Following our theme of eQuality, we wanted to do something special that represents our idea for a more equal world. Previous years, as part of our budget to organise this conference, we bought tote bags and goodies for all our attendees. This year, our team decided to put this money at the service of a bigger cause and raise awareness for some small local charities that work on causes moving us towards eQuality. So instead of examining your new acquisitions, please go meet them during the breaks and help to build a better world.
Tender is an arts charity working with young people to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence. Young people aged 16-24 are at the greatest risk of experiencing domestic abuse, so Tender’s innovative approach focuses on them – encouraging them to participate in drama workshops where they can develop their own knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and abuse, in a safe space.
Participants learn the early warning signs of an abusive relationship, discuss concepts of choice and responsibility, and receive information on how to seek support for themselves or a friend. We intend for young people to understand their right to healthy relationships and, equally, their responsibility to encourage relationships that are based on respect and equality.
Single Homeless Project
SHP (Single Homeless Project) is a London-based charity that works to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. We do this by providing support and accommodation, promoting wellbeing, enhancing opportunity and being a voice for change. From supporting people in crisis to helping people take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to 8,000 lives every year.
Goodenough At-Risk Scholar
Goodenough College is an educational charity that provides residential accommodation for outstanding British and international postgraduates and their families in central London. We deliver a vibrant network and community for students through a unique programme of intellectual, cultural, educational and social activities in line with our values of global citizenship and social responsibility. The College is proud to support Members from all backgrounds to ensure true diversity. Through our partnership with the Centre for At Risk Academics (Cara), the College provides a safe home to academics who are in grave danger of persecution in their home country. The College’s welcoming collegiate atmosphere ensures that these academics can continue their important work in an accepting and tolerant environment. All money raised for Goodenough College will support an At-Risk Scholar to come to the College in 2019/20.
Thank you for your support of this important project; it really can be the difference between life and death.