Times are tougher than ever right now, particularly for Black women. So I thought I’d showcase 4 charities for Black women that you should donate to, whether that’s time, money, or resources. Why? Because of statistics like this:
- In 2010, the homicide rate among Black American girls and women ages 10-24 was higher than for any other group of females, and higher than white and Asian men as well.
- In 2009, a US survey found that 67% of Black girls indicated that they felt sad or hopeless for two or more weeks straight, compared to 31% of white girls and 40% of Latinx girls.
- Black women in tech make $79,000 for every $100,000 white men make
- Between 2014 and 2016, the chance of death during pregnancy or childbirth was 1 in 2,500 for Black women, compared to 1 in 12,500 for white women
Black women’s charities are important.
Black Girls CODE
Black Girls CODE was launched by Kimberly Bryant in 2011 to, in essence, teach Black girls how to code. The non-profit does this by providing a training course giving Black girls the means and skills to gain employment in the tech sector and “train 1 million girls by 2040”.
London Black Women’s Project
London Black Women’s Project (formerly Newham Asian Women’s Project) is an organisation for BME women and girls, committed to their safety and providing emergency accommodation. They also offer:
- Housing support services
- Support groups for BME women and girls
- Legal advice
Black Women’s Health Imperative
Started in 1983, Black Women’s Health Imperative was created to improve the health and wellbeing of Black women and girls across the US, whether that be physically, emotionally or financially.
Inside Out UK
Inside Out UK is a not-for-profit enterprise created to help people improve their mental health and wellbeing. It was founded by Vanessa Boachie who graduated with a BSc in Psychology from the University of Leicester. With education and creativity, Inside Out UK helps young people combat mental health disorders and make life a little easier to deal with.