Organizational Links: Violence Against Women Organizations: Global Advocacy Organizations

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Global Advocacy Organizations:

Amnesty International - Stop Violence Against Women
Amnesty International's Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women has the following goals: "Protect women in armed conflict and post-conflict situations, end discrimination against women, defend women on the frontline in the battle for human rights, and raise awareness of violence against women as a human rights violation."

Center for Women's Global Leadership
"The Center for Women's Global Leadership (Global Center) develops and facilitates women's leadership for women's human rights and social justice worldwide."

Gender at Work
"Gender at Work is a new knowledge and capacity building network focused on gender and institutional change. We work with development and human rights practitioners, researchers and policy makers. We aim to develop new theory and practice on how organizations can change gender-biased institutional rules (the distribution of power, privileges and rights), values (norms and attitudes), and practices. We also aim to change the political, accountability, cultural and knowledge systems of organizations to challenge social norms and gender inequity."

Hot Peach Pages
"The Hot Peach Pages web site is the most complete international abuse resource for women in the world. It is non-profit, has been on the internet since 1999, and currently has: Global inventory of hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women's organizations, searchable by country, plus index of domestic violence resources in over 60 languages."

Human Rights Watch
"Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide."

Jewish Women International
"JWI is a community of women joining hands, hearts and minds to break the cycle of family violence in the US, in Israel and around the world."

Sisterhood Is Global Institute
"The Sisterhood Is Global Institute, an international NGO with Consultative Status to the United Nations, spun off from the book Sisterhood Is Global: The International Women's Movement Anthology, compiled and edited by Robin Morgan. Among its other activities, the Institute pioneered the first Urgent Acton Alerts regarding women's rights; the first global campaign to make visible women's unpaid labor in the census; and the first human rights manuals (in 12 languages) specifically for women in Muslim societies."

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)
"UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.  That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young."

UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women)
"UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies that promote women's human rights, political participation and economic security. Within the UN system, UNIFEM promotes gender equality and links women's issues and concerns to national, regional and global agendas by fostering collaboration and providing technical expertise on gender mainstreaming and women's empowerment strategies."

Women's Aid
"Women's Aid is the UK's national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. It co-ordinates and supports an England-wide network of over 300 local projects, providing over 500 refuges, helplines, outreach services and advice centres. This work is built on almost 30 years of campaigning and developing new responses to domestic violence."

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