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Picture taken in 2010 at the Kings Cruiser wreak, South of Phuket, Thailand.

Food for the Hungry

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meeting physical and spiritual need worldwide – (in distinguishion to: Food for the Hungry International FHI, = site under construction)

  • Food for the Hungry (FH) is an international relief and development organization working in more than 26 countries around the world.[1] Food for the Hungry was founded in 1971 by Dr. Larry Ward.[1] FH’s stated mission is “to walk with leaders, churches and families in overcoming all forms of human poverty by living in healthy relationship with God and His creation”[2] which was taken from Psalm 146:7 “He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry”.[1]
  • Food for the Hungry is a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, since February 1, 1980.[3] … (full text on en.wikipedia).

Homepage; Sitemap;
What; Where; Learn; Compassionate Care; Get involved; Short-term Missions; Jobs; Ways to Give; Donate;
Address: Food for the Hungry, 1224 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034-1102, USA;
Contact online.

Who we are: Since 1971, Food for the Hungry has served and spoken out for the poor. By the power and grace of God, our organization sends men and women to help impoverished communities achieve lasting and sustainable transformations.  Continue Reading…

Center for Sustainable Economy

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analysis solutions advocacy

CSE works to speed the transition to a sustainable society through rigorous analysis of policy, programs, and projects, by developing creative solutions for government agencies, businesses, non-profits, and educators, and by providing expert support for legislative, administrative, and legal campaigns … (about Us 1/2).

Analysis: Public Interest Economics; Ecological Footprint; Carbon Footprint; Sustainability; Solutions; Advocacy; Take action; Staff; Donate;
Address: Center for Sustainable Economy, 1704B Llano Street, Suite 194, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505, USA;

About Us 2/2: … We keep our organization lean and effective by minimizing administrative staff and overhead and by relying on a network of distinguished fellows with expertise in the fields of ecological economics, conservation biology, sustainability analysis, and public interest law.  Continue Reading…

General Social Care Council GSCC

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  • General Social Care Council GSCC is the regulator of the social work profession and education in England. We protect the public by requiring high standards of education, conduct and practice of social workers by ensuring that only those who are properly trained and committed to high standards practise social work. (About).
  • GSCC on en.wikipedia.

Education, Training; Principles; Publications; Community; Get involved; Conduct; FAQs;
Contact online.

What we do:
The General Social Care Council (GSCC) is the regulator of the social work profession and social work education in England. We protect the public by requiring high standards of education, conduct and practice of all social workers. Social workers work with some of the most vulnerable people in society, so it is vital that we ensure that only those who are properly trained and committed to high standards practise social work. Continue Reading…

Foundation for International Community Assistance FINCA

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The Foundation for International Community Assistance FINCA International is a non-profit, microfinance organization, founded by John Hatch in 1984. Sometimes referred to as the “World Bank for the Poor” and a “poverty vaccine for the planet”,[2] FINCA is the innovator of the village banking methodology in microcredit and is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modern day microfinance. With its headquarters in Washington, D.C., FINCA has 21 affiliated host-country institutions (affiliates), in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Along with Grameen Bank and Accion International, FINCA is considered to be one of the most influential microfinance organizations in the world.[3] … (full long text on en.wikipedia).

What is Microfinance; Microfinance Programs; Business Model; MDGs; Media; Get involved; Careers; Leadership; Ways to give; FAQs;
Address: FINCA International, Central Administrative/Executive Offices, 1101 14th Street NW, Eleventh Floor, Washington, DC 20005, USA;

About: FINCA International provides financial services to the world’s lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living.   Continue Reading…

Global Footprint Network

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also in de, fr, es, it

Global Footprint Network, founded in 2003, is an independent think tank based in the United States, Belgium and Switzerland. Global Footprint Network works on tools for advancing sustainability.
Global Footprint Network’s goal is to create a future where all humans can live well, within the means of one planet Earth. Their headquarters are in Oakland, CA, but they also have offices in Zurich and Brussels.[1] The Network includes over 200 partner organizations, including WWF International, Sarasin bank, Pictet bank, the British think tank, the New Economics Foundation, and the UK consultancy Best Foot Forward. Their short-term ambition is to have 10 countries use the Ecological Footprint by 2015.[2] … (full text on en.wikipedia).

Homepage; Sitemap;
What we do; Basics; Science; Partnerships; Jobs; Board, Offices; Advisory; Team; How to Help; Donate;
Addresses (1 of: Global Footprint Network, Headquarters, 312 Clay Street, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94607-3510, USA;

About us /at a glance: Humans are the most successful species on the planet. But we are using more resources than the Earth can provide. We are in global ecological overshoot. Continue Reading…

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation BGRF

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first in bulgarian language – Linked on our blogs with Call for Applications for the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute WHRTI, 2011-2013.

