Our Impact

Together we are creating real impacts at the grassroots level.  We are teaching, nurturing and empowering women and girls to live their best lives. 

A Harsh Reality

There is a reason why the United Nations created Sustainability Goal Number 5: Gender Equality.


  • The number of missing females worldwide has risen from 61 million to 160 million from 1970 to 2010. The main reasons include infanticide, sex trafficking and gender based violence.
  • Almost two thirds of the world’s 775 million illiterate adults are women
  • 35% of women between 15-49 years have experienced physical and/or sexual violence
  • 1 in 3 girls have experienced female genital mutilation in 30 countries in Africa.
  • 750 million women and girls were married before the age of 18

In Australia, Aboriginal girls and women are facing violence and disadvantage to a life-threatening degree.

In addition, approximately 400,000 women over the age of 45 are at risk of homelessness in Australia today due to family and domestic violence or financial distress.

Even for women that have careers, safety and opportunity in Australia, there is still a 13.4% gender pay gap between men and women. This systemic problem of inequality is no longer acceptable.

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Why Women?

When more women work, economies grow.

A healthy, safe, educated woman can help change the world. And when a woman has a voice, a seat at the table and a team to lead, she is going to bring other women up with her. This is why 100 Women focus on empowering disadvantaged women and girls. We invest in charities that provide opportunity and wrap around support at a grassroots level.

It’s also important to apply a gender-lens when looking at impact giving.

“By supporting programs that deliberately address gender differences in their design, implementation and outcomes, you’ll be making sure that women and girls benefit from philanthropy” – Australians Investing in Women

The role of

Philanthropic Giving Circles

Alicia Curtis, Co-Founder of 100 Women describes our type of philanthropy.

"Giving Circles are one of the fastest growing trends in philanthropy across the world. It's an opportunity for everyday people to get involved in philanthropy. It's one of the best ways of being able to give. The trouble is, donating money can actually be quite difficult. What organisations can I give to? Where does my donation actually go? How do I know which charities are making real, sustainable change? Should I be worried about administration fees? It can all be confusing. And that's where collective giving can make a lot of sense. Coming together with like-minded people. Learning from and with each other and leveraging our donations together and being able to see the impact first hand. That's what a giving circle can provide".

Our Areas of Focus

Global Impact

Western Australia

15 Projects in WA


5 projects in Cambodia

Papua New Guinea

1 project in Papua New Guinea


1 project in India


1 project in Nepal


2 projects in Queensland

New South Wales

2 projects in New South Wales

Sierra Leone

2 projects in Sierra Leone


2 projects in Uganda


1 Project in Tanzania


1 Project in Vietnam