The Girl Effect is a concept that was initially created to illustrate the extraordinary potential of adolescent girls. Launched with a short film that caught the attention of global leaders at the 2009 World Economic Forum, the Girl Effect has since evolved into a global movement of supporters who believe girls are the most powerful […]
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HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights. The campaign encourages them to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls. The overall goal of the campaign […]
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies.
Safe Horizon provides support, prevents violence, and promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families, and communities.
You never know where you’ll find your purpose, or a new appreciation for the most ordinary things in life. Dr. Ebby Elahi, a surgeon and co-founder of Virtue Foundation, had one of those epiphanies after returning to the U.S. from Cambodia, where he’d encountered a baby girl who had been disfigured as the youngest known victim […]
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Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment. We use the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies. Our mission is to change the way the world values the girl and ensure that girls’ education is part of the mainstream conversation. Together with partners, we […]
The British actress, who came to fame in the Harry Potter films, has serious feminist credentials. So it makes sense that she started a book club, Our Shared Shelf, devoted to women-focused reads. One of the club’s selections: Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose. If you want to get in on the discussion, […]
Malala Yousafzai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a global advocate for the millions of girls being denied a formal education because of social, economic, legal and political factors. In 2013, she and her father, Ziauddin, co-founded the Malala Fund to bring awareness to the social and economic impact of girls’ education and to […]
CARE is an international humanitarian agency that aims to overcome global poverty. The organization especially focuses on poor women because of their potential to help families and communities out of poverty. Currently, the organization works in 90 countries around the world to support over 880 poverty-fighting development and emergency projects. One of the root causes of poverty […]
The Immigrant Women and Children Project, run by the City Bar Justice Center of New York City, offers free legal assistance to immigrant survivors of violent crimes, including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking.
The Advocates for Human Rights is committed to improving women’s human rights throughout the world. Our Women’s Human Rights Program works tirelessly for sustainable change. We have worked in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Mexico, Haiti, and the United States. At the request of government […]