Organisations working with gender
The list on the following pages contains brief information on and links to selected organizations, unions, institutions and networks etc. working with gender issues and women’s rights in Denmark and the Middle East/North Africa. The listed organizations may be working internationally as well as at a regional, national or local level. They are not necessarily partners in projects or cooperating with KVINFO. If you have a suggestion for additional organizations to the list, please contact us at email@example.com.
Dannerhuset is a private, humanitarian organization engaged in the topics of women’s rights and social politics nationally and internationally. The international work focuses especially on the Middle East region. The mission is to generate debate on gender and equality, prevent and document violence against women and children and helping the victims and their case. The organization also runs a crisis center and shelter for women and children who have been subjected to domestic violence in Denmark.
Dansk Kvindesamfund is a non-governmental organization working to ensure that gender equality is on the political agenda. The goal is that women achieve self-determination and economic independence nationally and internationally. The organization works to encourage women to organize themselves and influence decision-making at all political and administrative levels of society.
The council is a non-governmental umbrella organization for organizations working with women’s rights. It works with organizations in Morocco and Jordan to encourage women’s participation in political life. The objectives are to strengthen women's rights and influence in society and create equality between the sexes. The council’s task force The National Observatory on Violence Against Women consists of a group of experts on men's violence against women.
LOKK is an umbrella organization for women crisis centres in Denmark. Its main purpose is to strengthen the work of the crisis centres to prevent and oppose violence against women and children. The organization works to disseminate knowledge, information and experience, strengthening the cooperation between crisis centres. LOOK cooperates with organizations in the Middle East to exchange experience between crisis centres.
EOHR is a non-governmental organization fighting for human rights. The organization acts against human rights violations and is part of a wider international human rights movement. Women’s Legal Aid Project is part of the organization and the goal is to achieve gender equality and eliminate gender discrimination. EOHR urges government authorities to revise the Egyptian laws which do not match the international conventions and treaties related to women’s rights.
Nazra for Feminist Studies is an organization focusing on research of women’s rights. The aim is to ensure the rights of women in Egypt and the Middle East by researching the factors determining the situation of women, especially legal codification and social variables. The organization works on enhancing the participation of young men and women in the gender debate in Egypt and the Middle East.
The council is an autonomous institution under the President of Egypt. It is aiming to ensure women’s participation in all areas of development and provides programs and projects to strengthen the position of women in public. The focus of the activities is the empowerment of women economically, socially and politically and the awareness of women’s legal rights.
NWF is a non-governmental feminist organization. The foundation’s mission is the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women in society, whether economic, social, cultural, political or in legal systems.
The forum works to produce and offer cultural information about Arab women as an alternative to the common information. The forum researches, documents and creates networks; and the goal is to support and empower women through the alternative knowledge.
WLUML is an international network that includes more than 70 countries. The network provides information, support and a collective space for women living under Muslim laws. The network aims to strengthen women’s individual and collective struggles for equality and their rights, especially in Muslim contexts. As a theme, violence against women cuts across all of WLUML’s projects and activities.