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Links for WHRI Participants

Human Rights Watch - Dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice.

We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.

Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) - AWID is an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-orientated membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. AWID’s work is structured through multi-year programs known as Strategic Initiatives. Each strategic initiative includes a range of activities from membership consultations and surveys, primary research and dialogues with policy makers (including targeted advocacy) to capacity building institutes, regional networking and information dissemination.

Coalition for Women’s Human Rights in Conflict Situations - The Coalition seeks solutions to the invisibility of women’s human rights abuses in conflict situations, to condemn the practice of sexual violence and other inhumane treatment of women as deliberate instruments of war, and to ensure that these are prosecuted as war crimes, torture, crimes against humanity, and crimes of genocide, where appropriate.

Coalition members act as a resource for consultation and debate on substantive issues related to the integration of a gender perspective in post-conflict transitional justice systems.

International Women’s Rights Project (IWRP) - IWRP was founded in 1998 to strengthen the capacity of women’s NGOs in Canada and internationally. IWRP works to influence the implementation of international human rights standards through collaboration, participatory research and evidence-based advocacy.

Since 2003, IWRP has been affiliated with the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. In addition to being a project of the CFGS, IWRP is incorporated as a non-profit organization in Canada and in South Africa.

Women’s Human Rights Resources Programme (WHRR) - WHRR 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.

WomenWatch - WomenWatch is the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions. It is a joint United Nations project created in March 1997 to provide Internet space for global gender equality issues and to support implementation of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action.

Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA)
- FAFIA is a dynamic coalition of over 75 Canadian women’s equality-seeking and related organizations. FAFIA’s mandate is to further women’s equality in Canada through domestic implementation of its’ international human rights commitments.

Constitute! Forum on Women’s Activism - Constitute! is a project of the International Women’s Rights Project. Constitute! is a multi-media educational resource on citizen engagement and women’s constitutional activism. This website will allow you to view the film Constitute! as well as other interviews, and use the study guide and other educational resources in the classroom or for your own research.

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific - International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific is an international women's human rights organization. Since 1993, we have worked to contribute to the progressive interpretation and realization of the human rights of women through the lens of the UN Convention on the Elimination Against All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and other international human rights treaties.  We promote the domestic implementation of international human rights standards by building the capacity of women and human rights advocates to claim and realize women's human rights.


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