News News and blogs Local businesses pledge their support to Llamau ahead of International Women's Day On 8th February we were thrilled to invite representatives from the local business community along to a breakfast networking event at Capital Law to launch our Be Bold campaign in support of International Women’s Day. The vibrant Capital Law offices were the perfect setting to launch our campaign, which urges everyone to boldly press for progress this International Women’s Day for homeless women throughout Wales. Representatives from our partners, Sitka Recruitment and Conduit Global, as well as Admiral, Eversheds-Sutherland, Archenfield and many more joined us over a coffee and a croissant to hear more about the vital services we provide to women facing homelessness throughout Wales. We heard inspirational talks from Capital Law Partner, Alys Carlton, as well as Llamau Chief Executive, Frances Beecher, and Llamau Head of Women’s Services, Sam Lewis. Our mission is to eradicate homelessness for women in Wales, and yet last year 10,407 women in Wales asked for help with homelessness. The issues faced by homeless women are often very different to those faced by homeless men, and we believe that different kinds of support should be offered to women which recognise the unique experiences they have had which have led to them becoming homeless. Women may be homeless because they have fled an abusive relationship or because they've developed serious mental health issues, often as a result of historical abuse. Much emergency accommodation simply isn't an option for many women, since living in a mixed-gender environment is likely to exacerbate any issues they are already experiencing. We are determined to end homelessness for women in Wales, but we need your support. If you would like to join us this International Women’s Day to #BeBold and #PressForProgress for homeless women in Wales, email [email protected] to get involved.