On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we are pleased to share this artwork from a wall in one of our properties housing vulnerable women.
These inspirational figures come from all walks of life with varied and diverse backgrounds and experiences. They consist of campaigners on the global stage, members of our community, key figures from the support landscape of the sector as well as our own residents and members of staff.
The women who live in this property can look at this wall and see themselves looking back, and know that they can do anything.🧡
#IDEWAW2019 #OrangeTheWorld #GenerationEquality
The Women’s Wall
First African American First Lady of the
United States. She has two degrees from Princeton and Harvard, practiced as a lawyer and advocates for women and health.
Experienced poverty while writing hugely
popular fiction series: Harry Potter. Went on to become the first billionaire author. Founded children’s charity ‘Lumos’.
Harbour Housing member of staff. Megan is a tenancy sustainment officer on our EVA project which supports women escaping violence and abuse.
Turned to art after a traffic accident resulted in lifelong medical condition. Regarded as one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Her art explored Mexican culture.
Young American activist campaigning against
Actor and radio presenter who is very vocal
in the body positivity campaign. Has spoken about her own struggles with mental health.
Civil rights campaigner who did not give up
her bus seat as required by racist laws of the time. Named ‘mother of the freedom movement’.
Pakistani activist for female education rights who is the youngest winner of the Nobel prize. She famously stood up to the Taliban to campaign for girls’ education.
Assaulted at a young age she became a
critically acclaimed writer and civil rights activist whose autobiography is studied in schools.
Award-winning teen activist who became the
face of the climate change protest movement. Diagnosed with Asperger’s which she calls her ‘superpower’.
Harbour Housing member of staff. Lead tenancy sustainment officer on our EVA project.
Prime Minister of New Zealand. The world’s
youngest female head of government. Gave birth while in office.
Extensive career in nursing, particularly in infection prevention and control. Jan is a trustee of Harbour Housing, and also volunteers with the podiatrist to offer foot care to residents.
Member of the British Royal Family. Huge activist for AIDs sufferers and many other causes. Rejected accepted way of doing things.
Hugely successful multi-award winning
female artist who campaigns on feminism and civil rights.
Actor, model and activist. She campaigns
passionately for women’s rights, launching the HeForShe campaign and appointed UN Women Goodwill ambassador.
Writer and inspirational figure. A Jewish
girl who wrote about her experiences under Nazi rule in World War II.
Multi award-winning American tennis player
who has revolutionised women’s tennis.
President of the Supreme Court in the UK.
The only woman to have ever been appointed as a Law Lord.
An English athlete specialising in the
heptathlon. She won the gold medal at the 2019 World Championships, breaking the British record.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and
A British actor and humanitarian. Supported
resistance in Holland during the war. Was appointed Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF
An American lawyer and jurist who is an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Advocate for women’s rights and gender equality.
British TV chef, author, and television
presenter. She rose to fame after winning the sixth series of BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2015.
Young politician in America sparking
radical change. Proponent of Green New Deal and workers’ rights.
First Somali-American to be elected to the
House of Representatives in America.
Diocesan secretary for Truro
Actor, activist and member of the British Royal Family. Publicly addresses issues of gender inequality.
Activist and member of the British Royal Family. Particular focus on mental health and addiction.
Long term Harbour Housing volunteer with a particular dedication to art club.
An ex-resident of Harbour Housing.
Explorer, adventurer, innovator. First female
to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Staff member of Harbour Housing on communications team.
TV personality, activist for LGBTQ community. Host of popular television show.
A British poet and playwright, previously
Poet Laureate, who writes from a feminist perspective.
English scientist, instrumental to
discovery of structure of DNA.
Captain of both Manchester City and England
national women’s football team. Played over 100 times for England.
Computer scientist. She led the development of an algorithm for imaging black holes which resulted in the first ever picture of a black hole.
Biologist, anthropologist and academic who famously studied the behaviour of chimpanzees. Named UN Messenger of Peace.
American civil rights activist, campaigner and philosopher.
Emmeline was a political activist and campaigner who organised the suffragette movement that won the first women the right to vote.
Harbour Housing staff member. Emily is a tenancy sustainment officer for the EVA project supporting women escaping violence and abuse.
Director in male dominated industry. Directed award-winning Wonder Woman film.
Comedian, activist and broadcaster. She is a co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party
Business-woman who started her own fashion brand. She is credited with liberating women’s fashion.
A young actor, activist and singer.
Monique runs DISC which is the drop in centre in Newquay.
An English artist who works in varied media. Honest and autobiographical work which particularly explores female sexuality.
British Paralympian swimmer who won two gold medals at just the age of 13.
A British YouTuber and author who is raising awareness for sexual welfare and liberation.
American political activist who became known as the leader of the feminist movement in the 1970s.
Elected to parliament in 2017, Rosie gave a moving testimony of her own experiences of domestic violence at the reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill.
A resident of Harbour Housing.
Left-wing, environmentalist Prime Minister of Iceland.
Appointed the Minister for Women and Equalities in September 2019.
British athlete competing in track and field, three time world champion and 2012 Olympic champion.
Also known as Little Miss Flint, she is a youth activist raising awareness for the water crisis in Flint.
Joint commissioning manager for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Drug and Alcohol Action Team.
Transgender woman who is a campaigner for trans issues as well as an actor.
An American computer scientist. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming.
One of the world’s best selling music artists, she is known for her philanthropy and social activism, especially regarding LGBT rights and youth empowerment.
Member of staff at Harbour Housing. Kate is the business development and project manager at Harbour, having previously worked on volunteering and activities.
Multi-award winning female artist, credited for breaking boundaries in the industry. Campaigns on many issues including animal rights. Sold over £50 million singles worldwide.
Highly successful actor who campaigns in several women and children’s advocacy organisations including Save the Children.
Adopted as a baby, Kate Adie is an English journalist who reported from war zones during her time as chief news correspondent for the BBC.
Psychologist and Chief Fire Officer of West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service who campaigns on homelessness after experiencing it in her teens.