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1. To act as a leading organisation and a global voice for the rights of those who face discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and/or sex characteristics (SOGIESC). 2. To work towards achieving equality, freedom and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people through advocacy, collaborative actions, and by educating and informing relevant international and regional institutions as well as governments, media and civil society. 3. To empower our members and other human rights organisations in promoting and protecting human rights, irrespective of people's sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and/or sex characteristics and to facilitate cooperation and solidarity among ILGA regions and members. 4. To promote the diversity and strengths of persons of diverse SOGIESC around the world.
Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women. Our advocacy drives investment—political and financial— in the lives of girls and women. We harness evidence and unite diverse voices to spark commitment to gender equality. And we get results. Anchored in sexual and reproductive health, we advocate for the rights of girls and women across every aspect of their lives.
ISPCAN’S MISSION IS TO STRENGTHEN THE WORK OF INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO: • PREVENT ABUSE, NEGLECT AND OTHER FORMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN • PROMOTE THE WELLBEING OF CHILDREN
Aravind Eye Foundation was established in 2000 to promote sustainable, high-quality, patient-centric eye care and eliminate needless blindness throughout the world. It does so by sharing best practices and facilitating partnerships with universities, social enterprises, other non-profits, and interested individuals and through its targeted investment in capacity building, community outreach, medical research, and patient support. Aravind Eye Foundation is part of the internationally renowned Aravind Eye Care System.
We are a South African registered charity dedicated to encouraging disadvantaged individuals and communities to develop to their full potential in sport, education and health. We are committed to using sport as a tool to develop the disadvantaged and vulnerable youth. We do this by; 1. Using direct sports coaching - for its health benefits, improved emotional well being and increased life skills (teamwork, leadership, decision making, communication). 2. Using sport to discuss critical issues - by delivering curriculums on topics such as HIV / AIDS awareness in a fun and interactive manner on the sports field. 3. Using sport for improved education - by providing pathways to success for talented and dedicated individuals through scholarships to top local schools and tertiary education.
femLENS' mission is to visually educate and make technologically aware the most vulnerable and resourceless women of our society through documentary photography made accessible by mobile phone cameras and cheaper point and shoot cameras.
To enable children and adults to acquire coping skills to live with and master their dyslexia throughout their lives in order to be able to take advantage of available opportunities for learning, earning and their personal development.
Sisterhood Agenda is an award-winning, tax-exempt nonprofit organization that creates and implements activities for women and girls around the globe for education, support and empowerment. Sisterhood Agenda promotes positive social change and has over 6,000 global partners in 36 countries. Global partners create an extensive sisterhood network to increase local organization capacity and unite women and girls. Sisterhood Agenda's SEA (Sisterhood Empowerment Academy), based in the U.S. Virgin Islands, attracts international participants. On global and local levels, Sisterhood Agenda addresses social, health, economic and cultural issues facing women and girls to promote positive life outcomes. Sisterhood Agenda's social impact is expanded through partnerships with agencies, individuals and businesses throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, India, the Caribbean, United Kingdom, Africa, Australia, and other geographic regions. Sisterhood Agenda maintains its social networking sites and blog at www.sisterhoodagenda.com.
In the wake of September 11, 2001, a group of Los Angeles media instructors and professionals gathered to discuss the tragedy. They were determined to “go global” and make a major, long-term impact on the world community.The Teen International Media Exchange (TIME) was born, and found a home at the Media Academy at Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda, CA, where two of the founders teach.Today, TIME is a non-profit organization with an explicit mission: to empower the energy of teenagers and the dynamic power of the media to create a peaceful, cooperative world community.
I AM A GIRL BARBADOS, also referred to as 'the Community', is a holistic community modelled organisation based around the philosophy: 'Reach One; Teach One', which signifies that for every one (1) girl we reach, they in turn teach another. The purpose of the Community is to contribute to the continual progression of Barbadian youth by providing opportunities for young "at-risk" girls to be more empowered through their overall growth into adulthood with guidance and support, by aiding in their development of skills, social responsibility, career and fellowship necessary to create positive change, not only within themselves but within their families and wider communities. The overall services offered are capacity building, community development, mentorship, and advocacy. Further to that, through our flagship programme, Generation Y, the Community utilises drama therapy and creative expression as a means to shift negative cognitive behaviour patterns that are evident in girls aged five (5) to eighteen (18), who may have been exposed to domestic abuse, sexual abuse and violence, in many forms. I. Mission To inspire, empower, and provide opportunities for young girls to lead, and create positive change. II. Vision To develop a positive shift in community spirit, and built an everlasting sisterhood among girls of every variety of background, locally and regionally. III. Beneficiaries Girls aged five (5) to eighteen (18) that may be "at risk". This term is used to illustrate that a particular segment of society is statistically more prone to be unsuccessful in various aspects of their lives due to the unfortunate circumstances directly or indirectly thrown at them and/or based on gender. IV. Slogan We are girls, SMART, RESILIENT & STRONG! The Community's overall objectives are as follows: A. To develop the awareness and interest of its members and civil society, about social, economic and environmental issues related to young "at risk" girls; B. To encourage young "at risk" girls to participate in training programmes to develop leadership skills, which would encourage further service contribution to their community; C. To promote the welfare of the community and its young citizens through the planning and execution of comprehensive projects geared mainly towards young "at risk" girls; D. To establish and maintain stronger relations with like-minded youth lead and youth focused groups, NGOs, other organizations, and the furtherance of understanding about the challenges young "at risk" girls face; and, E. To accumulate effective solutions that can be developed to influence the decision making process on areas which affect young "at risk" girls. I Am A Girl Barbados addresses five (5) main themes: 1. Education; 2. Motivation; 3. Community Empowerment; 4. Sustainable Growth; and, 5. Social Development. All activities provides the girls with the tools needed to succeed in life and become leaders in their own right. Ultimately, this Community promotes the overall welfare of Barbadian youth by undertaking projects that are directly geared towards skills not afforded to all young girls within society. Overall programmes touch on elements of non-traditional historical teachings, financial tips and advice, business and project management, creative arts and production and environmental awareness, which are areas neglected to be shared with most girls in Barbados. The solid membership base of this organization, the foundation for which is centred around mentorship, with the establishment and maintenance of relationships with other youth groups/organizations, trained counselling professionals and youth in general, themselves, come together to offer effective solutions for the problems being faced by the girls in Barbados. This Community aims to build a fresh culture within Barbados that demonstrates to all girls that being a girl is no curse; we are enough.
MAKAIA is a non-profit organization strengthens capacities for social development through technology, innovation and international cooperation. Our vision is that every person and organization has knowledge and information to increase opportunities to transform themselves and their communities. MAKAIA means "to build" or "make" in Miskito (Indigenous Language from Honduras). The name represents MAKAIAs objective of building alliances and relationships oriented to the social and economic development.