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Bahrain - Bahrain Women Society [Arabic].
Bahrain - Bahrain Women Society [Arabic].
The society aims to empower women to practice her leading role in the society and to achieve the values of social justice. The society also works to promote awareness on Gender issues and its importance in promoting social and humanitarian development.
Bahrain - Information Center for Women and Children [English][Arabic].
ICWC is considered as an information network with the mission to serve the Kingdom of Bahrain and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states with a view to providing information, data and publications relevant to children and women in the region.
Comoros - Association of Women from Mutsamud [French].
Egypt - Association for the Development & Enhancement of Women [English][Arabic].
ADEW believes that the status of female heads of households, a traditionally neglected and dis-empowered segment of Egyptian society, can only be enhanced by empowering these women socially , legally and economically.
Egypt - Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement [English][Arabic].
The Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement” is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization, founded in May 2001, and registered with MOSS under the number (5481) on February 2004. Working actively in building capacities of a number of organizations, networks and coalitions that are the most active in implementing Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Beijing Platform of Action, and also in different activities of the civil society on the national, regional and international levels.
Egypt - Egyptian Center for Woman's Rights [English][Arabic].
The center is an independent, nongovernmental and nonpartisan entity . It is mainly involved with the Promotion and support of Egyptian Women to achieve gender equality and to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women.
Egypt - National Council of Women [English][Arabic].
The Council was established in 2000 by the Presidential Decree No.90 as an autonomous entity with the purpose of advancing the status women in Egypt. The Council runs programmes and projects on women's political empowerment, focusing on Egyptian women in parliament advocacy efforts in the area of legislation, follow up on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and a programme on Egyptian women in parliament. The website also includes a publications section and is provided in both English and Arabic.
Iraq - Conference "The Struggle for Iraqi Civil Society", January 2004 [English]. 2004
The Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) invited Ms. Zainab Al-Suwaij, who has been working in Iraq with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to rebuild the Iraqi school system and to implement women’s empowerment programs, to present her observations and reflections regarding the challenges and possibilities facing Iraqi civil society since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Iraq - Iraqi Women's Rights Coalition .
The Coalition is a network of various women’s rights activists and organizations aiming to influence the policy-making of the new Government in Iraq and to ensure that women’s equal rights are secured and a secular constitution is established.
Iraq - Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq [English][Arabic].
Works to defend women's rights in Iraq and calls for equal rights.
Jordan - Arab Regional Resource Center on violence against woman 'Aman' [English][Arabic].
The primary objective of the resource center is be to contribute and enhance the ongoing activities of institutions and individuals currently working in the field of ending violence against women by providing supportive and informative services.
Jordan - Arab Women's Organization of Jordan [English].
Arab Women's Organization of Jordan (AWO) is a non-governmental organization that has been involved in the process of strengthening the status of Jordanian women to become equal and effective partners in development.
Jordan - Jordan - Arab Women Media Center [English][Arabic].
The Center carries out field media research that focuses on human rights and the rights of women and children. It also provides field media training to female graduates of media and journalism colleges. The training is based on technically advanced programs. In addition, the Center seeks to provide on the job training to Jordanian women in cooperation with specialized Arab organizations. The training covers topics like legal illiteracy, social and psychological counseling and the culture of human rights.
Jordan - Mathlouma [English][Arabic].
An electronic website specifically designed to publish the results of a study carried out by the Information and Research Center in cooperation with Al-Mafraq Center for Development Studies and Research and the Jordanian Center for Social Research. The study was jointly financed by the European Union and the Information and Research Center. The aim of the study to liberate "honour" from the so-called Honour Crimes: a project for changing traditional patterns of thinking in Jordanian society.
Jordan - Princess Basma Women's Resource Centre [English].
The PBWRC was established after the Beijing conference on women, to act as a support mechanism for women's groups, linking grassroots and policy making bodies. The PBWRC, is currently compiling a database on research related to Jordanian women.
Jordan - Sisterhood Is Gloobal Institute [Arabic].
Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan was founded as an independent non-governmental institution on the initiative of a number of Jordanian women. Its objectives include: Raising awareness among women on their fundamental rights which are enshrined in international human rights instruments, capacity-building and empowerment of women through training and educational programs, skills development for women, especially young leaders in local communities, as well as detecting, documenting and following up women's rights violations.
Lebanon - Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World [English].
Promotes networking between Arab women and women all over the world and aims to empower women through action programs.
Lebanon - KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation [English][Arabic].
A Lebanese non-profit, non-political, non-confessional civil society organization committed to the achievement of gender-equality and non-discrimination, and the advancement of the human rights of women and children.
Lebanon - Lebanese Council to Resist Violence Against Women [English].
The Council aims to raise public awareness against violence , as well as work on legislating laws for the protection of abused women.
Lebanon - Lebanese NGO Forum - Women's Rights Monitor [English][Arabic].
Women's Rights Monitor is a Lebanese monitoring mechanism of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) which Lebanon signed in 1996. The Women's Rights Monitor provides general information about the convention, establishes a set of baseline data regarding women’s rights in Lebanon in accordance with the guidelines of the CEDAW, and maintains a permanent report regarding women's situation in Lebanon.
Lebanon - Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering [English].
The women's gathering aims to remove all restrictions on the implementation of international regulations calling for the abolition of all kinds of discrimination against women.
Lebanon - National Committee for the Follow-Up of Women's Issues (Post Beijing) [English][Arabic].
This is a non governmental committee which aims to coordinate a network of various non-governmental organizations dealing with women’s affairs , it 's mission is to promote women’s participation in social, political and economic fields, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women.
Lebanon - Women's Rights Monitor [English][Arabic].
A collection of Lebanese NGOs set to monitor women’s rights and implement the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in Lebanon.
Mauritania - Assistance to the Disinherited Women and Children of the Iguidi Region .
Promotes the self-sufficiency of women and children of the Iguidi region by encouraging market-gardening and artisan activities. Organizes activities to combat desertification, such as reforestation and sand dune fixation. Sensitizes women's groups on issues of health, hygiene, nutrition and the environment.
Morocco - Ennakhil Association for Women and Children [French].
The Association is an independent, non-profit NGO in the Tensift-El Haouze region in the south of Morocco. Its aim is to improve the social, legal, economic and sanitary situation of women and children by offering a framework for reflection and resolution of problems.
Morocco - Moroccan Association for the Development of Rural Women .
The association is a non-governmental organization that is active in the struggle against illiteracy, raising awareness, promoting political participation and establishing income-generating projects for women.
Morocco - National Union of Moroccan Women [English][Arabic][French].
The activities of the Union focus on education and training of urban and rural women. National Union of Moroccan Women (UNFM) organizes literacy campaigns, it is active in the field of distributing information, legal advice and setting up socio-economic projects for women.
Morocco - Women's Research, Information and Training Agency .
Women's Research, Information and Training Agency (A.R.I.F.F.) was founded to inform and train women in Morocco, to promote their political and economical participation and to strengthen their capacities to ensure a sustainable development based on peace.
Oman - Omani Women's Association [English][Arabic].
The Omani Women's Association has taken upon itself the task of raising social awareness amongst Omani family members and particularly among the children.
Occupied Palestinian Territories - General Union of Palestinian Women [English][Arabic].
GUPW is the official representative body for Palestinian women around the world. It aims to mobilize women within Palestinian communities to participate in various social, economic and political processes.
Occupied Palestinian Territories - Jerusalem Center for Women [English].
JCW supports the empowerment and involvement of women in all aspects of Palestinian civil society and development.
Occupied Palestinian Territories - Palestinian Working Women Society for Development [English][Arabic].
The Palestinian Working Women Society for Development (PWWSD) is a grassroots organization that seeks to strengthen and empower women to participate in all political, social and economic fields; ensure equality in all legislation, regulations and procedures; and put an end to the marginalization of and the violence against women.
Occupied Palestinian Territories - Women Affairs Technical Committee [English][Arabic].
