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This collection of external links is a directory of organizations dealing with refugee, asylum and human rights topics or provide (country-specific) information otherwise useful for practitioners. The directory contains over 3000 links to relevant internet sources and has been compiled and organized by type of organization, topic/mandate, regions and countries they relate to. This additional service has been provided to facilitate research by providing a mechanism to access information that may be relevant for decision makers and is not as such included in Refworld.

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Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW)

ACWW is the largest international organisation for rural women, with a membership of nine million through its 365 Member Societies in over 70 countries.

Type: Non-Governmental Organizations | Topic: Women

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

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.

Type: Non-Governmental Organizations | Topic: Women

Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)

CRIAW is a research institute which provides tools to facilitate organizations taking action to advance social justice and equality for all women.

Type: Research Institution | Topic: Women

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW)

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace works locally, nationally and internationally on issues related to peace, social justice, human rights and development, always seeking to promote a woman's and a feminist's perspective.

Type: Non-Governmental Organizations | Topic: Women

Center for Reproductive Rights

"Reproductive freedom lies at the heart of the promise of human dignity, self-determination and equality embodied in both the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Center works toward the time when that promise is enshrined in law in the United States and throughout the world. We envision a world where every woman is free to decide whether and when to have children; where every woman has access to the best reproductive healthcare available; where every woman can exercise her choices without coercion or discrimination. More simply put, we envision a world where every woman participates with full dignity as an equal member of society" (from website)

Type: Non-Governmental Organizations | Topic: Women

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

Type: United Nations | Topic: Women

Global Fund for Women

The Global Fund for Women advocates for and defends women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups around the world.

Type: Non-Governmental Organizations | Topic: Women

International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW)

ICJW advocates issues and takes action to address challenges that relate to Jewish women worldwide and represents its affiliates in international forums, such as the United Nations.

Type: Non-Governmental Organizations | Topic: Women

International Women's Rights Action Watch

"The International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) was organized in 1985 at the Third World Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya, to promote recognition of women’s human rights under the United Nation’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the CEDAW Convention), an international human rights treaty. IWRAW was founded on the belief that the human rights of women and girls are essential to development and that equality between women and men will only be achieved through use of international human rights principles and processes. Since its inception, IWRAW’s program has expanded to encompass advocacy for women’s human rights under all the international human rights treaties." (from website)

Type: Research Institution | Topic: Women

Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation

IKWRO is a registered charity founded in 2002. We provide advice, support, advocacy and referral in Arabic, Kurdish, Turkish, Dari and Farsi to women, girls and couples living in Britain, in particular helping women facing domestic violence, forced marriage and 'honour'-based violence.

Type: Non-Governmental Organizations | Topic: Women

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