At Wanderful, our mission is to make travel better for ALL women. As travelers, we support each other through our global membership network, offering advice, travel tips, and a friendly connection everywhere where you go. As travel industry advocates, we push for equity and inclusivity across the board.

And making the industry work better for all women means supporting women-focused organizations and projects all around the world.

Each month, we donate a portion of our membership fees to a selected non-profit. To spread the love even more, here are 21 non-profits around the world that focus on advocating for, uplifting, and empowering women and girls. Support them on Giving Tuesday and all year-round!

1. Wakami

Wakami partners with local women in rural villages across Guatemala. By consciously crafting each of their products, they inspire their artisans to make their dreams a reality and their customers to live a life of purpose.

They believe empowering women transforms the world one community at a time. That’s why 96% of their 500+ producers are women. By providing women artisans with skill training and income opportunities, they are able to help transform cycles of poverty into cycles of prosperity.

2. Awamaki

Awamaki creates a lasting impact in the remote mountains of Peru by helping rural Andean women’s associations launch successful small businesses creating authentic, high-quality products and experiences.

Their goal is to invest in women’s skills, connect them to market access, and support their leadership so they can increase their income and transform their communities. Though a non-profit, Awamaki uses market strategies to accomplish its charitable goals of increasing women’s income and business leadership.

3. Fight Through Flights

Fight Through Flights , Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to empowering and supporting the healing of Black women living with breast cancer and breast cancer survivors by providing free wellness retreats and travel experiences as well as mental health, nutrition, and fitness resources.

4. Native Women’s Wilderness

Native Women’s Wilderness was created to bring Native women together to share their stories, support each other, and learn from one another as they endeavor to explore and celebrate the wilderness and native lands.

The organization inspires and raises the voices of Native Women in the Outdoor Realm. They encourage a healthy lifestyle within the Wilderness and provide education of the Ancestral Lands and its People.

5. Raizup

Raizup redefines the way organizations enable talent development by supporting them in their journey to inclusion by providing a platform with individual learning paths including training, mentoring, development, and talent sourcing tools.  

The organization was created to increase success and engagement in the workplace for women and other underrepresented groups. With an online community of over 6000 professionals, Raizup enables companies to attract, develop and retain potential diverse talent, nurtured by a powerful community.

6. Be Girl World

Be Girl World empowers teenage girls through global education and travel. bGw challenges girls to think beyond their neighborhood, dream bigger than their city limits, and create possibilities outside their country’s borders. They accomplish this through the Global Ambassador Program and the Study Abroad Scholarship Program

It is the organization’s belief that using global education and travel as a vehicle to teach and expose the next generation of young women to cross-cultural learning, careers in travel, and study abroad programs, will lead not only to overall personal fulfillment but also professional growth that often emanates from domestic and international travel.

7. Global Girl Project

Global Girl Project mobilizes young women around the globe for social change through community development and social action. Through travel and cross-cultural experiences, they ignite the leadership ambitions of their scholars to be change-makers in their communities and lead the mission of changing the world one girl at a time.

Global Girl Project is creating a network of girls who recognize their intrinsic power as change-makers and are inspiring and motivating each other towards individual, community, and global transformation. 

8. Education for All Morocco

Education For All (EFA) was established to help provide the opportunity of secondary school education for girls from the High Atlas mountain region. EFA builds and runs high-quality boarding houses for girls aged 12–18.

Everything is provided for free. They offer 3 nutritious meals a day, hot showers, cozy beds, access to computers, study support via an international volunteer program, and dedicated, local housemothers. The overall environment makes it easy for the girls to settle in and thrive in their studies. They see an average of 90% pass rate across all years and now have 50 EFA girls enrolled at university!

9. Dress for Success

Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Their purpose is to offer long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty. Dress for Success is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures.

10. Project Soar

Project Soar believes that empowered girls lead to empowered women, who are then able to lift up their families, communities, and ultimately their nations.

Their aim is to empower teen girls to be leaders of today and tomorrow with scalable programs that help girls understand their value, voice, body, rights, and path. Project Soar is unique because it is an initiative dedicated to creating leaders who are activated, concerned, and powerful voices for inclusion and democracy.

11. Girl Be Heard

Girl Be Heard builds leaders, changemakers, and activists. They do this through developing, amplifying, and celebrating the voices of girls and young women through socially conscious theater-making, storytelling, and performances.

