Supported Causes

Time’s Up (2017-)

Date: Early 2018

Time’s Up‘s cause is the Hollywood women helping subsidizing legal costs of women & men assaulted in the workplace. It follows the cause of #MeToo in 2017.

Lena Headey dressed up in black for the Golden Globe Awards in 2018 to show her support to the cause and also posted on instagram about it.

“2018. Hi. Yes time is up. UP. Voices Be Loud.”

She also posted her support and admiration on instagram for Oprah after her speech at the award show

OPRAH OPRAH. To see you speak and be in the same room was rousing and glorious. Thankyou 💗💗💗💗

 

International Rescue Committee (IRC) (2016-)

Date: June 2016 –

In June 2016 Lena and her Game of Thrones co-stars Maisie Williams and Liam Cunningham, travelled to Greece to get a first-hand account of the circumstances in which refugees were living at that time. They got to meet many refugees together with the organisation and by doing so, Lena hoped to bring some attention to this urgent cause.

In March 2018 Lena went to Germany to visit a woman she met back in 2016 and they were reunited again to bring some more light to the cause as well.

International Rescue Committee is a U.S.-based relief agency and in January 2018 Lena became an official IRC Voice for the organisation.

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future.

Commercial (2016)

Lena Headey teamed up with five fellow actors as well as The Globe Theatre to share Shakespeare’s rallying cry for humanity in the short film The Stranger Case in order to raise awareness for World Refugee Day (June 20, 2018).

Lena participated in this short film to bring attention to all the refugees in the world in need of aim. The story was originally written by William Shakespeare and you can view the film below.

The Stranger’s Case

 

NOH8 (2014)

Date: 2014

Lena joined this cause for equality in 2014 and put her name on face on posters for the organisation. There is also t-shirts for sale with Lena on it.

The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.

 

Plan International UK (2014-)

Date: 2014

Lena and her Game of Thrones co-star Natalie Dormer joined this cause together through Plan International UK in 2014. It was part of the “Face Up Campaign”, which is a part of the “Because I am a Girl Campaign”. It strives for many causes for women all over the world, including to fight against child marriage and female genital mutilation.

At the Girl Summit in June 2014, the UK government declared its commitment to ending child marriage and FGM [female genital mutilation] in a generation. Adding your face to our campaign will show the public is right behind this pledge – and ensure politicians continue to prioritize this vital work.

This campaign is further meant to eradicate atrocities such as forced child marriage, female genital mutilation, and sexual assault. These crimes happen all across the world and I, for one, am really happy that this is becoming recognized.

It’s all part of our Because I am a Girl campaign, which aims to ensure that all girls can live safe from violence, go to school, marry who they want, when they want and have their voices heard.

Lena’s own words:

“It fills me with hope that someday soon girls can grow up in a world that is free from these harmful practices. I urge everyone – men, boys, women and girls – to join me in standing up for girls’ rights’ with Plan International UK.”

 

National Mentoring Month (2009)

Date: Early 2009

Lena Headey appeared in a video to promote National Mentoring Month ‘Be a Mentor’ campaign. The video was shot during the filming of the second season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008-2009).

Created by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR, National Mentoring Month (NMM) is marking its ninth year in 2010. By focusing national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits can work together to increase the number of mentors, we assure brighter futures for our young people.

NMM celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives. Its goals are to:

• Raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms.
• Recruit individuals to mentor, especially in programs that have waiting lists of young people.
• Promote the rapid growth of mentoring by recruiting organizations to engage their constituents in mentoring.

 

Mercy Corps (2008-2009)

Date: Late 2008 to late 2009

Funny or Die – ‘Lena Headey Wants to Make a Donation’

Lena filmed this very funny clip of Lena for Funny or Die. In this clip she calls Mercy Cops to make quite a ‘peculiar’ donation. While talking on the phone with the Mercy Cops employee, she’s holding a rifle in her hand… The clip shows Lena’s versatility and amazing talent even for comedy!

Mercy Corps helps people in the world’s toughest places turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities for progress. Driven by local needs and market conditions, our programs provide communities with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. Our worldwide team of 3,700 professionals is improving the lives of 16.7 million people in more than 40 countries.

I just wanna help starving people and make an old man feel needed… And now I’m the monster!… Do you accept dead people?