WATC aims to promote for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women's rights and to foster for a civil democratic community where justice and equality prevail.
Occupied Palestinian Territories - Women’s Affairs Center - Gaza [English][Arabic].
promotes Woman’s rights and gender equality within Palestinian society.
Occupied Palestinian Territories - Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling [English].
WCLAC was established in Jerusalem in 1991 as a Palestinian independent non-governmental non-profit organization with the aim of contributing to the building of a democratic Palestinian society based on the principles of gender equality and social justice. In order to achieve this aim, WCLAC develops programmes and projects with a clear Palestinian women’s agenda based on international human rights standards.
Somalia - Women's Action For Advocacy and Progress Organization .
This is a non-governmental, non-political voluntary women's organization, and a member of Nagaad Umbrella Association. WAAPO strives for the empowerment of the Somaliland women through advocacy, attitude building programs, creation of sources of income for women projects, lobbying methods for women's participation of policy.
Sudan - Southern Women Group for Peace .
The Southern Women Group for Peace is a non profit and non political organization. It's main objectives are achieving sustainable peace, development of women, and the promotion of the participation of women in decision making especially on issues that affect their lives.
Syria - Nissa Souria  [Arabic].
 A futuristic project that aims at monitoring the conditions of Syrian society in all respects, with special emphasis on issues of discrimination against women and children.
Tunisia - Center for Research, Studies, Documentation and Information about Women [Arabic][French].
CREDIF was initiated by the government in 1990, with the aim of consolidating women's rights. The centre permanently observes and evaluates the position of women and plays an intermediary role between diverse governmental and non-governmental institutions.
Tunisia - National Union of Tunisian Women [English][Arabic][French].
The UNFT Union works to improve the status of women and to ending of all forms of discrimination against women.
Tunisia - Women's Association - Tunis 21  [French]. 1998
This association aims at mobilizing and preparing the youth specially the Tunisian women in order to face the challenges of modernity in science and socio-economy, as well as education, culture of the global world. 
United Arab Emirates - Mafiwasta [English].
Mafiwasta is an organization dedicated to the improvement of migrant workers’ rights in the United Arab Emirates. It was founded in 2005 by contractors working in the oil industry in Abu Dhabi as a means of drawing international attention to the plight of the country’s migrant workers.
Yemen - Sisters' Arab Forum for Human Rights (SAF) [Arabic].
A voluntary, independent, non-governmental women's organization in Yemen which is politically neutral and caters for human rights (Females in particular and people in general).
Yemen - Women's Forum for Research and Training [English][Arabic].
The forum is a non-governmental association that works for women's rights and democratic rights by upgrading the work of civil society organizations, problem solving, creative thinking, training in areas of cooperation, coordination and communication skills, and by encouraging women's effective participation in social life.
Arab Countries - Arab Women's Solidarity Association [English].
The association is a progressive organization founded in Egypt in 1982 by Nawal El Saadawi in order to promote Arab women's active participation in social economic cultural and political life.
Arab Countries - Women Living Under Muslim Laws [English][Arabic][French].
An international solidarity network that provides information, support and a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam.
North Africa - Famafrique, site of women in French-speaking Africa [French].
A French language site for African women
International - Arab Women's International Forum [English][Arabic].
Arab Women's International Forum (AWIF) is a non-profit organization that links Arab business and professional women in the Arab world with each other and with their counterparts in the international community. AWIF provides a networking opportunity where women can build their knowledge, develop their business and career potential and promote their respective organizations.
International - Association for Women's Rights in Development [English][French].
AWID is an international membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights.
International - Association of Women's Rights in Development [English][French].
Website of the Association of Women's Rights in Development (AWID). The website focuses on three main themes relating to gender equality, sustainable development, and women's human rights. It contains an issues and analysis section covering all regions and various aspects relating to the website themes. It also includes primary research and dialogues with key policy makers on the areas of focus.
International - BRIDGE Institute of Development Studies - Gender publications [English][Arabic][French].
