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7 Charities to support through your business this International Women’s Day

This Sunday we will see people all over the world celebrating International Women’s Day; a global day which recognises the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

To mark the occasion we wanted to highlight some of the incredible women’s charities that your business can support via Work for Good.

Plan International UK

7 Charities to support through your business this International Women’s Day

Plan International is a global children’s charity, who work to give every child the same chance in life. They provide access to essential services, including education, healthcare, clean water and toilets as well as providing emergency relief when disasters happen.

They are also dedicated to improving girls’ lives globally. By working with young people, they’re challenging gender inequality, campaigning against harmful practices like child marriage and enabling girls everywhere to build a better future.

So far they have helped over 83,000 children in 48 countries and they have reached 8 million people around the world with their work in 2018–19.

If you would like to help support their important work you can find out more here.

Dundee International Women’s Children

7 Charities to support through your business this International Women’s Day

Dundee International Women’s Children exists to engage, educate and self-empower women from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, to help them achieve their personal goals. They provide educational, recreational and social activities, as well as employment training, information and advice services for disadvantaged and/or excluded women from over sixty countries.

Find out more about how you can help them here.

Women for Women International

7 Charities to support through your business this International Women’s Day

Women for Women International supports women who live in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Women enrol on the charity’s year-long training programme, where they learn how to earn and save money, improve their family’s health and make their voices heard at home and in their community.

The charity has helped more than 479,000 marginalised women survivors of war in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.

Find out more and how you can help them here.

Contact

7 Charities to support through your business this International Women’s Day

Contact provides accommodation and practical support for homeless teenage girls who may have experienced relationship breakdowns, domestic violence, forced marriage, threatened abduction as well as physical and emotional abuse.

Their vital work includes helping to support young women with the next stage, whether they want to return to education, start a job or explore training opportunities. So far they have helped over 800 young women get back on their feet, and help them move onto better, happier futures.

Find out more about how you could help them here.

Womankind

7 Charities to support through your business this International Women’s Day

Womankind is a mental health charity run by women for women. Their services include: counselling, group therapy, specialist sexual violence and abuse services, trauma counselling for refugees and trafficked women (with interpreters), befriending, a specialist Deaf women’s counselling service, and a telephone and web-chat helpline. Their helpline handles around 5,000 calls and 700 emails a year; a third of the callers to it have suffered sexual abuse/ sexual assault or rape, or domestic abuse.

Find out more about how you could help them here.

Microloan

7 Charities to support through your business this International Women’s Day

Microloan “are a very different kind of charity, offering hope, not handouts.” They enable some of the most vulnerable women in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe to work their own way out of poverty by helping them to start a business by providing a small loan, training and mentoring, enabling these women to provide food, healthcare and education for their families.

Find out more about how you could help them here.

Women and Children First

7 Charities to support through your business this International Women’s Day

Women and Children guides women to overcome their problems, setting up community health groups and brings women and men together to find the answers they need.

They come up with life-saving ideas like bicycle ambulances, sourcing and distributing mosquito nets, and cleaning water sources and create long-term, sustainable solutions.

So far they have reduced newborn deaths by up to 33%, maternal deaths by up to 49% and saved over 6,250 lives to date — and counting.

Find out more about how you could help them here.