Even though we have come so far on the road to gender equality, there is still a long way to go. Not only is it super important to continue fighting for women’s rights, but it’s just as important to protect the progress, as well as the human rights won for women throughout the Civil Rights Movement.
Unfortunately, many woman-identifying people continue to face hardships including poverty, domestic abuse, gender discrimination, racial inequality, and more.
Here are ten Atlanta-based women’s rights organizations that you can support this Women’s History Month, and every month after.
1. The Atlanta Women Foundation
The mission at the Atlanta Women’s Foundation is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls, tackling issues such as safety, poverty, and equality. AWF examines everything it does through a gender lens, ensuring a greater impact on the fight for gender equality.
2. Atlanta Women For Equality
Atlanta Women For Equality strive to further the rights of women and girls, primarily focusing on legal advocacy for women’s equality. They set to deconstruct & rebuild Atlanta’s workplaces and educational environments, pushing impactful standards of equal treatment and opportunity for women.
3. Feminist Women’s Health Center
With Georgia’s 6-week abortion ban in effect, the Feminist Women’s Health Center are providing safe, affordable, and compassionate healthcare up to the legal limit. They also educate and advocate work to advance reproductive health, rights and justice. They also offer support for sexual health, trans health, and more.
4. Center for Black Women’s Wellness
The Center for Black Women’s Wellness is a non-profit set on improving the well-being of Black women and their families, particularly those who have been underserved. The center provides services to improve or develop physical, mental, emotional, and financial health, for more productive and fulfilling lives.
5. Circle of Hope
Circle of Hope is a domestic violence center in Atlanta, providing support, empowerment, and hope to those affected by domestic violence at home. The non-profit are available to assist anyone who is a victim of domestic violence, regardless of national origin, religion, race, color, political affiliation, gender, age, ability, or sexual orientation.
6. Refugee Women’s Network
RWN is a non-profit organization created by women, for women in Georgia, serving refugee and immigrant families across the state. The charity works closely with the survivors of war, conflict, and displacement by providing services to break down those systemic barriers, with hopes to end up living healthy, self-sufficient, and fulfilling lives.
7. Georgia NOW
Georgia NOW is the The Georgia Chapter of the National Organization for Women, who work to protect the equal rights of all women and girls across the state. On a national level, they are the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. From ending violence towards women to economic justice, LGBTQ rights and racial equality, their mission is to promote feminist ideals and lead societal change.
8. Sister Love
With a mission to eradicate the adverse impact and stigma surrounding HIV, Sister Love are a sexual and reproductive health rights non-profit here in the A. The group has come a long way since its foundations back in 1989, when it was just a volunteer group of women advocating about HIV prevention, self-help and safer sex techniques.
9. Destination Tomorrow
Destination Tomorrow is a grassroots LGBTQ+ non-profit, recently opening a new center here in the ATL. The charity provide several services, including crucial funding to Transgender and Gender Nonconforming-led organizations. Transgender individuals experience disproportionate amounts of violence, and Black Trans women are typically the target among this spike in attacks and prejudices the community has faced recently.
10. Her Term
Her Term is an awesome initiative founded here in the ATL, dedicated to recruiting and encouraging women to run for public office at the local, state, and national levels. They wish to see and enforce a more diverse government, and help equip women with the tools to not just run for office, but win.