ICRW Wins Third place in the RaiseForWomen Challenge

Article Date

07 June 2013

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Anne McPherson

Vice President, Global Communications email [email protected]

ICRW’s Turning Point Campaign came in third place in the RaiseForWomen Challenge. With your incredible support, ICRW raised nearly $115,000 plus a special bonus donation from the Skoll Foundation for coming in third place. We are so grateful to have such amazing support to help us continue our work in helping adolescent girls have a chance to grow into healthy and empowered women, to choose whom and when to marry, and to postpone motherhood until they are adults.

The RaiseForWomen Challenge was launched by the Huffington Post, in partnership with CrowdRise, Skoll Foundation and Half the Sky Movement, to help nonprofit organizations focusing on women gain recognition and resources to strengthen their efforts in improving the lives of women and girls worldwide. The Challenge raised over $1.1 million. 

The Challenge ran from April 24 through June 6, 2013. Using the CrowdRise platform, nonprofits competed with each other to raise funds for their cause. The top three teams that raised the most for their cause by the end of the Challenge won grand prize donations amounting to $75,000 from the Skoll Foundation.

Congratulations to GFED for raising more than $200,000 and winning the RaiseForWomen Challenge, and to Zonta International Foundation who won second place. 

ICRW blogs also featured on the Huffington Post site:

“Breaking the Cycle of Child Marriage in India”  by Jennifer Abrahamson

“Beyond the Classroom” by Jeff Edmeades

“On Her Own Two Feet: Providing Girls in India With Hope – and Job Skills – for a Better Future” by Jennifer Abrahamson  

“Changing the Course for Child Brides in Ethiopia” by Gillian Gaynair

“A Life More Enlightened: Giving Girls A Second Chance in Egypt” by Allie McGonagle Glinski

“Family Planning 101: Delaying Marriage and Motherhood in India’s Heartland” by Jennifer Abrahamson

We are so grateful to the Huffington Post, CrowdRise, Skoll Foundation and Half the Sky Movement for launching this incredible initiative to support organizations in empowering women and girls around the world.  Thank you to all who made donations and helped spread the word about this initiative to help us continue to support girls and young women, and change the course of their lives for the better. Thank you for being part of the solution!

To learn more about our work with adolescent girls, visit our Turning Point Campaign page.