The Association of Women Solicitors, London is delighted to announce that during their year-long partnership with international development charity Womankind Worldwide they have raised over £6000. At an event last night hosted by Leigh Day, Tsitsi Matekeire, a human rights lawyer and programme manager at Womankind spoke about Womankind’s work with their partner organisations worldwide, e.g. the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association has since 2007 provided direct legal assistance to over 84,000 women facing domestic violence, inheritance and property disputes to help them rebuild their lives. The money was raised by donating profit from AWS events, and members Suzanne Trask of Bolt Burden, Louise Taylor and Margaret Hatwood of Anthony Gold taking part in sponsorship events. Suzanne ran 10K at high altitude in Addis Ababa in the Great Ethiopian Run. Louise and Margaret ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London. Suzanne gave a wonderful and amusing, but moving, talk about her experiences in Ethiopia where she was able to see first hand some of Womankind and their partner’s work.
Association of Women Solicitors London Chairwoman Margaret Hatwood family law partner at Anthony Gold said “At our AGM last year when we launched our partnership with Womankind, Helena Kennedy QC, a patron of Womankind, spoke of the importance of women helping each other. We are delighted that the money raised will go to help women in Africa and elsewhere. ”
“We’re absolutely delighted by the year-long partnership with AWS. Members have really shown their support by attending fundraising events, taking on inspiring challenges across the world and spreading the word about Womankind and our partners. It’s been a pleasure engaging with such a generous and passionate group of women who are keen to empower women across the world.” Disha Sughand, Head of Fundraising & Marketing, Womankind Worldwide
Further information about the AWS London may be obtained from Linda Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information about Womankind Worldwide see http://www.womankind.org.uk