Empowering women & girls Fund

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Despite monumental leaps in gender equality in the past two decades, women and girls are still disproportionately affected by extreme poverty, while still battling institutionalized and societal sexism, violence, and sexual abuse. When you donate to effective women’s charities, you’re making the world a safer, healthier, and fairer place. Here is a hand-picked list of highly-rated[1] organizations working in women's health, education, and development. These organizations have grassroots ties and support various causes to empower women and girls in the community. This is by no measure a complete list of all the organizations working for causes affecting women, but merely a starting point, and can you find more resources here[2], [3], [4] and [5]. Let's fight for what's fair, no matter where women are. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] CharityNavigator ratings: all except kiva are rated 4 stars on charity navigator, while kiva is at 3 stars: Asha for Education: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=7630 CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education): https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=11479 Kiva: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=12978 Fistula Foundation: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=8855 [2] https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=2133#group-195 [3] https://www.thebalancesmb.com/saving-the-world-with-charities-for-women-and-girls-4158742 [4] https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/causes-to-support/women-charities/ [5] https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/534393/organizations-helping-women-around-world

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The Fistula Foundation

In parts of Asia and Africa, women go through prolonged childbirth without adequate care. The result can be a devastating fistula. The condition leaves the woman incontinent, but worse, she can be rejected by society, her family, and even her husband. Affected women become pariahs, today’s lepers. The Fistula Foundation works to prevent fistula in the first place and provides surgery to correct it. Between 2009 and 2018, the Fistula Foundation provided 39,866 of these surgeries to women in 32 countries. This life-changing surgery can be provided for less than $600. Causes: Women's health

Kiva Microfunds

Kiva.org is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions. How does Kiva work? You, the donor/lender, gives as little as $25 (or much more) to help someone somewhere to start a business, pay a bill, or go to school. That person eventually pays back the “loan” so that you, the lender can then lend to another person. It’s not a handout. Kiva is not just for women, but 81 percent of its beneficiaries are women, often entrepreneurs who found small businesses that help them, their families, and their communities. Causes: Women social services, Empowerment

Camfed

The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) is tackling poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change. Our model tackles inequality and unlocks the benefits that accrue from girls' education, igniting a wider social movement in girls' communities. Since 1993, CAMFED's innovative education programs in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, and Malawi have directly supported more than 3.3 million students to attend primary and secondary school, and more than 5.7 million children have benefited from an improved learning environment. Causes: Girls/Women Education

Asha for Education

Asha for Education supports Borderless World Foundation (BWF) a non-profit, working in Jammu and Kashmir, along the conflict-riven border region between India, Pakistan & China, BWF has rescued hundreds of girls[1] orphaned in the conflict along the India-Pakistan border. BWF runs an orphan hose, BeT, which works mainly with girls who are unable to live normal, secure lives due to the loss of parents in the militancy. BeT provides shelter to the girls and cares for their health, education, and mental health. More than 200 girls occupy the 5 homes. Causes: Girls/Women Education, Healthcare

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