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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.
The Sonke Gender Justice project tries to address the social aspects of the HIV epidemic, with a particular focus on gender issues. South Africa.
 
NGO sites
Center for Migrant Advocacy- Philippines (CMA-Phils)
This is an advocacy group that promotes the rights of overseas Filipinos - land- or sea-based migrant workers and Filipino immigrants - and their families.
Lead The Action
Lead the Action is an online networking site with the mission to connect changemakers across the globe to take collective social action.
Movimientos.org
Web community of Social Movements. Available also in spanish and portuguese.
Por los chicos (For the children)
Independent website committed to improving the standard of living of impoverished children in Argentina. Each time a visitor clicks the donate button, the sponsors provide a ration of food for a needy child.
Sawed Trust
Non-profit organization based in India that works towards the empowerment of underprivileged women and children through vocational training and education programmes.
 
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Building capacities of young feminists in the economic South
Mon Aug 23 2010 - Source: DAWN
The 4th edition of the Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) training institute will be held in Southeast Asia in October 2011. The course aimed at young feminist activists from Southern countries aims to build capacity in understanding linkages between different issues and advocacy agendas, particularly those concerned with gender justice in its multiple and inter-linked dimensions.
Conference aims to promote labour equality to strengthen women's autonomy
Fri Jul 09 2010 - Source: ECLAC
Government officials, experts and representatives of civil society will meet on 13-16 July to discuss public policies for gender equality in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
Online forum on religion, gender and politics
Tue May 18 2010 - Source: Open Democracy
Religion is playing an increasing role in public life across the globe. The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) as well as the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) are engaged in research projects on the role of religion and gender equality. To make their voices heard they set up this online forum to debate and share views.

 
Poverty - Fri Jun 24 2011
One of the “huge mistakes” defended “as great truths” in Paraguay is that businesspeople “pay a lot” to the revenue service while in fact “direct taxation, which is the most unfair, is the largest” and “poor people end up paying more than the rich”, according to a report by economist José Carlos Rodríguez. The report was presented this month at the launching of the programme “Impuestos justos para inversión social” [Fair taxes for social investment] promoted by the Campaña por la Expresión Ciudadana-Decidamos (national focal point of Social Watch) and Centro de Documentación y Estudios.

Durban Review Conference 2009 Indigenous Knowledge Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean Rights of persons with disabilities
World Social Forum (WSF) Internally Displaced Persons Gender-based violence Poverty
Migrations Cairo +10 - ICPD +10 Migrant sex work Beijing +10: Conference on Women review
Indigenous peoples and globalization Convention on rights of migrants The gender gap in education Sexual and reproductive rights
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Homophobia Sexual diversity and the law Migration: Hemispheric Conference
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