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UN Women USA

UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. We are trusted partners for advocates and decision-makers from all walks of life, and a leader in the effort to achieve gender equality. UN Women USA is an independent non-profit, 501c3 organization that supports UN Women programs. These projects promote social, political, and economic equality for women and girls spanning 100 countries around the globe. In the past, UN Women has offered support such as: Opening women’s access to finance and expanding employment options in Pakistan, resulting in secure employment for 1,000 women and growing. Training more than 6,000 women in marketing and business management in Ethiopia. Extending paralegal services for survivors of domestic violence in the marginalized Roma communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, leading to a 50-per-cent increase in requests for help. Launching “Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls” in several cities. Formerly known as the U.S. National Committee for UN Women.

Equality Now

Equality Now creates linkages between the voices and experiences of women and girls and the governmental, community and private institutions that govern their lives; mobilizes national and international public pressure on behalf of their stated needs; and brings together individuals and organizations sharing this common vision of human equality.

Global Fund for Women

We are a global champion for the human rights of women and girls. We use our powerful networks to find, fund, and amplify the courageous work of women who are building social movements and challenging the status quo. By shining a spotlight on critical issues, we rally communities of advocates who take action and invest money to empower women.

City Year

City Year’s mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. It is through service that we can demonstrate the power and idealism of young people, engage citizens to benefit the common good, and develop young leaders of the next generation. City Year is wholly focused on fighting the national dropout crisis. City Year unites young individuals (corps members) age 17-24 from diverse ethnic, educational and socio-economic backgrounds to engage in a year of full-time service, leadership development and civic engagement. We have committed to leverage the talent, energy and idealism of corps members to serve as tutors, mentors and role models in schools to help students stay on track – and get back on track – to graduate high school.

Until Theres A Cure Foundation

Until There’s A Cure® is a national organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to combat this pandemic.

Global Foodbanking Network

The mission of The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is to alleviate world hunger.  We do this by collaborating to develop food banks in communities where they are needed around the world and by supporting food banks where they already exist.

AMREF Health Africa

Amref Health Africa's mission is to improve the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. Our vision is lasting health change. Amref Health Africa delivers health services and health worker training to over 30 countries in Africa including Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Formerly African Medical and Research Foundation

Abalimi Bezekhaya - Planters of the Home

Abalimi is a Volunteer Association working to empower the disadvantaged through its organic Urban Agriculture program & projects. We support our target groups' ability to replicate their success and transform their lives in their urban and rural environments, through the following Key Result Areas: resource support; training; organisation building; facilitation of partnerships; research, monitoring and evaluation.

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Working with local grassroots charities and NGOs in 13 countries across the globe, the Global Vision International (GVI) Charitable Trust manages and raises funds for numerous long-term programs. These funds are used to support our local partners with the aims of alleviating poverty, illiteracy, environmental degradation and climate change. We do this through education, nutrition, conservation and capacity building. Our work focuses upon 3 key objectives: awareness, impact and empowerment. The aim is to create awareness of global issues, have a direct impact on those issues locally and empower our alumni, be they volunteers, donors, staff or community members, to continue impacting local issues on a global level.

Sisterhood Agenda

Sisterhood Agenda is an award-winning, tax-exempt nonprofit organization that creates and implements activities for women and girls around the globe for education, support and empowerment. Sisterhood Agenda promotes positive social change and has over 6,000 global partners in 36 countries. Global partners create an extensive sisterhood network to increase local organization capacity and unite women and girls. Sisterhood Agenda's SEA (Sisterhood Empowerment Academy), based in the U.S. Virgin Islands, attracts international participants. On global and local levels, Sisterhood Agenda addresses social, health, economic and cultural issues facing women and girls to promote positive life outcomes. Sisterhood Agenda's social impact is expanded through partnerships with agencies, individuals and businesses throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, India, the Caribbean, United Kingdom, Africa, Australia, and other geographic regions. Sisterhood Agenda maintains its social networking sites and blog at www.sisterhoodagenda.com.

Fundacion Paraguaya

To develop and implement practical, innovative and sustainable solutions which eliminate poverty and create decent living conditions for every family.

