Making a difference

Wear and Resist has been supporting great charities since 2017. £2 from the sale of the following words (as necklaces or brooches) goes to the the following charities:

Resist, Persist & Nasty – The Girls’ Network. Their mission is to inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a mentor and a network of professional female role models.

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. 

Lady Hale commemorative Spider Brooches, anything from the Words for Writers collection and Keep on Truckin' – Microloan Foundation. They provide financial literacy training, business training and loans to women in rural Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe to enable them to set up their own small businesses. With the profit they generate these woman can provide for their families, educate their children and crucially, repay the original loan amount. This money then gets lent to another woman and so it continues, lifting family, after family out of poverty.

Feminist & Hope, Nope & 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.

Hang in there, Raging, Witch, Little Women, Fuck This & anything from the Sweary range:  Bloody Good Period who bring sanitary products to women who need them. They also do amazing work to raise awareness about period poverty and end the stigma surrounding talking about periods in general.

Shero, Feminista & Difficult Woman collaboration with Helen Lewis – Women for Refugee Women a UK-based charity that supports women who are seeking asylum in the UK and challenges the injustices they experience. They run a range of activities for refugee women.

Survivor, Enough & This too shall pass – 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. 

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 as they believe in bodily autonomy for women, trans men and non-binary people. 

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

Love EU –  The latest 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

Other charities and not for profit organisations Wear and Resist has supported in the past have included:

The Pink ProtestW.A.I.T.S. Women Acting in Today's SocietyWomen for Refugee WomenDublin Rape Crisis CentreThe Florence Project in Arizona, March for our LivesTrevi House,The Fawcett Society,  The Helen Bamber FoundationAbortion Rights CampaignHuman Rights