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Reports & Data
Poverty
  • UPAYA Social Ventures

    We envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to earn a dignified living and pursue their dreams. We believe in a hand-up, not a hand-out, and that access to sustainable, dignified jobs can be the bridge from poverty to prosperity.

  • United Way

    We unite to create positive, lasting change for people in need. We call it harnessing the power of people working together. And that means everyone — individuals, nonprofits, companies, and government agencies

  • MASSCAP

    The Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) is the statewide association of the 23 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) operating in Massachusetts. Through the combined skills and vision of its members, MASSCAP works to enhance the ability of each agency to better serve its clients.

  • Project Hope

    For more than 60 years, Project HOPE has transformed the health and well-being of people and communities around the world. We work on the front lines of the world’s health challenges, partnering hand-in-hand with communities, health care workers and public health systems to ensure sustainable change.

  • We Can

    Since 2001, WE CAN has supported and empowered women going through life transitions and challenges. We serve women of all ages providing unique, free services, referrals and resources to help foster independence and create lasting positive change.

  • Rosie's Place

    Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women-only shelter in the United States. What began as a safe place for poor and homeless women to get a bed and a meal in Boston has grown into a community center providing wide-ranging support, education and outreach services to 12,000 women a year.

  • Welfare, Poverty, and Abused Women: New Research and its Implications

    Accumulated research and experience have clearly shown that physical and psychological violence against women occurs in all social groups, as defined by age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or economic circumstances.

  • America’s Health Ranking

    Explore national- and state-level data for hundreds of health, environmental and socioeconomic measures, including background information about each measure

  • Brookview House

    Brookview House is a multi-service nonprofit organization for women, children and youth experiencing homelessness that develops safe, affordable housing with support services and programs on site, confronts the root causes of family homelessness and addresses the distinct needs of each family member – children, youth and adults – positioning families for social and economic mobility and long-term stability.

  • Women’s Lunch Place

    Healthy meals, essentials, and one-on-one assistance from a daytime shelter and advocacy center in Boston dedicated to helping women experiencing homelessness, hunger and poverty.

  • Guide to Low Income Resources

    If you are struggling with housing, food, or other basic needs, you are not alone.

  • Digital Wellbeing Virtual Workshop for Middle School Girls: Metrowest

    Free digital, well-being and STEM summer workshop for middle school girls from low-incomes. The workshop is designed and run by the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Lab.

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Education & Training
Health
Violence
  • Saheli

    Community-based women’s organization focused on the needs of South Asians with services available in Bangla/Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telegu, Urdu, Kannada, Kashmiri/Dogri, Konkani, Malayan, Marathi, Nepali/Nepalese, and Pashto.

  • Jane Doe, Inc.

    Jane Doe Inc. (JDI), the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, is a membership organization that works to create social change, advocates for responsive public policy, promote collaboration, and raise public awareness, provide support to coalition’s members that provide comprehensive prevention and intervention services, and make an impact on public opinion concerning the issue of sexual and domestic violence.

  • Massachusetts Office for Victims Assistance (Boston Office) 

    Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) offers assistance to victims of crimes, witnesses, their family members, and direct victim service providers.  Victim Services and Resources provides assistance to crime victims and connects them with local providers.

  • Massachusetts Office for Victims Assistance (Northampton Office) 

    Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) offers assistance to victims of crimes, witnesses, their family members, and direct victim service providers.  Victim Services and Resources provides assistance to crime victims and connects them with local providers.

  • SafeLink Domestic Violence Hotline 

    SafeLink is the Massachusetts statewide domestic violence hotline and is operated by Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc. in Boston. The hotline advocates are bilingual in English and Spanish and have access to a services that can provide translation in more than 130 languages. SafeLink’s services include: safety planning resources; a safe and confidential space in which to talk; a direct connection to domestic violence programs across Massachusetts; referrals to local domestic violence and other community resources; support and resources for anyone who is concerned about a victim of domestic violence, and information about domestic and dating violence.

  • The Network/La Red 

    The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Services include: a 24-hour hotline, emergency safehome, crisis intervention, information and referrals, assistance with safety planning, court and medical accompaniment, victim compensation assistance, medical, legal, housing and other social services advocacy, in-person support groups, internet and computer safety, and GLBTQ attorney program.

  • Love Life Now Foundation

    Love Life Now Foundation (LLN) is a global awareness and education organization that supports survivors of domestic violence through year-round initiatives and direct assistance to domestic violence programs.

Armed Conflict (UN)
  • United Nations Peacekeeping

    UN Peacekeeping is the largest and most visible representation of the United Nations. It is a collective investment in global peace, security, and stability.

  • International Committee of the Red Cross

    The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the resolutions of the International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law.

  • United States Institute of Peace 

    The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict.

  • Humanitarian and Law Policy

    Humanitarian Law & Policy is a unique space for timely analysis and debate on international humanitarian law (IHL) issues and the policies that shape humanitarian action. Hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), it is a place to identify trends, raise issues, consider future challenges and explore solutions as they pertain to IHL or humanitarian action.

  • Women Watch

    An environment that maintains world peace and promotes and protects human rights, democracy and the peaceful settlement of disputes, in accordance with the principles of non-threat or use of force against territorial integrity or political independence and of respect for sovereignty as set forth in the Charter of the United Nations, is an important factor for the advancement of women.

