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World Young Women Christian Association YWCA

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women leading change

  • The World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) is a global network of women leading social and economic change in 125 countries worldwide.
  • It advocates for peace, justice, health, human dignity, freedom and care of the environment, and has been at the forefront of raising the status of women since it was founded in 1894 … (about 1/2).
  • YWCA on en.wikipedia.

Take Action; Resources; Leadership; Priorities; Regions; Events; Members Associations; Jobs; Volunteer; News; Medias; Support Us;

About 2/2: … The World YWCA develops women’s leadership to find local solutions to the global inequalities women face.  Continue Reading…

women’s link worldwide

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strategies for Gender Justice – in spanish, also in english.

  • Women’s Link was founded in 2001. We have regional offices in Europe (Madrid, Spain) and Latin America (Bogotá, Colombia). We are a bilingual organization, working in both English and Spanish in many different parts of the world.
  • Women’s Link has 501(c)(3) status in the United States, foundation status in Spain and in Colombia we are legally recognized as a foreign non-profit organization … (about 1/2).

english Homepage;
Work; Projects; Staff; Gender Justice Observatory; Gender Justice Uncovered; Awards; Press; Join;

About 2/2 /… Our vision: Thanks to the efforts made by feminist groups and other activists from around the world, women’s rights have been recognized as human rights.   Continue Reading…

Asian Women’s Shelter AWS

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Asian Women’s Shelter AWS was founded in 1988 to address the needs of women, children and transgender survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, especially those who are immigrants and refugees. The survivors we work with every day embody the true meaning of courage, hope, and determination. They inspire our unrelenting commitment to end violence in our families, communities, and our world … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Core values; Root Cause; Programs; Resources; Values; News, Events; FAQs; Volunteers; Support Us; AWS Japan on Human;
Address: Asian Women’s Shelter, 3543 18th Street # 19, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA;

About 2/2: … The mission of Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) is to eliminate domestic violence by promoting the social, economic and political self-determination of women.  Continue Reading…

Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County

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(the espanol page is still under construction)

The Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County (WSP) is committed to the concept of cultural competency for all of its constituents, whether they be staff, clients or community members. The agency engages in continuous quality improvement practices, examining quarterly client survey feedback. Based on data collected during the most recent fiscal year, over 98% of agency clients have indicated that the services they received were respectful and supportive of their belief systems, sexual orientation, race, age, cultural background and ability/disability status. Other written and verbal feedback provided by clients has also reinforced these sentiments … (full text cultural competency).

Services; Get Help; Get Informed; Emotional Abuse Checklist; Newsletters; Get Involved; Internship; Volunteer; Donate;
Address: Women’s Shelter Program, Executive Director, Marianne Kennedy, P.O. Box 125, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406, USA;

Get Help /Get Help Now /Women’s Shelter Program Services 24-Hour Emergency Response:  Continue Reading…

American Medical Women’s Association AMWA

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The practice of medicine can be very rewarding. Physicians are respected members of the community who can take pride in their ability to contribute to society by helping prevent illness and by treating people when they are sick. Opportunities in medicine are plentiful and there are many different directions a person can take with the same background training. Physicians usually enjoy a great degree of job security and earn a good living … (full text Medecine, a Women’s Career).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Advocacy; AWHS; Publications; Newsletter; Meetings; Member Services; Careers; How to Join; Donate;
Address: American Medical Women’s Association AMWA, 100 North 20th Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA;

About: AMWA membership is comprised of physicians, residents, medical students, and health care professionals.   Continue Reading…

African Women’s Development Fund AWDF

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  • The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant-making foundation which supports local, national and regional organisations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment. Through institutional capacity building and programme development, AWDF seeks to build a culture of learning and partnerships within the African women’s movement … (full text Our Work /click on readmore).
  • AWDF on en.wikipedia.