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation is an NGO of public utility that promotes social equality and women’s human rights in Bulgaria through research, education and advocacy programs … (about 1/2).

english Homepage;
Activities; Programs; Projects; Latest News; Newsletter; Gallery; Partners; Links;
Address: BGRF, 5 Evlogi Georgiev Blv. 1142 Sofia, Bulgaria;

About 2/2: … The BGRF is founded in June 1998 in Sofia. The team of the Foundation consists of lawyers, academics, experts in advocacy, education, monitoring violations of human rights, lobbying for legislative changes, preparing publications, networking Continue Reading…

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts WAGGGS

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also in fr and es

With ten million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 145 countries across the world, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world … (about WAGGGS).

english Homepage;
What we do; Volunteer; Jobs; Publications; History of Guiding; Partners;
Address: World Bureau, Olave Centre, 12c Lyndhurst Road, London, NW3 5PQ, UK;

About Guiding: Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting is open to all girls and young women whatever their religion, ethnic group or background. A Girl Guide or Girl Scout accepts the Promise and the Law based on spiritual values, personal development and commitment to helping others.  Continue Reading…

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Linked on our blogs with Islam, Culture and Women.

promoting the theology of Islam … For Westerners seeking a knowledge and understanding of Islam – an Internet home for theologically motivated Western converts to Islam and a source of information for non-Muslims seeking a knowledge and understanding of Islam – A guide to the religion of Islam, Muslim history and civilizations, the rights of women in Islam, Islam in the West and around the world today plus Muslim schools and family life … an Internet home for theologically motivated Western converts to Islam and a source of information for non-Muslims seeking a knowledge and understanding of Islam … (about this website 1/2).

Muslims today; Women in Islam; Women of Afghanistan; Afghan Women’s Mission; Converts; Basics; Books; Newsletter; History; Links;

About this website 2/2: … The basis of any religion is theology – do you believe in the existence of God and if so, what do you believe about Him?  Continue Reading…

Voluntary Legal Organisation

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… Our organisation operates under a number of key philosophies and aimed to address a number of issues include:

  • 1. Gender and education gaps in society.
  • 2. Role of women in shaping their communities.
  • 3. Empowering women to become more involved and actively participate in social decision making.
  • 4. Enabling disadvantaged woman to use the experience and education gained to help others in similar situation. (full text International NGO).

Voluntary Legal; Working Links; Events; Gallery, Videos; Law-Services: Employment, Housing, Family, Company and Commercials; Wills and Contracts; Claim Handlers; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 2): London House, Head Office, 271-273 Kings Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9LZ, UK;

Our Aims and Objectives: The organisations have several aims and objectives, it seeks to address when supporting and working with the community, these include:   Continue Reading…

Avocet Services Limited – child focused social work

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Avocet have over 20 years of experience working with children, young people and their families in residential and community settings. Our Independent Social Workers have a developed knowledge of child social work services and complex family issues. This can include children in need of services and protection, children with physical and emotional disabilities, children and parents with learning disabilities and mental health concerns … (about 1/2).

Social Work Services; Assessment; Court Report; Consultancy, Investigations; Training; News; Blog; Members;
Avocet Services Limited, Calverley House, 55 Calverley Road, P.O.Box 339, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2TU, UK;

About 2/2 … /Codes of Practice and Ethics: Avocet adhere to, and fully supports the GSCC code of practice for Social Care Workers, as well as the BASW Code of Ethics for Social Work. These can be found on their respective web sites at:   Continue Reading…

Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects CADIP

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  • … CADIP is a non-profit Canadian organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It has no religious or political affiliation. Through various charity, volunteer and youth initiatives, Cadip promotes peace, cooperation, tolerance and understanding in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and international surroundings … (Mission, Activies 1/2).
  • CADIP on wikipedia.

Programs, Projects; Cooperation; Why Volunteer; Infopool; Downloads; Donate;
Middle- and /Longterm Volunteering; Join us; Workcamps: Introduction, Currents;
Address: CADIP, 353-1350 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 0C2, Canada;
Write us online; Contacts.

Mission, Activities 2/2: … The organization also promotes patterns and examples of civil activities focused on serving others, on building social ties and strengthening communities, on supporting civil society development.   Continue Reading…

Development Initiatives – engage, empower, eliminate poverty

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Linked on our blog with aidinfo.

Development Initiatives is an independent organisation working for poverty elimination. We Engage to increase access to and understanding of information and statistics related to poverty. We Empower by putting this information, and the capacity to use it, in the hands of poor people and others working to reduce poverty. We believe that transparent and accessible information can play a key role in making aid more effective, and in enhancing choice, security and opportunity for the world’s poorest people. Our vision is to Eliminate Poverty by 2025. (Homepage).

There is one only URL for the whole site. To reach items, click on the internal links, as: Homepage; Articles/Blogs, What we do, Our Work, Our Team, Contacts.
Address: Development Initiatives Ltd, Keyward Business park, Jocelyn Drive, Wells, BA5 1DB, UK;

What we do
: Since 1992, we have been working with governments, multilateral organisations and NGOs. Our programmes of work have a focus on poverty elimination and we have a particular expertise in analyzing, interpreting and improving information about international aid and development and making it more transparent and accessible.

aidinfo – better info, better aid

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Linked on our blogs with Development Initiatives.

