Organizations

It is important to acknowledge an appreciate women’s health organizations that have been pivotal towards aiding the underprivileged and spreading awareness. There are many women’s health organizations that have impacted the lives of millions, from educating society on the importance of reproductive health and rights to providing accessible health care services to all and distributing millions of free sanitary products to those in need.

This is a nonprofit organization that provides sexual health care in the United States and globally, including abortion, birth control, HIV, pregnancy, STI testing, and many other services. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

This organization advances the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls worldwide. Alongside collaborating with governments and global health policymakers, they provide funding and technical support to organizations around the world. https://iwhc.org/

This is a global nonprofit organization that fights to end period poverty and societal stigma through an array of services, ultimately promoting education and advocacy. They have distributed over two million free menstrual products for people in need. https://period.org/

This organization shapes policies and monitors the actions of federal regulatory and funding agencies, including the health care industries. They identify and expose health care abuses and mobilize actions for women’s health. https://nwhn.org/

This organization advances menstrual equity and health through various opportunities such as health education, social entrepreneurship, and policy advocacy. They help deliver menstrual health education to all people, being inclusive to all genders, races, ethnicities, and economic statuses. They also help local leaders establish sustainable businesses that produce and sell accessible sanitary products, and they partner with governments, health coalitions and a wide range of awareness campaigns to advance global menstrual equity. https://www.daysforgirls.org/

This international network collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing those who are experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to access personal health services. Around the globe, they’re helping girls and women experiencing homelessness, victims of domestic violence, victims of sex trafficking, refugees and evacuees affected by natural disasters. https://isupportthegirls.org/

IWDA Annual Report 2017 – Standing up for women's rights

 IWDA has worked for more than 30 years to progress the rights of women and girls. Their 5 goals are to promote women’s leadership and participation, strengthen women’s safety and security, accelerate women’s economic empowerment, advance systemic change, and ensure organizational sustainability and accountability. In the last 12 months, 45,757 people received information and training on gender issues and women’s equal rights, 3,824 women survivors of gender-based violence were provided with support services, and 3,083 women assumed leadership positions. https://iwda.org.au/