The With and For Girls Collective is a group of 10 organisations united by a common belief that girls are agents of change. Comic Relief
, Mama Cash
, Nike Foundation
, NoVo Foundation
, Plan International UK
, Stars Foundation
, The Global Fund for Children
and Purposeful Productions
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.