Making a difference
Wear and Resist has been supporting great charities since 2017.
Rather than support a charity of the month I will now be supporting the following charities longer term with £2 from the sale of every necklace or brooch.
Resist, Persist or Nasty – She Should Run – a nonpartisan nonprofit organisation in the US promoting leadership and encouraging women from all walks of life to run for office.
Power designed in Collaboration with Mary Beard – Rosa – the only UK-wide Fund for women and girls. Their vision is of equality and justice for all women and girls in the UK.
Feminist or Hope, Nope and Vote – Young Women's Trust, who are helping young women aged 18-30 in England and Wales struggling to live on low or no pay, to get into work that is right for them.
Survivor or Enough – Woman’s Trust. They provide a safe, non-judgemental environment and specialist counselling for women to address the complex psychological impact of different types of domestic abuse.
Shero or Love EU – Democracy: The Fight Back – a fundraiser for journalist Carole Cadwalladr so that she can continue to pursue her her investigation into data, disinformation and democracy, and the links between Brexit, Trump and Russia. As seen on The Great Hack documentary on Netflix - a must watch if you haven't seen it. You can watch her TED talk here.
STEMinist – Code to Inspire established in 2015 in Afghanistan – as the first coding school for young women – by Computer Science Professor Fereshteh Forough. Their aim is to empower young women in developing nations to drive economic and social progress by teaching them how to code, find programming jobs and launch technology ventures.
Pro-Choice – Alliance for Choice who campaign for free safe legal abortion in Ireland North and South.
Raging, Witch and anything from the Sweary range: Bloody Good Period who bring sanitary products to women who need them.
Repealed the 8th or Irish Gaelic feiminí – Abortion Rights Campaign Ireland, a grassroots all-volunteer group dedicated to achieving free, safe and legal abortion care everywhere on the island of Ireland, for everyone who wants or needs it. #freesafelegal
Other charities and not for profit organisations Wear and Resist has supported in the past have included:
The Pink Protest, W.A.I.T.S. Women Acting in Today's Society, Women for Refugee Women, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, The Florence Project in Arizona, March for our Lives, Trevi House,The Fawcett Society, The Helen Bamber Foundation, Abortion Rights Campaign, Human Rights Campaign, Steminist.com