All this week ( 19th – 24th June 2017) is Small Charity Week, and as a small charity ourselves we couldn’t miss the opportunity to acknowledge the work Equation – and countless other small charities – do.
Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world.
You may have noticed various posts and campaigns appearing in your social media feeds about the small charities you care about. Here at Equation we aim to keep an active and engaging presence on our digital channels all year round, to highlight the work we do, share insights, and challenge some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding domestic violence and abuse.
Equation’s goal as a charity is for everyone to have equal, healthy relationships, in a society free from domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality.
The fact that 1 in 4 women will be abused by a partner, ex or family member at some point in their lives and on average 2 women a week lose their lives because of domestic violence, means that our work is still essential and – sadly – much needed.
Working primarily in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, Equation delivers education to the whole community to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence, promote gender equality and raise aspirations for healthy relationships. We provide practical tools and guidance to support the well-being and safety needs of survivors.
The objectives of Small Charity Week are to:
- Celebrate the contribution that small charities make to communities throughout the UK and across the world
- Improve the knowledge, representation and sustainability of small charities
- Highlight the work of the small charity sector to the broadest possible audience
- Encourage public giving
- Work with the small charity sector to develop political engagement at a national and local level
You can support us this Small Charity Week by sharing this post – or our website generally – on your social media channels to help highlight our work, giving us a shout out on Twitter or donating to support our life-changing work.