Celebrate Women in Our Global Community!
Mar 27, 2007
The UN has identified promoting gender equality, the empowerment of women, and the improvement of maternal health as some of the primary Millennium Development Goals for 2015. UniversalGiving and its NGO partners invite you to be a part of the future of the women’s movement and support ordinary women taking extraordinary action every day of the year. Innovative projects provided by our NGO partners recognize the important role that women have in the development of a strong and successful global community. Join us in making a global impact!
Our NGO partners have programs in microfinance, women in the environment, trafficking, health, education and political participation that make significant impacts on women’s lives around the world. Search UniversalGiving under “women” for a specific issue or region that interests you or check out these exceptional organizations!
- The Global Fund for Women raises funds and makes grants to women-led organizations that promote the economic independence, health, safety, education and leadership of women and girls. Grants are based on trust and respect of the knowledge and priorities that women have defined in their own communities and at the regional and international levels.
- Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition seeks to preserve the dignity and well being of commercially and sexually exploited men, women, and children through prevention, intervention, and education in the United States and Mexico. This project aims to deliver comprehensive services to victims of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation through a network of Coalition partner agencies. Services range from emergency response, to long-term case management including: housing, mental health services, immigration relief, legal advocacy, interpretation and translation services, etc.
- Venture Strategies for Health and Development works with governments, pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors to provide advocacy and seed capital to get misoprostol approved for legal distribution. Venture Strategies hopes to establish a sustainable business to save lives long after direct involvement. In 2006, Nigeria became the first country in the world to register misoprostol for PPH, and the drug is now for sale in pharmacies. Then, Ethiopia and Tanzania added it to their essential drug lists. The next steps in these two countries are product registration and public awareness.
- 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. Some of their projects includes training Afghani women to become midwives, teaching Congolese women to read, and helping Nigerian women embrace their political, economic and social rights. Women for Women International also provides trauma counseling to women survivors of war and job skill training so that women can provide for their families.
Picture courtesy of Global Fund for Women