Throughout most of history women generally have had fewer legal rights and career opportunities than men. Wife-hood and motherhood were regarded as a woman’s most significant professions. Historically, women have been considered intellectually inferior to men.  In the 20th century, however, women in most nations won the right to vote and increased their educational and job opportunities. Perhaps most important, they fought for and to a large degree accomplished a reevaluation of traditional views of their role in society.

 

We here at GeekaChicas.com, now know and embody what women throughout the ages have known: a woman is capable of ANYTHING she puts her mind to, whether it relates to strength, intelligence, health, or even the right to make personal choices.  And, in the true holiday spirit of GeekaChicas, I’d like to present my list of charities that support a great cause: Girl Power!

 

 1) Equality Now

 

Equality Now

Equality Now was founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses. Through its Women’s Action Network of concerned groups and individuals around the world, Equality Now distributes information about human rights violations; takes action to protest these violations; and brings public attention to human rights violations against women. http://www.equalitynow.org

 

2) Girls Inc.

 

Girls Inc.

Girls Incorporated® is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. 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.  http://www.girlsinc.org

 

3)  Powerful Voices

 

Powerful Voices |  Because Strong Girls Become Strong Women

 

This Seattle-based charity has been improving the lives of adolescent girls through innovative evidence-based programs in public middle schools and in the juvenile justice system. The organization was formed to address issues at their root, by instilling leadership skills, fostering the development of critical thinking, and promoting the individual potential in adolescent girls.  Girls learn to stand up and face the challenges they will encounter. They become advocates for themselves and activists in their communities.  http://www.powerfulvoices.org

 

4)  Girls Write Now Inc.

 

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Girls Write Now is New York’s premier creative writing and mentoring non-profit organization, matching bright, creative teenage girls from the city’s public high schools with professional women writers in the community since 1998. Through weekly one-to-one mentoring, monthly group genre-based workshops, and a five-part public reading series, their mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment where under-served or at-risk high school girls can expand their natural writing talents, develop independent voices, and build confidence in making healthy choices in school, career and life.   http://www.girlswritenow.org

 

5) Expanding Your Horizons Network

 

 

 Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics™ conferences nurture girls’ interest in science and math courses to encourage them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.   http://www.expandingyourhorizons.org

 

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