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Stars Foundation invests in organisations and ideas that transform the lives of disadvantaged children and their communities globally.

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With and For Girls Award

The With and For Girls Collective is a group of seven organisations united by a common belief that girls are agents of change. EMpower, Mama Cash, NoVo Foundation, Plan UK, The Global Fund for Children, Nike Foundation, and Stars Foundation – the Collective’s convening partner – have come together to co-create a global awards initiative to find and fund locally-led girl-centred organisations working with and for girls.

Despite the critical role that women and girls play in sustainable development, the World Bank estimates that less than 2 cents of every $1 spent on international aid is directed towards adolescent girls, and it is estimated that only about 1% of all official aid, and an even smaller portion of humanitarian assistance, goes directly to the global south.

The Collective demonstrates that donors can fund in a meaningful way, allowing grassroots girl-led organisations to receive the flexible funding they so desperately need.  

“The With and For Girls Collective is a fantastic initiative that recognises and supports girls as agents of change, both in their own lives and their wider communities. These awards have helped to amplify the voices of some of the most disadvantaged girls and I was really pleased to see that girls have been the key decision makers in the choice of winning organisations." - Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development

Use the filters on this page to discover more about our network of With and For Girls Award recipients and how they are using the flexible award funding and capacity building support.

Read the original pledge made at the Girl Summit

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Watch the With and For Girls video

2008

We work to maintain positive, long-term relationships with all of our Award holders.
Please note our active funding relationships last up to three years.

2009

We work to maintain positive, long-term relationships with all of our Award holders.
Please note our active funding relationships last up to three years.

2010

We work to maintain positive, long-term relationships with all of our Award holders.
Please note our active funding relationships last up to three years.

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Category: WASH

Category: Education

2007

We work to maintain positive, long-term relationships with all of our Award holders.
Please note our active funding relationships last up to three years.

Africa-Middle East

Asia-Pacific

Latin America-Caribbean

Category: Protection

Category: Health

  • Asociación AMA

    Asociación AMA (AMA) seeks to promote the sexual and reproductive rights of young women in Guatemala’s Petén region in order to bring down the numbers of unplanned pregnancies in the region and address their root causes.Read more

  • A Breeze of Hope Bolivia

    A Breeze of Hope Bolivia works to help combat sexual violence against children in the province of Cochabamba. The organisation provides free holistic support to victims of assault while advocating for legal reforms that will protect children’s rights.Read more

  • Al-Bir Cultivating Culture and Community Organisation

    Palestinian women living in Israel face daily discrimination due to their ethnicity and their gender. Al Bir works to redress this exclusion by using art to give them a voice, in a community centre that serves as a space for self-expression, where they can foster relationships and engage in...Read more

  • Asociación Movimiento de Jóvenes de la Isla de Ometepe

    Asociación Movimiento de Jóvenes de la Isla de Ometepe (AMOJO) works to empower girls on Ometepe Island, a poor farming community in Nicaragua. It uses sport as a tool for change for girls, giving them confidence and hope for a brighter future.Read more

  • Asociatia pentru Libertate si Egalitate de Gen

    The Association for Liberty and Equality of Gender (ALEG) was set up to provide support services for girls and young women in Romania who have experienced violence, particularly those from disadvantaged families.Read more

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