Posted by ALPHA88 CHARITY | Jan 18, 2019
Sophie Turner is most famous for playing Sansa Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones and for starring as Jean Grey in the newest X-Men franchise. In addition to acting, Turner has been engaged in philanthropy benefitting women and children around the world for years. So far, much of the charity work of Sophie Turner has been concentrated around the organization Women for Women International.
Women For Wome International
Turner’s work with Women for Women begun after a public outcry surrounding a scene of sexual assault in an episode of Game of Thrones.“I wondered why people feel so impassioned to speak out about a fictional rape when this happens all over the world every day? So unless we continually keep broadcasting people’s stories of sexual violence, then how else are people going to respond,” Turner wrote in a column for Above Whispers.
The public’s negative response to sexual violence on screen gave Turner motivation to enact change surrounding the conversation and actions surrounding sexual assault. Turner said that Women for Women was a “perfect” organization for her because it aligned with the goals she made for herself in the aftermath of her character’s assault on Game of Thrones. On International Women’s day 2017, Turner announced she had become a patron of Women for Women International U.K.
Sophie Turner in Rwanda
Women for Women International supports women who live in some of the most dangerous areas around the world by providing a year-long training program for war survivors. The program educates women on money saving, family health and taking action to better their communities and make their voices heard. Turner was invited by the organization to go to Rwanda where women are still recovering from the 1994 genocide that killed more than 1 million people in 100 days.PREVIOUS PAGE
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Turner’s work with Women for Women begun after a public outcry surrounding a scene of sexual assault in an episode of Game of Thrones. “I wondered why people feel so impassioned to speak out about a fictional rape when this happens all over the world every day?