Supporting Equality Now in the UK
“Equality Now is not only standing on the bank of the river, rescuing people who are drowning, but also going to the head of the river to try to see why people are falling in.”--Gloria Steinem
At Equality Now we believe everyone can make a difference and that together we can achieve concrete change to enhance the lives of women and girls everywhere. Join your strength to ours. Your support means a lot to us and makes an enormous contribution to the lives of women and girls around the world.
Equality Now connects a global community to guarantee the rights of women and girls.
Join our Equality Action Network today! 
Since 1992, Equality Now has campaigned to protect and promote the human rights of women and girls around the world with the generous support of individuals and organisations. Your gift today will help ensure that women and girls can live a life free of gender-based violence and discrimination.
Your financial support is invaluable to Equality Now’s work and will provide us with the resources we need to support strategic actions to promote lasting change in the lives of women and girls globally.
There are many different ways you can give to Equality Now:
Equality Now advocates for justice every day even after the international media attention fades. A regular gift helps us to plan our work over the longer term - your generous donations mean we can continue to expose and campaign against human rights abuses and protect human rights around the world. Donate with confidence; your donation is through a secure server. Thank you for your considerate gift. Together, we have made and can continue to make a difference. Click on the link below to make your donation in UK pounds sterling:
YOU CONTINUE TO AMAZE US WITH YOUR EXCITING IDEAS TO SUPPORT US!
Wrestle for Equality Now
Across the International Women's Day weekend, Artemis BJJ is holding a GrappleThon in the centre of Bristol, where they will be grappling for 24 hours in aid of Equality Now .
Thank you Freddie and Hisham from Glasgow’s Hutcheson’s Grammar School!
Freddie and Hisham giving Equality Now their £100 prize
Freddie and Hisham won their school’s competition pitching for Equality Now as the best charity which supported the MDGs! Well done, and thank you!
Can't Stop The Serenity 2014
Blackwood Miners' Institute is joining the worldwide fundraising event Can't Stop The Serenity  for the first time this year. Benefiting Equality Now and in honour of Joss Whedon's birthday, they will be hosting a fun day at Blackwood Miners' Institute, which will end with a screening of Serenity.
Check their page here .
Donations accepted until May 14, 2014!
Cap'n Fatpants 5 Peak Challenge
Matt will be training himself to climb 5 mountains in 12 hours to raise money for Equality Now! Amazing! (The heights our supporters go to, literally...)
Give Matt...er, Cap'n Fatpants some motivation and donate here  before October 13, 2014!
The Nineworlds Geekfest 2014  will take place at Heathrow, London, 8-10 August 2014!
Innovative and ground breaking, the con brings together a plethora of strands, from the more typical sci-fi tracks featuring comics, literature and film to Queer Fandom, Steampunk, Geek Feminism, Bronies, and a track devoted to all things Joss Whedon .
“The Whedon track at Nine Worlds has more sessions than you can shake a stake at, from panels and discussions, to singalongs and ... well, we don’t want to give all our surprises away! We like to think of people as either loving the Whedonverse, or just not having experienced it yet,” said track head and avid Whedon fan, Becky Ford. “So whichever group you belong to, we hope you’ll join us over the weekend for lots of Nine Worlds fun, burdened with glorious purpose!”
Watch this space for more info.
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Support Equality Now by texting your donation. Text ENUK11 £10 to 70070 Now! It’s simple and easy to donate. Just text ENUK11 plus £1 to £5 (in whole pounds), or £10 and send to 70070. After you’ve sent the text, you’ll receive a confirmation text containing details on how to add Gift Aid. This means Equality Now could benefit from an extra 25% at no extra cost to you so please do add the Gift Aid if you are able. You can use any mobile network to donate - the donation will be deducted from your mobile phone credit or added to your monthly phone bill. We will receive 100% of your donation and there are no admin charges - you won’t be charged for the text message either! Your donation is vital to the work of Equality Now, thank you. For further information please click here .
Please make cheques payable to ‘Equality Now’ and send to:
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Please remember to add Gift Aid. If you are a UK taxpayer, adding Gift Aid means 25% more comes to us from the Inland Revenue at no extra cost to you! All you have to do is make a Gift Aid Declaration – Please download the Gift Aid Declaration form  here and complete and send to us with your cheque, thank you.
Please Donate Today – No gift is too small.
Your donation will:
Help us work with our grassroots partners to support women and girls around the world to:
- get the facts, document and publicise them so the perpetrators of abuse against women cannot hide
- provide women and girls with legal protection from abuse
- make sure individuals suffering abuse are safe, secure and protected from further harm
Help us conduct high-level advocacy including:
- through the United Nations and other international bodies
- through regional networks, such as the African Commission
- raising international support and solidarity to promote the rights of women and girls around the world
Thank you – every contribution makes a positive change in the lives of girls and women we help.
Payroll Giving / Give As You Earn:
Payroll Giving is one of the easiest ways for employees in the UK to make regular tax-free payments to charity directly from their pay - this means that money that would normally go to the Inland Revenue comes to us instead. For example, donating £10 a month to us would only cost you £8 if you are a 20% taxpayer and £6 if you pay tax at 40%. If you receive a company/personal pension through PAYE (Pay As You Earn) you can participate too. Payroll Giving makes a huge difference to the work we do and is a simple way to reduce the cost to you of making regular gifts to us.
