Freedom and Gender Equality in
Organizations and Groups Stand in Solidarity with the People of
Tuesday 9 February 2010
Over a month ago a group of Iranian women’s activists called for all defenders of women’s rights, women’s organizations and networks to take action in support of the women’s and civil rights movements in Iran, and to prepare measures of support and protest under the banner of “freedom and gender equality in Iran”. They requested, in case of repression in Iran, that these organizations act as the voices across the world of their sisters in Iran, and in that way demonstratesolidarity with them. Thus far many women’s and human rights organizations have responded to this appeal and some of them are planning events for March. Now the women of the world are calling to everyone to show solidarity with the people of Iran. Please join us. The names of individuals and organizations supporting the appeal and holding events will be announced as confirmed.
Call for Solidarity: Freedom and Gender Equality in
We (a group of Iranian feminists and women’s rights activists) demand an end to state-led violence and repression, as well as the immediate release of all political detainees in
Over the past thirty years, the Iranian women’s movement has been at the forefront of the struggle for freedom andequality in
Over the past eight months, the grass-roots protest movement that emerged following the disputed presidential elections has been suppressed by mounting violence. Physical and psychological violence – through arrest, torture, rape, extended imprisonment, and even execution – has been exercised against civil and political activists in Iran. As of now, numerous women activists from various movements – women’s, workers, students, civil, and political – are detained and/or have received heavy sentences. The list of detainees grows everyday.
Forty International women’s networks, organizations and groups have already stood in solidarity with the people of
You too can join the effort and express your solidarity with the people of
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Front Line is the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders
Women Human Rights Defenders International
WHRDs face risks in addition to the shared risks/ vulnerabilities that they experience with their male colleagues
A dynamic network of women and men around the world, AWID members are researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more – of every age and profession – making AWID a unique global feminist association of both women and men.
Black Women for Wellness
Black Women for Wellness is committed to healing, educating, inspiring, and supporting Black women, so we may tap our personal power to enhance and improve our health and well being.
Black Women for Wellness defines good health as more than mere absence of disease, but the ability to grow, to soar, to use our strength, our power as women, our beauty, our intelligence uninhibited to the fullest extent for the pursuit of healthy lives, families and communities.
Black Women for Wellness believes in preventing illness through education, self-empowerment, access, appropriate treatments and interventions, blending solutions that work for us, no matter our lifestyles, financial or educational status.
Black Women for Wellness defines good health as physical, spiritual, emotional, mental, and financial well-being. We also believe good health requires a blending of western medicine with traditional and natural healers to create a balanced life.
Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically.
Women Living Under Muslim Laws
WLUML is an international solidarity network that provides information, support and a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam. WLUML extends to more than 70 countries ranging from South Africa to Uzbekistan, Senegal to Indonesia and Brazil to France.
Women's Learning Partnership (WLP)
Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) is dedicated to women's leadership and empowerment. At its essence, WLP is a builder of networks, working with 18 autonomous and independent partner organizations in the Global South, particularly in Muslim-majority societies, to empower women to transform their families, communities, and societies.
South Asian Women in Media, SAWM-Pakistan
South Asian Women in Media (SAWM) is a network of women media professionals in South Asia. The association aims to highlight women's issues and perspectives and act as a platform where women media persons can identify and find solutions to their problems.
SAWM's central secretariat is in Lahore, Pakistan and the association has country chapters in the 8 member states of SAARC (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka). http://www.sawm.org/
Women News Network (Global)
WNN – Women News Network is dedicated to bringing you in-depth international women’s news not found in our current public media stream. The focus is on quality in-depth feature writing. WNN is a non-profit media news network. Other parts of the WNN network include women’s advocacy humanitarian publications, video/film, global breaking news portal and our new “hear it” WNN voice reader for featured articles .
Women Intercultural Network ( Global - Consultative status with UN )
Women’s Intercultural Network ( WIN ) is an international non-profit organization, consultative to the United Nations, based in San Francisco, CA. that links women and girls across cultures, globally and locally for collective action on common critical concerns. WIN’s goal is to ensure that the voices of all women and girls are heard by providing venues and forums for the voices of our sisters who have not been able to participate fully in Democracy.
Nobel Women's Initiative
The Nobel Women's Initiative was established in 2006 by sister Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Wangari Maathai, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan Maguire. We six women -- representing North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa -- decided to bring together our extraordinary experiences in a united effort for peace with justice and equality.
The Vision of the Nobel Women's Initiative is a world transformed, a nonviolent world of security, equality and well-being for all.
