National Eating Disorders Association supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Educates, advocates and enhances awareness of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, which take more lives than any other psychiatric illness. President/CEO Lynn Grefe is one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century. Link more
Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere Inc (ROSE) is a nonprofit that supports mothers and infants, in the USA, by improving baby's health through mentoring, training, education, advocacy and support for breastfeeding among people of color. Kimarie Bugg, Founder/President, is one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century. Link more
Avon Foundation for Women is a public charity that increases both awareness and public support of critical women’s health issues including domestic violence and breast cancer. It sponsors the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade and “Speak Out against Domestic Violence” in more than 50 markets around the world. Carol Kurzig, Foundation President, is among the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century. Learn more
Women Deliver works globally to generate political commitment and investment to reduce maternal mortality and achieve universal access to reproductive health. In 2012, Women Deliver launched Catapult, a crowd-funding platform for projects that accelerate progress on issues impacting girls and women. Jill Sheffield, Founder and President, is one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century. Learn more
Wells Bring Hope. Barbara Goldberg and members of Salon Forum (750 Los Angeles women) are getting wells drilled that bring safe water to rural villages in Niger, among the poorest countries in the world. The effect is immediate and transformative: child mortality is reduced, parasites and diarrhea are curtailed. For a donation of $50 or more, they will create a custom certificate to honor or memorialize a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion. Barbara says: “Women are coming together to help their sisters. You can be part of that.” Do it!
Association for the Promotion of Education and Conservation in Amazonia. In 1990, Gina Low visited a rural community on the Amazon River, where many were suffering from yellow fever. She bought a riverboat and stocked it with medical supplies. Today the NGO she founded trains locals as public health workers, midwives and adolescent leaders in the region that includes most of the Peruvian rainforest. APECA also supports rainwater catchment and reforestation. Learn more>