16 Days Fundraising 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.

Why join in?

It is more urgent than ever that we provide support for women and girls facing violence, abuse, and poverty. We live in a world where people have normalised violence against women; in every village, city, home, town and street, women are facing shocking levels of violence. We are calling on you to join our challenge to raise funds to support more women in need of sanctuary and support.

  • 1 in 3 women across the world will experience gender-based violence and it is thought that less than 40 per cent of women who experience violence seek help of any sort.
  • Over 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not considered a crime.
  • In the UK, 1in 5 women have experienced some type of sexual assault.

your donations will change lives.


  • IT’S SIMPLE: During the global 16 days of activism, from 25th November to 10th December, choose something creative to do with the numbers 1 and 6. Tell your friends, family, and colleagues, and raise vital funds to support women and girls facing the horror of gender-based violence.
  • WHO: Everyone can join in, wherever you are in the world. You can do the challenge alone, with friends, family, or with your colleagues at work.
  • TARGET: Pledge to raise £160 or more!
  • SHARE: Tell us how you’re getting involved by tagging @thecirclengo and using #16DaysChallenge

A few ideas to get you going:

  • Dance for 16 hours
  • Make 16 pizzas
  • Invite 16 friends for a lifechanging lunch
  • Walk 1 miles for 16 days
  • Run for 16 minutes for 16 days
  • Cycle 160 miles
  • Learn about 16 feminist activists
  • Do 16 yoga poses

if you can’t do a challenge, you can still support us

  • Text 16DAYS to 70460 to donate £16. Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message. Please note, our text service is only available to donors in the UK.
  • Or head to our donate page to make a donation.
  • Follow us on social media @thecirclengo and share our partners’ stories.

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I see the difference our work is making to many lives.

I see women who were once beaten by their husband free from abuse thanks to our project and its advocates. We are doing a great job at helping these women and ending violence. This keeps me going and provides the biggest motivation for doing my work. I want to thank The Circle for supporting our project. Because of your efforts and hard work, we have been able to change so many lives. Women who we have helped are finally now living a violence free life. Thank you.

Mukyala, Women In Leadership, Uganda

Mukyala, Women In Leadership, Uganda