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World

  • Amnesty International Women .
  • Aviva Free monthly listings of women's groups & events worldwide
  • Aviva International Links
  • Coalition Against Trafficking in Women TCATW is a non-governmental organization that promotes women's human rights. It works internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms, especially prostitution and trafficking in women and children, in particularly girls.
  • Feminism and Women's Studies. This page publishes (links to) women's studies and feminist works, particularly focusing on issues of sex, gender, sexual identity and sexuality in cultural practices.
  • FIMI (International Indigenous Women's Forum) The International Indigenous Women's Forum (best known as FIMI, by its Spanish initials) is a network of Indigenous women leaders from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. FIMI's mission is to bring together Indigenous women activists, leaders, and human rights promoters from different parts of the world to coordinate agendas, build unity, develop leadership and advocacy skills, increase Indigenous women's role in international decision-making processes, and advance women's human rights.
    FIMI's work aims to:
    * Amplify Indigenous women's voices in the international arena;
    * Strengthen local Indigenous women's organizations; and
    * Promote collaboration between the Indigenous women's movement and the non-Indigenous global women's movement.
  • FIMI (Foro Internacional de Mujeres Indígenas) , FIMI, es una red de Mujeres Indígenas líderes, articuladas a redes de organizaciones locales, nacionales y regionales de Asia, África y América. La misión del FIMI es reunir a mujeres indígenas activistas, líderes y promotoras de derechos humanos de diversas partes del mundo para articular sus agendas, fortalecer la unidad, desarrollar capacidades de liderazgo y defensa, incrementar su participación en los procesos de toma de decisión a nivel internacional y avanzar en los derechos humanos de las mujeres.
    El trabajo de FIMI se centra en:
    * Ampliar las voces de las mujeres indígenas en el ámbito internacional;
    * Fortalecer las organizaciones locales de mujeres indígenas;
    * Promover la articulación entre el movimiento de mujeres indígenas y no indígenas;
  • The Fourth World Conference On Women.
  • The Global Fund For Women. makes grants to seed, support, and strengthen women's rights groups around the world. We envision a just and democratic world, where women and men can participate equally in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.
  • Global Women's Strike
  • INSTRAW United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women.
  • International Women's Health Coalition. works with individuals and groups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote women's reproductive and sexual health and rights.
  • Jewish Feminist Resources. Links, message boards & bookstore.
  • Roma Women's Initiatives Since 1999, the Roma Women's Initiative, a project of the Network Women's Program of the Open Society Institute, promotes the human rights of Roma women by empowering Roma women activists in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Sistahspace The Black Woman's Online Mecca
  • Women's Human Rights Resources.
  • Women Human Rights Net.
  • Women for Women/les Femmes pour les Femmes Women for Women is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization dedicated tothe educational, economic, and interpersonal support of women worldwide who are survivors of war and genocide.
    Women for Women est une organisation œcuménique et humanitaire à but non lucratif qui apporte un soutien financier et psychologique aux survivantes de guerres et de génocides. Women for Women soutient les femmes quelles que soient leur religion ou leur ethnie.
  • The Women's Environment & Development Organization. a global organization actively working to increase women's visibility, roles and leadership in public policy-making through peace, gender, human rights, environmental and economic justice campaigns; through advocacy nationally, regionally, at the United Nations and in international financial institutions; and through local actions.
  • Women's International Center To Acknowledge, Honor and Encourage Women.
  • Women Living Under Muslim Laws is an international Network that provides information, solidarity and support for all women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam.
    Femmes Sous Lois Musulmanes est un Réseau international qui offre information, solidarité et soutien à toutes les femmes dont l'existence est régie et conditionneé par des lois et coutumes censées être dérivées de l'Islam.
  • WWWomen fills a need for anyone who is looking for topics relating to women. We are dedicated to finding all sites on the Web relevant to women-- from sites about child rearing and pregnancy to sites about civil liberties, careers and religion. Supportive of women and their interests, WWWomen offers no political, religious or philosophical agenda and hopes to attract women of all attitudes and persuasions.

