The Best Women's Charities

Written by malaki constance
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    The Best Women's Charities

    There are many respected charities that help women out in numerous ways. While defining a charity as one of the "best" is subjective, there are well-known and long-standing charities for women that are highly regarded. Some focus on women's rights, while others focus on women's health or women with children. Some offer economic help, while others lobby Congress or even seek to help women in far-off nations.

    There are many charities for women. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

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    Women's Health

    Many charities specifically focus on women's health issues, such as breast cancer, pregnancy or spousal abuse. Some of the most prominent examples of women's health charities are: the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, the Young Survival Coalition and the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The National Breast Cancer Fundation is ranked as the fifth best women's charity by the magazine "Marie Claire."

    There are many women's health charities. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

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    Women's Political Rights

    Other charities focus on fighting for more rights for women, such as equal wages in the workplace. Organizations such as the National Organization for Women are involved in a range of women's issues, including abortion rights, lesbian issues, equality of pay and equal representation in government.

    Some groups and charities fight for political rights for women (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

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    International Women's Groups

    In some parts of the world, women lack many basic rights and live very difficult lives. Accordingly, many charities are focused on making life better for women abroad. For example, Women for Women International fights to help women who have survived wars, such as women in Afghanistan. The International Women's Health Coalition also helps to assist women in poor health in foreign lands.

    Women's charities help women across the world. (Ryan McVay/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

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    Economic Groups

    Some charities help women, often single mothers, who are having a hard time finding employment or making ends meet., for example, helps coordinate housing opportunities for single mothers. Bridge of Hope specifically helps homeless women. Our Families Our Future offers similar services.

    Many women need financial assistance. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

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