Gift in Will

Having a Will ensures you can take care of family and the people and causes that are important to you. Your Will is also a powerful way to ensure that your values live on into the future. As someone who believes in standing up for the rights of women and girls, we would be honoured and grateful if you would consider leaving a gift in your Will to IWDA, helping us continue our work to achieve lasting gender equality.

There are a number of ways to support our work through your Will. You can:

  • Include a percentage of the remainder of your estate (known as the residual). After you have provided for your family and friends, a percentage of your residual could make a huge difference to women and girls.
  • Nominate a percentage of your estate that you would like IWDA to receive (from 1-100%).
  • Leave a specific amount of money, real estate, shares, or items such as artwork etc. to IWDA.


Meet one of our bequestors:

Sophie McCarthy, Executive Director, McCarthy Mentoring

“I found out about IWDA in 1993 when I was a young woman working as a researcher in HIV policy who wanted to change the world. My friend and mentor, Margaret Winn, introduced me to a network of like-minded women who ran events in support of IWDA’s important work. I was particularly attracted to IWDA’s model of partnering with women’s organisations and supporting them to develop, educate and provide real opportunities to women and their communities. I believe that it is important for women to support other women.

My vision for the future is a world where people have equal opportunities regardless of gender, to realise their potential and be the best they can be. As a supporter of IWDA, I know all contributions can make a life-changing difference to the women and their communities. That’s why I’ve left a gift in my Will to IWDA, to honour this commitment and support a future generation of women and girls to realise their full human rights and potential.”


We’re here to answer any questions you may have about our work and including us in your Will. And we can provide you with the correct wording for including IWDA in your Will. To get in contact you can give us a call on 1300 661 812 or at

If you’ve decided to include us in your Will we’d love to know, but you are under no obligation to tell us. If you do choose to let us know, we’d very much appreciate the opportunity to say thank you, and to give you the choice about how we contact you in the future. That way we can keep you connected to the life-changing work your gift will make possible.

Thank you for standing with women and girls across the world in their journey to equality and empowerment. We hope you will consider making a gift in your Will to support the next generation of women and girls to create a brighter future.

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