The Best Women’s Organizations Empowering Women
On January 21, 2017, 5 million people worldwide joined together at the Women’s March to send their message to the world that women’s rights are human rights.
Awesome women’s advocacy groups helped inspire more than 1 million people in the U.S. and abroad on that day and in honor of International Women’s Day this coming March 8th, we at Purse for the People would like to pay homage to these amazing organizations who work to empower women.
United Nations Women
“Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but its achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications”.
Un Women was formed in 2010 as a way of accelerating the UN’s goal of gender equality and advancement towards the empowerment of women. Four separate divisions that were consolidated to bring about the UN’s goals of acceleration.
Here are the specific principles these combined agencies are working to promote world wide.
- Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
- Treat all women and men fairly at work-respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination
- Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
- Promote education, training, and professional development for women
- Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
- Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
- Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality
This 100-year-old US organization, Planned Parenthood, gives all women access to proper reproductive healthcare and provides women with opportunities to enhance their education about their rights and health decisions.
PPH provides “reliable health care (and the majority is preventative) which helps prevent unintended pregnancies through contraception, reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections through testing and treatment, screen for cervical and other cancers.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is dedicated to a multi-issue and multi-strategy way of advancing women’s rights. They focus on these 6 core issues
- Reproductive Rights and Justice:
- Ending Violence Against Women:
- Economic Justice:
- LGBT Rights:
- Racial Justice:
- Constitutional Equality Amendment:
Girls Who Code
Girls who code, founded by Reshma Saujani, helps to reduce the gender gap in the technology job sector. Smart girls ROCK.