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Becca Harkin is Habitat's Communications Officer. She shared her story with us to raise her voice for women who are still fighting for the right to shelter.

1 in 4 people in our world don’t have a safe place to call home.

That’s what the word “home” has always meant to me. SecurityStabilityA place you can feel safe.

For a lot of people, that means being physically safe. Safe from disaster or harm. Safe behind a door that locks and a roof that doesn’t let the rain in.

Since being diagnosed with depression and anxiety, home is the place I can get away from the outside world. Where I am able to take time to focus on myself. Where I can live without fear of being judged. Where I can try to deal with my mental health, in a safe and loving environment.

Millions of women around the world aren’t able to find sanctuary in their homes. Their physical and mental well-being is put at risk and they live in fear of eviction or worse.

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.

Share YOUR story with us, and raise your voice for those women facing challenges around the world. We would also love to have you join us for the launch of the exhibition learn more here.

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