Rebel Girls announces year-long partnership and US$ 100,000 donation to the International Rescue Committee
Rebel Girls – the award-winning cultural media engine behind the bestselling book series and podcast, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – has announced a partnership and US$ 100,000 donation to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) over a 12-month period.
The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Its programming focuses on bringing health, safety, education and economic wellbeing to the world’s most vulnerable. Rebel Girls’ donations will be used to fund immediate IRC needs, in addition to the IRC’s Women’s Protection and Girls Empowerment programmes.
The IRC is committed to addressing the needs of women and girls globally: breaking down the barriers on their path to success and advancing gender equality. As part of these goals, Rebel Girls will partner with IRC to support refugee women who are aspiring entrepreneurs and refugee girls who are aspiring leaders. Programmes that Rebel Girls will implement in coordination with the IRC include a match donation campaign during Christmas 2019 and a celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day – with two programmes at IRC’s San Diego Women’s Center, close to Rebel Girls’ Californian HQ – in March 2020.