International Women’s Day: Celebs back #HandUpHandbag to help women survivors of ISIS.

Who knew a humble handbag could have so much meaning?

This International Women’s Day, kind-hearted celebrities are supporting women survivors of ISIS – by donating a designer handbag for a major auction run by The Lotus Flower.

Well-known faces from the world of fashion and music are getting behind #HandUpHandbag on social media on March 8th, giving fans a chance to bid on a super-stylish pre-loved handbag, with all proceeds going towards The Lotus Flower.

In the ultimate act of female solidarity, every penny raised from the auction will give a ‘hand up’ to women whose lives have been town apart by ISIS terrorists over the past 36 months.

The Lotus Flower is dedicated to helping women rebuild their lives and rehabilitate in their own community following the ISIS atrocities. Six successful projects are underway, all aimed at empowering female survivors who have lost their homes, their livelihoods or loved ones.

London-based founder and former child genocide survivor Taban Shoresh says: “Our #HandUpHandbag auction is a great way for women to support other women in need. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from high-profile women, and are very grateful. It shows how small acts of kindness can make a huge difference to those in need.”

Follow #HandUpHandbag on social media on Wednesday to find out which star’s bag will attract the highest bids.

#BeBoldForChange this International Women’s Day with our #HandUpHandbag campaign.

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