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The Arab Foundations Forum (AFF) was established out of the need for a networking structure for foundations in the Arab region to strengthen the capacity and infrastructure of strategic philanthropy. Currently, the Forum provides a platform for dialogue among various foundations in the region as well as the rest of the world. It serves as an advocate for more effective principles, practices, programs and policies. Its initiatives also include bringing philanthropists together to share information, learn from, and support one another to reinforce social development through mobilizing private capital for public benefit. In a long term perspective, AFF's goal is to strengthen the Arab philanthropy by providing Arab funders with an association of foundations in the Arab region to foster dialogue, network, learn and collaborate among themselves and with partners.


Lebanon Family Planning Association is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, recognized public utility by presidential decree 1427 in 1978, registered with the government under file No 445/AD on 19/8/1969, rectification 436/AD on 10/11/1993
The LFPA was established to follow-up the International and regional efforts in the framework of family planning, and mother and children health, its concerns expanded later to include Population, women and youth issues.


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The Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World was founded in 1973. The history of the Institute is closely linked to that of the first women's college in the Middle East, the America Junior College for Women, which was established in 1924 by the Presbyterian Mission and evolved into today's Lebanese American University. The College, which educated Middle Eastern women for half a century, became coed in 1973. In order to honor the college's unique heritage, the Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World was established that year.


The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

We look, too, at issues that directly affect the lives of ordinary people, like how much they pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.


Beyond's Women Rights Monitor (WRM) is a not for profit Beyond Association initiative coming to reality in 2010.

Since its launching it has strived to achieve a number of projects that will play a key role in developing a sustainable, long term institution struggling to create opportunities of independence and leadership for Lebanese women.

Beyond's WRM is dedicated to bring together social activists, organizations and individuals, wishing to promote Women Rights' issues of concern, but also monitoring violations and/or success stories in different Lebanese communities. It foremost provides necessary knowledge and information to support change interventions.

Our Mission

To promote Women Rights and monitor eventual violations and/or success stories in Lebanese communities, and enhance women dignity, individuality and leadership.


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The Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation is founded in June 1998 in Sofia as an independent NGO of public utility.
The organization works in the field of gender equality, prevention of domestic violence, reproductive rights and anti-discrimination by providing information, elaboration and production of researches, analyses and draft laws, conducting campaigns and lobbying for legislative changes, provision of training and consultations for professionals and working in wide networks in cooperation with other organizations, public institutions and experts.
The BGRF has branches in Plovdiv, Haskovo, Gorna Oryahovitza. Since 2001 the BGRF has a youth department.


Cairo Center for Development CCD is an Egyptian non-governmental non-profit organization. It works in the field of human rights and democracy. It seeks to focus on narrowing the gap between women and men, and raise values of human rights and democracy principles.
CCD adopts the idea of ​​public training with special focus on vulnerable groups such as women, children, refugees, disabled people, prisoners … etc. CCD focuses on political, economic, social rights for women and children as well as legal services. (Websites)

Project webpage: is an online forum which is designed to provide access to resources, tools and information which can help practitioners and other stakeholders mainstream gender into agricultural development. is dedicated to raising gender awareness and improving gender mainstreaming to promote improved gender equality and gender equity in development. is a community of practice bringing together specialists in many fields to promote systematic integration of gender concerns in the World Bank's rural activities. It is the only organizational entity linking gender, rural and agricultural development together with the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). is built as a knowledge nexus for practitioners to share analytical and advisory services on a wide range of gender-related topics. In collaboration with colleagues in the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), this e-platform is a "one-stop shop" for agriculture specialists, practitioners and the academic community to exchange creative ideas and improve upon lessons learned in efforts to reducing poverty through sustainable rural development. The website offers a scope of the basic gender concepts; from a broad overview of rural development to a more narrowed focus on country-specific case studies and project results. The website also responds to how to incorporate gender into projects, compiling good practices and innovative activities for learning.


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For more than 15 years, the Center for Reproductive Rights has used the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.
Reproductive freedom lies at the heart of the promise of human dignity, self-determination and equality embodied in both the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Center works toward the time when that promise is enshrined in law in the United States and throughout the world. We envision a world where every woman is free to decide whether and when to have children; where every woman has access to the best reproductive healthcare available; where every woman can exercise her choices without coercion or discrimination. More simply put, we envision a world where every woman participates with full dignity as an equal member of society.
Since 1992, our attorneys have boldly used legal and human rights tools to create this world. We are the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to reproductive rights, with expertise in both U.S. constitutional and international human rights law. Our groundbreaking cases before national courts, United Nations committees, and regional human rights bodies have expanded access to reproductive healthcare, including birth control, safe abortion, prenatal and obstetric care, and unbiased information. We influence the law outside the courtroom as well, documenting abuses, working with policymakers to promote progressive measures, and fostering legal scholarship and teaching on reproductive health and human rights.



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