Despite gains, women’s issues continue to be considered “soft issues” in philanthropy and struggle to generate funding and support that they merit. This week, Starfish Impact is giving light to a few organizations whose missions explicitly support women’s issues – from education to protection against violence to mentorship to support for sanitary products.
One million girls in Kenya miss school because they lack access to sanitary pads and corresponding reproductive health education. ZanaAfrica Foundation supports adolescent girls in Kenya to stay in school by delivering reproductive health education and sanitary pads.
In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support.
Step Up propels girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women.
Girls Who Code programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. The organization informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take actions and raise funds that support maternal health programs around the world.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, providing more than 140,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.
Keep an eye out for future posts highlighting inspirational women making a difference and businesses that are improving the lives of girls and women locally and around the globe.
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