Today we recognize the #1 expert-identified violence against women nonprofit: Global Fund for Women.
Global Fund for Women works with grassroots organizations to identify and fund solutions for issues surrounding violence against women. By funding women’s organizations of all sizes around the world, GFW has an impact on local, national, and international levels. Read more about the organizations and women they impact below:
Marceline Mwamuye had a busy weekend. On top of planting maize and tending to her farm animals, she worked with local fishery experts to dig a pond on her half-acre of land in Kilifi County, an arid region along the coast of Kenya. Marceline will fill the pond with water, and place sacks of manure along the edges to provide nutrients so algae will grow and support a thriving fish population.
The fish in her pond won’t just benefit her household; she wants to use her new fishpond to teach others in her village to do the same. In Marceline’s community, most families rely on farming and fishing from the ocean for their livelihoods. However, with declining wild fish populations due to pollution, overfishing and climate change, they are forced to find alternatives.
“There used to be fish in the ocean, but now there is nothing,” said Marceline, who grows a variety of crops, raises chickens, goats and now, fish.
Through her involvement with Global Fund for Women grantee, Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood (GROOTS), Marceline uses her own farm as a demonstration plot to teach women about indigenous plants and organic farming methods that can reduce the cost of production, improve productivity and increase household income. The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. We are America’s mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.
(Learn more about them at: http://www.globalfundforwomen.org/who-we-are)
Global Fund for Women has been providing needed funds to women’s organizations for over 20 years. Experts say that without their support many amazing organizations would not exist today. They also cultivate women leaders and support equity though advocacy. Their leadership in the field has been felt locally, regionally and internationally. Read more about Global Fund for Women’s accomplishments and expert opinions here.