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Ladies all around the world are coming together to make things better for everyone, from improving women’s health to campaigning for girls’ education. There are so many ways you can fundraise to help other women and these initiatives have been chosen based on the work they do and the impact. If you’re looking for female-led charities whose work is really making a difference to women around the world, these top 5 fundraising female initiatives need your support.

Buy Gifts from Women for Women International

This time of year, many of us will be spending time finding the right gift for those special people in our lives, but wouldn’t it be great if those gifts supported women in need around the world? Founded in 1993 by Zainab Salbi, Women for Women International is a charity dedicated to empowering women who have been forgotten around the world.

As a war survivor herself, Salbi’s vision is to create a world where women are in charge of their own destinies, no matter where in the world. From job training to education to mental healthcare, Women for Women International have assisted more than half a million women who have been affected by war. Their gift collection includes pigs for female farmers in Nigeria, numeracy training for women with no education or a doctor’s visit for a family in a conflict zone.

Campaign for Equality Now

Focussed on social change through using the power of the law, Equality Now is a charity dedicated to creating equality for women and girls around the world. Founded in 1992 by three women, Jessica Neuwirth, Navanethem Pillay, and Feryal Gharahi, this initiative has been highlighting women’s issues and demanding better, safer lives for women everywhere. You can support their work by donating, fundraising or raising awareness of their causes. Their aim to raise awareness of women’s rights features a number of different campaigns, petitions and actions which you can take to make lives better for women everywhere.

Run for Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid has been providing emergency support for women and children who have been affected by domestic violence since 1974. This national network of refugees has been providing a safe space for women to escape from domestic abuse as well as advocating for women’s rights and an end to violence against women. They are a grassroots federation in England that provides support, recognition and life-saving services for women and children in need.

If you love running or want to take on a new challenge for a good cause, run for Team Women’s Aid and receive dedicated support from their fundraising team. You can also join one of their many campaigns to support women’s rights or hold a fundraising fashion event to raise awareness and help Women’s Aid to continue providing a safe space for women and children.

Sponsor a girl with Plan International

Plan International is a charity for children around the world which advocates for an equal world for girls and provides real support for children in need. Their Sponsor a Child fundraising initiative allows you to have a one to one connection with a girl who needs support, with written communication and updates about their progress. From education to clean water and healthcare, Plan International is dedicated to helping children out of poverty in some of the world’s poorest communities. Whatever you love, share your passion and inspiration with a child who needs it and sponsor a girl to achieve their dreams.

Support girls’ education with the Malala Fund

There are more than 130 million girls around the world who aren’t in school and the Malala Fund was set up to address this. Founded by girls’ rights advocate and UN Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai and her father, the foundation is designed to provide girls with the right to education, no matter where they live. From training other young Pakistani women as activists to creating safe spaces for girls in northern Nigeria, you can donate to the Malala Fund to invest in girls’ education where it is most needed. From a one-off donation to a monthly gift, your financial support will allow a girl who doesn’t have access to education to learn, lead and change the world for good.

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