Charlotte Grant and leaders unite against gendered violence

As rates of gendered violence surge across the country, Matildas defender Charlotte Grant and others are stepping up to make a difference.

May 16, 2024, updated May 17, 2024

Tottenham Hotspurs and Australian international footballer Charlotte Grant, alongside a cadre of high-profile leaders across South Australia, will spearhead the Zahra Foundation’s end-of-financial-year fundraising Changemaker event.

The evening will not only raise vital funds but also ignite crucial conversations about gender equality and the eradication of gendered violence.

Adelaide will host the Australia v China soccer game later this month, featuring South Australian defender Charlotte Grant.

Just days after her performance on the field, Charlotte will lend her voice to the Zahra Foundation Australia as a guest speaker.

In an intimate interview, she will delve into why supporting gender equality and ending gendered violence in our state is paramount.

The Zahra Foundation, established in 2015 in honour of Zahra Abrahimzadeh, seeks to ensure that all Australian women are economically empowered and safe.

Zahra’s tragic story – her life cut short by her former husband in a public act of violence – serves as an urgent reminder of the need for change.

The Zahra Foundation provides financial counselling, grants and education services to support individuals in breaking free from poverty and abuse.

Reflecting on the increasing demand for the Foundation’s programs and services, CEO Kelly-Ann Tansley emphasised the critical nature of their work.

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“Over the last 6 months here in South Australia, we’ve seen demand for our services soar,” she said.

“Women are reaching out for help, but unfortunately, our fundraising has taken a hit due to the cost of living crisis. Our team is working tirelessly on the frontlines to meet this demand with limited resources.

“That’s why events like Changemaker are so crucial – they provide the support we need to continue our mission.”

Changemaker is not just an event – it is an opportunity for change. Half of all ticket sales will directly contribute to Zahra’s life-changing programs, ensuring that every attendee becomes part of the solution.

Join The Zahra Foundation on Friday, June 7 at 6 pm for an evening with Charlotte Grant as she shares insights on how you and your friends can become changemakers in your community and workplaces.

The event promises meaningful conversations, networking opportunities and the chance to learn from like-minded individuals eager to make a difference.

Presented in partnership with Raiise and with the generous support of sponsors, including Thomas Foods International, Entree Recruitment and SA Power Networks, Changemaker will be an unforgettable night dedicated to driving social impact.

In the words of panel speaker Leah Cassidy, “We can all be changemakers, and sport is a powerful medium for social change.”

SA Power Networks CEO Andrew Bills CEO, who will also join the panel, echoed this sentiment, highlighting the importance of corporate support in tackling societal issues like domestic violence.

“As we come together to support the Zahra Foundation and its vital work, let us remember that change starts with us – and together, we can create a safer, more empowered future for all.”

Purchase tickets here.

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