Info Portal; News and Views; Resources; Team; Who; Funding; Categories: Data, Policy, Technology, Video;
Address: aidinfo, c/o Development Initiatives, Keward Court, Jocelyn Drive, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1DA, UK;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … We strive to enable governments, civil society and citizens greater and easier access to information on aid. This means that aid money can be tracked, adequate project feedback given and that government and donors can be held to account.   Continue Reading…

Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom

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The Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom is a nonprofit corporation with 501c3 (tax-exempt) status. Its mission is to offer skillful means for changing the brain to benefit the whole person – and all beings in a world too full of war. It draws on psychology, neurology, and the great contemplative traditions for tools that anyone can use in daily life for greater happiness, love, effectiveness, and wisdom … (the Wellspring Institute 1/2).

Research; Brain FAQs; Key Papers; Contemplative Traditions; Program; Talks, Videos; Slide Shows; Articles; Newsletter; Community; The Founders;
Contact Rick Mendius, M.D.

The Wellspring Institute 2/2: … The Institute aims to accomplish this mission through:   Continue Reading…

CIDSE – together for global justice

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CIDSE is an international alliance of Catholic development agencies. Its 16 members from Europe and North America share a common strategy in their efforts to eradicate poverty and establish global justice.

We are inspired by our Christian faith. Our compassion is rooted in hope and love. The strength and resourcefulness of our members’ Southern partners and the communities they serve is the starting point for our analysis, which we do from the perspective of our option for the poor. We believe a better world can and must be achieved so that all can enjoy the fullness of life … (full text Mission and Values).

english Homepage; Sitemap;
Members; Interactive Map; Press, Media; Newsletters; Areas of Work: links in left column; Links;
Plan/Directions; Address Secretariat: CIDSE, Rue Stévin, 16, 1000 Brussels, Belgium;

About: We are an international alliance of Catholic development agencies working together for global justice.   Continue Reading…

Comité Catholique contre la Faim et pour le Développement CCFD

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Terre Solidaire – 50 ans déjà, 20 ans seulement – in english /about, en espagnol /a proposito.

  • … Permettre à tous les hommes et à toutes les femmes, particulièrement à ceux et celles qui vivent dans la pauvreté, d’exercer leurs droits, d’assumer leurs responsabilités et d’apporter leur contribution au bien-être de l’humanité, tel est le défi que la communauté mondiale s’est donné lors du Sommet des Nations unies de Copenhague en 1995.
  • Pour que tous les hommes et femmes de tous les peuples aient la capacité d’être des acteurs en faveur du bien commun, des Mouvements et Services d’Église réunis en collégialité au CCFD-Terre Solidaire appellent, ensemble, à oeuvrer pour le développement … (texte entier nos actions).
  • Voir CCFD aussi sur fr.wikipedia. – CCFD est aussi membre de CRID, de CIDSE, et de Coordination Sud.

Accueil; Plan du Site;
Missions en France; Dossiers; Agissez; MSE; Partenariats; FAQs; Faire un Don;
Adresse: CCFD-Terre Solidaire – 4, rue Jean Lantier – 75001 Paris, France;
Contact online.

Qui sommes-nous? La première ONG française de développement.  Continue Reading…

National Farmer’s Union NFU

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the voice of British farming

  • The NFU was founded in 1908 and is financed by members’ subscriptions. We are not affiliated to any political party and have a completely democratic structure. See our Who’s Who list here.
  • Today, our trade association is the largest farming organisation in the UK, providing a strong and respected voice for the industry and employing a team of 500 staff to support the needs of its members locally, nationally and internationally … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Who’s Who; Our Work; Membership; Sectors; Regions; Complaints; News; Press; Directory; Careers;
Contact online. Contact your regional office.

About 2/2: … Among its many strengths is its unique network of local offices and advisers, co-funded by NFU Mutual (Insurance, Pensions, Investments), meaning NFU members are never far from one of our representatives.   Continue Reading…

Statistics June 2011

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Our provider’s Web-Statistics for all blogs running under for June 2011:   Continue Reading…

Synergie Paysanne du Bénin

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Dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre des résolutions et recommandations du carrefour National des jeunes Ruraux (CNJR) ayant regroupé les jeunes agriculteurs du Bénin et du Togo du 22 au 26 février 1999 et dans le souci de mettre les jeunes ruraux au centre des grands défis du monde rural à savoir la sécurité alimentaire, la participation réelle à la prise de décision, l’accès aux ressources de production, les jeunes paysans du Bénin ont décidé de se mettre en un mouvement de défense et de construction des positions collectives dénommé: Synergie Paysanne … (texte entier accueil /qui sommes-nous).

