Every year, on 8 March 2019, the world celebrates International Women’s Day with great enthusiasm and joy. This day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action. The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for a change.”
The theme will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.
Innovation and technology provide unprecedented opportunities, yet trends indicate a growing gender digital divide and women are under-represented in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and design.
It prevents them from developing and influencing gender-responsive innovations to achieve transformative gains for society. From mobile banking to artificial intelligence and the internet of things, it is vital that women’s ideas and experiences equally influence the design and implementation of the innovations that shape our future societies.
Women have always been an essential part of our society, and their importance has always been undeniably immense. The contribution of women is very crucial in building up of the nation. She plays different characters in her life: sometimes daughter, sometimes mother, a wife, a friend, and the list is never-ending.
Empowerment of women helps in the betterment of society and in true sense the society develops when both the genders contribute equally in accordance with their potential. In today’s world, women with their ambitions, intelligence and strength have proved that the word “inferior” has nothing in common with their gender.
Therefore, to support women, several NGOs have been working in the respective field. They train poor women and provide them opportunities for self-employment to improve their social and economic status. They also generate awareness among women regarding their legal rights.
NGOs have also joined hands with many international organizations to support women and fight for their cause. These international organizations and foundations are also helping NGOs financially in educating and creating awareness among women.
Every year, these organizations release their funding opportunities to assist NGOs working in the field of women empowerment. Therefore, keeping this in mind, we have compiled a list of open funding opportunities on ‘2019 Grant Opportunities for Women and Women Empowerment‘ available exclusively for our premium members. If you are a FundsforNGOs Premium Member, you can download this document by logging in here.
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