7 Local Women Organizations for Women by Women
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, March 20, 2020 8:48pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
We’ve come a long way from the mentality that women are lower than men. We’ve how women have broken stereotypes in society and in careers. But the battle for equality is not yet over as there are still people who objectify women and there are still girls who don’t know their worth.
In a bid to promote women empowerment, there are ladies who stood and established organizations that will help their fellow women realize their value.
Girls Got Game PH
Female ex-athletes came to an idea about using sports as a way to change a young girl’s life. Girls Got Game equips young girls with an “athlete’s mind” and educates them about sports as the organization helps them rise above their current situations. Girls Got Game gives the girls proper emotional and mental training through female role models who tell their personal stories.
The Foundation Foundation
The Foundation Foundation uses makeup as a tool to empower victims of human trafficking, abuse, rape, and poverty. They believe personal care and beauty products can help the women develop self-love. They make care kits and give them to the victims of any kind of abuse. If you want to send your donations, follow their Facebook page for information.
SPARK Philippines is an organization run by women who aim to promote gender equality and women empowerment. They work alongside other organizations to help educate men and boys about the social issues women are facing and how to advocate against them.
Girls Will Code
Who says programming and robotics are just for boys? Founded by Isabel Sieh she’s just 10 years old then, btw), Girls Will Code breaks the barriers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and aims to close the gender gap in technology, starting with teaching girls how to code.
Reese Fernandez-Ruiz established Rags2Riches when she coordinated with stay-at-home moms in Payatas to weave rags. Now, the social enterprise makes bags, clothes, and other items from scrap cloths, empowering women through livelihood and helping the environment through sustainability.
Philippine Business Coalition for Women
PBCWE aims to promote gender workplace equality. They work with influential businesses to transform their workplace culture and policies for them to be better employers of women.
Network for Enterprising Women
NEW envisions a world where women can have their own businesses and be empowered entrepreneurs. They aim to help raise women leaders who they can train to follow business ethics and support other women’s entrepreneurial ideas.
Empowered women are strong human beings and they are meant to help other women realize their full potential. With little steps, we go toward a world where we don’t have to fight for equality, where respect is not being demanded, but being freely given.