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Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), United Nations

Grounded in the vision of equality of the United Nations Charter, the Division advocates the improvement of the status of women of the world and the achievement of their equality with men. It aims to ensure the participation of women as equal partners with men in all aspects of human endeavour. It promotes women as equal participants and beneficiaries of sustainable development, peace and security, governance and human rights. It strives to stimulate the mainstreaming of a gender perspective both within and outside the United Nations system.

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2 UN Plaza, DC2-12th Floor
New York, NY, 10017
USA
Fax: +1-212-963-3463
Website: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/
Email: daw@un.org

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. Through its Women’s Action Network, Equality Now distributes information about these human rights violations to concerned groups and individuals around the world, along with recommended actions for publicizing and protesting them. The Women’s Action Network is committed to voicing a worldwide call for justice and equality for women. Issues of urgent concern to Equality Now include rape, domestic violence, reproductive rights, trafficking of women, female genital mutilation, and equal access to economic opportunity and political participation.

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P.O. Box 20646
Columbus Circle Station
New York
NY 10023
USA
Email: info@equalitynow.org

Feminist Sexual Ethics Project, Brandeis University, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

The purpose of the website of the project on Feminist Sexual Ethics is to provide information and create dialogue around issues of gender, religion, sexuality, and, in our current research, slavery. On the site you will find original essays, a multitude of links and resources, and information of interest to a wide audience, from the general public to scholars conducting research.

The Islam section of the Feminist Sexual Ethics web site provides resources in English and Arabic addressing issues of sexual ethics and gender relations in Muslim communities and Islamic texts. The site provides a series of subsections that address key topics such as marriage contracts, divorce, veiling, same-sex sexual behavior and lesbian identity, obedience, honor killings, and other crucial subjects. For each topic, we bring together specific religious texts (verses of the Qur¹an and selections from hadith); references to other sources, such as legal and exegetical writings; and interpretive commentary that serves as an introduction to the diversity of opinions on these subjects. We devote particular attention to progressive views. There is also an extensive bibliography. Our links section provides connections to many of the wonderful resources located elsewhere on the web, including your web page. We hope that our web site will become a frequent stop for all Muslims and non-Muslims committed to ensuring Muslim women full dignity and participation in matters of faith, family, and society.

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Feminist Sexual Ethics Project
Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Mailstop 054, P.O. Box 9110
Waltham, MA 02454
Phone: 781-736-3228
Fax: 781-736-2070
Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/projects/fse/
Islam section of website: http://www.brandeis.edu/projects/fse/Pages/islam.html
Email: fse_project@brandeis.edu

Fundamentalisms: A Web Resource from the Women's Human Rights Network

A joint initiative of the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) and Rights and Democracy, Fundamentalisms- a Web Resource for Women's Human Rights, focuses on the identifying and exposing the international dynamics of fundamentalisms. This resource highlights the impact of fundamentalisms on women in particular, identifies trends and strategies to counteract them, and shares comprehensive, cross-regional information and analysis to promote a greater understanding of fundamentalisms.

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Website: http://www.whrnet.org/fundamentalisms/index.html


Global Fund for Women

The Global Fund for Women, an international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice, advocates for and defends women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups around the world.

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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
Website: http://www.globalfundforwomen.org
Email: gfw@globalfundforwomen.org

Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

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.Since its inception in 1993, KARAMAH has been committed to advancing an Islamic perspective on issues of human rights. The Board of Directors includes American Muslim women lawyers, experts in mediation and conflict resolution, and experts in Islamic jurisprudence. Over the years, KARAMAH has worked vigorously to educate the general public about human rights in Islam. In recognition of their efforts, the White House has invited member’s of KARAMAH’s Board of Directors to several White House functions, including a reception in honor of the Muslim festival of Eid hosted by the President himself and an advisory meeting regarding the administration’s civil right’s initiatives.

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900 N Stuart St., #1512
Arlington, VA 22203
USA
Phone/Fax: (703) 528-9644
Website: http://www.karamah.org/
Email: karamah@karamah.org

INSTRAW (United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women)

The mandate of the Institute, as contained in its Statute, is to serve as a vehicle at the international level to promote and undertake research and training programs to contribute to the advancement of women and gender equality worldwide. By stimulating and assisting the efforts of intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations, INSTRAW plays a critical role in advancing the global agenda of gender equality, development and peace.

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Calle César Nicolás Penson 102-A. Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
Phone: (809) 685-2111
Fax: (809) 685-2117
Website: http://www.un-instraw.org/

International Center for Research of Women

ICRW's mission is to improve the lives of women in poverty, advance women's equality and human rights, and contribute to the broader economic and social well-being. ICRW accomplishes this, in partnership with others, through research and capacity building.

