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Each year, on Mother’s Day we do our best to thank our mothers for the care and dedication with which they raise and care for us. However, the celebration of women from all around the world isn’t as beautiful and satisfying for all women. Many face homelessness, a low living standard and struggle to offer their children a decent and healthy lifestyle. However, these women are not forgotten by the plethora of NGOs that dedicate their time and resources to making the lives of women in less fortunate social and economic circumstances more bearable and decent. Below are ten of those NGOs that aim to do more for this particularly vulnerable category.
#1. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
In most of the cases, children become infected with the HIV/AIDS virus through mother-to-child transmissions. Across the world, daily, there are more than 700 children infected with the virus, according to the UNAIDS. While the numbers are concerning, charities like the Elizabeth Glasser Pediatric AIDS Foundation put increasing efforts in decreasing these numbers in more than 15 countries from all around the world. The organization is focused on prevention, treatment and care programs and aims to deter further pediatric AIDS infection.
#2. Save the Children
While present in advanced economies as well, in developing countries the infant mortality rates are staggering. More than 10% of the children are losing their lives in the first months after birth. Out of those, three-quarters of newborn babies die within a week after their birth. These deaths simply occur from the lack of low-cost healthcare services and medication, for both the children and their mothers. Save the Children, one of the oldest charities in the world, aims to make those healthcare products available and easily accessible for mothers and their children, equally.
#3. Every Mother Counts
Every Mother Counts is a charity that is involved in various programs aimed at women and mothers from all over the world. From healthcare and prenatal care to preventable death determent. In many areas of the world, the charity is focused on building healthcare centers that are targeted at mothers and pregnant women, in a hope of making basic healthcare services, treatments and therapies widely available for each of them. In developing countries, more than 35% of the pregnant women don’t have a single contact with a healthcare provider previously to their children’s birth.
#4. Single Parent Advocate
25% of the children in the US are currently raised by a single parent. In being a single mom or dad, the struggle to fill multiple roles and fill in the gaps is real. The Single Parent Advocate Charity aims to educate and train single parents to fulfill their roles, but also offer practical assistance, networking opportunities and emotional support for all the single parents in need. This will lead to a healthier and more educated parent and child. This charity, like many others, can be supported by each of us through the Giving Assistant.
#5. Heifer International
The Heifer International is active for more than 70 years. Through its activity, the charity aims to improve the lives of women and their families in developing countries. Also, the charity aims to consolidate women’s role in their societies by empowering them through cooking, farming and entrepreneurial courses. A better education of women means a stronger society, according to the charity. Though its activity, the charity aims to also offer women in developing countries more stability and independence.
#6. Global Fund for Women
The Global Fund for Women is a non-profit organization that aims to consolidate women’s rights in countries from all over the world, protect them, and create the necessary legislative environment for women’s right: the ownership right, the right to vote, the right to equal pay for equal work and so on. While in strong economies these rights are implemented and protected, the situation is different in developing economies and societies. The Global Fund for Women aims to empower women, regardless of the social and economic backgrounds and make these rights widely-accepted, supported and protected.
#7. Future without Violence
The Future Without Violence Fund is a charity with an activity of more than 30 years and defines itself as a non-profit organization active in the social justice and health spheres. The fund aims to reduce the domestic violence and child abuse rates. Globally, every minute, more than 20 individuals are abused by their intimate partners. With rates so staggering, the fund, through its actions and initiatives, works to diminish those cases. The charity’s actions are targeted at children and teens, women and girls and put an increasing accent on involving men in these matters.
#8. The Mommies Network
The Mommies Network is a non-profit organization established under the 501c (3) and dedicates its entire attention to empowering women to find support and bond business relationships but also friendships in their local communities. The charity’s declared scope is to help mothers and women find a secure place in their local communities where there can find the necessary inspiration and contact to become better mothers, better professionals and evolve in their life trajectories. The charity offers free membership to all women interested and offers regular meetings with other mothers. Certain actions are directly targeted at their children, including regular playdates for all member’s children.
#9. Help a Mother Out
Help a Mother Out is a charity that aims to provide easy and secure access to all mothers in need and their families to diapers. Millions of families across the US cannot provide for their infant diapers, which leads to development issues on children’s part. Help a Mother Out is a charity that aims to correct this matter of fact.
#10. The Restoration House
The Restoration House is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the lifestyle of mothers and their children, by redirecting them towards the Christian values. Here, families will benefit from team courses and guidance, as well as family support and counselling. The charity aims to reduce the isolation feeling many families that struggle with poverty experience and offer a better future for these families’ children.