The more women and girls can receive a helping hand the better for the entire world’s future. It has been said time and time again that women and girls are the future of so many developing countries and yet they typically linger on the bottom rung of society.
Each year Women Deliver celebrates International Women’s Day by highlighting social enterprises that improve the lives of women and girls worldwide. Out of 25 very deserving organizations 10 made the final cut after public votes were cast. Winners were announced last Friday.
The winners represent a global mix of organizations that range from helping young girls code to empowering the next generation of women leaders. Each winner will receive a full scholarship to attend Women Deliver’s conference in May that will be held in Malaysia.
The full list of social enterprise challenge contestants (in alphabetical order) are below.
Black Girls Code
Location: USA and Africa
Global Health Media Project
Location: Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, India, Bangladesh, and Cambodia
Location: United States
Location: Qatar and Middle East North Africa region
VOICE 4 Girls
Location: Cambodia, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Thailand
Woman to Woman Foundation
Photo: UN Photo/Stuart Price