The initiative adds to the long list of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's activism efforts on gender equality.


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are honoring Women's History Month by donating to nonprofit organizations that promote gender equality.

The couple will reach their aims by donating numerous grants to several organizations through their Archewell Foundation.

"As we cross into Women's History Month, and ahead of International Women's Day next week, Archewell Foundation is announcing a number of nonprofit 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 support," they said in a statement.

Smart Works Charity, which works to help women find employment, is one of the four groups getting huge grants. Markle became a sponsor of the charity in 2019 and continues to do so. The Center on Poverty and Inequity at Georgetown University Law Center, the National Women's Law Center, and The 19th are the other three groups.

Helping the marginalized communities

The funds will be used to assist underprivileged girls in education, hospitals, and juvenile justice systems, as well as BIPOC communities and those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Responding to the support, The National Women's Law Center said on Twitter, "We are thrilled to be receiving support from the Archewell Foundation, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex!"

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have often emphasized the significance of highlighting disadvantaged people's voices and lives, as well as focusing efforts on equality.

"Part of Archewell Foundation's core commitment is to build strong, compassionate, and equitable communities across the world," they once explained. "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, also in honor of Women's History Month, the couple collaborated with the charity World Central Kitchen to serve meals to women at a Chicago restaurant. In addition, Markle also partnered with Smart Works, writing customized words of encouragement to women receiving aid from them.

The couple expressed: "Our hope with this effort is to show that, when we all participate, even the smallest actions can have a ripple effect."

The couple's global activism on gender equality

Prince Harry is taking the footsteps of his late mother, Princess Diana, as a feminist activist. He has spoken out against child marriage, founded the charity Sentebale to help HIV-affected young people, and endorsed UN Women's HeForShe initiative in 2014 to urge all people to stand out for gender equality.

On the other hand, while some people may associate Meghan Markle with the successful television show "Suits" or her marriage to Prince Harry, she is also well-known for her dedication to advancing women's rights.

As a proud feminist, Markle is committed to girls' education, a UN Women supporter, and a World Vision Global Ambassador. She visited India in 2017 as a World Vision Global Ambassador to promote equality for women, improved healthcare, and girls' education.

During her visit, she spoke with local activists and educators to discuss improving access to girls' latrines, a major issue for India's 63 million teenage girls.

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