International & Global Organizations


Action Aid USA works  in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, with over 25 million poor people. Our work seeks to create and sustain better futures by providing relief from disasters and conflicts, empowering women, fighting hunger, holding governments accountable, and making education accessible. Action Aid USA


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzThe AHA Foundation works to protect and reinforce the basic rights and freedoms of women and girls, including security and control of their own bodies, access to an education, the ability to work outside the home and control their own income, freedom of expression and association, and the myriad other basic civil rights defined under the laws of Western democracies and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Foundation is opposed to the adoption of dual legal systems to adjudicate family disputes in religious families and supports the separation of all religions and the State. AHA Foundation


aiwr_logo The Alliance for International Women’s Rights is a U.S. non-profit organization with a mission of supporting women leaders and future women leaders in developing countries. We do this by creating connections between Afghan women and professionals in developed countries who would like to use their skills to further women’s rights. The primary way in which we create these connections is through our long-distance Empowerment Programs. A secondary, but also important aspect of the Alliance is the belief that creating connections between people of different cultures is a remarkably rewarding, life-changing experience that can help improve international understanding and relations, one person at a time. Alliance for International Women’s Rights


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AFYA Foundation draws on the experience of committed health professionals, business leaders, media pioneers, and global visionaries. They partner with a network of donor hospitals, health organizations, corporations, and individual households for the collection of medical supplies and humanitarian provisions. AFYA has implemented citywide strategies to pick up supplies that save lives abroad. Together with Saving Mothers, they are specifically working to offer safe and successful delivery for thousands of mothers-to-be in Liberia and Guatemala.  AFYA


6-logoname-transAfrican Women’s Development Fund has blazed a trail for women’s rights and philanthropy across the African continent since 2001. The first pan-African women’s grant maker on the continent, AWDF has established itself as an innovative organization at the cutting edge of social justice and women’s rights philanthropy in Africa. AWDF has provided US$17 million in grants to 800 women’s organizations in 42 African countries. AWDF’s grant making processes are uniquely designed to meet the needs of African women and include the provision of small grants to community-based organizations, main grants (up to $50,000), and capacity building support and a strong focus on movement building. AWDF


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Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion, and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.

 Amnesty International has worked over the past 50 years to increase human rights work. They have taken great strides to campaign for the rights of women. Amnesty International 


logoThe Avon Foundation for Women has been improving and saving women’s lives since it was founded in 1955, and they are proud to be the largest corporate philanthropy dedicated to women’s causes globally. Through 2012, Avon global philanthropy has raised and donated more than $910 million worldwide. From crusading against breast cancer to speaking out against domestic violence, the Avon Foundation has been standing strong for women for several decades. Learn more about the impact of their campaigns at The Avon Foundation for Women


icon_small_bill_melinda_gates_foundation_logoThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health program focuses on expanding the use of current solutions and developing new ones to ensure that mothers and infants survive and stay healthy during childbirth and early childhood, when services are most lacking and the majority of deaths occur.  They work closely with governments, United Nations agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, and we collaborate with other programs at the foundation in areas such as nutrition, family planning, and infectious diseases. Maternal Neonatal & Child Health



brac_logoBRAC is a development NGO and global leader in creating opportunity for the world’s poor. What started out as a limited relief operation in 1972 in a remote village of Bangladesh has turned into the largest development organisation in the world. Organising the poor using communities’ own human and material resources, BRAC (formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) catalyses lasting change, creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. Our work now touches the lives of an estimated 135 million people, with staff and BRAC-trained entrepreneurs numbering in the hundreds of thousands, a global movement bringing change to 11 countries in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. BRAC



CARE International is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives. CARE



220px-FF_Logo_Vert_Color_RGB_091613Fistula Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization which was founded in 2000 and dedicated to raising awareness of and funding for obstetric fistula treatment worldwide. The foundation funds more fistula repair surgeries than any other nonprofit not taking government funding. It has raised more than $20 million from donors throughout the United States. They believe that no woman should have to suffer a life of shame and isolation for trying to bring a child into the world. We are dedicated to raising awareness of and funding for fistula repair, prevention, and educational programs worldwide to help eradicate fistula. Its focus is supporting treatment and funding projects for awareness and prevention of fistula globally. Fistula Foundation


