THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY:
OF THE GIRL CHILD
In 2011, the UN declared 11th of October as International Day of the Girl Child (The IDGC).
The BARDOU Foundation seeks to bring attention to the needs of girls around the world. There are 1.1 billion girls in the world today younger than the age of 18, a powerful constituency with the ability to shape our future. They are brimming with talent and creativity; these girls need to be allowed the freedom to attain their hopes and dreams without fear of discrimination, abuse, violence and lack of equal opportunities. Adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated and healthy life, not only during these critical formative years, but also as they mature into women.
With the right support, girls have the potential to change the world – both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors and political leaders. On the International Day of the Girl Child, we stand with the global community to support girls’ progress everywhere.
A fabulous evening in honour of a fantastic cause
Highlighting the tireless work of eight remarkable charities
Raising funds for the needs of girls and young women around the world
Attendees with an aggregate social following into the tens of millions
• 100% of all ticket and table sales will be donated to the 8 charities
IN SUPPORT OF
The Prince’s Trust works hard to create brighter futures for young people aged 11 to 30, empowering them to get into jobs, education and training. Last year The Prince’s Trust helped over 20,000 young women achieve their potential. Their community, Women Supporting Women, is made up of like-minded, successful females committed to changing young women’s lives. No young woman’s future should be defined by her circumstance. Yet across the UK, thousands of young women and girls are deprived of the best start in life. Women Supporting Women cares passionately about helping young women achieve their potential.
The BizWorld foundation was originally set up in 1997 in Silicon Valley by venture capitalist Tim Draper who saw a need for inspiring entrepreneurship in children.
BizWorld UK provides fun, project-based programmes that promote financial responsibility, leadership and teamwork skills for 10-13 year old students. By teaching them these skills, children become 21st Century thinkers
A donation to BizWorld.org is a powerful way to help offer all children the skills they need to succeed.
In the UK, thousands of women experience poverty, homelessness, violence or criminal activity; this creates disadvantage, it attacks their self-belief & it drastically reduces the opportunities available to them.
The Luminary Bakery is a social enterprise based in East London; providing training, community & employment opportunities for some of the UK's most disadvantaged women.
Luminary exists for these women. We offer skills training, paid employment and a supportive community to help women thrive.
WELLBEING OF WOMEN
Founded 54 years ago, Wellbeing of Women is one of the only charities finding cures and treatments across the breadth of female reproductive health including pregnancy and childbirth, fertility and IVF, gynaecological cancers, and overlooked areas like endometriosis, PCOS and the menopause. With only 2.48% of publicly funded research devoted to this area, our work is vital.
Nearly every routine treatment we take for granted today has come about thanks to our work.
THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY
The principal activity of The Children’s Charity is to raise money to enable it to make grants for the benefit of children, their welfare, protection and care.
UN WOMEN NC UK
UN Women’s vision is to see a world where gender equality is a reality, economic
empowerment is a right and violence against women no longer exists.
Established in 2010, UN Women is the global UN entity for gender equality. We work with
governments, the private sector, NGOs and individuals all over the world to change the way
the world works for women.
The UK National Committee is the UK arm of UN Women. We work towards the many global
programmes changing the way the world works for women, through raising awareness,
activating the public and advocating for change in pursuit of these goals.
We raise awareness and funds to empower women across the world.
Idris Akuna Elba OBE
Is an actor, producer, musician, and DJ. He has been nominated four times for a Golden Globe, winning one, and was nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy Award. Father of a teenage girl he understands the importance of girls’ attainment.
“Being a father of a teenage daughter I’m aware that millions of girls around the world don’t get the same choices she does. It’s important to highlight that discrepancy and work toward changing it ”