10 POC-Led Organizations to Support on International Women’s Day

By Kenrya Rankin Mar 08, 2018

March 8 marks International Women’s Day, where we celebrate the contributions, accomplishments and all-around badassery of people who identify as women. From tweets…


…to text campaigns…

…folks are all about women today. But we say that while proclaiming your love for women online is cool, it’s not enough. So dig deep and donate to one of these orgs that supports women today.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice centers women, gender nonconforming, intersex and trans people of color in its global work to fund LBGTQI organizations who seek to make transformative change in their communities. Show your support.

Black Women’s Health Imperative is committed to improving the physical, emotional and financial wellness of Black women and girls across America, via policy advocacy, programing and research. Show your support.

MANA, A National Latina Organization was found in 1974 as a grassroots membership organization that empowers Latinas via advocacy, leadership development and community service. Show your support.

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum works to advance human rights and social justice for Asian American and Pacific Islander girls and women in three policy areas: economic justice, immigrant rights and reproductive health. Show your support.

National Black Women’s Justice Institute works to reduce racial and gender disparities that impact cisgender and transgender Black women and girls. Show your support.

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center seeks to “enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native (Native) tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence.” Show your support.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health elevates Latina leaders to help secure unfettered rights to reproductive health, justice and dignity. Show your support.

Ramp Your Voice! is the brainchild of Vilissa Thompson, a disabled women who couldn’t find self-advocacy resources that were inclusive of women of color. The organization promotes “empowerment, education, inclusion and self-advocacy “ for people with disabilities. Show your support.

TransWomen of Color Collective unites trans and gender nonconforming people of color to share their narratives and elevate them to leadership positions in the fight for collective liberation for the oppressed. Show your support.

Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality promotes Muslim women leaders to support its vision of “a peaceful and prosperous world anchored in gender equality and human dignity.” It organizes to address injustices including domestic violence, child marriage, genital mutilation and violent extremism. Show your support.