Our Community; AWDF USA; Process; Resources, Downloads; Thematic focus; News; Blog; Gallery; FAQs; Support Us;
Addresses (1 od 2): AWDF, Plot Number 78, AWDF House, Ambassadorial Enclave, East Legon, Accra, Ghana;

About AWDF: The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is a grant-making foundation which supports local, national and regional organisations in Africa working towards women’s empowerment. Continue Reading…

United Way Worldwide

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United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. Imagine a world that fosters hope and opportunity for everyone:

  • Where all children receive a quality education that offers a pathway to a brighter tomorrow
  • Where the cycle of poverty and financial dependence ends, and productive livelihoods begin for even the most disadvantaged
  • Where everyone receives effective health care that improves quality of life
  • Where communities not only set significant and measurable goals to advance these fundamental elements of human development, but achieve them … (full text Mission and Vision).

Homepage and find your local United Way;
Who we are /Team; What we do; Worldwide Board; USA Board; Diversity and Inclusion; Accountability; Financial Information; Contribute; Partners; Blog;
Contact online.

Organizational Background: United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories.  Continue Reading…

turn exchange

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Teacher Union Reform Network TURN of AFT and NEA Locals

TURN is a network of NEA and AFT locals. Leaders of the TURN locals assemble three times per year to discuss and explore issues related to education reform and the role of teacher unions in advancing the cause of public education … (about 1/2).

Membership; Regional Network; Meeting; Next Meeting; News, Archives; Calendar; History;
Transforming: Unions, Education;
Address: Adam Urbanski, TURN Director, Rochester Teachers Association, 30 N. Union St. Suite 301, Rochester NY 14607, USA;

About 2/2 … /Mission Statement: Teacher unions must provide leadership for the collective voice of their members.   Continue Reading…

World Economics Association WEA

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Linked on our blogs with Assault on the Establishment, and tomorrow with real-world economics review – Invitation from 141 economists to join the World Economics Association.

  • The World Economic Association WEA was launched on May 16, 2011. It fills a gap in the international community of economists — the absence of a truly international, inclusive, pluralist, professional association. The American Economic Association and UK’s Royal Economic Society provide broad associations mainly for their country’s economists. The WEA will do the same for the world’s community of economists, while promoting a pluralism of approaches to economic analysis … (full text Introduction).
  • Privacy Policy Statement  /About Us: This website is operated by World Economics Association, which is a Community Interest Company.

Homepage and Online Form for Membership;
Journals: WEJ, ET, RWER; Online Conferences; Press Releases; Join; Founders; Donate;
Address: World Economics Association, 12 Maurice Road, St. Andrews, Bristol BS6 582, UK;

Manifesto: The World Economics Association (WEA) seeks to increase the relevance, breadth and depth of economic thought.  Continue Reading…

International Economic History Association IEHA

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Welcome to the homepage of the International Economic History Association (IEHA)! The IEHA has been established in 1960, and unites economic historians from almost 40 countries in Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Today the seat of the Associaction is Utrecht. The aims of the IEHA are to maintain and develop personal contacts between scholars interested in economic history and to encourage all forms of research and publications relevant to the development and diffusion of economic history. Every three or four years the IEHA organizes a World Economic History Congress. The association’s next congress will take place in Stellenbosch in 2012. (Homepage).

Organization; Members; Statutes; Projects; Newsletters;
Address: IEHA c/o Department of Economic History, University of Tuebingen, Mohlstrasse 36, 72074 Tuebingen, Germany;

The 16th World Economic History Congress 2012: The Economic History Society of Southern Africa and The Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University invite you to be part of the XVIth World Economic History Congress from 9-13 July 2012. Continue Reading…

Taiwan International Workers’ Association TIWA

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a website with each page mainly in chinese and short texts in english

The main goals of TIWA (the Taiwan International Workers’ Association)are to promote cooperation between migrant and local workers, to improve the working conditions and social environment for migrant workers in Taiwan, and to increase workers’ rights and benefits. Taiwan began implementing a guest worker program in 1989. There are currently over 300,000 migrant workers in Taiwan, mostly from the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Not only have they contributed their labor, but they have become a unique part of Taiwan’s vibrant society and cultural life. (About).

Network; International Solidarity; Archives; A Chinese only page;

TIWA named on other websites:  Continue Reading…

Adbusters Media Foundation

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  • The Media Foundation: We are a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age. Our aims is to topple existing power structures and forge a major shift in the way we will live in the 21st century … (about 1/2).
  • on en.wikipedia: Adbusters Media Foundation is a not-for-profit, anti-consumerist organization founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The foundation describes itself as “a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age.”[1]
  • on fr.wikipedia: Adbusters est à la fois un magazine (Adbusters magazine) et une fondation (Adbusters Media Foundation).

