Women and Girls Lead partner organizations offer opportunities for individuals and communities to help women and girls thrive in the U.S. and around the world. We invite you to lend your voice and support to the activities listed below.
Tomorrow is too late, Stand up for Women Today!
International Rescue Committee invites you to Take a Pledge to stand up for women and girls! Every day, millions of women and girls confront serious threats to their safety, their health, their livelihoods, and their dignity. Yet given a chance, they have the strength to transform their families, their communities and our world. Find out more
We believe women and girls will change the world, whether they work as CEOs, community organizers, mothers, or presidents. But today, women face countless obstacles on their journeys to leadership. Among Fortune 500 companies, 12 are run by female executives ⎯ only two percent. Women and Girls Lead fights that statistic. In collaboration with our campaign partners, we’re working to give women and girls the confidence and tools they need to guide our world to a better future.
Take the Power of Girls Pledge
CARE and Girl Scouts of the USA recently launched the Power of Girls, a leadership development and education-based initiative that mobilizes girls in the United States on the critical issues impacting girls around the world. There are girls everywhere in the world who aren’t treated fairly. We have the power to change this and it starts with YOU! Join a powerful grassroots movement that’s changing the lives of girls everywhere. Take the pledge and find a Girl Scouts council near you
Follow the Leader
Follow the Leader (January 18 – June 2011) aims to bridge the one-day commitment to Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision into a broader embrace of service as a strategy to solve the nation’s most pressing challenges. The result of Follow the Leader will be to increase and mobilize the number of Americans involved in volunteer service, to identify and connect with volunteer leaders within their communities, and to help those who want to get involved in volunteering to implement effective projects in their neighborhoods. The campaign website offers Project Playbooks – step-by-step guides to completing service projects in four areas: economy, education, emergency preparedness and recovery, and the environment. Get inspired to serve!
Become a Woman of Vision
Join with other like-minded women around the country — Women of Vision is a chapter-based volunteer program mobilizing and empowering women and girls locally. Motivated to take action, Women of Vision learn, serve, support projects, and advocate together. Learn how you can become a Woman of Vision
Violence shatters women's and girls’ ability to thrive. But abuse and harassment are all too common in the United States and abroad. At least one in three women will be beaten, raped, or otherwise abused during her lifetime, according to UN Women. Living free from violence will allow women and girls to contribute to their own growth and that of their communities.
Sponsor a Woman Survivor of War
Women for Women International mobilizes women to change their lives through a holistic approach that addresses the unique needs of women in conflict and post-conflict environments.
Our one-year program teaches job skills, business and money management basics, and rights-awareness education. We begin by working with women who may have lost everything in conflict and often have nowhere else to turn. Participation in our program launches women on a journey from victim to survivor to active citizen. Currently we work in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Sudan. Sponsor today
Send a Wake Up Call
From California to Congo, women and girls face unspeakable violence and abuse. Yet each day, people are fighting to create a world where gender is not an obstacle for a girl to reach her full potential. Visit the International Rescue Committee’s new interactive multimedia site, the Wake Up Call, to join this community. Share your own story and send a wake up call
Draw Your Digital Line
Your mobile, IM, and online accounts are all a part of you. When someone you’re dating is controlling, disrespecting, or pressuring you in those spaces, that’s not cool.That’s Not Cool is a national public education campaign sponsored and co-created by Futures Without Violence, the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women, and the Advertising Council. Using digital examples of controlling, pressuring, and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse, the campaign provides tools to help you draw your digital line about what is, or is not, okay in your relationships. Learn more about resources for teens in abusive relationships
Microfinance has the power to transform women and our world. Research has shown that female entrepreneurs invest their profits in ways that have a profound impact on their communities, according to Women’s World Banking. Women and Girls Lead is raising awareness of this positive impact. With our partners, we’re developing tools to teach girls financial literacy and empower them to become self-sufficient.
Send a CARE Package
CARE created the original CARE Package® in 1946 to deliver food and supplies to Europeans after World War II. Since then, CARE’s anti-poverty strategy has evolved. Instead of delivering food in boxes to individuals, CARE now attacks poverty at its roots; empowering women and girls, giving them the tools they need to help themselves. In honor of the 100th anniversary of International Woman’s Day, CARE is launching a new CARE Package that reflects this transformation.
The new CARE Package has no cardboard. It’s digital, web-based, and social-media friendly. More importantly, it includes long-term solutions to fighting poverty, such as girl’s education, maternal health, and microfinance. It also advocates for policies. Send a CARE Package today
Support Girls’ Savings Programs
Giving low-income girls access to savings products and financial education, designed specifically for them, can empower them economically and socially. By cultivating an understanding of saving, building saving habits, and opening savings accounts which they control, girls develop skills in asset accumulation, risk management, and goal setting, better equipping them to plan for the future. Learn more