We're delighted to announce our new range of gifts that give! Now, the Sh! girlz know we weren't going to mention Christmas again til December - but honest, ladiez, it's in a very good cause This year, for the first time, Sh! is planning to offer Gift Giving For Girls - Charity presents where 100% of the price goes straight to good causes close to our hearts. Sh! will be supporting:
. £10 will help train an ACCM (UK) Champion
, who can support young women who are victims of female genital mutilation and forced marriage in the UK, a vital service that gives these women access to a trusted advocate. £30 will enable ACCM (UK) to run a workshop
educating men from migrant and BME communities about the harmful practices of FGM, FM and domestic violence - a crucial step in helping put a stop to these practices in their communities.
The Albert Kennedy Trust
£50 can help train a volunteer mentor
, ensuring that each young lesbian in our care can meet with a positive role model to help her through her difficulties. For just £20, you can help provide advice and a safe and secure home for a night for a young lesbian
who may be facing violence, prejudice and homelessness as a result of her sexuality.
Eaves Scarlet Centre
£15 will pay for a holistic treatment for a woman trafficked into prostitution
- a gentle means of helping her heal from physical and emotional trauma. And for £20, Eaves can provide a counselling session for a woman who has experienced sexual violence
- an important step in the recovery process.
Naz Project London
£10 will pay for a young woman of black or minority ethnic origin to attend a workshop about HIV/STI prevention, transmission and treatment
- an important means of safeguarding and supporting her sexual health. £25 will enable us to provide vulnerable BME women and young girls with sex- and sexuality-related counselling services
V-Day UK: Power to the Women and Girls of the Democratic Republic of Congo
£10 will help to pay for literary workbooks for rape survivors
in the City of Joy to help women turn their pain into power when they re-enter their communities. And £30 will provide one woman at the City of Joy with an intensive two-week self-defence program
(led by Dolphin Anti-Rape and AIDS Control Outreach) that has helped thousands of girls in Africa learn critical self-defence techniques.
The Vulval Pain Society
£15 will help fund a one-day information and support workshop
for up to 60 women in the UK who may be experiencing physical and emotional trauma as a result of vulval pain. And for only £5, you can help the VPS can produce and distribute a resource file
(containing key facts and guidelines on vulval pain) to GPs and practice nurses working in primary care. This vital information will help a woman presenting with vulval pain get a correct diagnosis and treatment. So there's lots of great causes to support this year, ladiez! 100% of your contribution goes straight to the charities, and from the 10th December, the Sh! girlz will send you or the recipient of your gift a specially designed fridge-magnet, as a little thank-you for supporting a practical and worthwhile cause this Christmas.