 

Bulgari Aid (2008-2009)

Date: From 2008 to 2009

Save the Children

Lena Headey has appeared in both video and photoshoot campaigns for the Save the Children Project by Italian jeweler Bulgari. The video dates back to 2008 while the advert was seen in the May 2009 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

Lena Headey is wearing one of Bulgari’s new special silver rings in the photograph. Bulgari created the limited-edition ring in honor of their 125th anniversary to benefit Save the Children’s Rewrite the Future campaign. Ben Stiller, Willem Dafoe, Valerie Golino and Jason Lewis are some of other stars wearing the ring to promote the cause. Each ring is engraved with the Bulgari logo on the outside and the charity’s logo on the inside. The rings cost $290 with $60 of each purchase going directly to Save the Children’s Rewrite the Future campaign.

 

Heroes at Home (2008)

Date: Around December 2008

Wishtory

Ms. Headey has appeared in both a video as well as a photoshoot for Heroes at Home. During the holiday season of 2008, the December issues of many Hearst’s magazines, like Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Redbook helped support Sears holiday mission. Hearst�s holiday program includes print units in each of the participating magazines, as well as online interactivity that drives traffic to www.sears.com for the opportunity to contribute to the Heroes at Home Wish Registry.

Each customized print unit featured inspirational words from Wish Ambassadors Yearwood, Ty Pennington, Samantha Harris, LL Cool J, Navi Rawat, Mel B., Gloria Reuben, and, of course, Lena Headey along with practical holiday gift guidance and products available at Sears stores and www.sears.com.

Heroes at Home is a program Sears Holdings has created in partnership with Rebuilding Together in response to an urgent need to assist military families facing hardship. Rebuilding Together, the nation’s largest all volunteer home rehabilitation organization, is committed to bringing warmth, safety and accessibility to homeowners who do not have the financial or physical resources to complete home repairs and other necessary improvements.

By providing necessary repairs or adaptations to homes, Sears Holdings strives to improve the lives of military families across America. Heroes at Home is one of the many initiatives through which Sears Holdings acknowledges the sacrifice made by our troops every day in the line of duty, while supporting and honoring those heroes who remain at home. Donate to Rebuilding Together or refer a veteran who may need assistance.

 

PETA (2008)

Date: Autumn 2008

Back in 2008, Thomas Dekker and Lena appeared in a Peta video, supporting Prop. 2 in California. Seen in the video is Lena’s dog Angela Lansbury along with some of the other dogs that she owns.

Prop 2 is the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act. Prop 2 concerns a law that would take effect in 2015 to eliminate veal crates, gestation crates, and battery cages in California. In other words, calves, sows, and hens would finally be given enough space to simply turn around, lie down, and stretch their limbs. Although we at PETA would, of course, prefer that no animals be killed for food whatsoever, lessening the hell that these animals are put through is something that can be accomplished when Californians go to the polls.

I think something you’re gonna eat deserves a brilliant life. The best you can have.

In 2008, Ms. Headey also appeared in an anti-circus public service announcement (PSA) for PETA. In the videos, Lena tells viewers about what happens behind-the-scenes under the big top. “Circus trainers often force elephants, bears, tigers, and other animals to perform tricks by beating and whipping them, shocking them with electric prods, and jabbing holes in their skin with sharp metal hooks,” she says. “I decided to speak out because I’d seen a documentary on a French circus, and people had campaigned to free these lions that were in captivity since they were young. And they managed to do it, and they flew them to Africa, and it was really beautiful. But the fact is, it’s still going on.”

“Animals in the circus are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them. In their native homelands, the same animals you see in chains, wearing costumes, riding bikes, and being beaten with whips and bullhooks in the circus are free to walk, run, and roam as they please; eat and drink whenever they feel like it; choose lifetime companions; and raise their families,” Lena explains.

When they’re not performing, animals in circuses are kept in chains often unable to take a step or confined to cramped pens and cages that are so small that the animals hardly have enough room to turn around. That’s no life at all..

 

Miscellaneous

– Lena has taken part in several charity auctions through the IMAY Fansite, in which she has auctioned autographed photographs and other memorabilia for miscellaneous causes. But Lena’s charity of choice is often Amnesty International. Amnesty is a global movement of 2.8 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.

– Lena and Piper Perabo auctioned a lunch for charity, “Lunch with Piper and Lena”, for PFLAG. The lunch raised over $10,000 for the cause! Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG National Office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.

– Lena also auctioned a phone call for charity, whom the lucky fan was is unknown.

– Inspired by the documentary, The Cove, Lena has asked the fans to help stop the dolphin slaughter in Japan by signing a petition.

Also would you ask people on the site to go to the cove website and sign the petition to stop the dolphin slaughter in japan, i saw the film last week and its truly harrowing , the more names the more chance there is for this inhumanity to be stopped.

Here is the movie site for “The Cove” and the link for the action site, Takepart.com

 

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