Women for Afghan Women
Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots civil society organization with offices in New York City and Kabul dedicated to securing the rights of Afghan women. The Organization is committed to the leadership and agency of Afghan women in their struggle for their human rights.
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress in meeting their needs worldwide.
Global Fund for Women
The organization advocates for and defends the human rights of women by making grants to support women’s groups in five regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Asia and Oceania and the Americas.
Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization bringing together voices from around the world to call for action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women. It works globally to generate political commitment and resource investments to reduce maternal mortality and achieve universal access to reproductive health.
Women For Women
Women for Women International works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities. Each woman the organization serves has her own story–some of loved ones murdered, and others of physical and emotional trauma. Most have endured a struggle for survival.
Coalition for Adolescent Girls
The Coalition brings together more than 30 international organizations that design, implement and evaluate programs that benefit girls throughout the developing world who are trapped in cycles of poverty. When adolescent girls are educated, healthy and financially literate, they can create lasting change within communities and end generations of poverty.
The YWCA is a movement of women working for social and economic change around the world. It advocates for young women’s leadership, peace, justice, human rights and sustainable development, both on a grassroots and global scale. It is the largest women’s organization in the world, and the second oldest organization of its kind.
The Girl Effect
The Girl Effect is a movement driven by girl champions around the globe. The Nike Foundation created the Girl Effect with critical financial and intellectual contributions by the NoVo Foundation and Nike Inc. and in collaboration with key partners such as the United Nations Foundation and the Coalition for Adolescent Girls.
International Women’s Health Coalition
The coalition works with hundreds of partners worldwide to secure every woman’s right to a just and healthy life. It has helped build over 75 organizations in 10 countries that model effective programs, advocate for supportive policies and hold governments accountable.
International Center for Research on Women
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) works to make women in developing countries an integral part of alleviating global poverty. Our research evidence identifies women’s contributions as well as the obstacles that prevent them from being economically strong and able to fully participate in society.
Women’s Refugee Commission
The organization advocates for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children and young people, including those seeking asylum—bringing about lasting, measurable change.
All-China Women’s Federation
The Chinese organization unites and mobilizes women to take part in China’s reform, to open up and modernize socialist programs and to promote scientific development and social harmony. It further advocates among women the spirit of self-esteem, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-improvement, and helps to enhance women’s overall competence and development.
Famously known for its topless protests, the feminist Ukrainian group advocates for women’s rights, including campaigns against sex tourism, international marriage agencies, religious institutions and sexism.
Half the Sky
The Half the Sky Movement is cutting across platforms to ignite the change needed to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide, the defining issue of our time. Inspired by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book of the same name, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide brings together video, websites, games, blogs and other educational tools to not only raise awareness of women’s issues, but to also provide concrete steps to fight these problems and empower women.
Founded on February 19, 2012, UNITEWOMEN.ORG held an unprecedented 55 rallies across the country on April 28, 2012, in answer to the political climate that disregarded the rights and equality of women. It has leveraged that initial movement into an organization with a reach of over 20 million in the U.S. and other countries around the world.