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"The aim of this network is to provide young Arab and Nordic scholars in the field of gender and politics with the opportunity to establish intraregional as well as cross-regional contacts with other PhD students and seniors in the same field and to provide additional academic supervising within the following research areas:
• Women's political empowerment (political representation, social movements)
• Policy changes and gendered rights (civil, political and social citizenship and violence against women)
• Labour market (gender segregation, equal pay, unemployment)
• Migration (including migrating care workers)
• Media, communication and cultural debates
• Religion

The purpose of the network is three-fold:
• to contribute to the development of research in the field of women in political life.
• to facilitate the exchange of theories, methodological approaches and empirical findings between young Arab and Nordic scholars.
• to facilitate contacts between senior and junior researchers in the field. Thus, the network will be of vital help to young scholars who are looking for international research contacts and who are in want of additional external supervision capacity."


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Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) works nationally and in its home community of Washington, DC to build pathways to economic independence for America's families, women, and girls. WOW has a distinctive history in changing the landscape of women and work.

For more than 40 years, WOW has helped women learn to earn, with programs emphasizing literacy, technical and nontraditional skills, the welfare-to-work transition, career development, and retirement security. Since 1964, WOW has trained more than 10,000 women for well-paid work in the DC area.

WOW leads the National Women's Workforce Network, which is comprised of organizations committed to increasing women and girls' access to well-paid work, the Family Economic Security Program (FES), and the Elder Economic Security Initiative (Initiative).


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The Women's Foundation for the Mediterranean: Is intended to support field projects destined for women Based on networking key players for achieving equality Draws on the knowledge on equality, gender and women.


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In brief: "The Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) was established on 9 August 1973 pursuant to the Economic and Social Council's resolution 1818 (LV). The purpose of setting up the Commission was to raise the level of economic activity in member countries and strengthen cooperation among them. It was also intended to meet the need of the countries in Western Asia for the services of a regional economic commission to promote the development efforts in the region.
In recognition of the social component of its work, the Commission was entrusted with new responsibilities in the social field by virtue of Economic and Social Council resolution 69/ 1985 of July 1985. Its name therefore became the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
ESCWA has been located in a number of Arab capitals. It started in Beirut (1974- 1982), moved to Baghdad (1982- 1991), then to Amman (1991- 1997), and returned to Beirut in 1997, its permanent headquarter."


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The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:

Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community
Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture
Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers


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Promoting Women's Participation in the Economic and Public Sectors in North Lebanon
Project by René Moawad Foundation; The webpage assembles the project summary with
key results

Amel (Websites)

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Amel is a non-governmental organization, recognized as a public utility by presidential decree 5832 in 1994. Since 2001, Amel has had special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC).

In addition, Amel is a non-profit, non sectarian organization that supports the most underprivileged populations in Lebanon, through various programs involving health care, psychosocial support, rural development, vocational training, child protection and the promotion of human rights.
Amel's objectives are:

Promoting social, economic, civil and cultural rights for the underprivileged in Lebanon.
Contributing to building a strong and mobilized Civil Society in order to strengthen national unity and promote democratic values.
Advocating and lobbying for the principles of human rights in the aim of ensuring Social Justice.
Assisting and providing quality services for everyone (medical activities, rural development, trainings…)
Promoting equal rights and equal opportunities

Musawah (Websites)

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Musawah is a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family, calling for equality, non-discrimination, justice and dignity as the basis of all human relations; full and equal citizenship for every individual; and marriage and family relations based on principles of equality and justice, with men and women sharing equal rights and responsibilities. Musawah was initiated in March 2007 by Sisters in Islam, a Malaysian non-governmental organisation that promotes women's rights within the framework of Islam, and a twelve-member international planning committee of activists and scholars from eleven countries. The committee came together to consolidate information, experiences, and ideas that have been used by NGOs and activists in countries around the world to advance equality in the family.
Individuals and NGOs from some fifty countries around the world are involved with Musawah and include activists, scholars, academics, legal practitioners and policy-makers.
Across North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, Europe, North America and Australasia, Musawah Advocates share information with activists in other countries working towards equality and justice in the family. Many of us have conducted national consultations on equality in the family, participated in the Musawah 2009 Global Meeting, and contributed to the conceptual framework that guides Musawah's work.


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Project summary available in English. In brief : "Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Lebanon (LCPF) is the Lebanese branch of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and was established in 1962. WILPF's main aims are to" bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies who are united in their determination to study, make known and help abolish the causes and the legitimization of war; to work toward world peace; total and universal disarmament; the abolition of violence and coercion in the settlement of conflict and its replacement in every case by negotiation and conciliation; to support the civil society to democratise the UN system; to promote political and social equality and economic equity; to enhance environmentally sustainable development.
The purpose of the Review was twofold: To assess the results of the project cooperation between LCPF and IKFF, including the main project "Capacity-building for a culture of peace"; and secondly, to assess the administrative and organisational models utilised by IKFF and LCPF. "


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Platform profile available in 3 languages. ( English, Arabic and Dansk). In brief : "WoMen Dialogue is a platform for cooperation and debate on gender and women's rights issues, and for the exchange of knowledge between Danish and Arab civil society. It is provided by KVINFO, the Danish Centre for Information on Gender, Equality and Ethnicity. The site primarily informs about joint partnership activities, but also presents relevant news from Denmark and the Middle East on legal reform processes and community development related to gender, equality and women's rights. "



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