Here’s How You Can Empower Women and Girls on Giving Tuesday

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This year there are many worthy organizations to donate to, but we’ve decided to focus on women and girls. This list includes both non-profits and companies that are dedicated to women’s rights and female empowerment including education, LGBT resources, and human rights issues such as FGM and stopping violence against women.  There’s no better time than now to start giving than on Giving Tuesday, so lez get to it!

Girls Who Code: This incredible org is working to close the gender gap in the tech industry. The company’s services targets the age 13-17 age group, which happens to be when most girls abandon their tech dreams.

Donate HERE.

Girls Write Now: Girls Write Now is a highly-intensive writing and mentoring organization in New York City. The organization pairs inner-city students with professionals and leaders in the field, which is especially empowering for the young women involved.

Donate HERE.

Photo: Ali Forney Center/Instagram

Photo: Ali Forney Center/Instagram

Ali Forney Center: This center is dedicated to helping LGBTQ homeless youth in New York City. Supporters estimate this charity saves 1,000 youths EVERY year.

Donate HERE.

True Colors Fund: Similarly to the Ali Forney Center, True Colors seeks to end LGBTQ homelessness and to create active solutions to prevent it.

Donate HERE.

The Trevor Project: This org is designed to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people. Volunteers offer crisis counseling and a lot of other imperative services.

Donate HERE.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: For thirty-five years, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice has provided grants to individuals and organizations working on LGBTQ advocacy. The foundation is best known for the support it provides to artists — Eileen Myles was once a recipient!

Donate HERE.

Photo: Mala Fund/Instagram

Photo: Mala Fund/Instagram

The Malala Fund: If you haven’t heard of the incredible 19-year-old Malala Yousafzai yet, you’re missing out.  Founded by Malala, this fund ensures girls from all walks of life, particularly those in the global south, get a quality education for twelve years.

Donate HERE.

Girls Not Brides: This org seeks to end child marriage, a practice which hurts MILLIONS of girls every year. The charity is a strong and necessary voice for kids who lack essential rights.

Donate HERE.

Population Services International: This organization focuses on improving health services for women across the globe. Volunteers raise awareness and funds to combat malaria, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and non-communicable diseases. The group also works to improve maternal health and to help those affected by gender-based violence.

 Donate HERE.

Warrior Sisters: Warrior Sisters is a grassroots organization with chapters in several cities on three continents. This organizations believes that free, empowerment-based, women-centered self defense education should be available to every woman. Employing verbal and physical skills, Warrior Sisters offers something for women at every experience level. They’re growing rapidly and their fundraising will support an expanding network of volunteers and students.

Donate HERE.

We Want the Land Coalition: This conservation project’s goal is to purchase the land that once hosted the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. Donating to this organization helps to cover the cost of the mortgage as well as the maintenance, preservation, conservation, and stewardship of approximately 651 acres of land that fostered lesbian culture for 40 years and was an important part of women’s history. This land will host women-focused programming and events, making sure that the legacy of MichFest lives on, evolving and growing in new ways.

Donate HERE.

Last but CERTAINLY not least, get involved with The Global Girls initiative, who co-produced a Beyonce video you’ll definitely want to watch, and are working to end female suffering around the world. The time is now.

The #GlobalGoals are making the Sustainable Development Goals famous in order to end poverty, fight inequality & tackle climate change.

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