Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.
Girls Incorporated® is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and boldSM. With local roots dating to 1864 and national status since 1945, Girls Inc. has responded to the changing needs of girls through research-based programs and public education efforts that empower girls to understand, value, and assert their rights. In 2006, Girls Inc. reached over 800,000 girls through Girls Inc. affiliates, our website, and educational publications. Read More
“During and after conflict and war, women are particularly vulnerable to violence and exploitation. About 70% of casualties in recent conflicts are women and children (UNIFEM) and the forms of violence they experience include torture, rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution and mutilation (UN).”
This horrible phenomenon inspired Zainab Salbi, whose letter to her younger self is in If I’d Known Then, to establish Women For Women. The organization allows anyone to “adopt” a sister for $27 a month. Read More