In honor of Women’s History Month, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced that they will be working with organizations in support and advancement of gender equality.
Sharing the news via their Archewall Foundation, the couple will achieve their goals through new grants going on to state: “As we cross into Women’s History Month, and ahead of International Women’s Day next week, Archewell Foundation is announcing a number of non-profit investments in leading organizations working to advance gender equity, build policies that empower women and families, ensure meaningful media representation for women, and provide women with a network of tools and support for gaining employment.”
On the first day of Women's History Month, we're pleased to announce that Archewell Foundation will be supporting Smart Works with a grant to help enable an important research project on female unemployment in the UK.Find out more on the Archewell website. https://t.co/OfZzF2TNvL pic.twitter.com/w2SU1jGwzd
— Smart Works Charity (@SmartWorksHQ) March 1, 2022
We are thrilled to be receiving support from the Archewell Foundation, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Their amplification of issues central to women’s progress couldn’t come at a more critical time in the fight for gender justice.https://t.co/9MpBCjjfN2
— National Women's Law Center (@nwlc) March 1, 2022
Amongst the four organizations receiving generous grants is Smart Works Charity, which works as a means to help women secure jobs. Markle joined the organization as a patron in 2019, and continues to support them. The other three organizations are The Center on Poverty and Inequity at Georgetown University Law Center, National Women’s Law Center, and The 19th. The grants will go towards helping marginalized girls in schools, hospitals, juvenile justice systems and so on, as well as focusing on BIPOC communities and those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are thrilled to be receiving support from the Archewell Foundation, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex!”, tweeted The National Women’s Law Center.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continually stressed on the importance of amplifying the voices and lives of marginalized people and centering action towards equality. They mentioned, “Part of Archewell Foundation’s core commitment is to build strong, compassionate, and equitable communities across the world. Although these grants have been announced as we recognize Women’s History Month, the work they represent is relevant and vital every day of the year.”
Last year, on occasion of Women’s History Month, the couple worked with an organization by the name of World Central Kitchen whereby they provided meals to women at a restaurant in Chicago. Markle also worked with Smart Works last year and wrote personalized notes of encouragement to women receiving support from them. “Our hope with this effort is to show that, when we all participate, even the smallest actions can have a ripple effect,” expressed Meghan and Harry.
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