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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 eight organisations united by a common belief that girls are agents of change. Comic ReliefEMpower, Mama Cash, NoVo Foundation, Plan UK International, 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, Former 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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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.

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

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    Association de Défense des Droits des Aides Ménagères et Domestiques (ADDAD) was set up by domestic workers in Mali to help secure the rights of people working in private households. The organisation supports girls and women who have experienced violence and exploitation, and works to improve...Read more

  • Fondation YTTO pour L’hébergement et la Réhabilitation des Femmes Victimes de Violence

    Fondation YTTO pour L’hébergement et la Réhabilitation des Femmes Victimes de Violence (Fondation YTTO) works to end the practice of child marriage in Morocco’s rural areas.Read more

  • GlobalGirl Media

    GlobalGirl Media (GGM) helps develop the media literacy of American girls and young women aged 14-22 through mentoring, training and access to a worldwide network of media partners. GGM works to balance the media landscape so it is more equal and representative.Read more

  • Her Turn

    Her Turn works to create a safe and protective environment for adolescent girls in the rural Sindhupalchok and Gorkha region of Nepal, to enable them to live their life with dignity and self-esteem.Read more

  • Maedchentreff Bielefeld

    Maedchentreff Bielefeld is a space for girls and young women – particularly those who have suffered discrimination due to economic background, ethnic background, sexuality or disability- to share their experiences and take part in activities that help build their strengths and creativity.Read more

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