Current Issue; Back Issues; Magazine; Campaigns; Videos; Blogs; Subscribe; Donate;
Address: Adbusters Media Foundation, 1243 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6H 1B7, Canada;

About 2/2 … /Adbusters Magazine: Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported, 120,000-circulation magazine concerned about the erosion of our physical and cultural environments by commercial forces.  Continue Reading…

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in many languages, as: Punjabi, Farsi, Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Polish, Spanish, French, English

Shelternet is Canada’s first and only national online resource and support network for abused women and their children. Since its inception ten years ago, the organization has helped thousands of women across the countries who are victims of domestic violence. Shelternet is dedicated to decreasing the barriers faced by women accessing help online, increasing the technological capacity of shelters for abused women and their children, and facilitating a multi-sectoral response to violence against women and their children … (about 1/2 /Mission).

Frontpage for many languages; english Homepage; Sitemap;
Find a shelter /search-tools; Safety Plan; Understanding Abuse; How do I know; Types of Abuse; Who we are; Board; Team; Online Resources; Women; Teens; Kids; Friends, Family; Workplace; e-Services; Links;
Address: Shelternet for Abused Women, Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 120, Toronto, ON  M5T 2C7, Canada;
Feedback online, Contact: Tel. (416) 642-5463; Fax (416) 979-3939

About 2/2 … /Definition of Woman Abuse: Woman abuse is any verbal threat or physical force used to create fear and exert control over what a woman does.   Continue Reading…

Women’s Shelters – (US)

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is dedicated to providing free information for women in need

  • is dedicated to providing free information for women in need. The online housing database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes homeless shelters, transitional housing, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. We are dedicated to helping the homeless and low-income persons find the shelter they need … (full text about).
  • Women’s shelter on wikipedia.

Schelters: for Families; for Homeless; for Youth; for Women, community outreach programs for women;
REHAB Centers – Drug and Alcohol Rehabs at the Salvation Army; Domestic Violence … /and women; /and Psy of Abuser; /and Rape; /and Hurts;
Contacts: go to Paths to Wellness and choose your (US-) State.

Violence Begins at Home (Author: Navneet Brar): Most of you reading this statement, ‘violence begins at home’, would be shocked. Continue Reading…

Commonwealth Institute TCI

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Linked on our blogs with Project on Defense Alternatives PDA.

  • The Commonwealth Institute’s mission is to support women CEOs, entrepreneurs and senior corporate executives by helping them grow their businesses and careers.
  • Click on PLAY to watch a 5-minute video about TCI Boston … (about 1/2).

Frontpage; Homepage Boston Chapter; (see also: Commonwealth Institute /South Florida Chapter).
Events, Programs; Membership; Sponsorship; Business Resources; Board; Staff; News;
Address: The Commonwealth Institute, 101 Federal Street, Suite 1900, Boston, MA 02110, USA;

About 2/2 … /Who are we? A nonprofit women’s membership organization with a distinct mission to help entrepreneurs, CEOs, Executive Directors, and senior corporate executives build successful businesses.   Continue Reading…

Mines Advisory Group MAG

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Linked on our blogs with International Campaign to Ban Landmines ICBL.

  • MAG Mines Advisory Group – is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide.
  • Saving lives and limbs … We work in current and former conflict zones, to reduce the threat of death and injury from remnants of conflict. These include anti-personnel and anti-vehicle landmines, as well as rockets, missiles, mortars, grenades, ammunition, small arms and light weapons, and many more types of deadly items. So we don’t just carry out plain landmine or bomb clearance – some of our projects aren’t even about landmines … (about 1/2).
  • MAG on en.wikipedia, and on fr.wikipedia.