Check with your payroll department to find out if your company offers Payroll Giving. If it does, decide how much you would like to contribute to Equality Now and fill out the form (link below); hand it in to your payroll department which will do the rest. Some employers will match the contribution you make and also pay the administration fees so Equality Now can benefit even more – Encouraging your employer to do this will make a real difference!
Sign up to Give As You Earn today - just fill in one simple form. If your employer is not signed up to Payroll Giving it is simple to set up. Please go to your payroll department and urge your employer to join up. You can find information on the HM Revenue and Customs  website. More information is also available on the Charities Aid Federation  website. Your support is crucial to our work, thank you.
Self Assessment Giving:
You can donate tax refunds to charity through your tax return. If you complete a tax return and are due a refund you can ask the Inland Revenue  to send all or part of it to Equality Now – you can also add Gift Aid to this donation.
Your company can make a crucial contribution to Equality Now and work in partnership with us to protect and promote the human rights of women and girls worldwide. Corporate Social Responsibility now forms a substantial part of most companies’ programmes. To promote our values and principles, please let your company know it can lend its support by:
- Giving corporate gifts – as we are a registered charity, donations from your company to us will usually qualify for tax relief
- Promoting Payroll Giving and matching employees’ contributions including paying the administration fees to increase the benefits to Equality Now
- Nominating Equality Now as its charity of the year or month
- Sponsoring events
- Enabling secondments or volunteering
- Encouraging employees to fundraise for Equality Now
If you want to work with us and make a difference together, please get in touch today. Please also feel free to invite us to come and talk to you: email firstname.lastname@example.org  or call 0207 304 6902.
Additional Ways to Give:
In Memory Giving:
Giving in memory is a unique way for family and friends to honour someone special and also helps us continue our work to end human rights abuses globally. If you would like to donate to Equality Now in memory of a loved one you can do so online or by phone or post.
A charitable bequest is a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy that benefits women and girls around the world. Gifts left to a charity in a will are not included when valuing the estate for Inheritance Tax purposes. If you’d like more details on how we work please email: email@example.com
Trusts and Foundations:
As well as generous donations from individuals, grants from trusts and foundations make an immense impact in the lives of women and girls who need our help every day. If you are a trustee or have links with a trust or foundation and would like to hear more about Equality Now and how you can help strengthen the work we do please email firstname.lastname@example.org  or call 0207 304 6902. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years.
Passionate about women’s rights and eager to make a difference? Please support our crucial work by raising money and awareness for Equality Now. Below you will find creative ways to contribute to the campaign to end violence and discrimination against women and girls.
Organise Your Own Fundraisers:
- Hold a sponsored anything - walk, swim, bike ride, run or even a marathon!
- Organise a car boot sale, an auction or sell some unwanted things and make a donation.
- Invite your friends around to watch Africa Rising  (our inspirational film on FGM) and ask for a contribution.
- Ask friends to send donations to Equality Now instead of sending you a birthday gift
- Send a gift to Equality Now on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or any Day (as well as remembering your mother and father!).
- Send a gift to Equality Now to honour a friend or family member.
- Do whatever inspires you or your friends and donate the funds raised to Equality Now.
We rely on the generosity of people like you and sincerely appreciate your efforts. See Equality Now’s Guide to Activism  for more ideas.
Please share these inspirational stories, give our champions your support and let us know of any other ideas you have to raise money. Let us know how we can help with materials and publicity for your event.
We’d love to hear about your fundraising ideas and activities - to chat to us about your ideas please email email@example.com  or call 0207 304 6902.
Host an Africa Rising Screening:
If you are a healthcare professional, work in law enforcement, are from an FGM-practising community or just want to organise in your community to end FGM you might be interested in buying a copy of Africa Rising , Equality Now’s powerful documentary portraying the indomitable African grassroots movement to end FGM. Our FGM Advocacy Director, Efua Dorkenoo, can also speak to you about ways to support the campaign against FGM. To find out more or buy a copy of Africa Rising please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy and Sell on EBay:
If you have items you are interested in selling on eBay, please consider helping Equality Now through eBay's new Giving Works programme, which enables consumers to support charitable organisations when they shop and sell. You can donate between 10% and 100% of the final sale price of your item to Equality Now to help end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. Thank you!
Shop Online at Shop2fundraise:
Raise money for Equality Now when shopping online without it costing you a penny more! This is a great way to raise money for Equality Now at no extra cost to you; you can even save money as often voucher codes are available! Go to shop2fundraise and download the Fundraising Gadget . You won't need to register or login, just download the gadget and start shopping online - with over 1000 major online retailers on the site there is plenty of choice! Please support us and add Shop2Fundraise to your toolbar so you never forget to click! Start shopping through shop2fundraise and raise money for Equality Now today!
Please support us. Together we can work to protect the human rights of women and girls and promote an equal and fair world for the benefit of all.
SPREAD THE WORD
There are many ways to support Equality Now’s work – you can follow us on Facebook  and Twitter  as well as spreading the word by tweeting and blogging yourself about our campaigns and passing on the message to your networks. Add your voice and join your strength to ours – join today!
Grateful thanks to all our supporters, past, present and future – together we can make a difference!