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List of Women's Organizations:

To Empower Women

Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), United Nations 
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2 UN Plaza, DC2-12th Floor
New York, NY, 10017
Fax: +1-212-963-3463


Equality Now 
Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure. 
P.O. Box 20646
Columbus Circle Station
New York
NY 10023
Email: info@equalitynow


International violence against women act (I-vawa)

Global Fund for Women 
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Global Fund for Women
1375 Sutter Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Phone (415) 202-7640
Fax (415) 202-8604

Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights 
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900 N Stuart St., #1512
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone/Fax: (703) 528-9644

INSTRAW (United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women) 
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Calle C�sar Nicol�s Penson 102-A. Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
Phone: (809) 685-2111
Fax: (809) 685-2117


International Center for Research of Women 
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1717 Mass. Ave. #302
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-797-0007
Fax: 202-797-0020
Email: Cheryl Morden - 

International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child 
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P.O. Box 684 Orman Giza
Cairo 12612
Phone: 20.2.761.6260
Fax: 20.2.761.6260

International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) 
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International Women's Rights Action Watch
Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs University of Minnesota
301-19th Avenue
South Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-5093
Fax: 612-624-0068

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MADRE: Demanding human rights for women and families around the world 
121 West 27th Street, Room 301
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 627-0444
Fax: (212) 675-3704

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) 
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Women Living Under Muslim Laws
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Women Living Under Muslim Laws
International Coordination Office
P.O. Box 28445
London N19 5NZ

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Website: http://www.womenaction.

Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children
122 East 42nd Street
12th Floor New York, NY 10168-1289
Phone 212-551-3088, 212-551-3111
Fax 212-551-3180

Women's Human Rights Net
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Women for Women's Human Rights - New Ways 

Women's World Summit Foundation 
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CP 2001, 1211 Geneva 1
Phone: (4122) 738 6619
Fax (4122) 738 8248

Captive Daughters
Dedicated to ending sex trafficking 

UN WomenWatch
UN inter-agency network on women and gender equality 

Women's WORLD
We have formed the Women's World Organization for Rights, Literature, and Development, or Women's WORLD, because nowhere on earth are women's voices given the same respect as men's. 

WomenAid International
WomenAid International is a humanitarian aid and development agency which promotes all rights for all people in all countries. 

Women Without Borders
Women without Borders is an advocacy, PR and lobbying organisation for women around the globe. 

Women for Women's Human Rights
Women for Women's Human Rights (WWHR) - New Ways, an independent women's NGO, was founded in 1993 with the aim of promoting women's human rights in Turkey and on the international level. Since its foundation, WWHR has become a widely renowned non-governmental organization around the globe. 

Womankind Worldwide
Our promise to women in developing countries - our mission - therefore, is to enable them to voice their concerns and claim their rights, and to work globally for policies and practices which promote equality between men and women. 

Association for Women's Rights in Development
AWID's mission is to connect, inform and mobilize people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. 

Women's Human Rights net
Founded in 1997, WHRnet aims to provide reliable, comprehensive, and timely information and analyses on women's human rights in English, Spanish and French. 

Stop the Violence Against Women Campaign
Amnesty International is involved in an international campaign to stop violence against women. Join the "Stop Violence Against Women Campaign" and help make women's human rights a reality. 

Human Rights Watch
The Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch fights against the dehumanization and marginalization of women. 

Women's Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran
The Women's Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran (WFAFI) is committed to promoting a greater awareness of the challenges women face living under fundamentalist regimes such as that of Iran. Our tasks range from raising public awareness, conducting research projects and initiating outreach programs -- to policy discussions and analysis. 

Women of Vision
Women of Vision is a volunteer ministry committed to demonstrating tangible evidence of God's love to oppressed and impoverished women throughout the world. Women of Vision is a program of World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization that has served the poor since 1950 through emergency relief and long-term development.


American Association of University Women (AAUW)

American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches and 500 college and university institution partners.


American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization which functions at the local, national and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. We achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring and through building strategic alliances.


Association for Women in Communications (AWC)

The Association for Women in Communications is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.


The Center for Women’s Business Research

The Center provides knowledge about women business owners and their enterprises worldwide. It provides original, ground-breaking research to document the economic and social contributions of women-owned firms, and consulting and public relations services to maximize the benefits of this knowledge.


Financial Women’s Association (FWA)

Financial Women’s Association is a nonprofit professional organization established in 1956 by a group of Wall Street women. Its goals are: to advance professionalism in finance and in the financial services industry with special emphasis on the role and development of women, to attain greater recognition for women’s achievements in business, to encourage women to seek career opportunities in finance and business.


General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC)

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a nonpartisan, nondenominational, women’s volunteer service organization founded in 1890. More than 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.


Girl Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts of the USA is an organization dedicated solely to girls, where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. Girl Scouts’ membership has reached 3.4 million members throughout the United States, including U.S. territories, and in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas.


Girls Incorporated

Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc. has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas.


League of Women Voters of the United States (LWV)

The League of Women Voters of the United States, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League’s enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels.


National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)

Founded in 1972, the National Association of Female Executives provides education, networking and public advocacy to empower its members to achieve career success and financial security. Members are women executives, business owners, entrepreneurs and others who are committed to NAFE’s mission: the advancement of women in the workplace.


National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

The National Association of Women Business Owners propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by: strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community, creating innovative and effective change in the business culture, building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations, and transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers


National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change through championing the needs of women, children, and families — while taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights, and reproductive freedom.


National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)

The National Council of Negro Women is a council of national African-American women’s organizations and community-based sections. NCNW’s mission is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. NCNW fulfills this purpose through research, advocacy and national and community-based services and programs.


National Organization for Women (NOW)

The largest organization of feminist activists in the United States, NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women.


National Women’s Business Council (NWBC)

The National Women’s Business Council is a bipartisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners. The Council’s mission is to promote bold initiatives, policies and programs designed to support women’s business enterprises at all stages of development in the public and private sector marketplaces, from start-up to success to significance.


Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)

Women Impacting Public Policy is a national nonpartisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women and minorities in business in the legislative processes of our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other small business organizations.


Women in Technology International (WITI)

Women in Technology International is a trade association for tech-savvy women, empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities. WITI has programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other.


Women’s Sports Foundation

The Women’s Sports Foundation is a national charitable educational organization dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women of all ages and skills levels through physical activity.



The YWCA is one of the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. Across the globe, the organization has more than 25 million members in 106 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States. The YWCA’s mission is to eliminate racism and empower women.


Zonta International

Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 31,000 members in 66 countries and geographic areas, members volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects as well as scholarship programs.



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