Regional Women's Lobby for Peace, Security and Justice in Southeast Europe
Founded in 2006, the Regional Women's Lobby for Peace, Security and Justice in Southeast Europe brings together women politicians and activists from the region who are committed to the goals of deepening human security, promoting women's rights and participation in decision-making processes and breaking barriers of ethno-centric politics.
Campaign for A Safe World For Women ( Global Campaign )
The Safe World Campaign is run by The Women for a Change International Foundation (WFAC) and is a not-for-profit organisation staffed by volunteers.
Human rights watch women's division
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Human rights watch women's division will carry our logo on their site and report our news.
United4Iran, a project of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, is a non-partisan collaborative network of individuals and human rights activists working internationally to build a common platform. U4I also works to promote fundamental human and civil rights in Iran by sponsoring and coordinating events and awareness campaigns, in addition to supporting and amplifying the voices of activists, academics, NGOs, artists, and others who desire to work on issues related to human and civil rights in Iran.
Sophia aims at stimulating research and education in women's studies, while establishing contacts between the Dutch-and French speaking communities in Belgium and between the women's movement and the academic world.
Sociologists without Borders
Sociologists without Borders/Sociólogos Sin Fronteras (SSF) was founded in Spain in 2001, and in the United States in 2002, as a transnational association of sociologists committee. SSF is a platform for reflection and discussion among concerned sociologists who want to discover the new challenges to Sociology in a global environment.
The Migrant Women Coordinating Body for International Women's Day is part of the broader International Women’s Day events in Toronto in 2010. It will take to the streets under the theme “Migrant Women in Solidarity Against Imperialism
BASICS Free Community Newsletter
It is a BASICS Free Community Newsletter, Radio Basics, and affiliated organization.
Gabriela-Ontario is a group of Filipino women whose objective is to represent the women, advocate and to put forward their rights and welfare as well as their interest as women and members of the community.
MIGRANTE-Ontario is an alliance of organisations working for the rights and welfare of migrants in Ontario through various initiatives such as organizing, education, training and advocacy, works closely with other migrant groups in Montreal Winnipeg and BC. Migrante-Ontario is part of a global network of migrant and global based progressive organisations and a member of Migrante International - a global alliance of Filipinos abroad with presence in Asia, America, Europe and The Middle East.
Collectif National pour les Droits des Femmes (CNDF) /
The National Collective for Women's Rights, established January 24, 1996, works for gender Equality. Tens of women´s right groups are affiliated.
Collectif Midi-Pyrénées droits des femmes
Collectif 13 Droits des femmes مجمع 13 برای حقوق زنان
Coordination des Associations pour le Droit à l'Avortement et à la Contraception (CADAC)
Founded in 1990 the CADAC is a French cooperative body in which political organizations and trade unions participate; its aim is to defend such fundamental women's rights as those to abortion and to contraception; the related Collectif National pour les Droits des Femmes was founded in 1996.
Coordination française de la Marche Mondiale des Femmes pour la paix ,contre les violences et la pauvreté
Coordination of The World March of Women 2010 in France.
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Ligue du Droit international des femmes cofondée avec Simone de Beauvoir en 1974.
The League of International Law of Women (LDIF) was founded in 1983 by activists of the Movement for the Liberation of Women. Its first president was Simone de Beauvoir.
Association of the Manifesto of Liberties
Ni Putes Ni Soumises / NPNS
Ni Putes Ni Soumises / NPNS was set up by a group of young French Muslim women, including Samira Bellil, in response to the violence being directed at them in the suburbs (banlieues) and housing estates (cités) of cities such as Paris, Lyon and Toulouse, where rape and violence towards women have occurred at relatively high rates.
Osez le féminisme / The network Dare feminism is a feminist organisation for young women.
Regards de femmes
This Association since 1997 is challengling gender stereotypes and violence against women. It is promoting equality and solidarity among women in France, Europe and the world.
Réseau féministe Ruptures
TERRE DES FEMMES is a nonprofit human rights organization for women and girls, supported by international networking, public relations, promotions, individual help and support of women and girls projects.
Berlin Declaration - Eva Quistorp
calls on governments, parliaments, NGO`s, responsible scientists and media, artists, universities, spiritual communities and citizens to oppose war and unilateralism and to mobilise in favour of an alternative strategy for combating terrorism.
D.I. W.A Frauenforschungsstelle Muenster e.V.
Centeri der kurdischen Frauen in Köln e.V.
