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It is committed to promoting the rights of women within the framework of Islam. Their principels are: a) The universal and Islamic values of equality, non-discrimination, justice and dignity as the basis of all human relations. b)Full and equal citizenship, including full participation in all aspects of society, as the right of every individual. b) Marriage and family relations based on equality and justice, with men and women sharing equal rights and responsibilities.
The organisation Mukomeze tries to achieve to improve the lives of women and girls who survived rape and other forms of sexual violence arising from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Its main purpose is to produce, organize, and disseminate knowledge about sexuality from a human rights perspective, in order to help fight gender inequality and to contribute to the struggle against the discrimination of sexual minorities in the region.
Migrants are commonly seen as both unwanted intruders and powerless victims, but Laura Agustin own ideas work to break down this duality and think about power in different ways. Laura Agustín writes as a lifelong migrant and sometime worker in both nongovernmental and academic projects about sex, travel and work.
GL is committed with media, governance and gender justice. Working with partners at local, national, regional and international level to promote gender equality in and through the media and effective campaigns for ending gender violence, HIV and AIDS.
NGO sites
Kayan Feminist Organization
A group of feminists who aim to advance the status of women in the Israeli-Palestinian society.
KIDMA: The Project for the Advancement of Women in Israel
KIDMA is an organization that aims to advance the status of women in Israel through creating programs to help women increase their positive involvement in Israeli society.
Korea Women's Association United (KWAU)
KWAU carries out activities to enact laws needing to be established for the promotion of women's rights and women's welfare and for the revision of gender discriminatory laws. South Korea.
Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights (CLADEM)
The site contains legislation related to women's rights in Latin America and information about monitoring international treaties.
Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network - LACWHN
Women's health movement network, working to promote women's health and the full exercise of women's human rights and citizenship.
Lebanese Council to Resist Violence Against Women (LCRVAW)
LCRVAW was founded in Beirut in March 1997. The Council was established in response to the alarming rate of violent acts against women in Lebanon, and the lack of legal and social support for victims of such crimes. The Council aims at carrying the concept of violence from private to public awareness. This with the goal of influencing public opinion to reject and condemn violence, as well as work on legislating laws for the protection of abused women.
Lola Press
International feminist magazine with authors from all over the world. Offices in South Africa, Uruguay and Germany.
Lotus Social Welfare Trust International (LSWTI)
Organization dedicated to promoting basic education for females in the rural areas of Pakistan. LSWTI is a word from scriptural meaning "Given to the Word of God".
Machreq/Maghreb Gender Linking and Information Project - MACMAG GLIP
Web site for debate, learning and exchange on women, gender and development amongst interested groups in the Middle East and Maghreb region.
Maiti Nepal
An organization based in Nepal that crusades for the prevention of girl trafficking and the rescue, rehabilitation and reintigration of trafficked victims.
May Our Daughters Return Home
Organization composed of mothers, family members, and friends of victims of femicide in Ciudad Juarez.
Mexican Family Planning Association
They work on diffusing the practice of voluntary fertility regulation among the needy sectors of the Mexican population.
National Commission for Lebanese Women - NCLW
NCLW was established as a national mechanism for women's advancement and gender equality. Lebanon.
National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW)
The NUEW seeks to ensure that all Eritrean women confidently stand for their rights and equally participate in the political, economic, social, and cultural spheres of the contry and share the benefitis.
Network of Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (NEED)
NEED's objectives are the uplifting of marginalized communities and the alleviation of poverty in general, but its main focus is on economic and socio-political empowerment of women. India.
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16 Days of activism against gender violence
Take back the tech!

NEWS
Selected news
Racial Equality Statute in Brazil
Fri Dec 17 2010 - Source: AWID
Women’s groups from the movimento negro in Brazil are disappointed with the Racial Equality Statute recently passed in that country. Jurema Werneck from Criola, a black women’s NGO that confronts racism, sexism and homophobia, explains why.
AWID has compiled a useful reference tool for women human rights defenders
Fri Dec 03 2010 - Source: AWID
The compilation lists research materials dealing with the security and protection of defenders, resources that women activists can consult concerning their wellbeing and self-care, manuals dealing with how to document and monitor violations of women’s rights, as well as manuals on the rights and mechanisms available to women human rights defenders at risk.
Strengthening policy analysis and advocacy on Gender, Economic and Climate Justice in Africa
Fri Nov 19 2010 - Source: DAWN
A regional consultation and training institute on Gender, Economic and Environmental Justice (GEEJ) will be held in Accra, Ghana from 20-23 November 2010. This meeting is convened by Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), in collaboration with Third World Network-Africa (TWN-Africa).

 
UN reform - Tue Jul 05 2011
Some 50 civil society organisations from all over the world claimed this week for the creation of an Intergovernmental Commission on International Cooperation on Tax Matters to protect nations from abusive practices, including evasion and the race to the bottom in corporate taxation. The claim is headed by the international networks of development groups Eurodad, CIDSE, ActionAid, Christian Aid and the Tax Justice Network (TJN), and the Danish group Ibis.

Beijing +15 - Fifteen-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean Gender in economics The UN reform... and what about women?
Gender-based violence UN reform Cairo +10 - ICPD +10 Migrant sex work
Beijing +10: Conference on Women review The gender gap in education Sexual and reproductive rights Women for peace

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