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🎉Best Women's Charities to Donate to this International Women's Day & Mother's Day (UK)

Updated: Mar 5

Best Women's Charities to Donate to this International Women's Day & Mother's Day (UK).


Charities to support for International Women's Day

Why do we need Women's Charities?


Despite progress, we are nowhere near gender equality globally. According to Statista, only 14 countries offer women full equal rights


From the start, girls face unequal opportunities. They have less access to education, struggle to obtain contraceptives, and often carry a heavier burden of domestic labour. These inequalities compound over time resulting in limited career choices, and a widening pay gap


Basic needs like healthcare and reproductive rights remain out of reach for many worldwide.


Womens Contraceptive Charities


What is International Women's Day?


Celebrated every year on 8th March, International Women's Day is a global awareness day and an excellent opportunity to celebrate women and bring attention to the issues impacting them, including; gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence against women and girls.


Businesses Supporting Women's Charities


Sephora supporting Project Glimmer

Sephora Charity

Project Glimmer is a US-based organisation working to empower every girl to reach their full potential. To date, they have supported more than half a million girls in foster care and youth service programs.


They do this through a combination of free resources, career coaching, as well as gifts and beauty essentials for young girls in need.


In 2022, Sephora decided to support Project Glimmer by allowing members to convert their unused Sephora rewards points into a donation to the organisation (500 points = $10 donation). It was a great opportunity to support a worthy cause and let customers donate.


Aritzia's Power of Women Collection


For years, Aritzia has been promoting its 'Power of Women' collection. While each year is unique, the result is the same. Collections are designed by women with proceeds supporting charities. By purchasing from the collection - customers know that they are supporting great organisations including; Girl Up, The Justice and Equality Fund, and I AM A GIRL.



 
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Best Women's Charities to support:


Refuge


Refuge is empowering women to live without violence & fear. It is the largest domestic abuse organisation in the UK.



Women's Aid


Women's Aid  International Women's Day

Women's Aid is a great organisation with the overall goal of ending violence against women and girls to create a society in which women can live free from fear and abuse.


Initially founded in 1974 it has grown into one of the largest and most impactful domestic abuse charities in the UK. They offer many services including helplines, community outreach, and safe refuge accommodation.


Bloody Good Period

Bloody Good Period are ending period poverty. They don't believe that anyone should be at a disadvantage just because they menstruate.



Meals for Kids

With Virtue Impact Partners $1.26 (£1.00) provides 5 meals to children in need. 



ROSA


ROSA  International Women's Day

Rosa is a charity focused on high-impact grants to empower women and girls. The grants themselves work to support several women and initiatives including sexual health services, domestic abuse services, and educational resources.



SafeHands


SafeHands International Women's Day


SafeHands is focused on improving maternal and newborn health in developing countries. Through a range of programmes including education and training, advocacy, and direct support, SafeHands is ensuring that women and girls are given the necessary care to stay informed and stay alive.



The Circle


The Circle International Women's Day

The Circle is working to create a world where women and girls can reach their true potential.


Founded in 2011, this organisation empowers a network of women working together to drive meaningful change. To achieve its mission, it undertakes a number of activities including mentorship, fundraising, and educational/skill-building programmes. This complements their campaigning for key equality issues including equal pay and reproductive rights.


Women's Work

Women's Work provide individually tailored support to vulnerable and disadvantaged women and their families



The Malala Fund


The Malala Fund Charity Logo

The Malala Fund was founded in 2013 and works to empower and educate girls. They work with local champions in the following countries (Afghanistan, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey)


By investing in these advocates and supporting relevant policy change, The Malala Fund has impacted over 90,000 girls directly and 10 million indirectly.


The Fawcett Society


The Fawcett Society Charity

Founded in 1866, the Fawcett Society is a leading voice for gender equality based in the UK. Their mission is to create a society where women and girls, in all their diversity, thrive at work, at home, and in public life. They make an impact by tackling major issues like the gender pay gap, gender stereotypes, and political underrepresentation.


Their research has helped to uncover the harmful impact that childhood gender stereotypes have on future careers and on influencing national education policies.


 
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