'I'm so delighted to be asked by Annie Lennox - someone I hugely admire as a singer and activist - to be part of this auction for The Circle's emergency appeal. I have seen first-hand the devastating affects crises can have on the world's most vulnerable women and girls. At a time when I can’t perform live for fans, I hope this is something that will bring them some joy - getting bidding!'
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 Jessie Ware. 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!