Activités /Plaidoyer; Revendications /Foncier; Partizipez /Adhésion; Partenaires; Etudes; Blog; Portrait de paysan; Liens;
Adresse: Synergie Paysanne, Boîte Postale, 1410 Abomey-Calavi, Bénin;

Objectifs, Missions:

  • Défendre les paysans dans leurs droits et mettre également l’accent sur leur devoir   Continue Reading…

Coordination Nationale des Organisations Paysannes CNOP, Mali

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Ayant deux fonctions principales, dont une fonction de représentation politique et une fonction de défense des intérêts des producteurs Agricoles, la CNOP vise:

  • L’éradication de la pauvreté en milieu rural,
  • La Souveraineté alimentaire pour le pays,
  • Des conditions de vie meilleures pour l’ensemble des ruraux,
  • Une Agriculture paysanne reconnue comme métier, sécurisée et respectée,
  • L’exploitation rationnelle des ressources naturelles pour la durabilité des systèmes de production et de la biodiversité, la préservation et la sauvegarde du patrimoine génétique. (Vision /voir à l’Accueil).

Fédérations membres: voir tous les liens dans la colonne de gauche;
Actualités; Présentation, Histoire; Réglement interieur; Statuts; Fondateur Ibrahima Coulibaly dans wikipedia;
Adresse: Coordination Nationale des Organisations Paysannes du Mali, Kalaban coura, Rue 200, Porte 727, BP.E:2169, Bamako, Mali;
Contact: T. (223) 20 28 68 00, 76 17 09 79, e-mail1, e-mail2, e-mail3.

Projets/Programmes:   Continue Reading…

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter

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… Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter was opened in 1983 by a group of community members who saw a need for a safe place for women and children fleeing violence. Since that time, Ernestine’s has assisted over 5,000 families with critical immediate care services … //
… Future: Ernestine’s Strategic Priorities 2010-2013:

  • To build fundraising capacity and raise more money by leveraging internal resources and increasing community engagement.
  • To enhance service delivery, advocacy and partnerships to meet the growing needs of all women and children accessing EWS.
  • To ensure our policies and procedures provide the foundation for excellence in service delivery.
  • To build on the strong organizational culture by ensuring alignment of values, demonstrating the commitment to our staff, students and volunteers and ensure excellence in service delivery … (full text past-present-future).

Get Help; Signs of Abuse; Safety Planning; FAQs; Media; Newsletters; Volunteer; Donate;
Posting Address: Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, P.O. Box 141, Stn. B, Etobicoke, ON, M9W 5K9, Canada;

About /Violence, The Truth: Facts about Violence Against Women and Children in Canada:   Continue Reading…

Center for Research and Documentation Chile-Latin America e.V. FDCL

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main laguage: german – also in spanish

The Center for Research and Documentation Chile-Latin America e.V. (in german: FDCL – Forschungs- und Dokumentationszentrum Chile-Lateinamerika) a non-profit registered association, exists since 1974 and is a center for information and communication for individuals and groups that wish to inform themselves or get involved with Latin America-related issues. It is well known far beyond the borders of Berlin. Diverse projects, political initiatives, country committees, migrant groups and Latin America-related media projects work under the umbrella of FDCL … (full text about).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Projects; Journal LN; News; Films; Archives; Research/Request; Collections; Gallery;
Address: FDCL, Im Mehringhof, Aufgang 3, 5.Stock, Gneisenaustr.2a, 10 961 Berlin, Germany;
de.Impressum, Contact.

Legal Advice: The legally-binding advice can be found in the German version of this impressum.  Continue Reading…

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developing systems, services and media for women and men to work together as equals in work, life and politics

You may already know us under the names Eyecatcher Associates, Shevolution, or Project Parity.  To recognise the increased interest in, and success of, our gender related activities, we have recently brought our gender work together in this website to share news and information.  In this site you will find links to partner organisations all over the world and exclusive access to articles and back-catalogues of work by Lesley Abdela. has been awarded a Studyweb Academic Excellence Award for its informative content … (full text About Us /who we are).

Lesley Abdela MBE; Who; What; Where; Project Party; References; International Links;
Address: , Lower Windmill Oast, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8AL, UK;

Aims: Equal Opportunities is an issue of efficiency, not just social policy.  No organisation or country is working efficiently if it is not drawing on the full talents available to it.   Continue Reading…

Lutheran World Relief LWR

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Lutheran World Relief LWR is an international nonprofit organization specializing in International Development and Disaster Relief. LWR is a joint ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. It is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. According to its website, LWR promotes sustainable development by helping communities increase the quality of life, engage in Fair Trade, and be better equipped to handle emergencies. This expanded mission originated from its beginnings as a non-governmental organization founded in 1945 for helping many European Lutherans who suffered devastation during World War II.[2] … (full long text and explanations on wikipedia).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Where; How; Resources; Clean Water; Food Security; Fair Trade; Jobs; Be Involved; Contribute;
News; Newsletter; Financials, 23p; Advocacy; History; Staff; Board; Links;
Address: , 700 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA;

About Us /VISION: Empowered by God’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ, we envision a world in which each person, every community, and all generations live in justice, dignity, and peace.  Continue Reading…

International Relief and Development IRD

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IRD provides cost-effective relief and development programs in six core sectors, as well as facilitating in-kind contributions as needed:

