STOP INEQUALITY, POVERTY, VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION.
STOP VIOLENCE, ABUSE AND BULLYING.
EMPOWERING VULNERABLE WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Fireweed helps women and children suffering from inequality, poverty, violence and discrimination. We enable vulnerable women and children to evolve and flourish from misery, hardship and misfortunate circumstances in such parts of the world as the trustees determine.
The fireweed plant is the first plant to grow from the ashes in the aftermath of forest fires. Likewise our charity has been inspired and has risen from the memory of those who have perished in the struggle to gain equality and justice for women.
As fireweed growing from the ashes is a symbol of hope and determination, we also remember those who were victims of the 1911 factory fire and individuals who are currently being deprived of their rights and need help.
Workers went on strike in 1911 for better working conditions and pay at the New York Triangle Shirtwaist factory. In the course of the strike, workers found themselves trapped in the factory and fire engulfed them. 146 workers mostly women and child labourers perished in the fire. This historic moment triggered international women organisations to announce the 8th of March to be International Working Women's Day. In 1975 the United Nations (UN) also recognised the 8th of March to be "International Women's Day".
Today more than 100 years later women are still suffering from inequality, poverty, violence and discrimination. Women also suffer socially and economically through the lack of education and in some societies women are treated as second class were they barley have any legal rights. Women are currently losing their lives through violence, discrimination and ethnic or regional war.
Fireweed as a charity has risen from the ashes to commemorate the women and children who died in the 1911 shirt factory fire as well as all other women who have lost their lives by fighting for women rights and liberation. Let those who have perished inspire us to come together to alleviate women's suffering and to improve life for the future generations. Fireweed is here to support all those in their fight for change.
We cannot take on this task alone. We need your help so let's help each other to help vulnerable women and children and address all gender related issues. No one person is to blame for the problem, but each of us are responsible to find the solution.
For Smiles With Smile.
Fireweed is registered with Amazon Smile.
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Fireweed every time you shop, at no cost to you.
On your first visit to smile.amazon.co.uk you need to select Fireweed as your charitable organisation before you begin shopping.
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to: smile.amazon.co.uk
When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.co.uk, with the added benefit that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Fireweed.
Tens of millions of products on smile.amazon.co.uk are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked 'Eligible for smile.amazon.co.uk' on their product detail pages. You use the same account on amazon.co.uk and smile.amazon.co.uk. Your shopping cart, wish list, and other account settings are also the same. From time to time, Amazon Smile may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organisations.