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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

  • Stars of Hope Society

    Stars of Hope is an organisation that supports women with disabilities in Palestine and is run by women with disabilities. Headquartered in Ramallah, the group’s goal is to offer support and advocate for policies that protect the rights of disabled girls and women.Read more

  • Try Center for Training and Education

    Try Center for Training and Education was set up with the goal of protecting refugee girls and women in Jordan from violence and exploitation, and providing them with the education and vocational skills necessary to overcome the challenges that come with forced migration.Read more

  • Women LEAD Nepal

    Women LEAD Nepal invests in young women aged 15 to 24, equipping them with the skills, support and opportunities they need to become leaders and change-makers in their communities and their country. They work to see women and girls leading alongside men.Read more

  • Women's Resource Center Armenia

    Women’s Resource Center Armenia (WRCA) works to equip young women in Yerevan, Armenia and the surrounding regions with the necessary education and support to help them become active citizens.Read more

  • Youth NGO of the Zhytomyr Oblast "Parity"

    Youth NGO of the Zhytomyr Oblast “Parity” (NGO “Parity”) works to empower women in the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine to achieve equality and seeks to involve authorities, the media and public figures to help it combat inequality.Read more

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