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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. We are trusted partners for advocates and decision-makers from all walks of life, and a leader in the effort to achieve gender equality. UN Women USA is an independent non-profit, 501c3 organization that supports UN Women programs. These projects promote social, political, and economic equality for women and girls spanning 100 countries around the globe. In the past, UN Women has offered support such as: Opening women’s access to finance and expanding employment options in Pakistan, resulting in secure employment for 1,000 women and growing. Training more than 6,000 women in marketing and business management in Ethiopia. Extending paralegal services for survivors of domestic violence in the marginalized Roma communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, leading to a 50-per-cent increase in requests for help. Launching “Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls” in several cities. Formerly known as the U.S. National Committee for UN Women.
Equality Now creates linkages between the voices and experiences of women and girls and the governmental, community and private institutions that govern their lives; mobilizes national and international public pressure on behalf of their stated needs; and brings together individuals and organizations sharing this common vision of human equality.
Landesa champions and works to secure land rights for millions of the world’s poorest, mostly rural women and men to provide opportunity and promote social justice. We envision a world free of poverty. We are committed to a future in which all women and men who depend on land for their livelihoods have secure, legal land rights – one of the most powerful tools for lifting oneself, one’s family and one’s community out of poverty.
Worldreader is on a mission to bring digital books to every child and her family, so that they can improve their lives. The increasing ubiquity and diminishing costs of digital technology enable us to solve these problems in a simple and straight-forward way. Using e-readers, mobile phones and other digital technology, we reach readers in 37 countries, providing them with over 6,000 book titles in 23 languages. We work with 140 publishers to acquire and digitize the best, most relevant content for our readers; 70% of our library comes from African and Indian publishers. Since 2010, we have made it possible for over 200,000 people to read 1.7 million books and our data shows this work has had significant impact. Students in our e-reader programs make more progress in oral reading fluency than those in neighboring schools, and girls in Worldreader’s school-based programs outpace their peers by a factor of three to five, closing a gender achievement gap. Through these efforts and our partnerships with the private sector, teachers, education experts, and other organizations, we continue to work towards a world in which every child and her family have the books they need to improve their lives, the practice of reading is commonplace, and where illiteracy is a thing of the past.
Deeply rooted in skate culture, Make Life Skate Life (MLSL) seeks to nurture grassroots skate communities. Since 2013, we have developed community skatepark projects in India, Bolivia, Jordan, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Nepal, Morocco, Iraq and Brazil that have impacted the lives of thousands. Together with local communities, we build safe, accessible, free-of-charge skateparks. After construction of skateparks, we help with the implementation of skate programs that aim to include females, disadvantaged and refugee youth, and use skateboarding as a tool for teaching cross-cultural communication, creative self expression and resilience to underserved youth populations. The goal is that our local partners take full ownership and independently run the projects in the long-term while acquiring enough skills to lead their next projects.
Empow'Her is an international network of social ventures that works towards women's empowerment. Convinced that entrepreneurship is a powerful lever for emancipation, our mission is to implement support and education programs to help women build up their decision making and entrepreneurship capabilities, enable them to invest and to be recognized for their crucial role in the economy, and contribute to the spread of new inclusive and empowering narratives. By doing so, we believe we are empowering women to take control of their lives, decide on their own future and develop sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their communities.
Fifty Shades of Aid CIC is an online community and global network that supports professional aid workers, and helps them meet the challenges that come with this line of work. We provide a protected online space in which aid workers can discuss these challenges frankly and honestly, find support from peers and access appropriate expertise. We also campaign for better safeguarding of aid staff at work. Fifty Shades of Aid CIC also provides members with additional services such as newsletters, personal action resources, support to individuals in need and access to providers of key services.
RMC is committed to improving the overall media working environment & the status of the independent media in Ethiopia. We support media institutions to provide accurate, impartial, and practice conflict-sensitive journalism We support the independent media sector so that to improve its institutional capacity We promote responsible citizenship journalism by promoting the usage of social media for amplifying positive messages In order to realize our objectives, we work with local & international partners in promoting democracy and freedom of expression by empowering journalists and independent media for a better Media pluralism environment.
Powerful women, healthy societies. We believe that strong women benefit the whole community. Therefore we strive to encourage women and girls to claim their right to equality and basic needs. Empowered women and girls don't just improve their own situation but also that of those around them. For nearly a century, Simavi has been working for a healthy and equal world in regions where this is far from self-evident. Nowadays, we have partners in 10 African and Asian countries. Developments like Covid-19 and climate change will mainly affect women and impact gender equality and the fulfilment of women's rights. That's why it's important to invest in women and girls now. Many factors define status and the ability to pursue human rights. Gender is one aspect, but so is race, class, religion, age, health status, sexual preference and identity. Because all of these factors contribute to our daily life, we look at the system as a whole.
FOBC's mission is to support the work and global programmes of Barefoot College International by receiving and managing tax efficient donations to support this work. FOBC was created specifically for supporting Barefoot College International's work to improve the lives of people and especially women living in rural poverty through an innovative combination of solar engineering training and renewable energy equipment provision, education, and regionally targeted entrepreneurial, microenterprise and livelihood training aimed at raising remote communities around the world out of poverty.
We strive for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. We engage people and partners to: *Empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability. *Drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face. *Work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity. *Support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood.
Our efforts express the compassion and solidarity forming the core beliefs of Christianity, as expressed in the following verse from the New Testament: 'Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Matthew (25,40) Our assistance provides humanitarian relief, including immediate aid after natural disasters, as well as sustainable development work helping people to build capacities on a lasting basis. One further aim is putting an end to the violations of threats to human rights and especially including the right to pursue religious or other spiritual beliefs. To accomplish our aims, Sign of Hope implements programmes and projects directly and also provides possible benefit to local people. For the latter, we often forge partnerships with groups comprised of the communities or other organisations working closely with the beneficiaries. Such partnerships ensure that our resources and efforts are employed in the most effective and efficient ways - at the individual, grassroots level. This, in turn, requires our remaining neutral.