imgresThe Global Fund for Women seeks to advance the rights of women and girls worldwide by increasing the resources for and investing in women-led organizations and women’s collective leadership for change. The Global Fund for Women was founded in Palo Alto California by three bold women: Anne Firth Murray, Founding President, Frances Kissling, and Laura Lederer. The three were convinced that women’s human rights and dignity were essential to the advancement of global agendas for social, economic, and political change. Frustrated by traditional philanthropy’s lack of interest in funding women’s groups and human rights, they forged a new path, founding an organization that would fund women-led organizations directly. Global Fund for Women


zzzHaiti Adolescent Girls Network is a global NGO that empowers the most vulnerable of Haitian girls, ages 10-19, in the wake of the devastating earthquake, through a program of social, health, and economic asset building in protective girl-only spaces. Launched in July 2010, the initiative is helping to break the cycle of poverty and violence for 1,200 girls and 80 peer mentors, and serve as a vehicle for building the capacity of local and international NGOs to implement girl-centered programming. The Haiti Adolescent Girls Network


pic1International Association for Women Police s a global organization for women in criminal justice professions. Its mission is to “strengthen, unite and raise the profile of women in criminal justice internationally.” Their vision is for women’s lives to be free from discrimination, valued for their contribution, and treated with respect and dignity, and to contribute by being an example of excellence in securing a safe, harmonious workplace and society as partners in safety in the criminal justice system. IAWP


logoInternational Council of Women was the first women’s organization to work across national boundaries for the common cause of advocating human rights for women. The main goal of ICW is to establish a network of women’s organizations that are willing to promote the role of women at the political, economic and social level. ICW is celebrating this year its 125th Anniversary. It is the occasion to evaluate the progress of the status of women round the world. Indeed, progress is noticeable in women’s participation in politics and in their representation in Parliaments at local, regional and national levels. ICW


logoiwhcInternational Women’s Health Coalition works with individuals and groups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote women’s reproductive and sexual health rights. Provides technical, managerial, moral, and financial support to reproductive health providers, advocacy groups, and women’s organizations in the global south. Publishes books and papers and maintains a global communications network of 6,000 individuals and organizations in 143 countries. IWHC


iwhp-logoInternational Women’s Health Program works with professional associations and health practitioners in developing countries to upgrade the capacity of health systems to deliver emergency obstetric care, improve the provision of maternal health care through the use of maternal death reviews, and promote sexual and reproductive rights. Working alongside partner OB/GYN associations, SOGC members volunteer their time as course instructors in the country of delivery. IWHP


IWMFThe International Women’s Media Foundation is a Washington-based organization dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide, founded in 1990 by a group of prominent U.S. women journalists. The IWMF believes the news media worldwide are not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women. The IWMF celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to speak out on global issues. The IWMF’s programs empower women journalists with the training, support and network to become leaders in the news industry.  IWMF


logoThe International Women’s Program works to advance women’s rights and gender equality in law and in practice. The program promotes and protects the rights of women and girls around the globe, particularly in places where good governance and respect for the rule of law have been weakened or destroyed by conflict. We aim to strengthen institutions that are responsive to and inclusive of women and to create conditions that allow women to control their own political, economic, and social development. Through grantmaking, advocacy, capacity building, organizing meetings and exchanges, and building coalitions, they support efforts to reduce discrimination and violence against women, strengthen access to justice, and promote women’s empowerment.  IWP


imagesThe International YMCA offers life-changing cultural exchange programs for young people globally. Working within the YMCA network with our local, national and international partners – we bring people together through our various programs: Y Global Teens, Y Global Leaders, Y-to-Y Partnerships, UN Relations, and volunteer programs. Since 1911, our programs have been working to build global citizens by enhancing mutual understanding, fostering the exchange of ideas, and bringing people together for peace. YMCA


logoMade by Survivors is an international nonprofit organization which employs and educates survivors of slavery and other human rights abuses, including women and children living in extreme poverty.  Our programs create jobs in highly respected professions.  We create jobs with high wages that develop business and leadership skills.  In India, metalsmithing and jewelry design is traditionally a man’s only profession.  Our survivor metalsmiths are breaking gender barriers. Made by Survivors


danland_logoSince 1983, the Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Their Issues Affecting Women Program seeks to contribute to a world in which women have the rights, capacity and opportunity to experience safety from violence and to enjoy their full and equal human rights.  It aims to build a strong and vibrant women’s movement comprising of women who are empowered individually and collectively to challenge patriarchal norms, tackle the root causes of inequality and demand the full spectrum of their rights. They also work to end existing patterns of violence that disrupt women’s lives and support and recovery services that empower women. Oak Foundation


