WHO ARE EAVES?
EAVES is a London-based frontline and research body which aims to expose and address violence against women and girls in the UK. It specialises in the fields of trafficking, prostitution exiting, and sexual violence.
EAVES’ POPPY PROJECT
The Poppy Project was established in 2003 and provides tailored support and accommodation to women who have been trafficked into England or Wales and rescued from sexual exploitation, labour exploitation, forced illicit activities and organ harvesting.
Each survivor receives a tailored support plan, financial help, support accessing health services and treatment, specialist counselling, criminal and immigration-related legal advice, education and employment opportunities and whatever else may be required.
Eaves also has a small shelter capable of offering nine bed spaces for women who need emergency accommodation under this programme. A crucial life-saver for all who walk through its doors…
HOW WE SUPPORT THE POPPY PROJECT
To date, Making Herstory supporters have:
– Donated clothes, toys and maternity wear for a soon-to-be-mother rescued by the Eaves team.
– Donated ‘Feel You’ again basic toiletry kits for the Poppy Project shelter.
– Have raised money for its works through our Book Clubs.
Making Herstory will be launching the New Horizons Wishlist on behalf of Eaves in July 2014! So watch this space!
WHAT YOU CAN DO
1. EAVES needs help raising £5,800 to help trafficked women currently being unfairly detained by UK authorities be released and get the help they need. Help them reach their target by raising funds for them or donating HERE.
2. Run on behalf of Eaves at this year’s Royal Parks Half-Marathon, on 13th October! Full details HERE.
3. Help us compile the next batch of ‘Feel You Again’ toiletry kits by donating the following goodies in batches of 20:
PLEASE NOTE: We need goods to be donated in batches of 20 so that all women in any one shelter can receive identical packs. You can find out how to get these goods to us HERE.
To find out more about Eaves or if you need to refer someone to its services, see www.eavesforwomen.org.uk.