Charities that ‘Invest in Women and Accelerate Progress’ in 2024

By donating, you're paving the way to an equitable future for females worldwide.

International Women’s Day is a day to come together and mark the progress made to end gender inequality.

The official theme endorsed by the United Nations in 2024 is ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’.

One of the biggest barriers when it comes to gender equality is still the lack of funding. Investing in women means investing in the environment, the economy, and community.

There are many women’s charities, to whom March 8 is like every other day of the year. Their fight and passion to give women around the world an equal opportunity is the driving force behind their work. By contributing to their cause you invest in a female future.

What is ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’?

This year’s International Women’s Day theme addresses areas in which progress has halted due to the lack of resources channelled into women.

In so many areas we are progressing, but there is still work to be done. According to the United Nations when we focus on investing in women we positively impact, poverty, human rights challenges, gender-responsive financing, a greener and more caring society, and feminist change makers.

So, how can you invest in women in 2024? Continue reading for the top eight women’s charities you can donate to that empower progress professionally, socially, and politically.

One Girl Australia

One Girl believes “education is a right not a privilege”. They’re a grassroots not-for-profit organisation fighting for girls and young women of all financial, cultural, and social backgrounds to have access to education.

Their understanding of the women they are helping comes from listening to these women directly. They listen to their stories and challenges, and use this information to drive progress.

This International Women’s Day you can invest in female education here.

One Girl Australia

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance

Established in 2009, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA) champions the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. They advocate through their representation of over 180 women’s charities and organisations across the country.

They strive to give a voice to these women by advocating for improved domestic and international policies.

The NATSIWA is on a mission to ensure these women can secure their educational, financial, and political future through stronger relationships with government.

You can donate to the NATSIWA here.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance unites other women's charities

The Global Women’s Project

The Global Women’s Project is a registered charity who creates opportunities for women to make change.

Like many women’s charities, they aim to provide women with the tools needed for an equitable future. These tools include resources, information, community and skills.

Since the beginning, The Global Women’s Project has opened four resource hubs. These hubs are accessed by women for financial, educative and legal support.

They provide counselling resources, business loans, and offer vocational training and business skills based on local market demand.

You can donate to The Global Women’s Project here.

One Million Women

One Million Women

Investing in women means investing in the environment.

One Million Women began with founder Natalie Isaacs who started off as a cosmetic manufacturer. She understood the role she was playing in overconsumption, “I realised that every single thing we do shapes the world.” says Natalie.

One Million Women’s goal is to provide women with the information they need to live climate action every day. They focus on environmental education through global campaigns and challenges, using their community to spread awareness through social media and other digital platforms.

Get involved in their next environmental awareness campaign or donate here.

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Girls Who Code

Advocacy and accessibility for women in engineering is a crucial element in female progress.

Girls Who Code is pushing back on the stereotypes in technology and opening doors for girls who want to enter into the space.

Over the last three decades, the number of female computer scientists dropped from 37% to 24%. Through summer programs, clubs, college and career programs, Girls Who Code are fighting to close the gap in tech and prepare young girls for a career in the field.

Donate to Girls Who Code here.

Girls Who Code is a charity for women in tech.

Malala Fund

The Malala Fund is another charity who invests in the education of women around the world.

Their focus is to amplify female voices, and empower them to ask for what they want and need, as well as supporting this through leadership accountability, from a local to international level.

Their Education Champion Network invests in local level educators and fellow advocates in areas where secondary education for women is still rare.

You can donate to the Malala Fund here.

Malala Fund is a women's charity.

Plan International Australia

Plan International Australia focusses on international development as well as fighting for female equality.

With a direct focus on the root of the issue for many underprivileged girls, Plan International Australia tackles the effects of famine, climate change, and conflicts. In these environments, females are often left behind and subject to violence, denied access to education and basic human rights, and robbed of their freedoms.

Working with communities, Plan International Australia provides resources and tools to fight against disaster and empower women to see and live a more equitable future.

Donate to Plan International Australia here.

Plan International Australia

Women Deliver

Women Deliver drives investment both financially and politically.

They are at the forefront of advocacy for gender equality, equipping their diverse voices and advocates with evidence that proves to changemakers that investing in women is the only way forward.

With a focus on engaging young people, Women Deliver is using the voices of the future to fight for change, and empowers women to be at the centre of issues that directly effect them.

You can donate to Women Deliver here.

Women Deliver

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