Soroptimist International was founded in the United States. It’s a global volunteer movement dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. The network strives to educate, empower and enable opportunities for them, as well as to transform their lives and status through education, training and capacity building opportunities.
Projecto Família Global
Projecto Família Global is a nonprofit organization set up in Oeiras, Portugal. The project's mission is to provide social support to the community. Support is provided and assured at various levels: at family level, through food and non-food, purchase of medicines, clothing care and support for social reintegration.
The ATENA Foundation, also known as Npili School, is a nonprofit organization run by women for women to provide educational opportunities for underprivileged girls and their mothers, in Guinea-Bissau, Africa. Npili School provides the girls an ideal environment for learning and growing up safely and provides the tools for women to create their financial independence.
Casa do Pombal - A Mãe
Casa do Pombal - A Mãe is a temporary shelter located in Aveiras de Cima, Portugal. Its overall aim is to accommodate 20 children at risk from 0 to 12 years old who are facing situations that compromise their safety, health, education and morality.
Suited for Change
Suited For Change, based in Washington, USA, is a nonprofit organization that has been a steady and trusted member of the community since 1992. Their mission is to equip underprivileged women in the community on their path to financial independence, providing them with professional clothing, and interview training.
Ajuda de Mãe
Ajuda de Mãe is a social solidarity association in Portugal. The main goal is to support each mother and each family so that the birth of the baby is a factor in improving their family life. The support is provided through psychosocial monitoring, accommodation, training and professional reintegration.
AIPAR is an association in Faro, Portugal. It proposes to support, protect and empower the rights of young girls and their families by respecting differences and acting through certain services along its support network installed at regional level.
Casa das Cores
Casa das Cores is a temporary shelter in Lisbon, Portugal. They take in vulnerable children who have been victims of neglect or abuse, and provide them with a healthy and balanced environment in which they can grow as children while also creating a happier and more viable life project for each of them.
Vida Norte is a nonprofit organization based in Braga and Porto whose mission is to help pregnant women and babies in vulnerable situations by providing close monitoring as well as empowering families to live autonomous, responsible, and happy lives.
Associação Mulher Século XXI
XXI Century Woman - Development Association and Support for Women is a women's rights non-governmental organization (NGO) recognized as a public utility institution that promotes gender equality, supports and protects victims, and prevents and struggles against gender and domestic violence.
The Portuguese Refugee Council is a non-governmental development organization based in Lisbon that advocates for the right to asylum by providing specialized assistance and sheltering applicants for international protection. It also has two refugee reception centers and a shelter for refugee children.
Methamorphys is a non-profit organization based in Viana do Castelo that works on several fronts, one of which is the development and implementation of projects and structures to support the social and community integration of children, young people, and adults who have been abandoned or mistreated, or who are in financial distress.
Fundação de Veiros
Fundação de Veiros is a non-profit association in Alentejo, Portugal. They welcome and contribute to the creation of conditions and opportunities that allow the personal development of children and young people in situations of risk or social need.
WAVE - WOMEN AGAINST VIOLENCE EUROPE, located in Vienna, Austria, is a network of more than 160 European women's NGOs working to prevent and protect women and children against violence.
Educação Sem Fronteiras
Educação sem Fronteiras is a non-profit organization based in Lisbon, Portugal. Its commitment and action are done through supporting the education of children and adults in their communities, as well as by facilitating access to books and IT equipment in existing libraries or those established in partnership with these same local communities.
Associação para o Desenvolvimento de Figueira
Associação para o Desenvolvimento de Figueira is a Portuguese social solidarity organization based in Penafiel. Its primary mission is to develop appropriate responses to the needs of the local and surrounding community by promoting quality of life and social integration. It runs several projects, one of which, Janela Aberta, serves as a support office for domestic violence victims.
The Malala Fund, based in Washington, was created by activist Malala Yousafzai and it works to create a world in which all girls can learn and lead. The project is focused on accelerating progress - challenging systems, policies, and practices to ensure that every girl has access to a free, safe, and high-quality education for 12 years.
Women for Women International
Women for Women International is a non-profit organization based in the USA. It provides women with support and education, as well as social and economic skills, and operates in eight countries that have been ravaged by war and conflict.
Associação Ser Mulher
ASM - Associação Ser Mulher is a non-profit organization based in Évora, Portugal. It emerged from the desire to continue supporting and welcoming victims of domestic violence in the city of Évora. Lar de Santa Helena opened the first shelter house in Portugal, after celebrating twenty years of violence intervention in 2015.
UN WOMEN is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and women's empowerment, headquartered in New York. It works on a global scale to make the vision of the sustainable development goals a reality for women and girls, and it advocates for women's equal participation in all aspects of life.
Casa da Criança
Casa da Criança is a non-profit institution located in Guimarães, Portugal. Its aim is to provide temporary shelter for children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Since 2005, they have already accommodated 130 children who have been adopted or returned to their biological family.
Girl MOVE Academy
Girl MOVE is a Leadership Academy that creates innovative models of education to amplify talent, raise gender equality and promote transformation. It empowers Girls and Women to be the next generation’s Changemakers through a mentorship model that sees every woman as a sister for impactful change of others.
Girl MOVE has recently joined efforts with the Girls Opportunity Alliance, a program from the Obama Foundation, and both institutions are raising funds to implement a program that aims to impact 1200 adolescent Mozambican girls that are at risk of significant learning loss.
MSI UNITED STATES
MSI UNITES STATES is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C, USA. It supports MSI Reproductive Choices’ work around the world, allowing them to help vulnerable women and girls take control of their own futures by providing access to contraception and safe abortion.
Dress a Girl Portugal
Dress a Girl Around the World is a NGO based in the United States with the mission of creating dresses to donate to girls in needy countries, providing them with dignity, protection, and hope. It made its debut in Portugal in 2016 as part of the project “Dress a Girl Portugal” with the collaboration of several sewing ateliers, day centers, schools, senior universities, and informal groups spread across the country, promoting solidarity sewing meetings.
Lar Santa Teresa
Lar de Santa Teresa, based in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, has a care home and a children's home allowing children and young people to return to living in a healthy family context and also receive training for the world of work. It has its own funds, which in addition to providing an educational and training purpose, are tools that allow structuring and sustaining the institution.