Homepage; Sitemap;
Where we work; News; Multimedia; Media Center; Downloads, Reports; Get involved; Jobs; FAQs; Donate;
Address: MAG, 68 Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3NJ, UK;

About 2/2: … We educate people living, working and travelling through contaminated areas, to minimise the risks of them, their friends and families being killed or maimed.   Continue Reading…

Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

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What are Contemplative Practices? Contemplative practices quiet the mind in order to cultivate a personal capacity for deep concentration and insight. Examples of contemplative practice include not only sitting in silence but also many forms of single-minded concentration including meditation, contemplative prayer, mindful walking, focused experiences in nature, yoga and other contemporary physical or artistic practices. We also consider various kinds of ritual and ceremony designed to create sacred space and increase insight and awareness to be forms of contemplative practice … (full long text).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Our Programs; Tree of …; Resources; Research; Publications; Newsletter; Events; Staff; FAQs; Links; Donate;
Address: The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, 15 Conz Street, Suite 1, Northampton, MA 01060, USA;

About the Center 2/2: The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society works to integrate contemplative awareness and contemporary life in order to help create a more just, compassionate, reflective, and sustainable society.   Continue Reading…

Rochester Women’s Shelter, Inc. (US)

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Women’s Shelter, Inc. was started by and has been sustained by survivors of domestic abuse. It began in the late 1970’s by four survivors who were determined to give other abused women something they didn’t have: a safe and secure place to live and help in learning how to live independently. Over the years, Women’s Shelter, Inc. has expanded to provide more space to safely house women and children … (about /History 1/2).

Resources /Fact Sheets; Services; Donations;
Address: Rochester Women’s Shelter, PO Box 457, Rochester, MN 55903, USA;

About 2/2: … In addition, Women’s Shelter, Inc. has added children’s advocacy, an International Shelter with programming specific to immigrant battered women and their children, Transitional Housing, and a multi-lingual staff.  Continue Reading… (UK)

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  • A refuge is a safe house for women and children escaping domestic violence. The address is confidential and no men are allowed in the building. A refuge is a place where women can be sure they are safe, and where they can access emotional and practical support from staff who understand what they have been through.
  • Every woman in the refuge is escaping abuse, meaning they can share their experiences and offer each other support … (about /what we do 1/2).

Get help now; Questions; Policy, Research; Prevention, Education; Events; Links; Get involved; Volunteering; Donations;
Office Address:, 4th Floor, International House, 1 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1UN, UK;

About /what we do 2/2: … We recognise that some women may wish to live in refuges sensitive to their cultural needs or preferences. Some of our refuges are specifically for women from particular ethnic or cultural backgrounds.  Continue Reading… – Research, Action Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women

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RAINBO (Research Action and Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women) – alternatively RAINB♀ – is an international non-governmental organisation working to eliminate female circumcision FC, (resp.) female genital mutilation FGM through women’s self-empowerment and social change … (full long text on en.wikipedia /last updated 6 March 2011).

Homepage: the original Website has been suspended

… but RAINBO is presented on other websites, as:

  • on Wiser Earth (with Address /Contact on RAINBO, 275 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, New York, USA).
  • on Arab Info Mail as as Rainbo UK, Address:Queens Studios, 121 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6RG, UK, Phone:+ 44-20-7625-3400, Fax:+ 44-20-7625-2999, Website /not found!
  • on AboutUs / with Description as an African-led international non-governmental organisation, working on issues of women’s empowerment, sexual autonomy, reproductive health, and freedom from violence, with a focus on female genital mutilation and women’s rights to their bodily integrity.
  • on Mediterranean Women/en as an African led, international, non-governmental organisation working on issues of women’s empowerment, gender, reproductive health, sexual autonomy and freedom from violence as central components of the African development agenda …

The work of RAINBO is divided into two main programmatic areasContinue Reading…

Fair Work Australia FWA

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in some 2 dozen languages (language assistance) – Linked on our blogs with Australian Services Union ASU, and with Women are paid the same as men for equal work.

What is FWA: (it) is the national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions including:

  • providing a safety net of minimum conditions, including minimum wages, in awards
  • facilitating good faith bargaining and the making of enterprise agreements
  • granting remedies for unfair dismissal
  • regulating the taking of industrial action
  • resolving a range of collective and individual workplace disputes through conciliation, mediation and in some cases arbitration
  • functions in connection with workplace determinations, equal remuneration, transfer of business, general workplace protections, right of entry and stand down.