  • Democracy, Governance & Community Development: IRD works at the ground level with local partners to promote planning, education and training to rebuild community life when it has been disabled by tragedy and conflict. IRD programs encourage citizen participation, guide the distribution of humanitarian aid, and help identify community goals and priorities.
  • Community Stabilization: … (full long text What we do).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Compliance; Publications; Subscribe; Press; Join /Register; Get involved; Donate; Board; Staff; Donors, Partners; Careers;
Address: , 1621 North Kent Street, Fourth Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, USA;

Who we are /Our Mission: IRD’s mission is to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable groups and provide tools and resources needed to increase their self-sufficiency.   Continue Reading…

Genesis Women’s Shelter GWS

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After years of operating Austin Street Centre, a homeless shelter in Dallas, TX, Shelter Ministries of Dallas became aware of the unique needs and vulnerabilities of abused women and children seeking their services. In January 1985, Shelter Ministries of Dallas began operating Genesis Women’s Shelter as a safe haven for these victims of domestic violence. After a yearlong struggle to choose a location, the City of Dallas generously provided a seven-bedroom site for the Shelter at a cost of only $1 per year – the Shelter remains at this undisclosed location to date … (about /History 1/2).

Services; Education; News, Media; Blog; Events; Join; Volunteer; Employment; Partners; Friends; Donations;
Address: Genesis Outreach, 4411 Lemmon Avenue, Suite 201, Dallas, TX 75219, USA;

About /History 2/2: … Through the collaborative efforts of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas (Grace Union Presbyterian) and the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, Genesis Women’s Shelter was opened, and today, Board representation remains equally divided between these two groups.  Continue Reading…

Heifer International

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  • Heifer envisions: a world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet.
  • Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.
  • Heifer’s strategy is to “Pass on the Gift.” As people share their animals’ offspring with others – along with their knowledge, resources, and skills – an expanding network of hope, dignity, and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe … (full text Mission).
  • Heifer International on en.wikipedia.

Homepage; Sitemap;
Our work; Ideas in action; Visit; Get involved; Careers; Heifer’s Cowboys; Media; Blog; Give; FAQs;
Address: Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR, 72202, USA;

History /A Four-Footed Attack Against Hunger: A Midwestern farmer named Dan West was ladling out rations of milk to hungry children during the Spanish Civil War when it hit him.   Continue Reading…

HelpAge International

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Linked on our blogs with Condemning the killing of older people on witchraft accusations, and with Changing attitudes to stop witchcraft accusations.

  • HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.
  • Our work is strengthened through our global network of like-minded organisations – the only one of its kind in the world … (Who we are).
  • HelpAge International on en.wikipedia.

Homepage; Sitemap;
What; Where; Resources; HIV, AIDS; Jobs; Get involved; Publications; News; Blogs; External Links;
Contact online.

Our values and ambitions: We believe that the contribution older people make to society is invaluable. Yet older people remain some of the poorest and most neglected in the world. We are committed to helping them claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty. Continue Reading…

Education Development Center EDC

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improving education and health worldwide

  • EDC is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public-sector and private partners, we harness the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement.
  • EDC conducts 350 projects in 35 countries around the world … (about 1/2).

Research, Programs; Contracting with EDC; News; Publications; Brochures; FAQs; Jobs; Trustees; Leadership; Funders;
Addresses (1 of 3): Education Development Center EDC Headquarters, 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA, 02458-1060, USA;

About 2/2: … Our services include research, training, educational materials and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives.   Continue Reading…

Development Alternative DAI

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DAI has built a diverse body of work comparable in scope and impact with any development firm in the world. But we are far from complacent. Despite our global scale, our record of success, and our deep-rooted client and partner relationships, DAI remains today what it was as a fledgling company in the 1970s: innovative, alert, self-critical, and forward-looking—consistently driven by a powerful sense of corporate purpose … (about /Mission 1/2).

Our Work; History; Visual Identity; Leadership; News; Publications; Careers;
Addresses (1 of 7): DAI Washington, 7600 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA;
Contacts IN 7 countries; Newsletter/Contact online.

About /Mission 2/2: … DAI’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the world by helping developing nations become more prosperous, fairer and more just, cleaner, safer, healthier, more stable, more efficient, and better governed.  Continue Reading…

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news and tools for happiness, love, wisdom

The Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom is a nonprofit corporation with 501c3 (tax-exempt) status. Its mission is to offer skillful means for changing the brain to benefit the whole person – and all beings in a world too full of war. It draws on psychology, neurology, and the great contemplative traditions for tools that anyone can use in daily life for greater happiness, love, effectiveness, and wisdom.
The Institute aims to accomplish this mission through: … (full text).

About /peoples; Tools, Skills; Newsletter; Articles; Talks, Videos; Science; Brain FAQs; Keys; Research Goals; Community;
Contact: find different peoples’ mail in about.

Contemplative Traditions: What is happening in us when we pray? Meditate? Engage in contemplative practices? What do such practices do to the human mind-body?  Continue Reading…

Eva Organization for Women E.O.W.

