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Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organisation based in Ramallah, West Bank. Established in 1979 to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), the organisation has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Al-Haq documents violations of the individual and collective rights of Palestinians in the OPT, irrespective of the identity of the perpetrator, and seeks to end such breaches by way of advocacy before national and international mechanisms and by holding the violators accountable. The organisation conducts research; prepares reports, studies and interventions on breaches of international human rights and humanitarian law in the OPT; and undertakes advocacy before local, regional and international bodies. Al-Haq also cooperates with Palestinian civil society organisations and governmental institutions in order to ensure that international human rights standards are reflected in Palestinian law and policies. The organisation has a specialised international law library for the use of its staff and the local community.

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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.

Lebanese

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Association profile available in 2 languages. ( English, and Arabic). In brief : "Makhzoumi Foundation is a private Lebanese non-profit organization, established in 1997 by Mr Fouad Makhzoumi, and chaired by Mrs. May Makhzoumi. The foundation contributes through its programs to the civil society development by providing its services to Lebanese Citizens throughout Lebanon."

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The Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) is a regional organization based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AGFUND was established in 1980 upon the initiative of His Royal Highness, Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud with the support of leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries : United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Qatar, Sultanate of Oman and the State of Kuwait.

AGFUND works mainly in the field of development and growth at the international level through an effective partnership with the United Nations Organization, with regional and national development organizations, with public institutions, with the private sector, as well as with organizations of the civil society.

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The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.

It is the leading think tank in the U.S. focusing primarily on domestic women's issues. Founded in 1987, IWPR's reports and other informational resources have informed policies and programs across the U.S., in each of its key program areas:

Employment, Education, & Economic Change - Employment and Job Quality, Economic Status of Women in the States , Pay Equity and Discrimination, Access to Higher Education, Unemployment and the Economy

Democracy & Society - The Status of Women and Girls, Immigration and Religion, Women in Unions, Women's Political Participation

Poverty, Welfare, & Income Security - Retirement and Social Security, Poverty, Katrina and the Gulf Coast, Welfare Reform

Work & Family - Early Care and Education, Family Leave and Paid Sick Days, Workplace Flexibility

Health & Safety - Women's access to health insurance, costs and benefits of preventative health services for women, costs of domestic violence

Lebanese

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Association profile in brief: "Beyond association aims at fostering the cultural maturity of women, youth and children. Through advocacy, proper networking with women's activists at the international, regional and national scale, execution of developmental projects, training and education, Beyond strives to make a positive differences in the lives of the three mains pillars of society, namely, women, youth and children."

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The Noor Al Hussein Foundation (NHF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by Royal Decree in 1985.
Its mission is to facilitate lasting change in underprivileged communities by creating economic opportunities, building capacity for self-reliance and improving livelihoods through programs that promote:
- poverty alleviation and job creation
- access to microfinance
- participatory decision-making and advocacy
- income-generation enterprise establishment at the community level
- business development services
- sustainable community development
- women's empowerment
- family health care

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