The work of Fair Work Australia is carried out by FWA members with the support of administrative staff. (full text about /our role).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Annual wage reviews; Members; Panels; News, Media; Services; Contracts; Careers; Fact sheets, guides; Updates; FWA database; History;
Addresses (1 of 8): FWA, Australian Capital Territory, 2nd Floor, CML Building, 17-21 University Avenue, Canberra, 2600 / resp. GPO Box 539, Canberra City, 2601, Australia;
Website feedback; Contact.

About agreement making: … Enterprise agreements: … are agreements made at an enterprise level between employers and employees about terms and conditions of employment.  Continue Reading…

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre iDMC

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an Update of iDMC’s presentation on this blog of December 2, 2005.

  • The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), established in 1998 by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), is the leading international body monitoring conflict-induced internal displacement worldwide.
  • Through its work, the Centre contributes to improving national and international capacities to protect and assist the millions of people around the globe who have been displaced within their own country as a result of conflicts or human rights violations … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Monitoring and Advocacy; IDP database; Countries; Training; Thematic; Resources; News; Newsletter; Publications; Maps; Key Docs; Links;
Address: IDMC, Chemin de Balexert, 7-9, 1219 Chatelaine, Geneva, Switzerland;

About 2/2: … At the request of the United Nations, the Geneva-based IDMC runs an online database providing comprehensive information and analysis on internal displacement in some 50 countries.  Continue Reading…

Oracle Education Foundation OEF

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Linked on our blogs with ThinkQuest.

The Oracle Education Foundation OEF is a nonprofit organization funded by Oracle Corporation. Its mission is to inspire students globally to think, connect, create and share – using technology to help them dissolve boundaries, fulfill their potential, and create a better society … (about OEF on en.wikipedia 1/2).

Grants; Board, Staff; Partners; FAQs;
Address: Oracle Education Foundation, Attn: Colleen Cassity, 500 Oracle Parkway 5OP-8, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA;
Contact online.

OEF on en.wikipedia 2/2: The Foundation operates an educational program called ThinkQuest, offers professional development for teachers, and makes grants to schools and nonprofits by invitation only.  Continue Reading…

Local 1005 – Proud Canadian Steelworkers

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1. We are in the process of setting up some training at our local union hall. We would like to do a class on Behavior Based Safety as a way to inform our members as to what BBS safety really is. This would be a good time during this Lockout to get our members well educated for when we go back into the workplace .We are still working out the details but it would most likely be an 8 hour course, compiling with any EI requirements … (full text EDUCATION TRAINING UPDATE).

Educationals; Lockouts; President’s; Executives; Newsletter; Events; Gallery; Videos on Google Search;
Collective Agreement: Part I, 62 pdfd-pages, Part II, 80 pdf-pages, Supplementary, 24 pdf-pages;
Address: Local 1005, 350 Kenilworth Avenue North, Hamilton ON L8H 4T3, Canada;
Contact online.

Steel Industry News /No end in sight to 6-month U.S. Steel lockout:

  • For 181 long, empty days, the men and women who used to make steel at the former Stelco plants have been walking a picket line with no end in sight for the bitter dispute.
  • Today marks six months since U.S. Steel locked the gates of the former Stelco plant to back its demands for sweeping changes to its pension plans.
  • Since that angry November evening, the confrontation has settled into a dull grind – workers walk in endless circles under the unblinking eye of the new security cameras the company has installed at its Wilcox Street main gate … (more on the

Vigorous May Day Actions Across the Country and Around the World:

  • May Day on Parliament Hill — Workers Pledge to Fight for a New Direction for the Economy and to Hold Governments to Account
  • On the eve of a federal election, some 2,500 workers and their allies from Ontario and even parts of Quebec responded to the call of United Steelworkers Local 1005 to demand a new direction for the economy and vow that no matter what government is established after the election it must do its duty by upholding public right, not monopoly right.
  • Workers who assembled before the seat of Canadian power represented the entire socialized economy — both public and private, industrial and commercial. They were greeted by the music of well-known local musician Kevin Dooley and Friends playing traditional Irish music and working class songs. In a profound gesture symbolizing the common interests of the First Nations and workers, the rally was opened with a traditional Six Nations welcome by two Mohawk youth. Gary Howe, Vice-President of USW Local 1005 emceed the event which started with USW Local 1005 retiree Bill Mahoney reciting the poem May Day … (more on

Caught in cross-border crossfire: … (full long text Steel Industry News).

