The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade takes action to improve the quality of life for women and girls in Miami-Dade County.
On average, 24 women per minute are victims of intimate partner violence. One in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, and one in three girls will experience childhood sexual abuse.
In collaboration with One Billion Rising and other community partners we identify actions and invest in programs to create freedom from violence.
Help to raise our voices and support programs to create freedom from violence.
Miami ranks #3 in the nation for the number of women-owned firms, yet lack resources to grow. While more than 1.1 million women are eligible to vote in Miami-Dade County, only 299,550 voted in the last presidential election. Only 25% of Florida legislators in 2018 are women, and across our country less than 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are female, and one in three girls are afraid to lead.
Help us advocate and take action to ensure women and girls lead and succeed!
The Status of Women In The States ranks Florida as #32 in the country in health and well-being. Women are at special risk of specific health conditions, such as depression and exposure to intimate partner violence, and typically incur greater health care costs than men. Low-income women and women of color are especially likely to experience poor health outcomes.
Help us ensure women’s health and well-being, regardless of race, background, or economic status.
On average, women earn 78 cents on the dollar to a white man, with black women earning 61 cents and Hispanic women earning a mere 55 cents on the dollar. One in five women in Miami-Dade County live in poverty. Scarcity of affordable housing is a key factor causing homelessness in Florida, and the overall homeless population in Miami continues to climb. Education, adequate household income, and employment are critical in preventing and reducing homelessness and providing economic opportunity and security.