Chai Day 2020
Chai Day is our national fundraising initiative on November 25. Chai Day is about gathering together with friends, family or colleagues (virtually!) and using that time to do some good. This is a movement that you can take part in to raise funds to support survivors of gender-based violence.
Chai Day was started by The Asian Circle in 2016 as a day to raise funds to support survivors of gender-based violence. November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the day that The Circle will focus the conversation on this international issue through our Chai Day events. Over the past three years Chai Day has grown from strength to strength and after a difficult year for everyone, but especially those vulnerable to violence, we want to continue to support survivors under these strange circumstances.
– At least one in three women around the world have been beaten, coerced into sex or abused in their lifetime.
– It is estimated that, worldwide, one in five women will become a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime.
– The UN estimated an additional 15 million more cases of domestic violence are estimated globally for every 3 months of lockdown.
Funds raised will go towards The Circle’s End Violence Appeal and all funds paid in between December 1st-8th will be matched by private pledges and The Reed Foundation. That means that your funds will have double the impact for our project partners; The Nonceba Family Counselling Centre in South Africa and Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis.
When is Chai Day?
25 November 2019 is the International Day to End Violence Against Women and the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, so we are asking you to hold your Chai Day within this period. Remember – pay in your monies between the 1st-8th December and they will be matched!
How can I organise a Chai Day?
This is completely up to you. In the past, people have come together for bake sales, coffee mornings, raffles and more, but this year we will all have to be more creative in the ways that we connect. We would ask that everyone taking part follow their local restrictions in light of the current crisis and can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Register your interest for Chai Day 2020!
If you would like to raise funds and awareness about the issue, start thinking about how you can organise a Chai Day for 2020. We would love to hear your ideas!
If you are interested in or planning to hold a Chai Day please fill in the details below so we can be in touch and help you.