Housing for Women launches ‘Change for Women 2019’ campaign and short film

Published 04 September 2019

Housing for Women, the charity and housing provider with a mission to empower women and challenge inequality, today announces the launch of a new fundraising campaign, Change for Women 2019.

The campaign aims to raise £50,000 throughout September, encouraging supporters to donate and turn their small change into lasting change for women in London escaping domestic abuse, survivors of trafficking and women leaving prison. 

Coinciding with the campaign launch, Housing for Women has worked with production company Madd Since ‘81 to produce a brand new short-film providing a unique insight into their specialist support service for children affected by domestic abuse. 

For the launch event, Housing for Women teamed up with Intuit QuickBooks to host an evening of film. Event attendees, ranging from industry experts, funders and loyal supporters, gained an exclusive first look at the new film and gained an unparalleled insight into Housing for Women’s work with some of London’s most vulnerable groups, including victims of human trafficking and mothers separated from their children by imprisonment. Housing for Women also welcomed speakers from the Prison Reform Trust, the Human Trafficking Foundation and Kingfisher. 

Commenting on the news, Zaiba Qureshi, Chief Executive of Housing for Women said: “Our unique projects meet gaps in existing services, working with some of the most marginalised and vulnerable groups in London. We are entirely reliant on donations and the goodwill of our dedicated supporters to continue projects like RePlace, supporting victims of trafficking, ReUnite helping mothers leaving prison and ReStart, providing specialist support for children affected by domestic abuse.”

Throughout September, we are appealing to Londoners and our dedicated supporters to donate as much or as little as they can and turn their small change into lasting change for women in London who need it most.”

Julie Trunkfield, Co-Chair of the Women’s Network at Intuit QuickBooks said: “Today marks a special moment for Housing for Women, they’re able to highlight the challenges women across London region go through with this incredible series of short films that truly touch upon and project the raw emotions these women have to face on a regular basis.  As a valued charity to our organisation, we feel privileged to host the launch screening and to continue our support of the work they do.”

Donate online via JustGiving to support the campaign: www.justgiving.com/campaign/Change4Women19

 

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For further information please contact Sarah Stone, Communications & Research Officer at Housing for Women via sarah.stone@h4w.co.uk / 020 3794 4786

 

About Housing for Women

Housing for Women is a registered charity and independent housing provider. We champion female empowerment by providing and promoting affordable homes for women and gender-specific support services.

Since 1934, we have been working to build a more equal society for women, a world where everyone has a safe roof over their head regardless of circumstance, where violence against women is no longer tolerated.

Our role as a landlord goes way beyond bricks and mortar. For over 40 years Housing for Women has been supporting women and children in London escaping domestic violence and abuse, empowering them to overcome trauma, rebuild their lives free from fear, and regain their independence.

Housing for Women’s roots go back to the suffragette movement and today we carry on in the footsteps of those early women’s rights campaigners, working with some of the most marginalised groups in the UK, including trafficked women, women leaving prison and older women at risk of loneliness and isolation.

Empowering women and challenging inequality are at the core of everything we do.

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