Asia & Pacific

  • Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development APWLD is an independent, non-government, non-profit organisation. It is committed to enabling women to use law as an instrument of social change for equality, justice and development.
  • Asian Women Center. NGO to support defense of women's rights and independence of women.
  • The Asian Women's Resource Exchange AWORC is an Internet-based women's information service and network in Asia. It is an initiative geared towards developing cooperative approaches and partnerships in increasing access and exploring applications of new information and communication technologies for women's empowerment.
  • Aviva Australasia
  • Aware Association Of Women For Action And Research. A social services organisation where women may turn to for help, counselling and legal service. It is an activist group which looks into women's and social issues and advocates for change to bring about a more just and equal society. It is an association which is raising the awareness of women's status and rights so as to empower women in making their own life choices. Aware is about friendships, self-growth and shared experiences. Aware started in 1985 as a voluntary organisation of women, by women for women. Aware‘s mission is: To achieve total gender equality so that women can develop their individual potential, participate fully in both public and private life and face all challenges with courage and confidence.
  • The Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics CAPWIP is a non-partisan, non-profit and non-governmental regional organization (NGO) dedicated to promoting equal participation of women in politics and decision-making. CAPWIP was established in 1992 by a group of women from the Asia-Pacific region who share a vision of governance that affirms gender equality, integrity and accountability, excellence, sustainable development and peace.
  • Isis International-Manila 25 years of service to women
  • Older Women's Network. We think its time for older women to speak for themselves, to express their preferences and assert their different needs! Older women are marginalised and made invisible by those who speak for and about us. We are also subject to ageist and sexist stereotyping and discrimination. With our energy, competence, skill and wisdom, and readiness for fun, older women together can make a difference socially, politically and in our OWN lives. For these, and many other reasons, the Older Women's Network exists.
  • South Asian Women's organizations.

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  • Australia
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Tibet

North & South America & Carribean

  • Aviva North America
  • Aviva South America
  • Encyberpedia. links to women sites with information regarding equal rights, working woman's guide, women in the news, reproductive rights, sexual harassment and rape, domestic violence and much more.
  • Feminist Majority Foundation. vast resource for everything related to feminism including global issues, reproductive rights and the related news and events.
  • Isis Internacional-Chile Somos un servicio de información y comunicación de las mujeres cuyo objetivo es lograr la plena participación de las mujeres en los procesos de desarrollo. Promovemos la formación de redes y canales de comunicación e información para el intercambio de conocimientos y experiencias de las mujeres de los diferentes países del mundo. Organización no gubernamental creada en 1974, tenemos desde 1996 status consultivo (categoría II) ante el Consejo Económico y Social (ECOSOC) de Naciones Unidas.
  • Rape Recovery Help and Information Page Sometimes emerging from rape's aftermath seems impossible. When we want others to think everything is ok we often wear many different masks. The purpose of this page is to let you know that you can heal from this and to offer you support and encouragement along the way. Some of the help offered here is in the form of a newsletter, links to survivors pages, chat and message boards, email support and more.
  • Women and Disability Resources These are social, academic, activist, and just-for-fun online resources Barbara Robertson has collected on women and disability.

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  • Brasil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • United States

Europe, Russia & Near East

  • Aviva Europe
  • The Network of East-West Women. NEWW links women across national and regional boundaries to share resources, knowledge and skills. NEWW's mission is to empower women and girls throughout the East (Central and Eastern Europe, and NIS and the Russian Federation) and the West by dialogue, networking, campaigns, and educational and informational exchanges. NEWW supports action and joint projects inspired by feminist principles.
  • International Information centre and Archives for the Women's Movement The IIAV is the national centre of expertise in the Netherlands, providing information on the position of women and women's studies. The IIAV's uniqueness and comprehensiveness dates back to 1935. The IIAV preserves the cultural legacy of women in the past and the present and provides actual information on the position of women. (Nederlands, English)
  • Russian Feminism Resources A directory of online resources about Russian women, women's studies and the women's movement in the Former Soviet Union.
  • EWL/LEF. The European Women's Lobby is the largest co-ordinating body of national and European non-governmental women's organisations in the European Union, with over 2,700 member associations in the 15 Member States.
    Le Lobby européen des femmes est la plus grande coalition de femmes de l'Union européenne. Il est composé d'organisations féminines nationales des 15 Etats membres et d'organisations européennes. Le LEF compte actuellement plus de 2700 membres.

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  • Afghanistan
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Africa & Middle East

  • Aviva Africa
  • Aviva Middle East
  • Committee to Defend Women's Rights in the Middle East - CDWRME is founded and struggles for women's human rights, individual freedom and civil rights.
    We believe that secularism and the separation of religion from the state are the basic pre-conditions for women's liberation in the Middle East.
    We believe in the universality of women's rights and consider cultural relativism as a cover to create a comprehensive social, legal, intellectual, emotional, geographical and civil apartheid based on distinctions of race, ethnicity, religion and gender. This complete system of apartheid attacks women's basic rights and freedom and justifies savagery and barbarism inflicted on women by Islamic movements and Islamic governments in the region.
  • Women in Law and Development in Africa WiLDAF is a Pan-African non-governmental, non profit making organisation bringing together organisations and individuals using a variety of tools, including law, to promote a culture for the exercise and respect for women's rights in Africa.
  • Tam Tam Femme Lo scopo principale di Tam Tam Femme è di aiutare tutte le donne che si recano in Africa, e le donne africane che si spostano da un paese africano all'altro, a vivere un'esperienza ricca, positiva e cosciente.
    The main aim of Tam Tam Femme is to help all women who go to Africa, and African women who move from one African country to another, especially if they do not have a career, to live a rich, positive and informed experience.

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  • Iran
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Uganda

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