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

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Linked on our blogs with Toxic Flood Gives Marginalized Roma a New Chance.

  • The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative award-winning non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting the independent international journalism that U.S. media organizations are increasingly less able to undertake. The Center focuses on under-reported topics, promoting high-quality international reporting and creating platforms that reach broad and diverse audiences … (about (our mission 1/2).
  • Also on en.wikipedia.

Who /Staff; Reporting; Education; Travel-Grants; Where /Map; Blog; Events; Internships; Jobs; Partners;
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite #615, Washington, DC 20036, USA;

About /Our Mission 2/2: … The Center’s educational programs provide students with fresh information on global issues, help them think critically about the creation and dissemination of news, and inspire them to become active consumers and producers of information. Continue Reading…

Mind and Life Institute

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Linked on our blogs with Change your Mind Change your Brain.

  • The Mind & Life Institute is a non-profit organization that seeks to understand the human mind and the benefits of contemplative practices through an integrated mode of knowing that combines first person knowledge from the world’s contemplative traditions with methods and findings from contemporary scientific inquiry. Ultimately, our goal is to relieve human suffering and advance well-being … (full text Values, Vision, Mission & Strategy).
  • See also on fr.wikipedia, and on en.wikipedia.

Researches; Dialogues; Grants; International; Collaborators; Publications; Newsletter; Support us;
Address: Mind & Life Institute, 7007 Winchester Cir., Suite 100, Boulder, CO 80301, USA;
Contact online.

Dalai Lama and Mind and Life: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is the leader of Tibetan Buddhism, a spiritual leader revered worldwide, and (he was until recently) the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile.   Continue Reading…

Children’s Defense Fund CDF

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The Children’s Defense Fund grew out of the Civil Rights Movement under the leadership of Marian Wright Edelman. The first Black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar, Mrs. Edelman directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Miss.; worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as counsel for his Poor People’s Campaign; and dedicated her early career to defending the civil liberties of people struggling to overcome poverty and discrimination … (about /OHistory 1/2).
CFD on wikipedia.

Homepage; Sitemap;
Campaigns; Priorities; Research, Library; Take Action; Jobs; Support us;
Address: Children’s Defense Fund, 25 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, USA;

About /History 2/2: … In 1969, Mrs. Edelman began the Washington Research Project, a public interest law firm that monitored federal programs for low-income families and, out of that initiative, she founded the Children’s Defense Fund in 1973.  Continue Reading…

Consumer Federation of America CFA

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  • The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an association of non-profit consumer organizations that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education. Today, nearly 300 of these groups participate in the federation and govern it through their representatives on the organization’s Board of Directors … (about /Overview 1/2).
  • CFA on wikipedia.

Cooperatives; Local Groups; Join; Oher Resources; Staff; Board; News; left column: Issues, Services; Linking; Support us;
Adress: CFA, 1620 I Street, NW – Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006, USA;

About /Overview: … CFA is a research, advocacy, education, and service organization.  Continue Reading…

Commission de recherche et d’information indépendantes sur la radioactivité CRIIRAD

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  • La CRIIRAD, Qu’est-ce que c’est? 1986, création de la CRIIRAD: Alors que les services officiels indiquent que la France, en raison de son éloignement, a été totalement épargnée par le nuage radioactif de Tchernobyl, des familles entières consomment, sans le savoir, du lait, du fromage, des légumes frais … gorgés de produits radioactifs.
  • C’est en réaction au manque de prise en considération des conséquences de cet accident pour l’environnement et l’être humain que la CRIIRAD s’est constituée … (en savoir plus 1/2).
  • CRIIRAD in english on en.wikipedia.

