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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.


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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."


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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 Center for Women's Business Research provides data-driven knowledge that advances the economic, social and political impact of women business owners and their enterprises. This data driven knowledge provides the business imperative for embracing women business owners as customers, suppliers, community leaders, public policy influencers and role models for business leadership.


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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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The Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) is a regional organization based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AGFUND was established in 1980 upon the initiative of His Royal Highness, Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud with the support of leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries : United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Qatar, Sultanate of Oman and the State of Kuwait.

AGFUND works mainly in the field of development and growth at the international level through an effective partnership with the United Nations Organization, with regional and national development organizations, with public institutions, with the private sector, as well as with organizations of the civil society.


Organisation Website : portail en langue francaise. En bref "L'AEP est une association à but non lucratif, oeuvrant pour le développement socio-économique dans le domaine de la micro finance.
En pleine guerre, dans la tourmente et la débâcle, alors que beaucoup de Libanais baissaient les bras, ces hommes et ces femmes ont été parmi ceux qui ont cru, espéré, osé.
Au lieu de recourir à la mendicité, occasionnelle ou régulière, voire aux armes, ils ont préféré prendre leurs responsabilités par leur travail."


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Foundation profile available in 3 languages. ( English, Arabic and French). In brief : "The Foundation for the Future (FFF) is an independent and multi-lateral non-profit organization which is fully committed to supporting initiatives by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) aimed at promoting human rights, democratic governance, and reform in the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) region, while respecting the cultures and traditions of individual countries. "



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