Roots of Health is honored to receive a With and For Girls Award for our work improving access to reproductive health services and education for young people.
The With and For Girls Awards is a global initiative which identifies and supports strong, local organisations working with and for girls. Today we announce 20 grassroots girl-led organisations that are being recognised and awarded for their work in tackling gender discrimination, inequality and harmful practices affecting girls all over the world.
Each organisation being awarded varies in how they tackle pressing issues relating to women and girls today. Feminist Approach to Technology, an organisation based in India, aims to challenge the restrictive label that girls and tech do not mix. TEKEDU in Moldova also promotes the inclusion of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and runs camps that teach girls new technologies like 3D printing and robotics.
Award winners come from El Salvador, Kenya, Belize, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Guatemala, Israel, Mongolia, Morocco, Palestine, The Philippines, Poland, Russia, USA and Zimbabwe.
The With and For Girls Collective was formed in 2014 of just four partners and has now grown to a group of nine organisations that share the common belief that girls are agents of change. Every year, the Collective pledges US$1 million to find and fund small to medium sized locally-led organisations working to improve the lives of girls (10-19 year-olds).
Winners of the With and For Girls Awards receive flexible funding of up to US$50,000 and capacity building support. They will also join an existing network of inspiring past award winners, funders, organisations and individuals from the girls’ and women’s rights sector, such as Comic Relief, Mama Cash and FRIDA. All 20 award-winning organisations will be celebrated at an awards ceremony in London on 14 November.