Violence against women usually takes place within the supposed protection of the home. According to a 2004 survey of 10,000 women every 4th woman in Germany has been affected by domestic violence (physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former partner).
When it comes to the subject of domestic abuse people often ask “Why don’t they leave?” as if this can solve the problem. But 50-75% of domestic violence homicides happen either at the point of separation or after leaving the abuser. Women’s shelters can provide a safe place for women and their families to recover and plan for their future.
Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. has provided a safe haven for women in Stuttgart for the past 30 years. They advise, protect and counsel women, and their children, who have been suffering physical or psychological violence. They strive to empower these women to create a better life.
The International Women’s Club of Stuttgart e.V. has supported Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. for a number of years and their cause is close to our hearts. We are currently organising a charity evening for them on May 6, 2017 with all proceeds to benefit the women and children of the shelter.
Your participation and generosity will help us reach — and hopefully exceed — our total goal of 5000 Euros.
Here's what you can do to help:
1. MAKE A CASH DONATION HERE ON BETTERPLACE
Support the women’s shelter by donating any amount of money on behalf of your family or business. The process is simple via this online platform and the donation is tax deductible in Germany.
2. ATTEND THE EVENT
If you live near Stuttgart come and party (and bring your family and friends) - the more the merrier! To read more about the event and to RSVP, please see our event website:
3. LEND US MATERIAL SUPPORT
Support our event by sponsoring a particular part of the evening (e.g. the food, drinks, DJ, décor). Sponsoring a partial cost of the event is a great opportunity to promote your business to the IWCS community.
You can also donate a prize for the fundraising raffle such as: gift vouchers, service packages, and high-quality handmade items.
If you are interested in helping in either way, please post a question below and we will get you in touch with the proper contact person!
So please donate generously here and help the women and children living in the shelter to get back onto their feet and enjoy a better quality of life as they do so.