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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 With and For Girls Awards

Posted by: Emma on 31 Oct 2016
in Blog, With and For Girls

The With and For Girls Collective is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 With and For Girls Awards.

This week, the following 20 local organisations are being recognised for their work to improve the lives of girls. Award winners work on a variety of thematic issues and have demonstrated strengths in engaging girls in governance, programme design and decision-making to ensure that their work really is girl-led.

Representatives from the recipient organisations will attend an awards ceremony in London on 2 November 2016. The winning organisations by region are as follows:

Asia and the Pacific 

Her Turn, Nepal

Samoa Victim Support Group

Shakti Samuha, Nepal

Women LEAD Nepal

Europe and Central Asia

Asociatia pentru Libertate si Egalitate de Gen, Romania

Maedchentreff Bielefeld, Germany

Women’s Resource Center Armenia

Youth NGO of the Zhytomyr Oblast “Parity”, Ukraine

Sub-Saharan Africa

Association de Défense des Droits des Aides Ménagères et Domestiques, Mali

Nyanza Initiative for Girls’ Education & Empowerment, Kenya

Pastoralist Girls Initiative, Kenya

Rock Girl, South Africa

The American Continent and the Caribbean

Asociación AMA, Guatemala

Asociación Movimiento de Jóvenes de la Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

A Breeze of Hope Bolivia

GlobalGirl Media, USA

The Middle East and North Africa

Al-Bir Cultivating Culture & Community Organisation, Israel

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

Stars of Hope Society, Occupied Palestinian Territories

Try Center for Training & Education, Jordan


Between them, the 2016 With and For Girls Award recipient organisations have reached more than 30,690 people in 17 countries. The 20 organisations were chosen out of a long list of 161 organisations nominated by 61 referral partners, and 44 shortlisted organisations from across 34 countries.

Winners receive between US$15,000 and US$50,000 in flexible funding and capacity building support.

The With and For Girls Collective is a group of seven organisations – EMpower, Mama Cash, Nike Foundation, NoVo Foundation, Plan UK, Stars Foundation, The Global Fund for Children – with a track record of supporting civil society organisations working to improve the lives of girls and their communities. Together, we champion the collective action of girls. We believe that when girls organise, they and their organisations can play a leading role in transforming societies and building gender equality.