Give Back This Holiday Season!

This holiday season, while many of us are lucky to celebrate joy with loved ones and indulge in festive traditions, there are countless individuals and families worldwide who are not so lucky or privileged. We’ve compiled the below list of organizations that are doing crucial work to help support women, girls, and marginalized communities across the globe, so that you can easily give back this holiday season. Plus, if you’re still scrambling to find the perfect last-minute gift for someone, making a donation in their honor is a really simple, thoughtful, and helpful way to show that person you care and make an impact at the same time!

Happy holidays, loves. <3

Ms. Foundation for Women

”At the Ms. Foundation, we work to bring attention to the real challenges facing women, especially women of color and low-income women who are living in poverty, working paycheck to paycheck or both. We tirelessly advocate for national and statewide policy change that will address these challenges, and we support more than 100 organizations throughout the country that are working for change on a grassroots level. “

RAINN

”RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.”

The Trevor Project

”Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.”

MADRE

”MADRE is an international women's human rights organization. We partner with community-based women's groups worldwide facing war and disaster. Our mission is to advance women’s human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to the crises women face. Our history is rooted in progressive movements for peace, justice and women’s human rights.”

Malala Fund

”Malala Fund breaks down the barriers preventing more than 130 million girls around the world from going to school.”

Women for Women International

”Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war. Our programs enable them to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, women are able to create sustainable change for themselves, their family, and community.”

Girls Who Code

”Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology. We’re building the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States.”

National Women’s Law Center

”The Center has worked for more than 40 years to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families. We champion policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential at every stage of their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in retirement. Our staff are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for the most vulnerable women.”

Planned Parenthood

”In October 2016, Planned Parenthood turned 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits.”

Girls Not Brides

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 1000 civil society organisations committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential.”

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

”Our mission is to build collective power of all AAPI women and girls to gain full agency over our lives, our families, and our communities.”

Center for Reproductive Rights

”The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world.”

National Center for Transgender Equality

”The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.”

SisterSong

“SisterSong is a Southern based, national membership organization; our purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.”

Women’s Prison Association

“WPA works with women at all stages of criminal justice involvement.  We promote alternatives to incarceration and help women living in the community to avoid arrest or incarceration by making positive changes in their lives.  Inside prison and jail, we are a source of support to women and a resource to them as they plan for release. After incarceration, women come to WPA for help to build the lives they want for themselves and their families in the community.”

National Partnership for Women and Families

“At the National Partnership, we’re all about making life better for women and families. That means fighting for equality & repro rights & health care & fair pay & paid leave & women & families. That means speaking truth to power and holding our elected leaders accountable. That means fighting back when extremists stand in the way of our progress.”

EngenderHealth

“EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to working toward a world where sexual and reproductive rights are respected as human rights and women and girls have the freedom to reach their full potential. In nearly 20 countries around the world, EngenderHealth creates lasting change by training health care professionals and partnering with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available today and for all generations to come­­.”

Global Fund for Women

“Global Fund for Women is one of the world’s leading foundations for gender equality, standing up for the human rights of women and girls. We campaign for freedom from violence, economic justice, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Our Vision is that every woman and girl is strong, safe, powerful, and heard. No exceptions.”

Women’s Refugee Commission

“The Women's Refugee Commission improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice. Since our founding in 1989, we have been a leading expert on the needs of refugee women and children, and the policies that can protect and empower them.”