  • European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)

    An independent centre and the primary source for information on gender equality in the European Union. EIGE contributes to making the European Union become a Union of Equality, where women and men, girls and boys in all their diversity are free to pursue their chosen path in life, have equal opportunities to thrive, and can equally participate in and lead our societies.

Economy
  • Money Talk Tuesdays

    Each workshop features a new topic hosted by experts in financial wellness, growing wealth, retirement planning, and more! Presenters will provide professional advice related to their field and how you can adapt to disruptions caused by unexpected challenges.

  • My Financial Life MA

    MyFinancialLifeMA.org aims to provide access to the tools and knowledge you need to achieve economic stability and economic security, no matter where you are in life and when you decide to take action.

  • World Bank

    With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

  • MA State Treasurer - Economic Empowerment 

    The Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) is a department within the Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts tasked with offering free and accessible financial education, promoting wage equality, and creating a bright future for children across the state.

  • Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls (FLOW)

    FLOW is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to helping women and girls achieve their financial best in an increasingly complex economic environment. FLOW’s mission is to empower women and girls with the knowledge and skills necessary to make sound and responsible decisions about spending, saving, borrowing, and investing for a promising future of economic well-being.  FLOW’s programs are centered on economic literacy, entrepreneurship, and asset building. We teach women and girls how to handle their money like a “pro” from a position of knowledge, confidence, and financial clarity.

  • Massachusetts Businesses - Diversity Directory

    Search a Directory of Certified Businesses in Massachusetts. Apply filters to search woman, veteran, disability, minority, and other classification of locally owned businesses to support.

  • Listen To Your Mothers

    Drawing on the insights of working mothers, we collaborate with business leaders to shift culture and implement practices that retain and grow talent. 

Decision Making
Institutional Mechanisms
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Economic empowerment is the capacity of women and men to participate in, contribute to and benefit from growth processes in ways that recognise the value of their contributions, respect their dignity and make it possible to negotiate a fairer distribution of the benefits of growth. Economic empowerment increases women’s access to economic resources and opportunities including jobs, financial services, property and other productive assets, skills development and market information.

  • Generation Equality Forum

    Generation Equality is the world’s leading initiative to accelerate investment and implementation on gender equality. It brings together organizations from every part of society to catalyze progress, advocate for change and take bold actions together.

  • National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality

    The aim of the White House National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality is to consolidate and speed up implementation of the Women and Gender Development Policy, which strives to redress gender gaps and inequalities between men and women.

  • Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women - UN Women

    UN Women works with Governments to develop informed and dedicated national action plans to prevent and address violence against women, strengthening coordination among diverse actors required for sustained and meaningful action. They also partner with Governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations and other institutions to build capacity and increase awareness of the causes and consequences of violence.

  • Listen To Your Mothers

    Drawing on the insights of working mothers, we collaborate with business leaders to shift culture and implement practices that retain and grow talent. 

Human Rights
  • Amnesty International

    Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.

  • United Nations

    The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization whose stated purposes are to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and serve as a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.

  • UNICEF

    UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, UNICEF does whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

  • Department of Developmental Services Office of Human Rights

    The Office of Human Rights is dedicated to affirming, protecting, and promoting the human rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Prader-Willi, and Smith-Magenis Syndrome. It is a resource to individuals, their families, provider agencies and to the Department of Developmental Services.

  • MA Human Rights Coalition

    The Massachusetts Human Rights Coalition (MAHRC) is an organization of municipal and local agencies responsible for promoting human and civil rights and harmonious relationships among diverse groups at a local level by promoting networking initiatives, developing educational strategies and model programs, and serving as a resource for new and existing human rights and relations commissions.

  • Boston Human Rights Commission

    The Boston Human Rights Commission’s mission is to enforce Human Rights, to engage in relationships and partnerships that embody the principles of dignity and respect, and to create a culture of human rights compliance and accountability. They act as a driver for social change based on principles of substantive equality, equity, and inclusion for all.

  • Human Rights Handbook

    The Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Human Rights Handbook is a companion to the DMH Human Rights policy. The handbook defines and explains the regulations, statutes and policies that protect Children/Adolescents and Adults in facilities and programs operated and/ or funded by DMH. The comprehensive appendix includes a copy of the DMH Human Rights policy, relevant charts, forms, documents and listings of contact information and advocacy resources.

  • LIFT Worcester

    LIFT is a nonprofit organization committed to ending the sex trade.

  • Listen To Your Mothers

    Drawing on the insights of working mothers, we collaborate with business leaders to shift culture and implement practices that retain and grow talent. 

Media
Environment
  • MassPIRG

    MassPIRG speaks out for the public and stands up to special interests on problems that affect the public’s health, safety, and wellbeing.

  • UN Women Environment Programme (UNEP)

    The Women’s Major Group at UNEP is coordinated by global and regional focal points, from among the women and environment civil society organisations accredited to UNEP.

  • Women’s Development & Development Organization (WEDO)

    WEDO recognized that the hard-won policy commitments to women’s rights that emerged from the major UN conferences of the 1990s were not enough to improve women’s daily lives. WEDO has spent the last few years focused on deeper collaboration with Southern partners to increase the number of women leaders at all levels, to implement global policy gains at the national level, and to hold governments accountable to their commitments on women’s rights.

  • United Nations Development Programme

    As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality, helping countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Their work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience.

Girls
Community Based Organizations