Isobel Kerr, Ballymena ReStore Manager, is a working mum of one. She shared her story with us to raise her voice for women who are still fighting for the right to shelter.
I am so blessed that Phoebe has a space were she can grow safely. Where she can feel secure. Where she can feel loved. Where she can be unequivocally herself.
From the day we brought her home from the hospital, although I was nervous & worried about being a first-time mother, I never had to worry about having a clean cot for her to sleep in. I knew our door locked at night, and that our home wouldn't make her sick.
Unfortunately, there are millions of mothers who don't have that feeling of security. Who are unable to keep their children safe from disease, disaster or harm.
This October, as part of the inaugural One World Festival NI, Habitat will launch a photo exhibition, to highlight the inequalities in housing faced by women around the world.