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.
AWID is a membership organization working for gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. It consists of an international network of women and men. The mission is to strengthen the voice and influence of women’s rights advocates and organizations internationally to advance the rights of women.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. It is a think tank on international issues bringing articles about the political development in the Middle East including women’s conditions.
Human Rights Watch is a non-profit, non-governmental human rights organization dedicated to protect human rights, including women’s rights, around the world. The organization has on-the-ground researchers who monitor human rights conditions in around 80 countries around the world. The main office is in New York City.
iKNOW Politics is The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics. It is a joint project of different organizations. The goal of the network is to increase the participation of women in political life by bringing information, creating knowledge and sharing experiences. The network is designed for elected officials, candidates, political party leaders, members, researchers, students and others interested in advancing women in politics.
Islam Online is an Islamic web portal (in English and Arabic) working to support the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, and human rights. It brings articles on gender and Islam.
The Sisterhood is Global Institute is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization bringing about a global communications network for women’s organizations. The purpose is to enable women and women's groups from all over the world to participate anytime and create cross-organizational global cooperation and empower grassroots. The organization has a department in Jordan.
The National Democratic Institute is a non-governmental non-profit organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide among others by the plan: Win with Women Global Action Plan. The plan evolves around women’s participation as voters, political party leaders, candidates and elected officials.
UN Women is an entity established by the UN member states to help accelerate progress towards UN’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The focus areas are: The elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women and the achievement of equality between women and men, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
UNDP is the UN's global development network represented in 166 countries. UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively and encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women. It aims to help people improve their circumstances by advocating change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources.
WIKIGENDER is a project (a web portal with a community) initiated by the OECD Development to facilitate exchange and provide knowledge on gender equality around the world. The goal is to gather empirical evidence and identify statistics to measure and help advance gender equality and women’s empowerment internationally.