On International Women's Day, it was amazing to see all of the support and enthusiasm towards woman-owned business, charities, and friendships—but why should we limit it all to one day a year? If we want to keep moving forward, we are going to have to work even harder to support all women all the time.
We wanted to provide you with a list of some charities, causes, and organizations you can support which benefit women all year round—because we should be supporting fellow women every day, not just one day.
Don't forget, for the rest of March we are donating 10% of web sales to Girl Up!
"As the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, Girl Up engages girls to take action. Led by a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates raising awareness and funds, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl."
"The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) connects girls and young women to healthy and successful futures. Our state-of-the-art center offers a safe haven with programs in the arts, sciences, leadership, entrepreneurship, and wellness for middle and high school girls. Programs are offered at no cost to girls and their families."
"Girl Talk is an international non-profit peer-to-peer mentoring program with a very simple premise: high school girls mentor middle school girls to help them deal with the issues they face during their formative early teenage years. Our mission is to help young teenaged girls build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and recognize the value of community service. Since 2002, our organization has served more than 40,000 girls in 43 states and 7 countries."
"Malala Fund’s initiative — the Gulmakai Network — supports the work of education champions in developing countries and speeds up progress towards girls’ secondary education around the world.
Threats to girls’ education — like poverty, war and gender discrimination — differ between countries and communities. Local educators and activists understand challenges in their communities and are best placed to identify, innovate and advocate for policy and programmatic solutions."
"Women's Rights Information Center, a community based nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, was established in 1973 in response to the needs of women caught up in a changing society. The Center believes in helping women to help themselves by providing a variety of informational, educational, and practical life-enhancing programs in a positive and supportive environment. Our mission is to help women learn and develop the skills they need to move toward economic self-sufficiency in order to provide for themselves and their families."
"At its core, our emergency fund for US activism resists restrictions on civil liberties and reclaims an America that supports the rights of Muslim, black, brown, queer, trans, immigrant women."
National Partnership For Women & Families
"We believe that actions speak louder than words. And for four decades, we have fought for every major policy advance that has helped women and families. Today, we promote fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family." Futures Without Violence
"For more than 30 years, FUTURES has been providing groundbreaking programs, policies, and campaigns that empower individuals and organizations working to end violence against women and children around the world."
National Women's Health Network
The National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) was founded in Washington, DC, in 1975 to change the conversation about women’s health. We are consumer activists, supported by a national membership of thousands of individuals. We shape policy and support consumer health decisions; monitor the actions of Federal regulatory and funding agencies, the health care industry, and the health professions; identify and expose health care abuses; and mobilize grassroots action for women’s health."
Which woman-focused charity is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!