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In this section you can find useful material on the topic of women empowerment – experienced social & community workers, entrepreneurs and women themselves sharing their best practises promoting equal opportunities between both sexes and providing support for those in need.

1. Community Mapping

2. Family Preservation Program

3. Deborah’s Program

4. The Leadership Center

5. Enterprising Woman

6. Marketing Techniques

7. Example: La Patrona

8. Women Rights in the Labor Market

9. Example: Empowering Women in Communities

10. Example: Sexual Education at Fuente de Vida

There are thousands of organisations working on women rights in the world, in order to help you find them in one place we started to collect them here. For more information about the organisations working in Lithuania, India, Honduras and Senegal, visit our website: https://www.female-rights.com/forherbadge/

The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice

Based in Hague, The Netherlands. This organisation works globally to ensure justice for women and communities affected by armed conflict and an independent and effective International Criminal Court.

Global Fund for Women

Based in San Francisco, USA. It is one of the world’s leading foundations for gender equality, standing up for the human rights of women and girls. They campaign for zero violence, economic and political empowerment, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Their vision is that every woman and girl is strong, safe, powerful, and heard. No exceptions.

Dress for Success

Based in is NY, USA. It is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

AWID Women's rights

Based in Toronto, Canada. It is an international, feminist, membership organisation committed to achieving gender equality sustainable development and women’s human rights.

Open Society Foundations

Based in NY, USA. It is an organisation who believe in addressing inequalities that cut across multiple lines, including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and citizenship. They made two initiatives on women’s rights: The Women’s Rights Program and The Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE).

UN Women

It is the UN organization based in NY, USA dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

World wide web foundation

Based in Washington DC, USA. The organisation is fighting for equal right to access the web and one of the projects was Women’s Rights Online which focus on women’s empowerment on and through the web by working to reform policy and regulation to close the digital gender gap.

The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance for Human Rights and Global Peace

Based in USA. They operate under the legal framework of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and has been established in order to raise awareness of the universality of fundamental human rights, to promote social and economic development in developing countries across the world. One of their initiatives was the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW).

African Initiatives

Based Bristol, UK. It is an organisation which together with African partners wants to strengthen the capacity of individuals and communities so they can demand and exercise their rights. Their values are empowerment of women and girls is central to everything we do. We work through partnerships with the aim to achieve equality.

HeForShe

Based in NY, USA. This organisation is inviting people around the world to stand together to create a bold, visible force for gender equality. And it starts by taking action right now to create a gender equal world.

WORI Uganda

Based in Jinja, Uganda. Their vision is to make a society free from violence that recognizes the needs and rights of women and youths. They want to empower women and youth to advocate against violence through human rights education, information sharing, strengthening capacities, and visibility.

The Nobel Women’s Initiative

Based in Ottawa, Canada. The organisation uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and six courageous women peace laureates—Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, and Leymah Gbowee—to magnify the power and visibility of women working in countries around the world for peace, justice and equality.

The Right to Education Initiative

Based London, UK. It is a global human rights organisation focusing on the right to education. Their vision is a world where the right to education for all becomes a reality, from early childhood to adulthood and throughout life, on the basis of the principles of non-discrimination and equality.

Empower women

It is an organisation dedicated to empowering women to achieve their full economic potential by inspiring both women and men to become advocates, change makers and leaders in their community. Their vision is a world where every woman is able to use her voice, make her own decisions, and engage in economic opportunities.

International Women’s Initiative

Based in London, UK. Their vision is that one day, women all over the world will be the protagonists of their own lives. their mission is to raise awareness of the threats to the human rights of women across the globe and to promote and assist in the achievement of gender equality.

The Ethical Trading Initiative

Based in London, UK. It is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers’ rights around the globe. Their vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity. One of the initiatives was Empowering women workers, because for them Women and work is a key issue for this selection of NGOs, companies, campaigning and labour rights organisations.

Get inspired by listening to wise leaders and activists spreading the message of equality, dignity and freedom!

Maya Angelou

Alfre Woodard reads Sojourner Truth

Malala Yousafzai

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Oprah

Michelle Obama

Anne Hathaway

Justin Trudeau

Emma Watson

Julia Gillard

Lupita Nyong

Compilation of inspirational speeches

List of women empowering initiatives around the world

Use this database when looking for organisations and initiatives working on women rights / women empowerment in different fields and on various levels.

