TOPIC: WOMEN EMPOWERMENT (47)

Girls on the Run

http://www.girlsontherunpdx.org/index.html

Girls on the Run of Portland Metro is a life-changing, character development program for 3rd - 5th grade girls in the Portland Metro area. We use exercise, positive reinforcement, and encouraging role models to provide girls with the confidence they need in those critical pre-teen years. Each ninety-minute lesson combines running and walking games with discussions about various life skills, including healthy eating, leadership, setting goals and cooperation.  

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Girls On The Run, Portland, Self-Esteem, Role Models, Leadership, Oregon

Girls Who Code

http://www.girlswhocode.com

Girls Who Code is a new organization working to educate, inspire and equip 13- to 17-year-old girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in technology and engineering.
Together with leading educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, Girls Who Code has developed a new model for computer science education, pairing intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship led by the industry's top female developers and entrepreneurs.

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Technology, Engineering, Teens, Girls Who Code, Mentor, Web Design, Computer, Science

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR)

http://www.womenshealthresearch.org

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), a national non-profit organization based in Washington DC, is widely recognized as the thought leader in research on sex differences and is dedicated to improving women’s health through advocacy, education, and research.

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The Society For Women’s Health Research, SWHR

Krochet Kids intl.

http://www.krochetkids.org

Krochet Kids intl. has continued to grow and evolve in ways we never imagined since we earned our non-profit status in January 2008.  Today, over 150 people in Uganda and Peru are working, receiving education, and being mentored toward a brighter future.  The products created abroad have been well received here at home and the collaboration of our staff and beneficiaries around the globe has created a sustainable cycle of employment and empowerment. The beneficiaries of our program are all women. This is due to their unique role as mothers and heads of households. By giving this group of ladies a stable income they are able to provide for many others beyond themselves.
BUY A HAT.  CHANGE A LIFE.

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Krochet, Uganda, Hats, Peru, Crochet

Women's World Banking

http://www.swwb.org

The mission of the Women's World Banking global network is to expand the economic assets, participation and power of low-income women and their households by helping them access financial services, knowledge and markets

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Women's World Banking, Micro Finance, Microloan

Ladies Learning Code

http://ladieslearningcode.com

We’re a women-run not-for-profit group working to empower everyone to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social, collaborative way.

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Women, Computers, Girls, Technology, Workshops, Ladies Learning Code

School Girls Unite

http://www.schoolgirlsunite.org

School Girls Unite began in a small café back in 2004 after a group of 12 year olds and young African women discussed the discrimination felt by girls in many developing countries. We aim to fight this discrimination, and advocate the powers of educating girls. We think education is the starting point to solving almost every other problem, including reducing diseases and ending poverty, and eventually increasing the number of women in leadership positions throughout the world.
School Girls Unite is comprised of chapters in the United States and Mali, Africa. Our incredible sister organization in Mali is called Les Filles Unies pour l’Education. We run a scholarship program in Mali, as well as provide leadership opportunities for youth in the US.

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School Girls Unite, Girls, Women Empowerment, Africa, Education, Mali

Look Good...Feel Better

http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org

Look Good...Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. 
Look Good…Feel Better group programs are open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment. 

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Cancer, Look Good Feel Better, Beauty, Techniques, Women

Volunteering India

http://www.volunteeringindia.com

Volunteering India provides the safest Gap Year, volunteering and internship opportunities in three different regions in India: Delhi, Dharamsala and South India. Programs cover teaching, orphanage and childcare, working with street children, medical volunteering, women empowerment as well as dental and medical internship opportunities.

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Volunteering, India, Internships, Childcare

Lammily

http://lammily.com

Lammily is the first fashion doll made according to real female body proportions. The idea is to help children - girls and boys alike - develop a positive and realistic body image from an early age. As well as a normal physique, Lammily wears regular, casual clothes - like denim shorts and sneakers, so children can make their dolls look just like the real women in their lives.

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Lammily, Nikolay Lamm, Doll

AZIAM Girlz

http://www.aziamgirlz.com

The AZIAM Girlz brand is dedicated to teaching girlz to love who they are, as they are. Using the basics of Yoga to teach positive self- and social- awareness, we have designed dolls, clothing, accessories, bags, yoga products, jewelry, headwear, games, programs and books to make the Yoga experience more colorful for our Goddess in Progress.

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AZIAM Girlz, Doll, Alanna Zabel

Lottie

http://www.lottie.com

Lottie™ is an alternative ‘pro-girl’ doll for children aged 3-8. Lottie is a positive take on childhood – she doesn’t wear make-up, jewellery or high heels and she can stand on her own two feet. She has soft, strokable hair and colourful clothes with high quality, quirky details. Unlike other fashion dolls, Lottie’s body is also properly ‘childlike,' and based upon the proportions of a nine year old girl. Lottie is all about letting children be themselves, not growing up too quickly, and presenting a healthy view on body image.

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Lottie, Doll

iSpiice

http://www.volunteerindiaispiice.com

iSpiice is a humanitarian organization supported by volunteers across the world that builds partnerships between international volunteers and Indian communities. iSpiice offers the opportunity to make a real difference while traveling, to give back to the global community and  enjoy a meaningful travel experience. 

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ISpiice, Volunteering, India

Queens of Africa Dolls

http://www.queensofafricadolls.com

The Queens of Africa Dolls is a global initiative aimed at helping African girls develop a positive self-image and self-esteem. Their mission is to make dolls, books, comics, songs and other products that help empower little black girls around the world to embrace their beautiful, natural selves. They aim to act as an agent of cultural diversity, sensitivity and awareness for ALL girls.

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Queens Of Africa Dolls, Doll, Africa

PAAJAF Foundation

https://paajaf.org

The PAAJAF Foundation (Providing Adolescents and Adults Job for Advancement in Future) is working on behalf of underprivileged children, youth and woman in rural Ghana to end poverty and illiteracy through education and job training. The foundation was established to provide a range of much-needed support services for children, young people and women who live in the village of Gbawe, near Accra.

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PAAJAF Foundation, Ghana, Social Services, Volunteering, Education, Children & Youth, Charity