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In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization's goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment


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Al-JANA/ARCPA works with communities that face marginalization in Lebanon in building on their strengths, and documenting and disseminating their empowering experiences and cultural contributions. Stemming from its work in the arts, AL-JANA also produces learning and creative resources by and for children and youth.

Children and youth grounded in the learning of their community's historical and cultural experiences and engaged in critical reflection and self-expression, are thus able to become strong advocates of community issues and active agents in their community's development. They are thus able to build on their strengths, and to turn challenges into opportunities for creative problem solving, growth and learning.


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The Syrian American Women's Charitable Association, SAWA, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to helping similar charitable organizations in Syria.
SAWA's goal is to address the humanitarian needs of the disadvantaged, the elderly, and the sick in all parts of Syria, without regard for political, racial, or denominational considerations. SAWA promotes public awareness of these needs, solicits public support and contributions, and sponsors fund-raising events. SAWA channels this assistance directly to registered, non-governmental welfare organizations in Syria. SAWA is an independent, non-partisan and non-sectarian organization, committed to assist the poor, and the disadvantaged. It is equally committed to promote humanitarian cooperation between the people of the Syrian Arab Republic and the United States of America.


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Association profile available in 2 languages. ( English, Arabic). In brief : "Women in Information Technology (WIT) is a Lebanese non-profit association established in 1 July 2005 and launched in 14 June 2006. It is dedicated to inspire more women to be willing and able to use the new technologies as a tool for their empowerment.WIT serves as a platform for professional women to share and exchange information, toggle issues of concern, implement strategies and search for opportunities with the purpose of strengthening the capacity of all women through the usage of ICT."

WIN (Websites)

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WIN is Washington's premier professional, political, and social network dedicated to empowering young, pro-choice, Democratic women.

WIN informs, connects and empowers women by providing opportunities to network with other women, serve in a leadership position, gain valuable professional and political skills, and give back to our broader movement for political and professional equality.


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In 2009, Seeds of Peace launched the “Women's Leadership Training Program for Greater Economic Participation” to create opportunities for its graduates to contribute to the economic empowerment of women in their communities. This important pilot program puts the role of women as full economic participants at the center of efforts to transform regions of historic conflict into more stable and peaceful environments.


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IGTN is a network of feminist gender specialists who provide technical information on gender and trade issues to women's groups, NGOs, social movements and governments and acts as a political catalyst to enlarge the space for a critical feminist perspective and global action on trade and globalization issues.

IGTN is a Southern-led network that builds South/North cooperation in the work of developing more just and democratic policy from a critical feminist perspective; currently organized in seven regions: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Gulf, and North America.

Women Gateway (Websites)

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Women Gateway was established in 2002 as a joint venture project between the Bahrain Business Women's Society and Al-Nadeem Information Technology. The portal received special care and continuous support from HRH Princess Sabika Bent Ibrahim Alkhalifa wife of his majisty the King of Bahrain , President of the Supreme Council for Women.

Women Gateway addresses the Arab women and provide them with the information and services needed, aiming to enhance their contributions to the development of their communities, and improve their performance in the various fields of bussiness and professions.


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AFAEMME is an Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen composed by a total of twenty-three Associations Members located throughout all Mediterranean from Spain to Syria, passing through Morocco, Algeria, France, Italy, Croatia, Albania, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan.
They are a Platform of International Projects financed by International Institutions like the European Commission. For an optimal development of the projects, they count on the collaboration of other Associations of Businesswomen and Gender Equality to foster the enterprise and economic objectives. they also organize seminaries, workshops and European conferences.


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Association profile available in 2 languages. ( English, and French). In brief: "The Lebanese Cooperative for Development (LCD) is aimed at financing individual projects that will endorse and or promote solidarity within the context of Lebanese unification. The Lebanese Cooperative for Development (LCD), was founded in February 1992 at Antelias, Lebanon.
The purpose is fourfold:

1- To encourage Lebanese in rural areas to remain in the area and work the land.

2- To help displaced Lebanese to return to their areas and engage in economic activities.

3- To stop Lebanese from migrating to urban areas in Lebanon or to other countries.

4- To prompt Lebanese abroad to return to their country."



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