Rosa exists to fund and support small specialist women’s organisations across the UK. Most operate on a shoestring and yet consistently provide vital services to women.
The economic and social impact of coronavirus is having a significant and immediate impact on these organisations’ stretched resources. Many are experiencing a huge influx in demand from women who need their support, but they are also experiencing operational and financial challenges of their own.
Rosa is raising funds to support these organisations so they can continue to deliver their vital work. We are mobilising our resources to support organisations and understand exactly how the current crisis is impacting on them and the women they support.
How can you help?
Your donation to Rosa will be distributed across the UK to small, specialist women’s organisations to enable them to continue to deliver their vital work at this unprecedented time of crisis.
Donate to Rosa via their Go Fund Me Fundraiser.
How does COVID19 affect women?
· Women are the majority of those providing paid and unpaid care, and the majority of health workers in the UK
· Women are more likely to be employed in service sectors that have been hit hardest by social distancing measures
· Women are more likely to be on insecure and zero-hours contracts, and make up 70% of those in jobs ineligible for Statutory Sick Pay
· Women are more likely to be dependent on social security, and more likely to be in an insecure housing situation
· Single women and lone parents in particular – 90% of whom are women – are already less able to afford housing
· Social isolation policies will increase women’s vulnerability to domestic violence and abuse. Further statistics can be found in this briefing on the gendered impact of COVID19.
For more information and further reading please visit the Rosa website.