Why Female Empowerment
Female Empowerment is a broad cause and there are many focuses we could have taken, from equal participation and leadership, economic and social rights to ending gender based violence. The Female Empowerment Popon is a symbol of the advancement of women and liberation of freedom in all these areas, with our charity partners all covering aspects of these themes.
For our focus though, we landed on the concept of belonging and worth. Where it all begins and ends - in knowing and believing we are of intrinsic value, just the way we are.
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Luminary Bakery is A social enterprise providing training, employment, recognition and community to some of the most disadvantaged women in London. The women they work with have been classified as experiencing "multiple disadvantages", including gender based violence (domestic abuse, prostitution, sexual exploitation, trafficking and honour based violence). Where these traumatic experiences would so often push people to the sidelines, Luminary recognises the need for these women to be seen and heard, and to show them that their voices matter.
Luminary work holistically with women, offering a safe space to train, trauma-informed support as they overcome barriers from lack of opportunity, preparation for employment, and guidance in building towards a positive future.
The Zena Launchpad
With the right tools, skills and resources, Zena believes that a woman has the power to change the world. With little to no financial literacy or infrastructure, female entrepreneurs living in rural poverty in Uganda are vulnerable to exploitation and pitfalls of loans and handouts.
Zena set out to change this by recognising the skill and potential that these women have to bring to their communities. The Zena launchpad not only helps women by equipping them with entrepreneurial skills and tools to launch their own business and boost the local economy, they also help women discover their unique purpose and voice. Zena brings recognition to these women where there would often be none, and provides them with tools and skills that will equip them to launch into their new careers, and in turn enriching their local economy.
In a world where being a woman comes with so many unique challenges, pink letters seek to recognise the struggle, bumps and challenges that so many young girls face as they journey through their time at school.
By recognising and encouraging young girls at this pivotal point in their lives, Pink letters seeks to bring connection, hope and empathy through shared experiences and recognition. The sheer power of knowing that you’re not alone when going through something can never be underestimated.