Women and girls make up half of the world’s population, but often experience worse outcomes compared to men. How can philanthropists and funders help?
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released The XX Factor, the first comprehensive framework designed to understand the main ways to help, identify the most promising, evidence-based areas to intervene, and measure progress. This is pretty cool stuff!
Giving Compass has been writing and sharing about issues impacting women and girls from day one, and we will continue to.
And if you want to get more involved, it’s pretty likely there is a philanthropy group made up of, or focused on women, or BOTH, in your area. For example, if you live in Seattle, there is the Washington Women’s Foundation and the Women’s Funding Alliance … Or in the Bay Area or Washington DC … all around the USA. A national study, a collaboration between the University of Nebraska and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University, identified 1,314 giving circles and 525 chapters or affiliates of giving circle federations, many of which are comprised of women who opt more often to give collaboratively.
The XX Factor’s conclusion is that evidence shows improvements in women’s lives also lead to better outcomes for families, communities, and global economies. What could be more powerful than that?