Giving Wings has since 2010 worked with supporting organisations, projects and people working on the health of young girls and women all over the world. To a large extent we focus on Menstrual Health and the improvement of Sexual and Reproductive Health but we also support entrepreneurship and leadership programmes.
Girls and women represent a majority of the world's 700 million poorest people and we believe that a way to get people out of poverty is through education, health and equal rights. We invest in and provide grants for partners who work with the mission of improving the situation for women and girls in low- and middle income countries.
WHO WE SUPPORT
Clue is a female health app that uses science and data to help you discover the unique patterns in your cycle. Clue has about 7 million users all over the world and are growing fast. The app shows how femtech can be used to address women's health needs and has a goal to improve female health research and thus also improving female health knowledge globally.
THE CUP FOUNDATION
The Cup Foundation is a non-profit organisation with the goal to educate and empower girls living in challenging environments by giving them life skills training and access to menstrual cups. By providing girls with ways to manage their periods young women and girls can stay in school and live a healthier and safer life.
Maverick Collective is an initiative of Population Services International (PSI), a leading global health nonprofit organisation that makes it easier for people in the developing world to live healthy lives and plan the families they desire. Read more about Maverick Collective!
AFRIpads is a social enterprise in Uganda that manufactures and sells cost-effective sanitary pads made of cloth. The mission of AFRIpads is to empower women and girls through business, innovation and opportunity. Read more about AFRIpads!
Menstrual Health Hub (MH Hub), are building a new online platform that has the potential to help millions of girls and women better manage their periods. The goal is to become a centralised hub that will provide a place for those working across disciplines to exchange best practices and share reliable research and effective educational approaches.
GROW AND KNOW
Grow and Know was launched after the great success of a girl’s puberty book project in Tanzania. The girl’s book received an overwhelmingly positive response from girls and their mothers, aunties, grandmothers, school teachers, and even fathers and male peers. Today over 1 million books have been distributed in Tanzania, Ghana, Ethiopia and Cambodia.
LEADERSHIP AND EMPOWERMENT
The mission of Acumen is to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises, emerging leaders, and breakthrough ideas. The vision is that one day every human being will have access to the critical goods and services they need affordable health, water, housing, energy, agricultural inputs and services – so that they can make informed decisions and unleash their full human potential. This is where dignity starts – not just for the poor but for everyone on earth.
Possible has been working developing a hospital since 2008 in some of the poorest and most remote communities in Nepal. What started as a single humble clinic in a region of 250,000 people without a single clinician has since grown into a healthcare system with two regional hospital hubs and a network of community health workers that has delivered care to over 380,000 patients while demonstrating year-over-year resource growth from the Nepali government.
Empowering women with a chocolate. The overall objective of the partnership with Original Beans on the Femmes des Virunga project is to empower cacao farming women in Eastern Congo.
THE WORLD'S CHILDREN'S PRIZE
The mission of The World's Children's Prize is to "to catalyse the growth and development of a more humane global community through an integrated global educational program, engaging a growing number of children throughout the world." The vision is a world where children's rights are universally respected and where every new generation grows up as humane global citizens.