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1717 Mass. Ave. #302
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-797-0007
Fax: 202-797-0020
Website: http://www.icrw.org/
Email: Cheryl Morden - cmorden@icrw.org

International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child

The Committee aims to preserve the Islamic identity of Muslim women and children, and face all plans aiming at stripping them of it; to present the prestigious value of women in Islamic Sharia'a; to improve and promote Muslim women in all areas through symposia and training programs; and to unify exerted efforts of Muslim women organizations and entities that represent women and children.

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P.O. Box 684 Orman Giza
Cairo 12612
Egypt
Phone: 20.2.761.6260
Fax: 20.2.761.6260
Website: http://www.iicwc.org
Email: iicwc@gega.net

International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW)

IWRAW was set up to monitor the implementation of the CEDAW Convention. Is an international network of activists, scholars, and organizations that focus on the advancement of women's human rights. IWRAW supports nongovernmental groups, especially in developing nations.

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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
USA
Phone: 612-625-5093
Fax: 612-624-0068
Website: http://www.igc.org/iwraw/
Email: iwraw@hhh.umn.edu

MADRE

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. MADRE provides resources and training to enable our sister organizations to meet immediate needs in their communities and develop long-term solutions to the crises they face. Since it began in 1983, MADRE has delivered over 18 million dollars worth of support to community-based women’s groups in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans and the United States

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MADRE
121 West 27th Street, Room 301
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 627-0444
Fax: (212) 675-3704
Website: http://www.madre.org/
Email: madre@madre.org

Q Web Sweden

A worldwide network for the exchange of experiences, knowledge and ideas on women's health and gender issues. Q Web's aim is to promote women's health and rights by providing a resource base and facilitating communication between NGOs, GOs, researchers and individuals as well as between South, North, East and West.

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Q Web - Kvinnoforum
Karlbergsvägen 77 - SE- 113 35 Stockholm
Sweden
Phone: +46 8 56 22 88 00
Fax:+46 8 56 22 88 20
Website: http://www.qweb.kvinnoforum.se
Email: qweb@kvinnoforum.se

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

UNIFEM promotes women's empowerment and gender equality, and works to ensure the participation of women in all levels of development planning and practice. UNIFEM'sa activities include dissemination of information, campaigns, a monthly electronic news bulletin, and a world wide campaign against violence against women.

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Website: http://www.unifem.org/

Women Living Under Muslim Laws

Women Living Under Muslim Laws is an international Network that provides information, solidarity and support for all women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam. The Network aims to increase the autonomy of women by supporting the local struggles of women from within Muslim countries and communities and linking them with feminist and progressive groups at large; facilitating interaction, exchanges and contacts and providing information as well as a channel of communication

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Women Living Under Muslim Laws
International Coordination Office
P.O. Box 28445
London N19 5NZ
UK
Website: http://www.wluml.org
Email: run@gn.apc.org

WomenAction

A global information, communication and media network for women's empowerment, with a special focus on women and media.

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Website: http://www.womenaction.org/

Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children

The Women's Commission is an expert resource and advocacy organization that monitors the care and protection of refugee women and children, International Rescue Committee. Website resources include reports and investigations, newsletters, guidelines on internal displacement, studies, events and links.

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Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children
122 East 42nd Street
12th Floor New York, NY 10168-1289
USA
Phone 212-551-3088, 212-551-3111
Fax 212-551-3180
Website: http://www.womenscommission.org/
Email: info@womenscommission.org

Women's Human Rights Net
Women's human rights advocacy and documentation, building the conceptual and practical expertise and abilities of women's human rights advocates. Information on women's human rights issues, advocacy, strategies, UN and regional systems, news and alerts, war crimes tribunal.

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Website: http://www.whrnet.org/

Women for Women's Human Rights - New Ways

Based in Turkey, Women for Women's Human Rights (WWHR) is an autonomous women's NGO that was founded following the Vienna Conference on Human Rights in 1993. We aim to facilitate the empowerment of women and women's rights organizations by documenting laws and practices which promote or constrain women's rights, raising public consciousness concerning violations of these rights, increasing legal literacy, improving information exchange and solidarity between groups and individuals through active networking and outreach programs, and influencing government and other public bodies in the area of policy and legal change on the national, regional and international levels.

Website: http://www.wwhr.org

Women's World Summit Foundation

WSF, an international coalition for the future of women and children, is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-confessional, not for profit organization with a commitment to a new development paradigm with and for women and children.

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CP 2001, 1211 Geneva 1
Switzerland
Phone: (4122) 738 6619
Fax (4122) 738 8248
Website: http://www.woman.ch/
Email: wwsf@vtxnet.ch

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