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WEDO works on a range of cross-cutting issues—from climate change and natural resource management, to global governance and finance and UN reform—toward three interlinked goals:Research and raising awareness, fostering and facilitating networks and campaigns, and building capacity and training—with women and women's organizations, gender advocates, government and UN actors, and many others—comprise strategies to meet WEDO's goals. While WEDO works at the international level primarily, it supports regional and national stakeholders, networks and governments to turn policy commitments on gender equality into action—striving to improve the lives of women and men around the world.

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The AWO is an intergovernmental organization established under the umbrella of the League of Arab States and headquartered in Egypt. It emerged from the Cairo Declaration issued by the First Arab Women Summit which convened in Cairo in November 2000 in response to a call by H.E. Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, Egypt's First Lady and which was co-organized by the National Council for Women in Egypt, Hariri Foundation in Lebanon and the League of Arab States. The agreement came into effect in March 2003.
The AWO aims at:
Empowering Arab women and building their capacities to promote progress of Arab societies.
Raising awareness of the necessity of engaging women as equal partners in societal development.
Coordinating Arab efforts in order to foster women empowerment and elevate awareness of their vital role in society.

Regional

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The Center of Arab Woman for Training and Research (CAWTAR) was created on March 7, 1993 in response to the request of a number of Arab governments and civil society organizations and institutions. CAWTAR was created to provide the region with a center of research and studies relating to gender and the status of women, of advocacy for the improvement of women's status and of data collection, indicators and statistics.

Lebanese

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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."

Lebanese

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Lebanon affiliate of the international Young Women's Christian Association, provides social and educational development programs for women.

International

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Pathways of Women's Empowerment links academics, activists and practitioners working to advance women's empowerment locally, regionally and through global policy processes. Our network is organised around five research institutes, who will act as "hubs" for research and communications in their regions.

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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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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.

Lebanese

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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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