Afghan Women's Education Center Dedicated to the promotion of rights, self-sufficiency, empowerment and understanding among Afghan women and children through education, health, peace education and socio-economic development projects.
Amnesty Int. USA Involved in an international campaign to stop violence against women. Every day, women and girls around the world are threatened, beaten, raped, mutilated and killed with impunity. Join the Stop Violence Against Women Campaign and help make women's human rights a reality.
The Center for Development and Population Activities CEDPA equips and mobilizes women to achieve equality which is essential to building stronger families, communities, and societies. We envision a world in which women and girls are able to fulfill their dreams free from the constraints of poverty and inequality. CEDPA builds women's leadership, supports organizations, and helps women mobilize.
Central Asia Institute Central Asia Institute’s mission is to promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Founded by Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time. The book was written after his failed attempt to climb Pakistan’s K2 thrust him into that remote world. His experiences led him to decide to establish dozens of schools, and promote girls’ education in rural Afghanistan and Pakistan as the most efficient means of promoting development and peace in the region.
Code Pink Dedicated to ending the Iraq war, and ending war in general by united women globally. Rejects fear-based politics that justify violence, and instead calls for policies based on compassion, kindness and a commitment to international law. With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence.
Council of Women World Leaders A network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers- at this time, 36, nearly all of the world's current and former women world leaders. Mission is to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women and equitable development. Work to build the capacity of emerging women leaders-has a program that places promising young women with Council members and in the offices of other women leaders for summer fellowships.
Foundation for Women The Foundation for Women (FFW) serves impoverished women locally and globally by funding and creating microcredit programs. Seeks to provide a sense of connection and support for the needs of all women and their families locally in San Diego and also globally. Active program in Liberia.
Freedom from Hunger An international development organization working in seventeen countries across the globe. Brings innovative and sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty. Together with local partners, equips families with resources they need to build futures of health, hope and dignity. Began as Meals for Millions. Contact:
iKnowPolitics - International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics An online workspace designed to increase the effectiveness of women in political life utilizing a technology-enabled forum. A joint project of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA). Offers users the opportunity to: Access resources, (an online library and information and expertise of other users, experts and practitioners; Create knowledge through mediated discussion forums, information exchange and consolidated expert responses to member queries; and Share experiences using tools designed to facilitate exchange of lessons learned and best practices. Resources available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
Inclusive Security The Institute for Inclusive Security, including The Women Waging Peace Network, advocates for the full participation of all stakeholders, especially women, in peace processes. Creating sustainable peace is achieved best by a diverse, citizen-driven approach. Of the many sectors of society currently excluded from peace processes, none is large - or more critical to success - than women.
JASS A global community of justice activists, scholars and popular educators in 25 countries worldwide. Committed to strengthening women’s voice, visibility, and collective organizing power to create a just and sustainable world for all. Works from a feminist perspective to: strengthen and diversify activist, feminist leadership; strengthen community organizing and popular education/communications linked to advocacy; build bridges, common agendas and flexible alliances between different regions, scholarly activists and activist scholars, and women and men in other social movements; develop and use multimedia communication skills and strategies to connect women and influence public opinion, and to make women’s transformative roles visible and feminism and gender equality appealing and relevant.
MADRE Mission is to provide support and aid to better women's lives and social conditions, social justice, program emphasis on Latin America, but also in Africa and Asia. An example of thousands of similar programs focused on women's needs and contributions. Articles on various subjects affecting women.
Network of East-West Women Founded 1991 to link western feminists with women in Eastern Europe and Russia. Emphasis on political and economics, but also to raise awareness of gender issues and to influence policies that affect the lives of women. Has a legal fellowship program and an economic and social fellowship program. Click on NEWW-Online to sign up for any of several list-servers.
New Moon Magazine For girls who want their voice to be heard. The adult staff works with a Girls Editorial Board to produce an ad-free and multi-cultural magazine for girls ages 8-14. Also provides workshops on a variety of girls and women's issues as well as free curriculum for teachers and others who work with girls.
Nobel Womens Initiative Mission is to address and work to prevent the root causes of violence by spotlighting and promoting the efforts of women's rights activists, researchers and organizations working to advance peace, justice and equality. We recognize that specific issues for women vary around the world, therefore, one element of our work will be to sponsor international meetings of women every two years - in a different region of the world. The objective of the meetings is to underscore commonalities and differences by providing inclusive and energizing forums that ensure meaningful global dialogue and networking with a view to action.
PeaceXPeace Peace X Peace is a global network of women with women-focused e-media, fresh analysis, and from-the-frontlines perspectives. We engage, connect, and amplify women's voices as the most direct and powerful ways to build cultures of peace around the world.
Soroptimist International of the Americas Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.
Stop Rape in Conflict The International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict unites organizations and individuals into a powerful and coordinated effort for change. Together we will demand bold political leadership to prevent rape in conflict, to protect civilians and rape survivors, and call for justice for all—including effective prosecution of those responsible.