Their philosophy is that if a girl can change her own life, she can change the lives of girls everywhere. They envision a world in which every girl is valued and encouraged to be a leader and change maker.

12. Sambhali U.S.

Sambhali U.S.‘s mission is to support the courageous women and girls of Rajasthan, India, who seek to raise their voices with dignity and self-confidence, build a road to economic independence, and ultimately determine their own destinies.

They fund efforts to promote self-esteem, education, economic independence, and health. They support programs to prevent domestic violence, sexual abuse, and harassment. And they provide emergency assistance to women and children in need. They also help connect interested volunteers to these programs so that they can use their skills and help these causes directly. 

13. empowerHER

empowerHER is the only organization in the US specifically working to address the struggles of girls whose mothers have died — and they are doing vital work. empowerHER was formed in 2013 as a grassroots movement in a small town in Massachusetts in an effort to bring teenage girls together on Mother’s Day weekend.

Today, empowerHER provides an integrated series of programming year-round. All programs and activities are provided at no charge to the family and are available both in-person and virtually for girls across the nation and around the globe.

14. Girls Who Code

Did you know that in 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women and, today, it’s only 24%!? The percent will continue to decline if we do nothing. Girls Who Code know that the biggest drop-off of girls in computer science is between the ages of 13 and 17. They’re reaching girls around the world and are on track to close the gender gap in new entry-level tech jobs by 2030.

Half of the girls they serve come from historically underrepresented groups, including girls who are Black, Latinx, or from low-income backgrounds. They’re not just preparing girls to enter the workforce – they’re preparing them to lead it, to improve it, to completely and totally transform it.

15. iFly Youth

iFly Youth‘s mission is to produce the next generation of global leaders by exposing middle school-aged girls of color to international travel, leadership development, and character building.

They prioritize girls who normally wouldn’t have the opportunity to travel due to financial restraint. iFLY Scholars participate in discussions on topics such as stereotyping and engage in activities that allow them to understand the perspectives of others.

It is their hope that each girl walks away with the ability to form relationships with individuals despite the differences that may exist. Stepping outside of their comfort zone and trying new experiences helps build confidence.

Through travel, scholars learn that they are brave enough, savvy enough, and confident enough to conquer the world.

16. Days For Girls

Days For Girls believes in a world where periods are never a problem. They believe that proper menstrual health management is a universal human right, a critical component of gender equity, and vital to women and girls reaching their full potential.

Their goal is to increase access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social entrepreneurs, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigma and limitations for women and girls.

They advocate for a lasting change that will occur when menstrual health is prioritized and integrated into regional, national, and international policy goals.

17. Love Life Now

Love Life Now promotes year-round awareness around the issue of domestic violence. They do this via various initiatives, points people in the right direction for help, and helps to bridge the gap between shelters, nationwide and the communities they serve.

18. Cameras For Girls

Cameras For Girls is an initiative to teach photography to girls and women endeavoring to become journalists in Uganda. The organization provides a camera to keep, teaches a girl how to use it, and how to tell stories that matter to her. They also help the girls get paid work by teaching entrepreneurial and business skills.

They believe that visual storytelling allows for self-expression, self-empowerment, and self-reflection.

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19. FreeFrom

FreeFrom envisions a world in which all survivors of Intimate Partner Violance are able to build the wealth and financial security necessary to support their individual, intergenerational, and community healing—enabling them to thrive.

The organization is building an ecosystem of support to ensure that survivors have the resources to get safe, heal, and prevent future harm.

20. World Pulse

World Pulse is an independent, women-led, global social network for social change. They have created a safe digital refuge where women unite to courageously tell their stories, share resources, start businesses, run for office, and launch movements.

Gender inequality affects everyone and the World Pulse community strives to be a safe, supportive, and inclusive place for all women — including trans women, women of color, women with disabilities, LGBTQ+ women, indigenous women, and women of all religious, non-religious, or atheist backgrounds. They also welcome all those who support gender equality in the community, who are essential in their movement.

21. She’s the First

She’s the First believes in using a rights-based approach to empower and educate girls globally. After more than a decade of building trust with communities, She’s the First excels in strengthening the ecosystem of girl organizations and advancing girl-led advocacy. Their vision is a world where every girl chooses her own future.

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