Celebrating International Women's Day
Each year Linda chooses a different international project that benefits women and girls. As Chair of the European Parliament’s International Development Committee, Linda has seen first-hand the importance the role of education can have in helping women and young girls out of extreme poverty. Since 2006 over £56,000 has been raised for international development projects and charities.
Safe Spaces Project
This year, Linda has chosen to support the International Rescue Centre (IRC). Money raised will go towards safe spaces for women and girl refugees from Syria who have fled to Jordan. The safe spaces provided at three camps will provide counselling against gender-based violence, healthcare, education and recreational healing activities.
The International Rescue Committee provide assistance to people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster around the world. More than 60 million people are displaced worldwide, more than half are women and children. The IRC specialise in women's protection and empowerment and child protection.
The main fundraiser for this coming year will be an International Women’s Day Lunch on March 17th. Many of you have attended previous dinners or lunches, but for those who have not attended before, we always have an enjoyable evening when like-minded women from our region get together and celebrate International Women’s Day while at the same time fundraising for a wonderful charity. More information on the lunch and how to book a ticket can be found here.