talks & debates

With and For Girls Awards

Part of WOW – Women of the World

Celebrate the energy, resilience and wisdom of 2019’s With and For Girls Award winners: 25 girl-led and girl-centered groups from across the globe.

The awards recognise the extraordinary work of these organisations and provide them with critical funds. Since 2014, With and For Girls has awarded close to $2 million of flexible funds in 41 countries.

A unique feature of the With and For Girls Awards isn’t just its mission, but its design.

The participation and agency of girls is entwined throughout the process: girls across the world lead the selection process, ultimately choosing which peers should receive an award.

With and For Girls is the world’s only participatory fund by, and for adolescent girls. Less than two cents of every $1 spent on international aid is directed towards adolescent girls.

In response to this critical deficit, a group of funders: Comic Relief, EMpower, FRIDA, MamaCash, Nike Foundation, Novo Foundation, Plan International UK, Stars Foundation, Global Fund for Children and Global Fund for Women came together to launch the With and For Girls Awards, hosted at Purposeful.

Dates & times

6 Mar 2020
Approximate run time: 90 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Purcell Room


Free, but ticketed