Celebrating International Women's Day
Each year Linda McAvan MEP chooses a different international project that benefits women and girls. As Chair of the European Parliament’s International Development Committee, Linda has seen first-hand the importance the role of education can have in helping women and young girls out of extreme poverty. Since 2006 over £62,375 has been raised for international development projects and charities through a series of fundraising international women’s day lunches and dinners. This year Linda has chosen SB Overseas, a Belgium based charity that works directly with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
SB Overseas supports Syrian refugees by distributing clothing and food parcels. They also support two schools in Beirut and Arsa as well as an empowerment and emancipation centre for women in Lebanon and Turkey. More information on SB Overseas can be found here http://sboverseas.org/