Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Crowd Funder for a Women’s Rights Project to provide legal services and support for women who are homeless or in housing need.
We have raised £3225k (including off line donations) which is fantastic and enough for us to start our work. We will begin by holding a weekly surgery in Tomorrow’s Women.
We will also continue to promote this cause through the media and lobby and campaign to improve the rights and services to homeless women and their children. And we are continuing to identify cases for strategic litigation to tackle gender discrimination in our homeless system. Even today, we have lodged a strategic judicial review at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
We can promise that every penny will be spent on this project.
This is the first time we have ever used a crowd funder and it has been a worth while experience. While we did not meet our target, we are extremely grateful for the generosity shown as we did not know what to expect. We have been successful highlighting this issue and what we need to do start to address it. We are now looking at plans and strategies to deliver a specialised full time women’s project.
During the Crowdfund, we have run stories across the media, for example, The Sunday Herald and Evening Times . We have been talking to decision makers in the council and Scottish Government about our concerns. We are delighted as this is the first vital step to build a project and campaign.
Thank you for the many kind comments about the work of Govan Law Centre and those people pledging their support.
We are looking forward, and we plan to develop a full time specialised woman’s project. We will apply for funding and we are excited to see where this takes us. Most importantly, however, with your help, we have got this issue on radar of policy makers, the media and legal system.
Thank you again for all your support.