Global feminism in solidarity and action.
History shows us that when women come together positive change can be achieved. Together we will address the root causes of gender inequality and fight for the safety and equality of women and girls around the world.
We invite you to join and celebrate the collective power of women and allies to change the world. Become part of The Circle's growing network of global feminists working to empower, support, advocate and convene.
Join Our 16 Days Challenge
During the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from 25th November to the 10th December, we are calling on everyone to take part in The Circle’s 16 Days Challenge to raise funds for women facing the horror of violence and abuse.Learn more
Hear Her. Empower Her.
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Build Back Better
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A Living Wage for Garment Workers
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MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER
singer, songwriter & activist
The Circle sprang from the notion that when women support, connect and inspire each other to become advocates and change agents, we can create transformative change. This notion drives our work today and sets our ambitions for a fairer world for women and girls in the future.
As a woman, a mother, an activist, and founder of The Circle, I know that we still have much to do to empower women and end the violence that so many face. At a time when so much polarity and division exist, our vision for ‘global feminism’ offers people from every walk of life, background, gender, or sexual orientation a chance to break down division and join the global community. It ensures we stand shoulder to shoulder in support of human rights, justice and equality for women and girls everywhere and especially in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries.
Our work is ever more important. The World Health Organization estimates that one in three women around the world will face physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. It is endemic. It is close. It is a living reality for millions of women.
I am committed to The Circle creating long-lasting change and contributing to the global movement for women’s equal rights to economic empowerment and freedom from violence. My hope for women and girls everywhere is that we create a better future in a world free from violence and poverty. We can all make a difference and I call on you to join us in the fight for a better world. Your voice, skills, and resources can all make a powerful difference. Join us on the journey!
Annie Lennox, Founder of The Circle
Global Feminism means we leave no woman behind. We look at women’s rights through a global lens to ensure equality of rights made available for all women and girls in every corner of the world.
WHO WE SUPPORT
We fight for the rights and support the safety of the most vulnerable women and girls across the world, especially in the Global South and the UK. Our focus is on Economic Empowerment and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
Millions of women globally live in fear of the horror of violence, abuse, and poverty. In partnership with women we collaborate to end the silence and empower all women to raise their voices. Together we can break the barriers to injustice.
Since 2008, The Circle has raised over £2.5 million, supporting over 160,000 women and girls in more than 16 countries, and we have advocated globally for the rights of women.
In the words of bell hooks
"global feminism means to reach out and join global struggles to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression."
1 in 3 women across the world will experience gender based violence in their lifetime.
GLOBAL FEMINIST MANIFESTO
As Global Feminists we fight for gender equality for women and girls in every corner of the world. Global Feminism is our guiding light through which we empower, support, advocate and convene women from across the world. Together we address the root causes of gender inequality and fight for a fairer world.
AS GLOBAL FEMINISTS WE:
Show up and ask what we can do
Listen, learn, and evolve our understanding
Recognise and interrogate our privilege and prejudice
Amplify the importance of women's lived experience
Actively participate in ongoing and long-lasting transformation
Global Feminists Speak Up
Your voice, skills, and resources can all make a powerful difference. Watch this film, made in partnership with Apple Music and with support from global names including Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Yola, V (formerly Eve Ensler), Emeli Sande, Hozier, Paloma Faith, Eddie Izzard, Gwendoline Christie, Farhan Akhtar, Beverley Knight, Mary J Blige and more.
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