logoPacific Institute for Women’s Health is dedicated to improving women’s health and wellbeing locally and globally, the Institute takes a comprehensive approach to the complex realities of women’s lives and works through applied research, advocacy, community involvement, consultation, and training. PIWH


logo-headSaving Mothers is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to women’s health, education and empowerment. Through public health initiatives, we aim to give women and their health care providers the tools they need to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. Projects include initiatives in Guatemala, Liberia, and the Dominican Republic. Saving Mothers


downloadUnited Nations Population Fund is a UN organization that delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA partners with governments, other agencies and civil society to advance UNFPA’s mission. Two frameworks guide its efforts: the Programme of Action adopted at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development and the Millennium Development Goals, eight targets to reduce extreme poverty by 2015. Since the date for achieving these goals and targets is fast approaching, work is being accelerated to analyze successes, to galvanize support and to redouble efforts. UNFPA 


logo_mainThe United Nations Foundation believes that empowering women and girls with educational and economic opportunities and securing their health and human rights is one of the best investments we can make for families, communities, and the world. We work with the UN and our NGO, corporate and government partners to promote gender equality; advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (including family planning); advocate for increased resources and funding for programs and activities benefitting adolescent girls; eliminate gender-based violence; combat climate change; and improve maternal health care using integrated health systems and mobile technology. UN Foundation


UN_Women_Horizontal_English_Blue_TransparentBackgroundUN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was created by the United Nations General Assembly in July 2010. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment including Division for the Advancement of Women, International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, and the United Nations Development Fund for Women. UN Women


VGIF_logoSquareThe Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund, Inc. provides grants worldwide to improve the lives of women and children by funding projects for educational activities, leadership training, community development, and the advancement of understanding and cooperation among women. Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund


Image1WomenAid International’s mission is to provide relief and assistance to women and children suffering distress caused by war, disasters or poverty, to WomenAid International’s mission is to provide relief and assistance to women and children suffering distress caused by war, disasters or poverty, to empower women through education, training, provision of credit and to campaign against violations of women’s human rights. The reality for women, as we approach the third millennium, is a litany of gender discrimination and abuse. Reducing the poverty and powerlessness of millions of women throughout the world is not just a women’s issue but is central to sustainable economic and social development of the global community.  It is a complex global humanitarian challenge.  The existence of Women’s Aid International is a response to that challenge.  WomenAid International 


WGEF_trans_cleanWomen’s Global Empowerment Fund seeks to reach underserved women through economic, social and political programs; creating opportunities while addressing inequality, strengthening families and communities. Through grassroots strategies, marginalized women are given the tools necessary to alleviate poverty thus facilitating sustainable development and empowerment. Our goal is to work for social justice, increased human security and women’s empowerment. Women’s Global Empowerment Fund


logoWomen of Uganda Network is a non-governmental organization initiated in May 2000 by several women’s organizations in Uganda to develop the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among women as tools to share information and address issues collectively. WOUGNET’s mission is to promote and support the use of ICTs by women and women organisations in Uganda, so that they can take advantage of the opportunities presented by ICTs in order to effectively address national and local problems of sustainable development. Women of Uganda Network


logoWomen Thrive Worldwide works to create a world in which women and men work together as equals so that they, their families and their communities can thrive. They advocate for change at the U.S. and global levels so that women and men can share equally in the enjoyment of opportunities, economic prosperity, voice, and freedom from fear and violence. They ground our work in the realities of women living in poverty, partner with locally based organizations, and create powerful coalitions to advance the interests of the women and girls we serve. Women Thrive Worldwide


zzWomen’s World Banking is the global nonprofit devoted to giving more low-income women access to the financial tools and resources they require to build security and prosperity. For more than 35 years we have worked with financial institutions to show them the benefit of investing in women as customers, and as leaders. We continue to equip these institutions with in-depth market research, with sustainable financial products and consumer education to meet women’s needs. We perform market research to learn what financial products and information low-income women need, and develop innovative, practical ways for institutions to do business with women. Women’s World Banking


download (2)The World Bank provides low-interest loans, interest-free credits, and grants to developing countries. These support a wide array of investments in such areas as education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. Some of our projects are cofinanced with governments, other multilateral institutions, commercial banks, exportcredit agencies, and private sector investors. We also provide or facilitate financing through trust fund partnerships with bilateral and multilateral donors. Many partners have asked the Bank to help manage initiatives that address needs across a wide range of sectors and developing regions. The World Bank 


zonta_logoZonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy, founded in 1919. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 65 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta’s mission and objectives. Zonta International