There are a ton of ways that you can celebrate Women's History Month, which takes place during March — but, of course, one of the most significant ways to participate in this day is to donate. To support the cause for equal women’s rights. There are tons of women organizations to donate to and to set up monthly donations subscriptions with.
These organizations have a lot of range when it comes to their mission. Some of them are concentrating on reproductive rights, making sure women have control over their own bodies and are given the choice to do with it as they please. There are organizations educating young women to get involved with politics and become powerful leaders in their communities. There are some organizations that are making sure marginalized women are equipped with proper resources when it comes to health and economic independence.
All in all, these organizations have one mission: To help women. To make sure that women have a voice, and have the proper resources to take care of themselves and help other women. Here’s a few organizations to consider donating to, as well as to consider setting up monthly donation subscriptions with so that you can continue to give back long after March is over.
Women For Women International
Women for Women International is working to help marginalized women in countries that are affected by war and poverty by offering tools, resources, and trained skills so they can seek economic efficiency. You can actually sponsor a sister for $35 a month.
Running Start is an organization teaching young women and girls the importance of being involved with politics, and educating them with skills to become leaders. Donations can help with their trainings.
Live Your Dream
Live Your Dream is determined to help women and girls face their dreams by providing them with the resources and skills to get them there with social and economic empowerment. They also help women who have experienced any violence either domestic, dating abuse, or sex trafficking, through their program. Donate here.
"Right now, there are 21 female senators in the Senate [...] It’s not enough." https://t.co/JyvWdQMXMW— EMILY's List (@emilyslist) February 28, 2017
Emily’s List simply works to get more Democratic pro-choice women elected into office. You can help elect the next Elizabeth Warren by donating here.
National Women’s Law Center
The National Women’s Law Center is protecting and promoting equality of women by providing opportunities that will help women reach their fullest potential in every aspect of their lives. Donations specifically go towards resources for these types of opportunities.
Although Win is specifically New York City-based, the mission is incredible. It is ensuring that homeless women and children are provided with safe housing, services, and programs to get them on their feet. They actually provide eight different ways you can donate to make it applicable to anyone’s giving situation.
Girls Inc. is basically an organization that is helping to raise a strong generation of youth. They work to inspire girls to become strong, brave, smart, and independent women through their services and advocacy programs. Girls Inc. actually hosts annual luncheons to raise money (one in NYC is fast approaching on March 7), and you can also give a planned gift.
Boys & Girls Clubs Of America
BGCA is helping students outside of the classroom, literally. They host after-school club programs for students who are left unsupervised right after school. They help to teach values and skills that motivate them to continue reaching for the stars. Donate here.
Planned Parenthood really doesn’t need much explanation, but just in case: It’s an organization that is helping millions of women to make informed decisions about their health needs worldwide. Donate here.
Center For Reproductive Rights
On a similar note, the Center for Reproductive Rights is fighting the same cause by working to advance reproductive freedom as a basic human right. Donate here.
National Organization For Women
National Organization for Women, also known as NOW, is working towards achieving full equality in education and litigation for women. You can donate a one-time gift, or commit to a monthly contribution.
She Should Run
She Should Run is working to expand the number of future elected women leaders by inspiring women and girls to aspire for leadership roles within their communities. Donate here.
Ultraviolet is fighting sexism and expanding women’s rights in all spectrums of life. They work on a range of issues including health care, reproductive rights, and racial justice to name a few. Support their efforts by donating here.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the voice that is trying to silence any tolerance of domestic violence. You can support programs that are driving this change by donating here.
Family Care International
Family Care International works with women around the world to make pregnancy and childbirth safer and healthier. They do so by improving the quality, availability, and affordability of health services. You can make that a reality by donating here.
RAINN stands for Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. They created the National Sexual Assault Hotline, and also provide programs that help to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and put predators behind bars. Donate here.
We will continue to fight tirelessly for all Americans and our constitutional values, so that everyone is treated with dignity and respect— ACLU National (@ACLU) March 1, 2017
Yes, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) fights for everyone, but it’s imperative that women are a huge part of that voice. They are fighting for human rights no matter who you are, what gender you identify with, what you believe, or what you look like. Donate here.