ANITA B. ORG

https://anitab.org

Inovation/Entrepreneurship

AWID

https://www.awid.org

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

https://reproductiverights.org

Women’s Rights

Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA)

http://cedpa.org

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Empower Women

http://empowerwomen.org/

Women’s economic empowerment

Equality Now

https://www.equalitynow.org

Women’s Rights

EVERY MOTHER COUNTS

https://everymothercounts.org

Medical care for mothers

Friendship Bridge

https://www.friendshipbridge.org

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Gender in Norway

https://gender.no

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Girlgaze

https://girlgaze.com/about/

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Global Fund for Women

https://www.globalfundforwomen.org

Women’s Human Rights

International Alliance of Women

https://womenalliance.org

Women’s Rights

International Federation for Research in Women’s History

http://www.ifrwh.com/

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

International Federation of Business and Professional Woman

https://www.bpw-international.org

Women in Business

International Federation of University Women (GWI)

https://graduatewomen.org

Women’s Education

International Gender Champions (IGC)

https://genderchampions.com/about

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)

https://iwhc.org

Women’s Health

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)

https://www.iwmf.org

Women Empoerment in Media

Leanin.org

https://leanin.org

Women in Business

MADRE

https://www.madre.org

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Make Every Woman Count

http://www.makeeverywomancount.org/

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Million Women Rise

http://www.millionwomenrise.com

Man Violence against Women

Nobel Women’s Initiative

https://nobelwomensinitiative.org

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

One Billion Rising

https://www.onebillionrising.org

Sexual violence against women

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

https://www.osce.org/gender-equality

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

PATHFINDER INTERNATIONAL

https://www.pathfinder.org

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Quota International

https://www.quota.org

Empowering women, children, the deaf and hard-of-hearing

SCHOOL GIRLS UNITE

https://m.facebook.com/SchoolGirlsUnite/

Women’s education

SHARE & CARE FOUNDATION

https://shareandcare.org

Women in India

STEM for HER

https://www.stemforher.org

STEM related careers

Take The Lead

https://www.taketheleadwomen.com/about/

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

The Female Quotient

https://www.thefemalequotient.com

Gender Equality in Business

The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative

http://www.50x50movement.org

Women’s economic empowerment

The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

https://www.unido.org/who-we-are/unido-brief

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

TIME’S UP

https://timesupnow.org

Sexual harassment

UN Women

http://www.unwomen.org/

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Women Empowerment and Career in Nigeria ( WECAN )

https://m.facebook.com/groups/412304932909891?group_view_referrer=profile_browser

Women Empowerment

Women for Women International

https://www.womenforwomen.org

Women in 8 post-conflict countries

Women News Network

https://womennewsnetwork.net

International news about women

Women Sport International (WSI)

http://womensportinternational.org

Women Empowerment in Sport

Women Without Borders

https://wwb.org

Female Leadership

WOMEN’S GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT FUND

https://wgefund.org

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (WGDP)

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wgdp/

Women’s economic empowerment

Women’s Innovative Empowerment Network ( WiEN )

https://m.facebook.com/groups/1362689437191626

Inovation/Entrepreneurship

Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP)

https://learningpartnership.org

Women’s leadership and human rights

Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF)

https://www.woman.ch/index.php/en/

Women’s Rights

Women’s Worldwide Web

https://www.w4.org/en/

Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Zonta International

https://www.zonta.org

Women education and advocacy

Forums

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Forum

Link

Topic

EUROWOMAN (Global Women Business Forum)

https://eurowoman.forum-expo.org/#block1125

Women in business

FUTURE OF WOMEN

https://futurewomenconference.com

Women Rights

Generation Equality Forum

https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2019/7/announcer-generation-equality-forum

Gender Equality

Global Female Leders 2020

https://www.globalfemaleleaders.com

Women leadership

Global Summit of Women

https://globewomen.org/globalsummit/

Women leadership

International Women’s Forum

https://www.iwforum.org

Women empowerment

WECF International

https://www.wecf.org/beijing25-world-conference-on-women/

Women Rights

Women Advancement Forum

http://www.womenadvancementforum.com

Network&Empowerment

Women Economic Forum (WEF)

https://www.wef.org.in

Women’s economic empowerment

Women Innovators & Leaders Network (WILD Network)

https://www.wildleadershipforum.org

Women leadership

Women Political Leaders Forum

http://www.womenpoliticalleaders.org/

Women in Politics

WOMEN’S FORUM FOR THE ECONOMY & SOCIETY

http://www.womens-forum.com

Women in business

Women’s International Networking (WIN)

http://www.winconference.net/Winconference

Women Empowerment

Women’s Studies

https://womenstudies.co

Women education

World Forum for Women in Science 2020

https://globalyoungacademy.net/events/world-forum-for-women-in-science-brazil-2020/

Women in Science

SPEECHES ON WOMEN RIGHTS

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