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Women’s Rights – General

Resources about women’s equality in general, including women human rights defenders (WHRDs) and organizations working for women’s equality around the world.


Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network

Established in 1995 by a coalition of women’s rights activists with the aim of strengthening the capacities of women’s rights organizations and addressing women’s subordination and violence against women and girls in the Horn of Africa, SIHA has grown substantially and is now comprised of 136 member organizations.

Black feminism

National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)

A coalition comprised of 200 community-based sections in 32 states and 38 national organizational affiliates that works to enlighten and inspire more than 3,000,000 women and men. Its mission is to lead, advocate for and empower women of African descent, their families and communities.


No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the No Ceilings initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation have joined forces to gather data and analyze the gains made for women and girls over the last two decades, as well as the gaps that remain.

United States

National Partnership for Women and Families

Promote fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.


Think Young Women (TYW)

A young women led non- profit organization that captures the needs of girls and young women. It is an inclusive organization premised on the belief that young women and girls are active members of the wider community and play a vital role in it.


Girls for Gender Equity (GGE)

An intergenerational grassroots organization committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women. Through education, organizing and physical fitness, GGE encourages communities to remove barriers and create opportunities for girls and women to live self-determined lives.


UNECE Policy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women: Supporting the SDGs implementation in the UNECE region (2016-2020)

As part of aligning its work with the universal and integrated Agenda 2030, UNECE has updated its Policy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2016-2020) to systematically mainstream gender across its substantive areas of work and progress on gender parity in the workplace. The Policy identifies where and how UNECE can best add value given its mandate on gender mainstreaming and promoting gender equality.


Women for Action

Description Women For Action is a 501(c)(3) organization which works

UN Women

UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential.