The Prize

'The Covid-19 crisis for millions of women around the world is acute. I want to do whatever I can to support women and girls who are in unimaginably difficult circumstances as a result of this pandemic. I’m honoured to be able to contribute to Annie Lennox’s musical auction to raise crucial funds for The Circle’s Women and Girls Solidarity Fund.'

Yola


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 Yola. 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!
2 Entries
Donate $10
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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Anonymous 2 months ago

From our daughter Sophia, 5 years old, "I love you. I am happy to help women around the world. I have been listening to you on my music player every day. I enjoy singing a lot Yola like you. You've inspired me to sing even louder. If I was a singer like you, I would be the best singer like you. I really like Ride Out In The Country and I hope to see you some day on the stage. I am drawing lots of pictures of you Yola, including making stories. You have beautiful hair and a good voice. I love you Yola, bye." From our daughter Evelyn, 3 years old, "I love you Yola and I also like about how you are singing all of your songs that you've been doing. I like Lonely The Night. I like Faraway Look."

Kate Differ 2 months ago

Your music means so much to me - your concert at the Horseshoe in Toronto was one of my last shows before the lockdown, and it has been a wonderful recollection to hold onto throughout the quarantine. Thank you so much for all you do and the beautiful messages you share. You are an inspiration <3

Murdoch Morrison 2 months ago

Your concert at Chalk in Brighton was superb. Can't wait to see you back again some day soon. x

Averil Paskow 3 months ago

Thank you for participating in this amazing campaign. You are awesome in every way!