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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.


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Lebwa's website was started in North America as a forum for dialogue for Lebanese and Lebanese American women.
Lebwa's purpose is to bring together those interested in Lebanese women's issues for discussion, reflection and sharing of resources and information.
Lebwa's objectives are:
creating a space for sharing ideas, experiences, resources and information about issues concerning Lebanese and Lebanese American women.
addressing issues that face women like education, career guidance, professional advancement, leadership, gender roles, identity crises, empowerment and socio-cultural conflicts.
highlighting the contributions of Lebanese/Lebanese American women
building an archive of Lebanese women's resources, references, literature, biographies, art, multimedia
building a database and connections with like-minded women's and Arab organizations
promoting gender equity and counteracting stereotypes about Lebanese women


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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."

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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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The MENA BWN represents a unified voice for women committed to social progress through economic development. "Registered as its own entity in November 2010 in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the MENA BWN today is made up of ten businesswomen's organizations, representing almost 2,500 members, who are country “Hubs” in the Network and whose leaders share a vision for women's economic empowerment in the MENA region. The founding members are businesswomen's organizations in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the UAE/Dubai."


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The Arab International Women's Forum stands unique as the first and only non-profit organisation set up in London to link Arab business and professional women in the 22 Arab countries with each other and with their counterparts in the international community

Launched in 2001, AIWF, as an independent non profit organisation, serves as the voice of Arab women; showcasing their development, promoting cross cultural diversity and creating greater public awareness of women's success and prospects in the Arab world.

It provides an important networking opportunity where women can build their knowledge, develop their business and career potential and promote their respective organisations. It is through Building Bridges, Building Business that AIWF will best offer its members, now in more than 45 countries, value-added service and contribute further to prosperity in our respective communities.


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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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Women's Affairs Technical Committee was established in 1992. WATC is a coalition of seven women's organizations, three women's centers and individual women activists. WATC seeks to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women, to develop the role of women in society, and to empower women to assume decision-making positions. The coalition pays special attention to marginalized and less privileged women, particularly women in rural areas and refugees, as well as focusing on women leaders and young potential leaders in order to facilitate their role in the process of national struggle and social change. The Women's Affairs Technical Committee was founded in Jerusalem in 1992 as one of the technical teams formed to support the peace negotiations. In addition, it was intended to be part of the organization and infrastructure building of a future Palestinian state, to integrate gender into all preparatory work in support of the peace process, and to build state institutions in a manner that would fulfill the Declaration of Independence (1988) which affirms the principle of equality among Palestinians regardless of sex, religion or race.


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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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