Fundraise for female-focused charities
International Women's Day (IWD) provides a perfect opportunity to fundraise for female-focused charities, help raise their visibilty, and amplify their awareness raising efforts. 2020 saw IWD raise a hefty six-figure sum for charity. 100% of the proceeds went direct to charity.
"We're grateful for our long-standing partnership with International Women’s Day that provides us with significant funding to help girls achieve their fullest potential, driving change on important issues of gender equality, in their communities and the world.”
- Imogen Fitzpatrick, Head of Strategic Partnerships, WAGGGS
Help forge women's equality by donating to a registered charity or nonprofit that works for the advancement of women and girls. Donating to these groups means choosing to challenge inequality and supporting their important work. There are many commendable groups worldwide.
IWD Charities of Choice
World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the largest international youth movement dedicated to girls and young women, supporting over 10 million girls across 150 countries and is an IWD Charity of Choice since 2007.
Catalyst is a global nonprofit that works with over 800 companies around the world to build workplaces that work for women and is an IWD Charity of Choice since 2017.
Support the supporters
In addition to fundraising for local grassroots groups, please consider supporting the work of these internationally-orientated, female-focused charities.
Equality Now helps create a just world where women and girls have the same rights as men and boys by tackling difficult issues, challenging ingrained cultural assumptions, calling out inequality, and using the power of the law to create enduring equality.
Womankind Worldwide supports women's rights organizations and movements to secure equal rights for women and girls so they can live without fear of violence, have a say in decisions that impact them, and control their own life.
Dress for Success empowers women across the globe to achieve economic independence via a network of support, professional attire, and tools to help them thrive in work and life.
Nomi Network helps to combat human trafficking by creating pathways to safe employment and empowering women and girls to break cycles of slavery in their families and communities.
Examples of IWD fundraising
While IWD directly secures and facilitates donations from entities worldwide for female-focused charities, of which 100% of the proceeds are chanelled direct to the charity, there are also many further ways that local groups can fundraise for the IWD Charities of Choice, charities in the IWD family, or further local charities.
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