The Prize

Hello Everyone, 

No matter who you are or where you live, Covid-19 has most likely turned your world upside down.

We know that women and girls face greater risks in public health emergencies.  If you are a woman, especially in the developing world, there is a good chance you are disproportionately affected: you may bear the brunt of caring for the ill and feeding your family. You may be one of the hundreds of garments workers to lose your job overnight. You may not be able to access healthcare facilities.
You may be one of the millions of women around the world suffering from domestic abuse. Except, now you’re trapped alongside your abuser, inside a home you’re not permitted to leave.
 
Researchers estimate there will be 15 million additional cases of domestic violence globally for every 3 months of lockdowns.  

Donate $10 and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win an amazing personalized video performance by Anoushka Shankar. Donate more and your chances go up.

By standing in solidarity with us, our fundraising appeal will support some of the world’s most vulnerable women and girls. The Circle has long been there for the world’s most vulnerable women and we continue to do so at a time of even greater urgency. 

Thank you and good luck!

The Cause

The Circle, founded by Annie Lennox in 2008, brings together women from all walks of life so that they can learn about the injustices and inequality facing many millions of women and girls around the globe, inspire, be inspired and ultimately take action to bring about change.

They believe in a world where women and girls are empowered, self-reliant, and able to influence the decisions that affect their lives.

They campaign and advocate for equal opportunities and the ability to realise fundamental rights, raise funds to support women's rights and work in partnership with like-minded organisations which are already doing exceptional work.

The Circle to date has supported over 160,000 women and girls in more than 16 countries.  This has been done through using the income raised by the women members of The Circle and through the advocacy work they have undertaken such as publishing reports on the implementation of the Maputo Protocol in Kenya and the fundamental right to a Living Wage in the garment industry.  

The Circle's vision is equality for women and girls in a fairer world.

Funds from this sweepstake will support The Circle’s emergency Covid appeal.

Donations

Make a donation and receive entries to win the grand prize.
The more you donate, the more chances you have to win!
Provide Emergency Parcels for 3 Women
3 Entries+

Provide Emergency Parcels for 3 Women

Provide emergency parcels including food, hygiene kits, and menstrual products for three women in Uganda.

Donate $15
Provide a Garment Worker and her Family with Emergency Relief for one week
5 Entries+

Provide a Garment Worker and her Family with Emergency Relief for one week

Provide a garment worker and her family in Bangladesh who have been left destitute with essential supplies of food, soap, and protective equipment including masks and hand sanitiser.

Donate $25
Provide 8 Days of Safe Refuge
10 Entries+

Provide 8 Days of Safe Refuge

Provide eight days of safe refuge for a survivor of violence at the Nonceba Centre in South Africa.

Donate $50
Provide a Garment Worker and her Family with Emergency Relief for one month
20 Entries+

Provide a Garment Worker and her Family with Emergency Relief for one month

Provide a garment worker and her family in Bangladesh who have been left destitute with essential supplies of food, soap, and protective equipment including masks and hand sanitiser.

Donate $100
Support 25 Vulnerable Women and Their Families
100 Entries+

Support 25 Vulnerable Women and Their Families

Support 25 vulnerable women and their families in Uganda through the crisis.

Donate $500
Allow a Survivor of Violence 10 Months of Support
200 Entries+

Allow a Survivor of Violence 10 Months of Support

Allow a survivor of violence in South Africa to access safe accommodation, counseling, legal support and healthcare for ten months.

Donate $1,000

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Messages

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Anika Khan 5 days ago

I love you Ms. Anoushka Shankar! I remember watching you as a kid on a Mile Sur Mera Tumhara recreation, and being mesmerized within the few seconds you were on screen. Never knew your name then. Rediscovered you at a very hard and tragic time of my life. My Ma and I would fondly discuss, how for her Pandit Ravi Shankar was the agent of solace and how for me it was his daughter Anoushka. Life really has a way of coming full circle. You taught me to be patient with music, to be an active participant in the magic you create, for that I thank you. So, glad that I could be a part of this initiative, and help a few people. This is my way of trying to bring solace to some people who truly need it.

Clare Rolston 13 days ago

Supporting my son’s partner (raakhi shah) who newly works for The Circle , and I believe in the work she passionately believes in with such enthusiasm and vigour. But...anoushka shankar...it’s YOUR music and obvious inherent, natural love of the sitar, which sends my soul into a spin. Mmmmm....transporting me to a magic space. Yes, I am of an age where I also loved your father’s music. Clare Rolston, aged 74! of the Isle of Wight.

Taemi Wullus 18 days ago

Hello Anoushka Thank you for this opportunity to support other ladies, I’m glad I could participate. This evening 17/6 I listened to Instagram live of yours and while doing my henna practice I have your music on YouTube (right now) just casually looked at FB there’s your post of this participation!! I’m Japanese who lives in France with my husband who I’ve met in Bangalore (I lived there for 3years), I enjoyed a lot your concert in Lyon, and have a though to fly to Germany for the concert of this autumn if it’s maintained.. As being a maman of two children myself, I do my best for this world and you are so inspiring. Thank you always On shanti Taemi

Kusuma Kamath 18 days ago

Thank you.

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