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Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

Founded in 1982, AWID is an international membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights. Its goal is to cause policy, institutional and individual change that will improve the lives of women and girls everywhere. We do this by facilitating ongoing debates on fundamental and provocative issues as well as by building the individual and organizational capacities of those working for women’s empowerment and social justice. The organisation animates the website WHRnet.

Adresse : Toronto Secretariat (AWID also has offices in South Africa and Mexico) : 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 150, Toronto - Ontario M5T 2C7 - CANADA
Phone. : +1 416-594-3773
Fax : +1 416-594-0330
Email: awid AT


GenderIT emerged from the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Networking Support Programme’s (APC WNSP) advocacy work in information and communications technologies (ICTs). The need to have examples of national policy, gender-sensitive language, tools for lobbying, and an understanding of the impact of poor or positive policy all within easy access has been expressed by ICT advocates and policy makers alike.

The APC WNSP also developed the Monitor for gender advocates, women’s organisations and movements across the world who are just beginning to explore gender issues in the deployment and application of ICTs, and need to understand the intersections with key women’s issues such as violence against women or economic empowerment.

GenderIT is the result of months of researching, classifying, interpreting and monitoring ICT policies which affect women around the world, but specifically in four regions : Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central Eastern Europe and Latin America.

The gender and ICT policy monitor is integrated with other ICT policy monitoring initiatives of the Association for Progressive Communications, including APC’s national ICT policy portals, and regional ICT policy monitors in Latin America, Africa and Europe.

Address : GenderIT - APC WNSP
c/o GreenNet Educational Trust
Catherine House
56-64 Leonard Street
London, UK EC2A 4JX
Phone : +44 (0)20 7713 1941
Fax : +44 (0)20 7837 5551
Contact :
Website :

International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN)

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. IGTN acts as a political catalyst to enlarge the space for a critical feminist perspective and global action on trade and globalization issues. It 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. IGTN is organized in eight regions: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Pacific.

Address : Instituto Eqüit - Gênero, Economia e Cidadania Global, Rua da Lapa, 180 salas 908/909, Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BRASIL
Phone: 55 (21) 2224 0227
Email: secretariat AT

The Euro-mediterranean human rights network (EMHRN)

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) is a network of 82 human rights organisations, institutions and individuals based in 30 countries in the Euro-Mediterranean region. It was established in 1997 in response to the Barcelona Declaration and to the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. The secretariat is based in Copenhagen with a branch office in Brussels and project officers based in Rabat and Amman. The mission of the EMHRN is to promote and strengthen human rights and democratic reform within the framework of the Barcelona process and EU-Arab cooperation frameworks. The Network seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships between NGOs in the EuroMed region and to facilitate the development of human rights mechanisms.

Key values that guide and shape the Network include the fundamental indivisibility and universality of human rights; the respect for the rule of international law; the fundamental value of freedom of expression, assembly and association; the importance of civil society in the promotion and protection of human rights; the gender equality and the importance of promoting the rights of women; the intercultural approaches to human rights as well as dialogue and the promotion of intercultural understanding.

Address : Vestergade 16, 2nd floor
DK-1456 Copenhagen K Denmark
Phone : +45 32 64 17 00
Fax : +45 32 64 17 01
Mail :
Website :

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

UNIFEM is the women’s fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality. UNIFEM focuses its activities on four areas: (1) reducing feminized poverty, (2) ending violence against women, (3) reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls, and (4) achieving gender equality in democratic governance in times of peace as well as war.

Address : 04 East 45th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017, UNITED STATES
Phone: +1 212-906-6400
Fax: +1 212-906-6705

Women in Development Europe (WIDE)

WIDE is a European network of development NGOs, gender specialists and human rights activists. WIDE monitors and influences international economic and development policy and practice from a feminist perspective. WIDE’s work is grounded on women’s rights as the basis for the development of a more just and democratic world order. WIDE strives for a world based on gender equality and social justice that ensures equal rights for all, as well as equal access to resources and opportunities in all spheres of political, social and economic life.

Adresse : 10 rue de la Science
1000 Brussels - Belgium
Tél. : ++32-2-545.90.70
Fax : ++32-2-512.73.42
Courriel :
Site :

Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF)

WiLDAF is a pan-African network of organisations and individuals working in the area of women’s rights. It was established in 1990 with the aim of promoting and strengthening action-strategies that link law to the development and empowerment of women. WiLDAF has membership in thirty-one countries in Africa.

Address : 2 nd Floor Zambia House, Kwame Nkrumah, Box 4622 Harare - ZIMBABWE
Phone: 263-4-751189/752105
Fax: 263-4-781886
Email: msodzi AT

Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

Established in 1990, WEDO is an international organization that advocates for women’s equality in global policy. It advocates for the equal participation of women locally, nationally and globally, promotes alternative economic models that are just and equitable, and promotes multilateralism and international cooperation for peace and human rights.

Address : 355 Lexington Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10017 - USA
Phone: (212) 973-0325
Fax: (212) 973-0335
Email: wedo AT

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