Maranatha Care Children

Maranatha Care Children is a non-profit charity, established in 2009 and registered with the Charity Commission in the UK (Charity No: 1139344), aiming to help South African children by offering development in education and life skills, providing suitable home environments and safeguarding the futures of those in care. The objects of the organisation (as set out in our governing constitution) are as follows: 1. To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing children and young people in care in South Africa from becoming socially excluded. 2. To relieve the needs of such children and young people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society. For the purpose of these objects, 'socially excluded' means being excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of being a member of a socially and economically deprived community. In this case, it includes orphans, street children and other South African children and young people at risk, who are in residential care. Our final object is as follows: 3. To advance the education of pupils at schools and educational establishments in South Africa by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities and equipment for education Maranatha Care Children looks to achieve these aims through: i) Providing individualised support and working alongside those in care to develop personal plans that respond to the children and young people's own needs and desires. ii) Safeguarding the future of young people in care coming to the end of their schooling by allowing access to education and training that empower them to lead healthy and fulfilling independent lifestyles that do not put them back in an environment where they are at risk. iii) Offering children in care the educational support they need through individual attention and opportunities for private education and additional therapy where necessary. Promoting equality of opportunities, challenging discrimination and encouraging children in care to develop their talents and capabilities. We will arrange engaging initiatives and activities that promote social inclusion, provide skills and competencies, and ensure integration into society. Research shows that although South Africa is the most developed nation on the African continent, it also has one of the largest number of orphans and neglected children. Just one in three children live with both biological parents. One in ve children have lost one or both parents, and the AIDS epidemic is an important driver of the growing number of orphans. Almost 12 million children (64% of all children) live in poverty. Violence against children is pervasive in the country, with over 56,500 children reported to be victims of violent crime in 2009/10, yet many more offences remaining unreported. People closest to them perpetrate the majority of cases of child sexual and physical abuse. 29% of all sexual offences against children involve those aged 0-10 years old, with South Africa having one of the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world. South Africa has made signicant strides in ensuring that children in need of protection are placed in appropriate alternative care options. Over 13,250 children stay in care centres, close to half (45%) having been abandoned or neglected. Yet even when children are brought into care, they still need on-going support and our help in providing them with brighter futures. Such children are found to require greater emotional sustenance, due to the traumatic experiences they been through. At Maranatha Care Children we do what we can to rebuild lives and inspire brighter futures for those we support. Every child deserves to grow with love, with respect and with security. We want to help children shape their own futures, recognising skills and abilities, providing education and training and helping young people in care to contribute to society. We feel that work with young people should be about engaging with them and facilitating them to pursue their own activities and aspirations. In line with this, we know we have to work in partnership with projects to fulfil their needs, but also put the child central to our decision making process, as the best interests of the child is paramount as emphasised throughout legislation and the new Children's Act 2005 governing the safeguarding of children in South Africa. We want children and young people we support to have meaningful participation in the decisions that affect their life. Our central ethos is long term involvement and looking at empowering and protecting children and young people through to integration into society and independence. We also support initiatives that can build bonds with family members and improve their home environments and parenting capacities, but know the priority must always be the welfare of the child. We recognise the importance of working in the partnership with the care centres that provide these children with a lifeline. We aim to work closely with a handful of organisations in South Africa every year, closely aligned with our own objectives, and helping them to fulfill their own needs and assist in making brighter futures possible for the children they look after. Our current focus is on education, as although many young people are able to attend school in South Africa, many children in care have missed out on education and support that we often take for granted from a young age, especially when having spent time on the street. Nationwide, only 43% of children under ve are exposed to an Early Childhood Development programme (of any kind) at home, with the statistic falling to 38% in the Eastern Cape where we operate, and this lack of stimulation in the early years has long-lasting effects. We want to offer these children the support they need; primarily giving each child the individual attention and love they may have never received. But we also aim to open doors for specialist education, remedial support and additional therapy, where these children will see their potential realised. A huge number of children in South Africa are out of school, and in the Eastern Cape only 26 % finish their secondary schooling. We wish to provide the educational support all children we reach out to require, meeting their assessed needs and helping them to accomplish what we know can be possible. However it is clear that with a lack of finances for many NPO's in South Africa such visions become hard to achieve.