder proceeds of crime through legitimate financial institutions. 

The Halo Project 

The Halo Project is a new project based in the North East of England, which supports victims of honour-based violence and forced marriages by providing appropriate advice and support. The programme of work with key partners will also provide required interventions and advice necessary for the protection and safety of victims.

This International Women's Day, let's celebrate the remarkable work of these charities, and say a big thank-you to the Neighbourly partners providing them with support. Every product supplied, donation made, or hour of volunteering time provided helps contribute to a more inclusive and equitable world for women everywhere. Together, we can make a difference.