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7 Women’s Rights Organizations to Support Today

March is Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 every year as well. These annual celebrations highlight the achievements of women socially, economically, culturally, and politically — in the United States and around the globe.

This year’s Women’s Day theme asks us to recognize our shared responsibility for making a better world and collectively advancing gender equality by challenging gender bias and inequality wherever it occurs. 

One way to amplify and support women’s rights organizations is to donate to the nonprofits supporting them across a variety of issues, from direct aid for equitable education and career opportunities to violence prevention and public policy.

Learn more about charitable shopping and where you can give back to make a difference for equal rights for women. 

7 Nonprofit Organizations That Support Women

1. Girls Inc.

Girls inc page

Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization “inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.” Founded in 1864 in the aftermath of the Civil War, Girls Inc. provides holistic support to girls ages 6–18 across the United States and Canada. They promote healthy living and positive body image; academic enrichment and guidance; and assistance building overall life skills “that increase confidence and resilience, enabling them to set and achieve their goals and lead productive, independent, and fulfilling lives.”

For donors who care about…

  • Women and children
  • Educational support
  • Gender parity
  • Community support

How to Support Girls Inc.

2. Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code Page

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in tech. They help girls in primary and secondary school learn coding from beginner to advanced levels in a supportive and fun environment built on sisterhood, encouraging girls “to see themselves as computer scientists.” GWC also runs college programs to help alumni do well in their careers and connect with more women in tech, and 2-week virtual summer programs for rising high school juniors and seniors to explore coding and learn more about jobs in the industry. They’ve served over 300,000 girls with 50% coming from historically underrepresented groups.

For donors who care about…

  • Youth development
  • Gender parity
  • Career guidance
  • College prep services
  • Education

How to Support Girls Who Code

3. She Should Run

She Should Run page

She Should Run is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization “working to dramatically increase the number of women considering a run for public office.” Know a woman in your community who should be running for office? She Should Run not only encourages women from all backgrounds to run for office, they help make it happen. Additionally, they teach young girls about women’s ongoing barriers to political office and how to overcome them. They’re aiming to drive 250,000 women to run for political office at the local, state, or federal level by 2030.

For donors who care about…

  • Civic engagement
  • Political action
  • Equal representation
  • Public policy

How to Support She Should Run

4. La Casa De Las Madres

La Casa De Las Madres page

La Casa De Las Madres is a San Francisco based nonprofit to support victims and survivors of domestic violence. Their mission “is to respond to calls for help from domestic violence victims, of all ages, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” Since their founding in 1976, the organization has provided 14,060 survivors with “refuge at our shelter,” and supported 80,000 survivors onto a path of healing and freedom from abuse.

For donors who care about…

  • Domestic violence
  • Women and children
  • Community support
  • Emergency support

How to Support La Casa De Las Madres

5. Equality Now

Equality Now page

Equality Now is a nonprofit working to protect gender equality at every level of the law: regionally, nationally, and internationally. Since the organization’s founding in 1992, its “international network of lawyers, activists and supporters has held governments responsible for ending legal inequality, sex trafficking, sexual violence & harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) & child marriage.”

For donors who care about…

  • Legal advocacy
  • Women and children
  • Public policy
  • Economic justice
  • Preventing violence against women

How to Support Equality Now

6. Center for Reproductive Rights

Center for Reproductive Rights page

The Center for Reproductive Rights is a nonprofit that “uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world.” The only global legal advocacy organization to focus specifically on protecting reproductive rights, they work within the courts locally, regionally, and federally across the world and within the United Nations to shift paradigms and enshrine protections and “defeat proposals that are discriminatory, punitive, or dangerous to women’s health.”

For donors who care about…

  • Legal advocacy
  • Women and children
  • Public policy
  • Reproductive rights

How to Support the Center for Reproductive Rights

7. Kiva

Kiva page

Kiva is a nonprofit financial organization that helps provide loans to often excluded or otherwise prevented from accessing accessing traditional methods of credit. The organization sources the financial backing for loans through crowdfunding, with individual donors lending $25 or more if they choose. Once the borrower repays the loan (Kiva has a repayment rate of around 96%) the lenders can either donate their repaid portion, use it to fund a new loan, or withdraw it. Loans through Kiva support myriad needs, including unbanked women starting businesses, paying for school, or supporting their families and communities.  

For donors who care about…

  • Economic justice
  • Women and children
  • Financial support
  • International aid

How to Support the Center for Reproductive Rights

What is Women’s History Month?

Women’s History Month is a national celebration of women’s myriad accomplishments and contributions throughout American history. The initial form of this observation was Women’s History Week, which according to the National Women’s History Museum “began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California… to correspond with International Women’s Day” that spread to groups across the United States.

After lobbying from the National Women’s History Alliance (then known as the National Women’s History Project), Congress passed a resolution for Presidential proclamation of the week beginning March 7, 1982. The NWHP petitioned Congress further to expand the resolution — resulting in the designation of March in full as Women’s History Month since 1987. 

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