GIFT is thrilled to support The Lotus Flower. The Lotus Flower provide women and girls impacted by conflict and displacement with the tools and opportunities they need to rebuild their lives. It was founded in 2016 by Taban Soresh, a child survivor of conflict in Irak, who was rescued with her family in 1980 by Amnesty International.
Taban has incredible energy and values and understands how to help these women and girls. The Lotus Flower operates four centres in the region of Kurdistan where it provides community-led programmes that enable women and girls to heal, learn and grow. To date, the Lotus Flower has impacted over 44,684 women and girls. Their programmes focus on three pillars matching the UN SDGs: Peacebuilding & Human Rights; Health & Safety; Education & Livelihoods.
We have been very impressed by the Lotus Flower and its capacity to impact women and girls through well designed and need-led programmes. It is a pleasure to welcome them in our portfolio. In addition to our financial support, Sophie is helping the Lotus Flower to raise additional funds. A fundraising event will be organised on June 22 in London. More information to come.