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Empowering, providing informational guidance, support, advice, sign posting and raising awareness to public & personal health, education, society justices, job search & training and development programmes are our core objectives and our way to improve our client’s lives through a variety of methods and programmes; liaising with our clients and/or any third parties as required … (full text our Values).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Services; People; Forum; News; Events; Get involved;
Address: Eva Organization for Women E.O.W., 294 Victoria Road East, Leicester, LE5 0LF, UK;

Objectives: To target women and young girls, and provide help and support to them regarding the issues that matter  most to them, such as excelling educationally, acquiring and maintaining physical and mental well-being, becoming more ‘politically aware’ citizens and becoming socially and economically advanced within their communities.  Continue Reading…


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for people with learning disabilities

  • Words that Count: Positive Futures is a charity that supports people with a learning disability.  When you click into our web site you’ll find out what we do, but I’d like to welcome you with 6 words that really matter to us. These words are important because they capture the spirit of Positive Futures and connect us and the people we support with you and the world at large … (about 1/2 /Agnes Lunny, OBE, Chief Executive).
  • Yes Magazine: this quarterly magazine is the flagship of the Positive Futures Network’s publications, dedicated to supporting people’s active engagement in creating a just, sustainable, and compassionate world.

Services; Jobs; Volunteering; Publications (exemple: Lifelines-Report, 77 pdf-pages); News, Events;
Map; Address: Positive, Head Office, 2b Park Drive, Bangor (Belfast), BT20 4JZ, UK;

About 2/2
… /People: We’re all different and like to be recognised as individuals. Sadly, people with a learning disability often don’t get the consideration that most of us expect.  Continue Reading…

National Cristina Foundation NCF

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  • The National Cristina Foundation provides computer technology and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives.
  • Every day, across America and around the world, National Cristina Foundation is working to ensure that used computer technology resources that no longer meet an enterprise’s or an individual’s needs are given a second productive life as a tool for developing human potential … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Why; History; Co-Founders; Become a Recipient; FAQs; Donate;
Address: National Cristina Foundation, 500 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830, USA;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … The Foundation encourages corporations and individuals to donate their surplus and used computers, software, peripherals and related business technology wherever this equipment is located.   Continue Reading…

FORWARD – safeguarding rights and dignity

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  • The Foundation for Women’s Health, Research and Development – FORWARD – is an African Diaspora women’s campaign and support charity (registered in the UK).
  • We exist to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights as central to the wellbeing of African women and girls. We work with individuals, communities and organisations to transform harmful practices and improve the quality of life of vulnerable girls and women … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
What we do; FMG Key Issues; Campaigns; News, Events; Newsletter; Get Involved; Support, Resources; Donate;
Address: FORWARD, Suite 2.1, Chandelier Building, 2nd Floor, 8 Scrubs Lane, London NW10 6RB, UK;
Map; ontact.

About 2/2: … FORWARD was established in 1983 in the UK, in response to the emerging problems caused by female genital mutilation being seen by health professionals.   Continue Reading…

Tabu e.V.

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wir schützen kleine Wüstenblumen – gegen Genitalverstümmelung, für Frauen- und Kinderrechte

Bei der weiblichen Genitalverstümmelung (international: Female Genital Mutilation, kurz FGM) handelt es sich um sehr verschiedene Eingriffe an den äußeren weiblichen Genitalien. Über die Ausbreitung können  gegenwärtig keine präzisen Angaben gemacht werden. In der Fachliteratur wird mehrheitlich der Hinweis auf 28 afrikanische Herkunftsländer gegeben, die allerdings einige nordafrikanische Länder, den Jemen, Regionen der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, Irak, Iran sowie Regionen Indonesiens und Malaysia, Philippinen, in Israel lebende äthiopische Jüdinnen und verschiedene Gemeinschaften in Indien nicht einbeziehen. Durch Migration und Bevölkerungswachstum ist ein Anstieg und die weltweite Ausbreitung der Praktik zu beobachten … (ganzer Text Genitalverstümmelung).

Wer wir sind; Kooperationen; Kinderschutz; Docs; Vorträge; Fotoausstellung; GAFGEM Kenya; Spenden;
Adresse: TABU e.V., Liebigstraße 5, D-44139 Dortmund, Germany;
Impressum; Kontakt.

Was wir machen: Wir brechen ein Tabu, um Mädchen und Frauen vor ritualisierter Gewalt zu schützen: Continue Reading…

Alpha Galileo

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the worlds independent source of research news – also in fr, de, es, pt

AlphaGalileo is the world’s independent source of research news. We distribute news releases and other information from science, health, technology, the arts, humanities, social sciences and business to the world’s media. The news service, which is moderated, is provided by the independent not-for-profit organisation, AlphaGalileo Foundation Ltd … (about 1/2).

english Homepage;
All regions, topics; Publications; Library, Multimedia; Events; News; Media Training; Subscriptions; FAQs;
Address: AlphaGalileo Foundation, Suite 211, Coppergate House, 16 Brune Street, London E1 7NJ, UK;

About 2/2: … We only occasionally originate news material or write releases. We act as bridge between the research community and the media.  Continue Reading…

Forum for the Future

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  • Forum for the Future is a non-profit organisation working globally with business and government to create a sustainable future.
  • We have 15 years’ experience inspiring new thinking, building creative partnerships and developing practical innovations to change our world.
  • We aim to transform the critical systems that we all depend on, such as food, energy and finance, to make them fit for the challenges of the 21st century … (about 1/2).
  • Forum for the Future on wikipedia:

Projects; Services; Master Course; Megacities; Blog; Library; Green Futures; Subscriptions; Events; Jobs; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 4): Forum for the Future, London Head Office, Overseas House, 19-23 Ironmonger Row, London, EC1V 3QN, UK;

About 2/2: … Over the past 15 years, Forum for the Future has:  Continue Reading…

Indian Law Resource Center – Justice for Indigenous People

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Linked on our blogs with Indigenous Webs for Information.

