Collect items for the Making Herstory Refuge centres

Category: Collectathon

Working to end the abuse, enslavement and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond.

In 2005, Mumtahina Jannat escaped her abuser and with her two baby daughters, found refuge at a women’s shelter in London. From this lifesaving place of shelter, she attempted to re-start her life anew.

However, despite years of trying to convince judges, courts, lawyers, the police, and local authority services that she was in grave danger, Mumtahina Jannat was murdered on 5th July 2011. In her memory, Making Herstory was officially launched in 2012. Thanks to the ongoing support of our wonderful Herstory Makers, our activities have expanded to include:

  • Mobilising individuals, groups and communities to independently raise goods and funds for the shelters and projects we support.
  • Delivering emergency goods and pre-packed gifts as part of the MH Suitcase Appeal.
  • Launching our Bridging the Gap research project to investigate how we can mobilise empty properties, rooms and private corporations to help provide women fleeing violence with emergency shelter.
  • Supporting long-improvements to the infrastructure and services of existing shelters where possible.

We currently work with women’s refuges and projects in London and Birmingham including the NIA and Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid. To find out more about what we do please visit our website

We’re always in need of supplies for our women’s refuges / children fleeing DV and abuse, so a collection would be wonderful. From toys and books to toiletries and pyjamas.

Contact Onjali at Onjali.rauf@makingherstory.org.uk to discuss how you can help.