BRIDGE supports gender advocacy and mainstreaming efforts by bridging the gaps between theory, policy and practice with accessible and diverse gender information
International - Canadian International Development Agency - CIDA Gender Equality [English][French].
CIDA's mandate is to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable, and prosperous world.
International - Center for Women's Global Leadership [English].
The Center develops and facilitates women's leadership for women's human rights and social justice worldwide.
International - Centre for Women's Studies in Education [English].
The Centre aims to establish disciplinary and interdisciplinary feminist research, to implement programs and activities to facilitate the scholarly and professional development of staff and students, and to promote community outreach between the Centre and a wide range of professional and volunteer women's organizations.
International - Coalition Against Trafficking in Women  [English]. 1988
The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) 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 particular girls. 
International - Commonwealth Gender and Development [English].
Works with Commonwealth people as a force for peace, democracy, equality, and good governance; a catalyst for global consensus building; and a source of assistance for sustainable development and poverty eradication.
International - Council of Women World Leaders [English].
Website of the Council of Women World Leaders, a network of current and former women presidents and prime ministers. The council aims to promote good governance and enhance democracy globally by mobilizing the highest-level of women leaders for collective action on gender issues and equitable development. The website contains a resources section providing links to women's leadership.
International - Gender at Work [English].
Gender at Work is a new knowledge and capacity building network focused on gender and institutional change. It was created in June 2001 by Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS), and United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM).
International - Human Rights Watch - Women [English][Arabic][French].
Human Rights Watch is a human rights organization that conducts fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world, then publishes those findings, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. Women Rights is one of the main fields of interest of this organization, the website offers numerous studies and useful links in this area.
International - Institute for Women's Policy Research [English].
The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation.
International - Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) [English].
Website of the Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) a network of Gender Focal Points in United Nations offices, specialized agencies, funds and programmes. The Network plays a central role in promoting gender equality throughout the United Nations system. The Network also monitors and coordinates the mainstreaming of gender perspectives in the normative operational work of the UN system.
International - International Development Research Centre - IDRC Gender Unit [English][French].
IDRC Gender Unit aims is to increase the capacity for critical and meaningful engagement in gender and development problems, issues and debates.
International - International Gender Policy Network [English].
The International Gender Policy Network (IGPN) is a non-profit, non-governmental network organization aimed at promoting gender equitable and gender sensitive public policy. It seeks to strengthen and foster the policy work impact of the woman’s movement and to ensure the sustainability of women’s movements in the Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.
International - International Information Centre and Archives for the Women's Movement [English].
The center is the source, the intermediary and the supplier of information and documentation for all those who occupy themselves with the position of women, whether it concerns books, periodicals, data, addresses, archives, visual materials, current or historical, national or international.
International - International Labor Organization - Gender Equality [English][French].
International - International Women's Rights Action Watch - Asia Pacific - IWRAW [English].
Website of the International Women's Rights Action Watch - Asia Pacific (IWRAW), a non-profit international organization promoting the implementation of national and international human rights standards. The website provides official and practical information on the implementation of the UN - CEDAW convention.
International - International Women's Tribune Centre [English].
The centre is an international non-governmental organization. It's work is grounded on the premise that access to information and the ability to communicate are basic to the process of women's empowerment, to women's ability to re-defining development paradigms, to women's participation in the public policy arena and to the building of democratic societies.
International - Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights [English][Arabic].
Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights is a charitable, educational organization which focuses upon the domestic and global issues of human rights for Muslims. Karamah stands committed to research, education, and advocacy work in matters pertaining to Muslim women and human rights in Islam
International - MADRE [English].
An international organization that works in partnership with community-based women’s organizations in conflict areas on the issues of development and human rights.
International - Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies [English].
The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) is a non-profit organization which promotes and contributes to projects of social, political, and economic themes relating to gender.
International - Musawah [English][Arabic][French].
Musawah was initiated in March 2007 by Sisters in Islam, a Malaysian non-governmental organisation that is committed to promoting the rights of women within the framework of Islam, and a 12-member international planning committee of activists and scholars from 11 countries. The committee came together to consolidate information, experiences, and ideas that have been used by NGOs and activists in countries around the world to advance equality in the family. Women’s groups have been conducting these advocacy efforts for decades.
