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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.

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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.

2011

2012

2013

2014

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

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.

  • A Long Walk Home

    Sisters Scheherazade and Salamishah Tillet co-founded A Long Walk Home (ALWH) in 2003. The organisation uses art to educate and empower young people to end violence against women and girls.Read more

  • Asociación Movimiento de Mujeres por Nuestros Derechos Humanos (MOMUNDH)

    MOMUNDH works to prevent gender-based violence and promotes the sexual and reproductive health rights of adolescent girls in Villa El Carmen, Nicaragua.Read more

  • Aware Girls

    Aware Girls is the first organisation in Pakistan to be led by girls, for girls. It works to strengthen the leadership capacity of young women by enabling them to act as agents of social change and empowerment in their own communities.Read more

  • Boxgirls Kenya

    Boxgirls Kenya provides girls in Nairobi with healthcare services, leadership and entrepreneurship skills and works to create positive change by using sports to challenge stereotypes related to gender.Read more

  • Girl Activists of Kyrgyzstan

    Girl Activists of Kyrgyzstan emerged in 2013 with the support of the Bishkek Feminist Initiative. The organisation is led by 13-17-year-old girls and aims to strengthen feminist solidarity and support, and to protect young girls and women in Kyrgyzstan.Read more

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