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The Muslim Women's League is a non-profit Muslim American organization working to implement the values of Islam and thereby reclaim the status of women as free, equal and vital contributors to society

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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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Project summary of the IDRC project by Nadine Haddad El-Hajj : In brief "One greywater (GW) treatment-and-use project in Lebanon has changed the beneficiaries' lives in many ways, providing recycled water for gardening and improving the beneficiaries' socioeconomic status. In Tannoura, West Bekaa, Lebanon – a remote rural town of the Bekaa Valley – where phase II of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funded Greywater Treatment and Use Project is being implemented (2006–2008), female beneficiaries have been more affected than their male counterparts by this project."

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Association Najdeh is registered since 1978 with the Ministry of the Interior as a Lebanese social organization with headquarters in Beirut. Association Najdeh is a Lebanese NGO that works in and around the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, targeting primarily women and children. Najdeh has projects in Beirut, Tripoli (north), Sidon (south), Tyre (south-south) and Beqaa (central north).
Najdeh offers several programs including vocational training, literacy, scholastic tutorials and English language classes, as well as social assistance by providing educational scholarships and health care for the women and their families. Loans for income generating projects are also disbursed to eligible beneficiaries, while the pre-school education program encompasses several kindergartens and a nursery, Simultaneously, the projects' consciousness raisingcommunity ctivities on basic human rights and civil righs also contribute in society building and community participation.

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Brief news about the release of a survey. In brief :"D3 Systems (the social research company which has served the research needs of an international clientele since 1985) has released its survey-based analysis of differences in the conditions and attitudes of women in Syria and Lebanon. The paper, entitled “Gender, Policy, and Public Opinion in Syria and Lebanon”, is the twelfth installment of D3's Women in Muslim Countries (WIMC) Survey Conducted in twenty-six Muslim-majority countries, the WIMC study is designed to measure women's empowerment in actual daily practice, providing a deep look into the oft-perceived gap between current public policy and empowerment initiatives and actual practice on the personal and local level."

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The American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA) is a New-York based nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to elevate the discourse on Islam and foster environments in which Muslims thrive. They are dedicated to strengthening an authentic expression of Islam based on cultural and religious harmony through interfaith collaboration, youth and women's empowerment, and arts and cultural exchange.

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eWomenNetwork, is widely recognized as the Premier Women's Business Network in North America. In brief : "We have a dynamic and diversified culture that celebrates the brilliance of women entrepreneurs, business owners and corporate professionals."

International

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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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Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. We're changing the world one woman at a time.

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