International Resources

Amnesty International: Stop Violence Against Women Campaign 
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women 
"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 particularly girls."

The Centre for Development and Population Activities
"Founded in 1975, CEDPA has provided services to millions of women through partnerships with 138 organizations in 40 countries. We begin with the individual to assure her access to high quality reproductive health and voluntary family planning. To sustain the services she needs and provide life-enriching skills, we strengthen community organizations that provide those choices and other vital support. Leaders of those groups, now more than 5,000 strong, form a powerful global CEDPA network. Together, we advocate at national and global levels to bring about lasting change for women."

Center for Women's Global Leadership
"The Global Center's programs promote the leadership of women and advance feminist perspectives in policy-making processes in local, national and international arenas. Since 1990, the Global Center has fostered women's leadership in the area of human rights through women's global leadership institutes, strategic planning activities, international mobilization campaigns, UN monitoring, global education endeavors, publications, and a resource center. The Global Center works from a human rights perspective with an emphasis on violence against women, sexual and reproductive health and socio-economic well-being."

Equality Now
"Equality Now was founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and adds an international action overlay to support their efforts to advance equality rights and defend individual women who are suffering abuse."

Face to Face International
"Face to Face is an international campaign to give voice to the millions of women denied basic human rights and freedoms. The goal of Face to Face is to increase global awareness that women's rights are human rights."

International Federation of University Women
"We are an international non-governmental organization (NGO) of over 160,000 women university graduates from seventy-four national federations and associations throughout the world. We are committed to education to influence and benefit society; the right of women and girls to education in order to reach their full potential; the recognition and protection of human rights; the promotion of peace, justice and equality; the development of international understanding, co-operation and friendship."

International Women's Rights Action Watch
"The International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) was organized in 1985 at the World Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya, to promote recognition of women’s human rights under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the CEDAW Convention), a basic international human rights treaty. IWRAW now is the primary international nongovernmental organization that facilitates use of international human rights treaties to promote women’s human rights and rights within families."

IntraHealth International
For more than 25 years, IntraHealth has helped health care providers reach women and families with few resources and limited access to health care and medicines.

Ipas is an international organization that works around the world to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights, and to reduce abortion-related deaths and injuries. We believe that women everywhere must have the opportunity to determine their futures, care for their families and manage their fertility.

MADRE: Demanding Human Rights for Women and Families around the World
"MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with women’s community-based groups in conflict areas worldwide. Our programs address issues of sustainable development, community improvement and women’s health; violence and war; discrimination and racism; self-determination and collective rights; women’s leadership development; and human rights education."

Women's Human Rights Resources
"The purpose of the Women's Human Rights Resources Web Site is to provide reliable and diverse information on international women's human rights via the Internet."

The United Nations and Status of Women
Main UN body dealing with policy decisions on women's status; monitors women's situation and prepares recommendations for the UN and its Member States.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
"WILPF was the first international peace organization founded by women in the world organized in Europe in 1915. It was started at the Hague during World War I, and its effect on public policy over the past 80 years has been enormous. In our society, where the root causes of constant international and domestic crises are hard to grasp, WILPF offers analysis and a quick way to join with others in taking action."

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