Iranisch-Deutscher Frauenverein e.V
The network womeninmuseum
The network womeninmuseum is a loose union of Women’s Museums, initiatives and museums dedicated to women.
There are 48 women’s and gender museums in different countries nowadays.
The International House of Women has been reopened in Rome, it is located in Via della Lungara, in a building which was built during the century of 1600 and it is called “Buon Pastore” (Good Shepherd). More than 40 associations, some constitute a society, have brouht to life a big project, (which is unique in Italy), which talks about the history and success of women’s liberation movement. A corageous commitment, a very hospitable place where women of the world can meet, offers many services and political and cultural activities open to the collectivity.
The Alexander Langer foundation
Women´s Center in Florence.
The Foundation is supported by 180 European and Italian MPs, members of regional and city councils, journalists, professors, researchers, educators, human rights and environmental activists, and citzens from different European countries. Foundations, associations, committees and Italian and European publications have adhered and contributed. Cultural associations, streets, parks, halls have been named in memory of Alex Langer.
Women´s cultural association in Verona formed in 1984.
il paese delle donne
Women´s association in Rome.
Italian Association of Women Historians
Italian Association of Women Historians was founded in 1989. Its aim was to promote women's and gender history through research, teaching and the conservation of documents and source materials.
Emily Associatione in Italia Palermo
Emily in Italy is a national association founded in 1998, which lies in the center left and has as objective to promote the participation of women in institutions and their participation in society and politics.
We cater to women who have the desire and willingness to make policy and those who want to support them.
Associazione Il Cortile - Consultorio di Psicoanalisi applicata
Nasawiya Feminist Collective is a group of young feminists in Beirut who are working together to recreate a world free from sexism, and all other forms of exploitations and discriminations that collaborate with it: classism, heterosexism, racism, capitalism, etc. They insist on addressing these interrelated forms of oppression from a progressive grassroots feminist perspective.
L'Union de L'Action Feminine (FUA)
The FUA has seventeen offices throughout Morocco and one in Paris. It offers literacy classes and workshops, seminars, festivals, and publications such as 8 Mars.
Women in Black - Mallorca, Spain
Women in Black (WiB) is a world-wide network of women committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms of violence.
Feminist Magazine Bang in Sweden
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation supports women's organising in conflict regions. Women to Women Fundation collaborates with women's organisations who play an active part in peace and rebuilding processes. The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation regards gender equality, sustainable peace and progress as being inseparable.
Feminist Initiative goals are to eliminate gender discrimination, racism and heteronormativity. Feminist Initiative formulates a politics, which in every area and aspect of life poses a challenge to patriarchy.
Riksteatern creates mental juxtapositions in many languages to get you thinking and feeling. Some 42,000 members build this theatre of possibilities, and create Sweden’s largest meeting place for culture. Riksteatern is set firmly in the tradition, yet at the same time seeks new expressions, a new public and new artists.
Varken Hora Eller Kuvad
(VHEK) was formed as a non-profit association in 2005 and is a division of the international organization, Ni Putes Ni Soumises, which was founded in Paris in 2003. Neither whore or subdued is an apolitical and non-religious feminist and anti-racist grassroots movement.
Tunisian Association of Democratic Women
Tunisian Association of Democratic Women, represented by Sana Ben Achour, Professor of Law.
Amargi Women's Co-operative is an independent feminist organization that fights with patriarchy, militarism, racism and heterosexism in Turkey by publishing a magazine and books, forming research groups , organizing activities in neighborhoods and protesting. Their aim is to help women's solidarity without excluding differences.
California Women Agenda
CAWA is a state action alliance of over 600 organizations in California, working together to implement the Beijing Platform at the grassroots. CAWA is linking one million women and girls in collective action through real and "virtual" networks.
South and West and Northen Africa Collective of KPFK/Pacifica
Pacifica Radio is a listener supported community radio network of commercial free stations
Campaign for Peace and Democracy
Campaign for Peace and Democracy is dedicated to advancing a new, progressive and non-militaristic U.S. foreign policy -- one that encourages democracy and social justice by promoting solidarity with activists and progressive movements throughout the world. We stand in opposition to existing U.S. foreign policy, which is based on domination, militarism, fear of popular struggles, enforcement of an inequitable and cruel global economy, and -- despite the democratic rhetoric -- persistent support for authoritarian regimes.
Ms Magazine (US )
Feminist Magazine: Ms. was the first national magazine to make feminist voices audible, feminist journalism tenable, and a feminist worldview available to the public.
Centro De Derechos Humanos De Las Mujeres
Chihuahua/ Lucha Casro