Thank you so much for your donation to With and For Girls!
Your kind contribution means we ensure girls’ voices matter and that we amplify the fact that girls are best placed to lead and inform on issues that affect them. The With and For Girls Collective is a group of organisations that champion the collective action of girls as agents of change. We believe that when girls organise, they and their organisations can play a leading role in transforming societies and building gender equality. 2019 is already off to an exciting start:
2019 Awards nominations open
Since we launched in 2014, the With and For Girls Awards have seen exponential growth. We have worked with 103 referral partners, received 474 nominations, shortlisted 137, worked with 15 panels of adolescent girls to award 60 grassroots girl-led and girl-centred organisations in over 41 countries, who together reach over 1.5 million people. In April 2019 we launch the 2019 With and For Girls nominations to find incredible girl-led and girl-centred groups around the world. We have some exciting new categories coming up so stay tuned.
Girls Voices make it to the UN Human Rights Council
A new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders to the UN Human Rights Council highlights the work of With and For Girls for the work in Mexico City.
Last October, the With and For Girls Collective brought together 12 girl activists from organisations in Palestine, Kyrgyzstan, U.S.A, Poland, Kenya, Nepal, Barbados, Guatemala, Israel, Romania and Nicaragua! Each and every girl activist who attended works tirelessly in their countries to improve the lives of girls and so we wanted them to be able to share their realities with the Human Rights Funders Network at their annual global meeting in Mexico City.
The UN Special Rapporteurs report included the pledges the girl activists asked funders to take and why they are an example of good practice for funding that enables women defenders to promote and protect human rights. Check out this powerful video on what girls want us all to know.
Watch that girl go...
We know that girls are often overlooked, underestimated and invisible in key decision making spaces which is why, in 2018, we launched a visibility fund to provide support to girls to identify and travel to places girls should be and continue to identify events where we believe girls voices matter. Since the beginning of 2019, With and For Girls Award Winners have travelled to New York for the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Kathmandu for the CREA Re-Conference and Washington DC for Violence Against Children and Violence against Women meeting
A new home for With and For Girls
Since 2014 when With and For Girls launched, Stars Foundation has hosted the Collective and Awards. During 2018 the With and For Girls Collective worked with panels of adolescent girls from Kenya, Lebanon and Nepal to find and select a new home for the Collective for 2019 and beyond. Following a competitive selection process, we are really excited to announce that this will be Purposeful, a funder and movement building hub for adolescent girls which began in Sierra Leone.
Thank you for supporting, believing and standing with and for girls. You will hear from us soon!
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