Tomorrow, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Take the time to learn about these six amazing organizations and find out how you can get involved by clicking on their websites.
- Women for Women International. Founded in 1993, WfWI has helped 429,000 women in countries affected by war and conflict. The non-profit works directly with women, offering support, education, tools and vocational training. WfWI helps women change lives by preparing women for financial independence. As a part of the organization, women receive a monthly stipend to help them move from poverty to stability, as they increase their ability to earn an income.
- The Malala Fund. Co-founded by Malala Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin. The Malala Fund enables girls all over the world to receive 12 years of free, safe and quality education. The fund works to empower girls, invest in local education, and advocate for more resources and safe schools. Gender equality in education in developing countries is a primary goal.
- National Organization for Women Foundation (Now). Founded in 1966, NOW is the largest organization of female activists in the U.S. Working toward equality for all women, the organization has affiliates in every state. Through pickets, rallies, mass marches, NOW uses traditional and non-traditional means to bring about social change.
- Girls Who Code. An organization founded by Reshma Saujani (watch her ted talk below), dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by inspiring high school girls to pursue jobs in the computer science industry. The non-profit engages engineers, developers, executives, and entrepreneurs to motivate a new generation, and expose women to the computer science field.
- Girls Not Brides. A global partnership of civil society organizations committed to ending child marriage. Girls Not Brides enables girls to fulfill their potential, because every girl has the right to a safe, healthy, and prosperous future. Members can be found throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.
- Heifer International: Empower Women. The organization gifts livestock to women, providing them the tools they need for prosperity. With this gift, mothers can afford to send their children to school, pay medical bills, buy food, and get out of poverty. Their Empower Women program provides training for women so they can become self-sufficient.
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