A giving circle by New England International Donors

NEID: Women's Empowerment: Maternal and Reproductive Health

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Globally women have made great strides forward in the last 30 years, yet much work remains on many fronts to create the gender-balanced world humanity needs to thrive. One chief lever of women’s empowerment, and a ground floor to basic human flourishing, is the capacity to have healthy pregnancies and plan childbearing. Yet, in many places around the world, basic maternal and reproductive health is still inaccessible for many women and is laden with taboos, negative stigma, and vulnerable to endless backlash. In this current political climate, funding for family planning has taken a hit but many, like Melinda Gates, are trying to step into the gap to mainstream maternal and reproductive health as a human right and as a key strategy of poverty alleviation. “Contraceptives,” says Gates, “are one of the greatest antipoverty innovations in history. When women are able to time and space their pregnancies, they are more likely to advance their education and earn an income—and they’re more likely to have healthy children.” Stronger, more empowered women lead to stronger communities with better health outcomes for all members of the family. 

NEID’s Women’s Empowerment Giving Circle will meet once a month from December to June to learn together about the global landscape surrounding maternal and reproductive health as an essential part of poverty alleviation efforts and devise a grantmaking strategy to fund a shortlist of organizations together. NEID membership is required to participate in a Giving Circle and each participant will ultimately be expected to contribute funds. NEID members will be asked to contribute a minimum of $1,200, while new-members are asked to first become NEID members ($500) and then contribute $1,000 to the Circle.
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$52,132
Total Raised
16
Total Donors
$2,896
Avg. Donation

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The Okoa Project
$10,000 Raised
Mali Health
Mali Health
Durham, NC
$10,000 Raised
Barakat Bundle
Barakat Bundle
Newton Upper Falls, MA
$10,000 Raised

Location Watertown, Massachusetts, United States

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Women's Empowerment: Maternal and Reproductive Health

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About our group

Globally women have made great strides forward in the last 30 years, yet much work remains on many fronts to create the gender-balanced world humanity needs to thrive. One chief lever of women’s empowerment, and a ground floor to basic human flourishing, is the capacity to have healthy pregnancies and plan childbearing. Yet, in many places around the world, basic maternal and reproductive health is still inaccessible for many women and is laden with taboos, negative stigma, and vulnerable to endless backlash. In this current political climate, funding for family planning has taken a hit but many, like Melinda Gates, are trying to step into the gap to mainstream maternal and reproductive health as a human right and as a key strategy of poverty alleviation. “Contraceptives,” says Gates, “are one of the greatest antipoverty innovations in history. When women are able to time and space their pregnancies, they are more likely to advance their education and earn an income—and they’re more likely to have healthy children.” Stronger, more empowered women lead to stronger communities with better health outcomes for all members of the family. 

NEID’s Women’s Empowerment Giving Circle will meet once a month from December to June to learn together about the global landscape surrounding maternal and reproductive health as an essential part of poverty alleviation efforts and devise a grantmaking strategy to fund a shortlist of organizations together. NEID membership is required to participate in a Giving Circle and each participant will ultimately be expected to contribute funds. NEID members will be asked to contribute a minimum of $1,200, while new-members are asked to first become NEID members ($500) and then contribute $1,000 to the Circle.
Join this Grapevine

Become a member and help support the nonprofts chosen by this group.

$52,132
Total Raised
16
Total Donors
$2,896
Avg. Donation

Previously supported

View all
The Okoa Project
$10,000 Raised
Mali Health
Mali Health
Durham, NC
$10,000 Raised
Barakat Bundle
Barakat Bundle
Newton Upper Falls, MA
$10,000 Raised

Location Watertown, Massachusetts, United States

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