The Center provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples of the Americas to combat racism and oppression, to protect their lands and environment, to protect their cultures and ways of life, to achieve sustainable economic development and genuine self-government, and to realize their other human rights … (about / Mission 1/2).

Programs; News; Indigenous Notes; Staff; Board; Employment; Internships; Contribute;
Addresses (1 of 2): Indian Law Resource Center, Main Office, 602 North Ewing Street, Helena, MT 59601, USA;

About / Mission 2/2: … The Indian Law Resource Center seeks to overcome the grave problems that threaten Native peoples by advancing the rule of law, by establishing national and international legal standards that preserve their human rights and dignity, and by challenging the governments of the world to accord justice and equality before the law to all indigenous peoples of the Americas. Continue Reading…

Resource Center of the Americas

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Our mission is to develop social and economic justice in our community and beyond, by empowering local Latino communities through civic engagement and economic development, developing reciprocal understanding between established residents and Latino immigrants, and educating on U.S. policy and the Latin America region. (about /Mission).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Programs; Resources; Get Involved; Learn Spanish; Newsletter; Teachers; Board; Events; Links;
4 Maps; Staff, Address: Main Office, 3019 Minnehaha Ave, Suite 20, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA;

History /Founded in 1983 – Central-American Solidarity: The Resource Center of the Americas is a non-governmental 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1983 in response to the wars in Central America and the growing realization that there was another side to the story promoted by our government and reported in the press.  Continue Reading…

Global Scenario Group GSG

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an international initiative to examine alternative futures

  • The Global Scenario Group was founded in 1995 as an independent, international and interdisciplinary body to examine world prospects and ways of fostering a more sustainable and equitable future.
  • Why scenarios? Sustainable development seeks to reconcile development and environmental goals over the long-term: it is concerned with the future. Scenario analysis offers a structured approach for illuminating the vast range of possibilities. A scenario is a story, told in words and numbers, describing the way events might unfold. If constructed with rigor and imagination, scenarios help us to wxplore where we might be headed, but more, offering guidance on how to act now to direct the flow of events toward a desirable future … (about 1/2).

Publications; Scenario: Descriptions, Quantification;
Address: SGS, Paul Raskin, Director, Tellus Institute, 11 Arlington Street, Boston, MA, 02116, USA;

About 2/2: … Why a global perspective? Sustainable development must be pursued at many levels – regional, national, and global – with each posing unique sets of issues. Continue Reading…

Association for Cultural Studies ACS

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  • Founded in 2002, the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS) aims at forming and promoting an effective worldwide community of cultural studies. It is intended as a tool for building strong interdisciplinary and transnational connections by offering meaningful meeting places for the great diversity of committed scholars in this field … (about 1/2).
  • ACS Summer Institute 2011 on Critical Literacies, Department of Educational Studies, Ghent University, 11 – 15 July 2011.

Resources; Crossroads; Rules, by-laws; Board, Committees; History; Members; Join; Newsletter;

About 2/2: … The ACS helps establish, maintain and strengthen contacts between cultural studies scholars and workers across different disciplines Continue Reading…

Strategic Culture Foundation

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online journal in RUS, in ENG, and in SRB.

Strategic Culture Foundation provides a platform for exclusive analysis, research and policy comment on Eurasian and global affairs. We are covering political, economic, social and security issues worldwide … (about 1/2).

english Homepage;
Politics; Economics; History and Culture; Popular; Authors; Columnists; Archive: for 2010, for 2011;
Contacts online.

Abouts 2/2: … Since 2005 our journal has published thousands of analytical briefs and commentaries with the unique perspective of independent contributors from the US, Canada, India, Russia and Europe. Continue Reading…

International Council of Voluntary Agencies ICVA

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  • The International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) is a global network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that advocates for effective humanitarian action.
  • Founded in 1962, ICVA brings the experience and views of over 70 national and international NGOs, to international policy-making forums. ICVA also provides its members with up-to-date information and analyses on policy developments in humanitarian response and provides support in certain field situations … (about 1/2).
  • On en.wikipedia.

Homepage; Sitemap;
Information resources; Member agencies; That’s new; Calendar; Right column: Related Infos; Becoming a Member;
Address: International Council of Voluntary Agencies, 26-28 avenue Giuseppe Motta, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland;
Contact. Tel: +41 (0)22 950 9600, Fax: +41 (0)22 950 9609, e-mail.

