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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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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.

Genderinag.org (Websites)
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Genderinag.org 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. Genderinag.org is dedicated to raising gender awareness and improving gender mainstreaming to promote improved gender equality and gender equity in development. Genderinag.org 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). Genderinag.org 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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باختصار
تكون شبكة النسويات الشابات بمثابة شبكة إقليمية للناشطات الشابات المنفردات (١٨ سنة وحتى أوائل ٣٠) العاملات في المجتمعات العربية. وستوفر الأدوات والمهارات والمعارف التنظيمية اللازمة للناشطات الشابات للتجمع وحشد جهودهن بفاعلية أكثر لمعالجة القضايا المتعلقة بحقوق المرأة التى تعتبرنها مهمة بالنسبة إليهن.

وقد أدركنا أننا كناشطات شابات نعمل على القضايا المتعلقة بحقوق المرأة في المنطقة، نحتاج إلى أربعة أمور أساسية ألا وهي:

المساحة لاستيعاب وتعزيز الأفكار والنشاطات

المعرفة

المساحة لبناء الروابط

المساحة المتقدمة والشاملة والآمنة

وعليه، تسعى شبكتنا إلى تحقيق الأهداف التالية:

إنشاء مجموعة من الناشطات من شأنها خرق عزلة الناشطات الشابات وتوفير مساحة للعمل على مختلف قضايا المرأة.
توفير المعلومات والمعارف حول النسوية والتحليل النقدي لحركة حقوق المرأة في المجتمعات العربية.
أن نشكل منصة متقدمة لمناقشة كافة المواضيع الرائجة والمحرمة التي تؤثر على حقوق المرأة في المجتمعات العربية.
توسيع الخطاب حول حقوق المرأة في المجتمعات العربية كي يكون أكثر شمولا وتقدما وسياسيا.
We are a group of young Arab women activists building a collective network of support for young Arab activists in the region. We recognize that Arab young women face particular challenges and experiences of sexism. We also recognize the fragmentation and elitism of women's rights work in Arab societies. The group of us believes that an organized support network uniting young women activists working on an array of issues concerning women rights and coming from various perspectives and backgrounds is the perfect way to push women's rights organizing forward in the region.

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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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Founded in 2009, Bridging the Divide is an innovative non-profit featuring a model that directly connects the American public to local grassroots organizations and activists working overseas on behalf of peace, rights issues, and the promotion of good governance. Bridging the Divide seeks to make meaningful and sustainable advances in global security and justice through:

Direct Engagement: Bridging the Divide seeks to help transform how Americans engage with those less fortunate overseas by connecting them directly with local communities and activist leaders in conflict-affected areas in the Middle East. Through social media and networking technologies, Bridging the Divide facilitates knowledge-sharing about advocacy efforts, and the exchange of financial resources between Americans and on-the-ground organizations overseas.

Smarter Funding: Providing long-term and steady funding to local peace and justice organizations in conflict zones allows them to take the lead in solving their own problems. This results in heightened local ownership and longer-term sustainability.

Accountability: Bridging the Divide promotes good organizational practices through evaluation and certification of organizations overseas. Through technical assistance and regular evaluations of governance, management, and operations, partner organizations improve their accountability and credibility.
Founded in 2009, Bridging the Divide is an innovative non-profit featuring a model that directly connects the American public to local grassroots organizations and activists working overseas on behalf of peace, rights issues, and the promotion of good governance. Bridging the Divide seeks to make meaningful and sustainable advances in global security and justice through:

Direct Engagement: Bridging the Divide seeks to help transform how Americans engage with those less fortunate overseas by connecting them directly with local communities and activist leaders in conflict-affected areas in the Middle East. Through social media and networking technologies, Bridging the Divide facilitates knowledge-sharing about advocacy efforts, and the exchange of financial resources between Americans and on-the-ground organizations overseas.

Smarter Funding: Providing long-term and steady funding to local peace and justice organizations in conflict zones allows them to take the lead in solving their own problems. This results in heightened local ownership and longer-term sustainability.

Accountability: Bridging the Divide promotes good organizational practices through evaluation and certification of organizations overseas. Through technical assistance and regular evaluations of governance, management, and operations, partner organizations improve their accountability and credibility.

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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.

It provides an important networking opportunity where women can build their knowledge, develop their business and career potential and promote their respective organisations. It is through Building Bridges, Building Business that AIWF will best offer its members, now in more than 45 countries, value-added service and contribute further to prosperity in our respective communities.

Lebanese

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In 1996, Lebanon ratified, with reservations, an international covenant regarding women's rights known as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. This Convention sets out, in a comprehensive, legally binding form, internationally accepted principles on the rights of women. It further commits States Parties to take all appropriate measures, to ensure the full development and advancement of women and to guarantee them the enjoyment of the fundamental rights and freedoms to which they are entitled, on a basis of equality with men. Moreover, the Convention requires that Governments work to eliminate discrimination against women in public life as well as in private life. Indeed, according to the Convention, women must be as free as men to make choices not only in political and legal sphere, but also in such areas as marriage, the home and family life in general.

To implement women's rights, as stated in the Convention, the establishment of official and non-governmental monitoring mechanisms (national and international) helps ensure that goals are being reached and that legal rights and duties of women are recognized, understood and enforced.

The Lebanese government submitted, in 1999, its initial report regarding the progress made on the implementation of the Convention in its country, to the international monitoring treaty body known as the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against women (CEDAW Committee). Non-governmental organizations are also encouraged to submit a parallel report in conformity with the guidelines set by the CEDAW Committee.

In this respect, the Lebanese NGO Forum, an umbrella organization of various NGOs distributed geographically throughout the Lebanese territory has set a permanent monitoring mechanism entitled Women's Rights Monitor.

This project aims at helping NGOs monitor women's rights and implement the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in Lebanon by establishing a platform for co-ordination that will, at the national and regional levels:

- Provide information about the Convention and the CEDAW Committee

- Provide guidelines in view of helping NGOs to write their report to the CEDAW Committee

- Establish a set of baseline data regarding women's rights in Lebanon in accordance with the guidelines of the CEDAW

- Elaborate a permanent report regarding women's situation in Lebanon, based on the compiled data

- Establish a bibliography on the subject of women's rights and facilitate the exchange of information and documentation

- Provide a mailing list of participating NGOs

Lebanese

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Association profile available in 2 languages. ( English, Arabic). In brief : "Women in Information Technology (WIT) is a Lebanese non-profit association established in 1 July 2005 and launched in 14 June 2006. It is dedicated to inspire more women to be willing and able to use the new technologies as a tool for their empowerment.WIT serves as a platform for professional women to share and exchange information, toggle issues of concern, implement strategies and search for opportunities with the purpose of strengthening the capacity of all women through the usage of ICT."

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