Voices of Women Dedicated to educating ourselves and others on international issues and U.S. foreign policy. Citizens empowered with information and understanding can advance the cause of non-military solutions to global conflicts. The voice of women must lead the world campaign for peace.
The WIP A comprehensive news website of women contributors that reports world news, opinion, and commentary. Mission is to provide quality news from the perspectives of women that is accessible worldwide and is free to readers. Promotes diversity and is not associated with any particular religion, political party, or cultural affiliation. Offer stories with a humanistic view that are concerned with the human cost of global policy. Honors underrepresented voices including women, the indigenous, the poor, and other stories that do
UN Women Peace X Peace is a global network of women with women-focused e-media, fresh analysis, and from-the-frontlines perspectives. We engage, connect, and amplify women's voices as the most direct and powerful ways to build cultures of peace around the world.
Women and Public Policy Program - Kennedy School of Government The internal goal is to incorporate an understanding of gender perspectives on public policy into the education of future and current leaders trained at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. The external goal is to contribute to the canon of scholarship on women and public policy.
Women for Women Helps women in war-torn regions rebuild their lives by giving them financial and emotional support, job skills training, rights education, access to capital and assistance for small business development.
Women Leaders Intercultural Forum - WUNRN By addressing issues that transcend cultural, religious, sectoral and generational divides, WLIF aims to leverage efforts of women leaders to raise public awareness about global human security concerns and serve as a catalyst for collaborative action. Aims to facilitate participation of women leaders in global policy forums in order to reframe the security debate to include human security issues alongside those of state security.
Women Peace and Security Network Africa A women-focused, women-led Pan-African Non-Governmental Organization with the core mandate to promote women’s strategic participation and leadership in peace and security governance in Africa. To mainstream women, peace, and security by enhancing women’s leadership capacities and promoting constructive and collaborative approaches to non-violent transformation of conflicts. To enhance African women’s right to participation and leadership in fostering human security, sustainable peace, and development. See the film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell.
Women Peacemakers Program – Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Each year four women involved in human rights and peacemaking efforts are invited into a program to give them ways to further peacemaking efforts in their home countries. These are women on the frontlines. It’s a selective program for leaders who want to document, share, and build upon their unique peacemaking stories. Selected peacemakers receive round-trip airfare, housing, and a small stipend to cover expenses for the eight-week residency in San Diego, California. The women document their stories through writing and videotaping their reflections. They participate in dialogue groups and workshops. Each peacemaker is given an assistant writer and film assistant to document her story.
Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) A women-focused, women-led Pan-African Non-Governmental Organization with the core mandate to promote women’s strategic participation and leadership in peace and security governance in Africa. To mainstream women, peace, and security by enhancing women’s leadership capacities and promoting constructive and collaborative approaches to non-violent transformation of conflicts. To enhance African women’s right to participation and leadership in fostering human security, sustainable peace, and development. See the film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell.
Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) To advance the equality of women in decision making by pushing for a gender-balance at local, national and global levels. To challenge the current economic system and promote a model that seeks to achieve human rights, economic and social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication. To promote multilateralism and international cooperation to advance peace, human rights, and human security. In order to achieve these goals, WEDO does advocacy in key global forums such as the UN, supports the efforts of women's organizations worldwide, and engages U.S. women on foreign policy.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) An international Non Governmental Organization (NGO) covering all continents. International secretariat based in Geneva, and a New York office focused on the work of the United Nations. Brings together women from around the world united in working for peace by non-violent means, promoting political, economic and social justice for all. Lobbies governments on international, national and local levels; connects communities with the international scene, through national sections; participates in, collaborates and networks with international institutions and global movements; develops reference, education and action tools; monitors and contributes to the work of the UN; ensures a gender perspective
Women's Learning Partnership WLP works to advance gender equity, involve men and boys in promoting gender parity, and facilitate the exchange of grassroots strategies within and across different cultures. By instituting a viable knowledge and learning framework, WLP's programs provide women and girls of the Global South with the technical knowledge and practical skills needed to participate in the global dialogue about rights, development, and peace.
World Pulse Connecting Women to Transform our World. A unique hybrid enterprise comprised of two separate and complimentary sister entities: a nonprofit organization and a for-profit media company. The nonprofit, World Pulse Voices, is the trustee of PulseWire, working to provide an accessible communications space where women can speak for themselves and connect to solve local and global problems. The for-profit, World Pulse Media, will become active after PulseWire launches and will produce visually stunning and groundbreaking editorial content for a variety of media channels, including a print magazine. Articles, contacts, news – see submission guidelines.
Women Thrive Worldwide - Women Thrive Alliance - Peace Women We are the leading nonprofit organization bringing the voice of women around the world directly to decision-makers. Women Thrive Worldwide works to create a world in which women and men work together as equals so that they, their families and their communities can thrive. We advocate for change at the U.S. and global levels so that women and men can share equally in the enjoyment of opportunities, economic prosperity, voice, and freedom from fear and violence. We ground our work in the realities of women living in poverty, partner with locally based organizations, and create powerful coalitions to advance the interests of the women and girls we serve.
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