Women in the World
International Women’s Rights Action Watch was organized in 1985 at the World Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya, to promote recognition of women’s human rights under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the CEDAW Convention), a basic international human rights treaty. IWRAW now is the primary international nongovernmental organization that facilitates use of international human rights treaties to promote women’s human rights and rights within families.
United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women advocates the improvement of the status of women of the world and the achievement of their equality with men. Aiming to ensure the participation of women as equal partners with men in all aspects of human endeavour, the Division promotes women as equal participants and beneficiaries of sustainable development, peace and security, governance and human rights. As part of its mandate, it strives to stimulate the mainstreaming of gender perspectives both within and outside the United Nations system.
The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are obligated to protect, repsect & fulfill.
Women’s Human Rights Net provides comprehensive Information & analysis on women’s human rights & global issues.
The Bora Laskin Law Library at the Univerity of Toronto Women’s Human Rights Resources Programme collects, organizes and disseminates information on women’s human rights law to facilitate research, teaching and cooperation. The information introduces women’s human rights law in general, emphasizes selected international and Canadian topics, and explores the interconnections between domestic and international human rights law. Their excellent, easy-to-search, database provides links, articles and documents related to a variety of issues concerning women.
Women Watch, the United Nations Interagency Network on Women and Gender Equality is a central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system.
International Center for Research on Women s a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women in poverty, advancing equality and human rights, and contributing to broader economic and social well-being. ICRW accomplishes this, in partnership with others, through research, capacity building and advocacy on issues affecting women’s economic, health and social status in low- and middle-income countries.
United Nations Development Fund for Women provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality. Placing the advancement of women’s human rights at the centre of all of its efforts, UNIFEM focuses its activities on four strategic 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.