International - Pan American Health Organization - Gender and Health resources [English].
PAHO's Gender, Ethnicity and Health Unit (GH) provides technical co-operation and assistance to PAHO's technical units and Member States to promote gender and ethnic equality and equity in the development of health policies and programs.
International - Peace Women - Women's International League for Peace and Freedom [English].
is a project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). The Project monitors and works toward rapid and full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, which addressed the disproportionate impact of armed conflict on women and called for women's participation as active agents in peace and security.
International - Refugee Women in Development [English].
Refugee Women in Development (RefWID), Inc works for women who have experienced human rights abuses, domestic violence, rape, and war. RefWID's programs build capacity in developing countries, by empowering marginalized women to assume leadership and contributing their valuable experience to the development of democratic societies.
International - Sisterhood Is Global Institute [English].
is an international non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of women's rights at the local, national, regional, and global levels.
International - Social Watch - On Poverty Eradication and Gender Equity [English][French].
An NGO watchdog system aimed at monitoring the commitments made by governments at the World Summit for Social Development and the Beijing World Conference on Women.
International - UNDP Human Development Reports on Gender [English].
The Human Development Report (HDR) aims to put people back at the center of the development process in terms of economic debate, policy and advocacy.
International - United Nations Research Institute for Social Development - Gender and Social Policy [English][French].
UNRISD is an autonomous UN agency engaging in multidisciplinary research on the social dimensions of contemporary problems affecting development.
International - WomenAction [English][French].
Women Action- a coalition network of members from around the world- intended to be a global information, communication and media network that enables NGOs to actively engage in the Beijing+5 review process with the long term goal of women's empowerment, with a special focus on women and media.
International - Women's eNews [English][Arabic].
Women's E-News is a source of news covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women's perspectives on public policy. It enhances women's ability to define their own lives and to participate fully in every sector of human endeavor.
International - Women's Human Rights Net- A project of AWID [English][French].
WHRNet updates readers on women's human rights issues and policy developments globally and provides information and analyses that support advocacy actions.
International - Women's Initiatives for Gender and Justice [English].
The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is an international women’s human rights organization advocating for gender-inclusive justice and working towards an effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC).
International - Women's International League for Peace and Freedom [English].
(Wilpf) was founded as an international organization to work globally. Its aims and objectives are to bring together women of different political views and philosophical and religious backgrounds determined to study and make known the causes of war and work for a permanent peace.
International - Women's World Summit Foundation [English][French].
The Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and non-profit organization with United Nations consultative status (ECOSOC, UNFPA and DPI), that works for a new development paradigm with and for women and children with the principal objective of empowering women, children and NGOs.
International - World March For Women [English][French].
Aims to Strengthen and maintain a vast solidarity movement of grass-roots women’s groups so that the March constitutes a gesture of affirmation by women of the world and to promote equality between women and men and between peoples.
UN Agencies - Alliance for Arab Women [English][Arabic].
The Alliance for Arab Women is a non-government organization that works in partnership with a network of NGOs and other organizations from the Arab countries to promote women through influencing policies and legislations and providing services and programs that offer them security and safety.
UN Agencies - Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality [English].
The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is a network of gender focal points in United Nations (UN) entities. IANWGE monitors and oversees the mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the programmatic, normative and operational work of the UN system.
UN Agencies - Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women [English].
The Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women’s (OSAGI) main objective is to promote and strengthen the effective implementation of the Millennium Declaration, the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) held in Beijing in 1995 and the Outcome Document of the special session of the General Assembly on Beijing+5.
UN Agencies - United Nations - Division for the Advancement of Women - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women- State Parties [English].
List of States that are parties to the Convention and the status of their signatures.
Euro-Med - WomanKind WorldWide [English].
A UK charity dedicated to working internationally to raise the status of women.
Euro-Med - Women in the Middle East [English].
is a bulletin that reflects the state of women's rights in the Middle East.
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