About 2/2 … /How ICVA Adds Value to its Members Work: With the realisation that no single humanitarian agency is able to respond to all humanitarian needs, humanitarian actors must collaborate in order to share experiences, learn from each other, and respond effectively to needs. Continue Reading…

Télécoms sans frontières TSF / Telecoms Without Borders

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in french and in english

The idea for Télécoms Sans Frontières was the result of a simple observation made after many years’ experience with general humanitarian charities, based on listening to those in need. During missions responding to the crisis in the Balkans and in Kurdistan during the 1st Gulf War, TSF’s founders realized that, in addition to medical and food aid, there was a critical need for reliable emergency telecommunications services. Conflicts and emergencies often led to massive civilian displacement and separated families. And affected populations are often left with no communications infrastructure in place to find assistance and loved ones … (origin /how it started 1/2).
on en.wikipedia.

Accueil; english Homepage; Sitemap;
Technology; Long Terms; Action; Mission’s Map; Emergencies; Events; Jeu Interactif; Partners; Join; Jobs; Volunteers; Press Review;
Address: TSF, INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, 19, rue Jean-Baptiste Carreau, 64 000 PAU, FRANCE;
ContactWebmaster; Contacts.

Origin /how it started 2/2): … During early missions, TSF’s founders were often approached by refugees with scraps of paper asking them, for example: Continue Reading…

Turning Point

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have you been hurt? – domestic violence, sexual assault service of West Alabama

  • Turning Point is a private, non-profit corporation whose purposes shall be determined by the Board of Directors and Staff and shall be reflected in its Articles of Incorporation and By-laws.
  • Providing comprehensive quality services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault shall be the primary purpose of Turning Point.
  • In the provision of services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, Turning Point recognizes domestic violence and sexual assault as social issues—not the result of individual pathology … (about 1/2).

Domestic Violence; Sexual Assault; Research; Services; Coming Events; Volunteer;
Address: Turning Point, P.O.Box 1165, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403, USA;

About 2/2: … Turning Point further acknowledges that victims of domestic violence and sexual assault have many alternatives available to them and that it is the right of each individual to choose among these alternatives.  Continue Reading…

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buddhist meditation – get personalized meditation guidance on our online courses – Other languages: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Our mission is to benefit the world by promoting awareness and compassion through the practice of Buddhist meditation.
Wildmind is run by Bodhipaksa, a Buddhist teacher and author who has been practicing within the Triratna Buddhist Community since 1982 and a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since 1993. Bodhipaksa previously taught the course, Traditions of Buddhist Meditation at the University of Montana … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Video introduction; Is it for me? Practices; Applied; Topics; Blogs; News; Archive; Translation project; Links;
Address: Wildmind, PO Box 212, Newmarket NH 03857, USA;

About 2/2: … Wildmind’s activities include:  Continue Reading…

Cellule Nationale de Suivi et de Coordination pour la Protection de l’Enfant CNSCPE

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La CNSCPE est une structure regroupant des représentants de l’ensemble des acteurs dans le domaine de la protection de l’enfance au Bénin. Mission: La CNSCPE est chargée de:

  • coordonner, suivre et évaluer la mise en œuvre du document de Politique et Stratégies Nationales pour la Protection de l’Enfant et son Plan d’action 2008-2012;
  • centraliser les informations relatives aux actions de protection des enfants au Bénin notamment les rapports des groupes de travail, des comités ou commissions issus des conventions signées entre le Bénin et divers Etats et partenaires;
  • organiser une session ordinaire trimestrielle;
  • assurer la coordination et le suivi des activités des différents acteurs intervenant dans ce domaine;
  • proposer des approches de solutions aux problèmes auxquels les acteurs de Protection des Enfants et des Adolescents sont confrontés;
  • organiser un forum annuel des acteurs regroupant toutes les structures intervenant dans la Protection des Enfants … (qui sommes-nous 1/2).

Membres; Forum; Bibliothèque virtuelle; Calendrier; Cartographie /des interventions;
Contact online.

Qui sommes-nous 2/2: … Composition: La Cellule est présidée par le Ministre de la Famille et de la Solidarité Nationale ou son représentant.  Continue Reading…

Alice Springs’ Women’s Shelter, Australia

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Working towards a community where all women and children are treated with respect and dignity, living safe secure and empowered lives

  • The Alice Springs Women’s Shelter was established in 1975 by the local Women’s Electoral lobby. It was located in an old house in Bath Street, and was originally named the Alice Springs Women’s Refuge.
  • In 1980 the Shelter lost its funding for various reasons and over the next 6 weeks the service continued to operate with volunteer workers until they could no longer continue. Once the service was closed and emptied, the building was bulldozed … (History 1/2).

Family, Friends; Unhealthy relations; Supporting the Community; overing Your Steps … ; Partner: CAFVSAN; About Us;
Address: Alice Springs Women’s Shelter, PO Box 3219, Alice Springs NT 0871, Australia;
Contact (emergency 24 hours: (08) 8952 6075).

History 2/2: … For the next 14 months Alice Springs was unable to provide specific, safe accommodation for women experiencing domestic and family violence – Continue Reading…