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AIPBW is a non–profit international network that unites, supports and promotes professional women in Norway. It was chartered in 1994 by a group of women with international backgrounds living in Oslo, Norway. In its second decade, AIPBW has approximately 125 members from more than 30 different countries.
Members are well–educated women representing many different professions. These include fields as diverse as communications, education, engineering, environmental sciences, finance, journalism, law, linguistics, marketing, medicine, psychology and the arts.
Our group is one of 18 networks across Europe comprising the European Professional Women's Network, a Pan–European professional organization with more than 3,000 members devoted to women's career development, entrepreneurship, networking and mentoring.


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Overall, economic opportunities for women still lag those of men. Women, on average, earn 75 percent of their male co-workers' wages, and the difference cannot be explained solely by schooling or experience. In many countries, women have fewer educational and employment opportunities than men, are more often denied credit, and endure social restrictions that limit their chances for advancement. In some developing countries women still cannot vote, own property or venture outside the home without a male family member. A wide range of metrics have been developed to gauge the opportunity and treatment afforded women around the world.


Webpage: BPW-A is a dynamic business association of dedicated female professionals in Jordan.
BPW-A works to increase women's economic participation in Jordan by:
Harnessing the underutilized economic and social capabilities of Jordanian women by utilizing the experience of its accomplished members, its resources and its networks.
Providing effective services in response to the needs of its members, female professionals and business owners.
BPW-A's focus is to identify and communicate the productive, independent role of women in Arab and Islamic society. BPWA provides a platform for its members and aspiring women to encourage and facilitate change and create a proactive societal role.


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The Women's Human Rights Institutes help participants develop a practical understanding of the UN Human Rights system and learn how to apply a women's human rights framework to a multiplicity of issues. Participants will develop practical facilitation skills to help them become human rights educators in their own regions and organizations.


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Rural Women's Network Nepal (RUWON Nepal) is an autonomous non- governmental social organization actively initiated by well known personalities for decades in the fields of women's, youths and children's rights and social justice in Nepal. It was registered in the district administration office, Sindhuli, non-governmental organizations Federation Nepal and Internal Revenue office, Janakpur, in 2007. It has undertaken affiliation from Social Welfare Council, Nepal. Though RUWON is a young organization, it has already implemented a number of projects in different parts of the country. We work mainly in Kathmandu Valley and in Sindhuli district, in the eastern part of Nepal.
RUWON Nepal supports women from exclude d and marginalized communities and disadvantaged regions so as to achieve sustainable and equitable development through social inclusion, advocacy and empowerment mechanism. It works in an environmentally sensitive manner through a demand driven and participatory approach to local resource use. Further, RUWON works for the rights of children and youth. Through awareness and capacity building, and by creating forums for discussion, it encourages youth to actively be a part of the development of the country. Sustainable peace and democracy are central parts in RUWONS programs.

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Nasawiya is a collective of feminist activists. What does that mean? Well, two things:

By feminists, we mean individuals who are committed to gender justice and equality. There is no one-size-fits-all feminism, but our collective has come up with a set of basic values that we all agree upon. Some people identify with the term “feminist” very strongly politically or personally. Others refuse to call themselves feminist and still have a lot of passion and commitment for women's issues and struggles. Nasawiyas apply feminist analysis to their social justice work, meaning that they always have an eye on gender dynamics and oppression within social and political struggle, address the systematic structural problems rather than the symptoms, and place women's experiences and voices as central to any solutions and activist work. Feminism is a learning process for all of us and we are continuously figuring things out by listening to each other, challenging our opinions, and reflecting critically on our work and our theories of social change.

By activists, we mean individuals actively involved in gender justice work. Some Nasawiyas work full-time in women's rights; others volunteer a few hours a month. Some are students and some are professionals in different fields. All of us are activists in different capacities, whether by leading our own feminist projects or by discussing gender with our friends and communities. In our jobs, classes, homes, and daily lives, we advocate for equality and social change.

At Nasawiya, we do not have a traditional NGO structure of boards, staff, and volunteers. We are a member-driven collective where everyone is equal and in support of each other's activism. We believe that we are stronger together.


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Established in 1990 by Mrs. Lorinda de Roulet, The Patrina Foundation is a family foundation, spanning three generations.
The Foundation's mission: Improving the lives of girls and women. To fulfill its mission, the Patrina Foundation supports social and educational nonprofit programming designed to meet the unique needs of girls and women in the greater New York Metropolitan area.
Since inception, the Foundation has made grants in excess of $7 million to roughly 350 organizations.


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The Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, is a 12 year old membership based, internationally recognized multi stakeholder network with a distinguished and well established track record. GKPF‟s globally recognized brand and impartial status as the world's first multi-stakeholder network, provides convening power to bring together a broad range of partners for development not only for advancing ICT for development and innovation across the globe but also for advancing their global development mission and goals. It is the only global network with members from governments, business and civil society. The GKPF places the member at the centre of the network. But GKPF is much more than a network, its members bring together Public Sector, Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations with the goal of Sharing Knowledge and Building Partnerships in Knowledge and ICT for Development.


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The WIN is an online educational and social network for women and an “on land” global community in 152 countries.
We're women helping women LIVE OUR BEST LIVES ~ personally, in our families, and in our businesses.
Our mission is “to strengthen women and families worldwide through education, enlightenment, and entrepreneurism in an effort to eradicate illiteracy, poverty, and hunger and increase the level of love and peace on earth.”
We fulfill our mission by providing quality online audio and video shows, live women's events, and opportunities to connect (online and on land) with women worldwide.
The WIN invites all women, all ages, all cultures, and all religions to participate.
Our model is to connect with women experts/leaders worldwide and give them a platform to teach and dialogue with women in their countries on many topics and important women's issues, both online and on land.



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