Ce Site a un seul URL pour toutes ses pages. Liens internes pour Accueil, En savoir plus, subventions; Dossiers 2009 resp. 2008, Publications, Stages de Formation, Bulletin, Addhésion/Don, Pétitions; Contrôler la radioactivité: en labo, sur le site, leRadon, Compteur Geiger, Menaces radioactives sur les aliments.
URLs externes: Adhésion/Don, Dossier Japon, Balises, Publications: M. Roland DESBORDES;
Adresse Commission: 471 Avenue Victor Hugo, 26000 VALENCE, FRANCE;
Contact Commission, Info Radioactivité.

En savoir plus 2/2: … /La CRIIRAD, Qu’est-ce que c’est? La CRIIRAD a pour vocation:  Continue Reading…

American Bankruptcy Institute ABI

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The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI Canal Center Plaza membership includes more than 12,000 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Online Resources; Meetings, Events; Publications /Law Review; Membership; Join; Partners; Consumer Bankruptcy Center;
Address:  American Bankruptcy Institute, 44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA;

About 2/2: … In fulfillment of its mission to provide information to its members, journalists, Congress and the public, ABI is engaged in numerous educational and research activities, as well as the production of a number of publications both for the insolvency practitioner and the public. Continue Reading…

SOS Children’s Villages of India

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SOS Children’s Villages take action for children as an independent non-governmental social organization. We respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in countries and communities where our mission can contribute to development. We work in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and we promote these rights around the world. With the SOS Children’s Village concept, our organization pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children. The concept is based on four principles … (full text our Roots).

Where; Media; Events; Partners; Downloads; Donate; Sponsor a child;
Address NATIONAL OFFICE: SOS Children’s Villages of India, Plot No. 4, Block C-1, Institutional Area, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110 070, INDIA;

Recognition: The Government of India has appreciated the work of SOS Children’s Villages of India and has recommended it to other child-care organization in the country to follow this pattern.  Continue Reading…

Responsible Debt Relief RDR Institute

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The Leader in Consumer Finance Innovation, FOUNDER & CEO Robert D. Manning, Author of Credit Card Nation – Linked on our blogs with Credit Card Nation.

  • RDR is a non-profit organization dedicated to the objective and empirical assessment of consumer debt capacity that provides the basis for innovative loan underwriting based on a net cash flow position of individuals and households.
  • RDR also serves as a clearing house for matching appropriate debt repayment programs based on household repayment capability. The RDR Institute works closely with commercial banks, credit unions, consumer credit counseling service organizations, partial payment debt resolution companies and bankruptcy practitioners to provide the most appropriate debt resolutions services based on consumer repayment capability … (full text who we are).

Bankruptcy Avoidance Program
; Debt Resolution Plan; Media; a Video, 2.08 min; Loan underwriting; Links FTC: Abusive Debt, Relief;
Address: Responsible Debt Relief RDR, 1100 University Avenue, Suite 209, Rochester, NY 14607, USA;
Contact, Phone 1-585-563-7675, Fax 1-585-385-6227.

Background: … Dr. Manning Submits Comment to FTC Regarding Proposed Amendment to the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule to Address the Sale of Debt Relief Services. Continue Reading…

National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform

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In order to prepare students to be lifelong learners ready for college, career, and citizenship, the National Forum seeks to make every middle grades school academically excellent, responsive to the developmental needs and interests of young adolescents, and socially equitable … (vision 1/2).

Members; Forum; Leaders; Research; Resources; Improving Schools; Excellence; Responsiveness; Equity; Key Initiatives; News;
Address: National Forum, PO Box 224, Savoy, IL 61874, USA;
Contact: Phone (217) 351-2196; Fax (217) 351-1068.

Vision 2/2: … High-performing schools with middle grades are academically excellent. They challenge all students to use their minds well, providing them with the curriculum, instruction, assessment, support, and time they need to meet rigorous academic standards.  Continue Reading…


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in french: Certificat suisse de qualité pour les institutions de formation continue – in german: Schweizerisches Qualitätszertifikat für Weiterbildungsinstitutionen – in italian: Certificato svizzero di qualità per istituzioni di formazione continua.

Quality – Transparency – Comparability in Further Education: The eduQua-Certificate: labels a good quality institute in further education; contributes to securing and developing quality of institutes in further education; adds more tranparency for clients. Find here: … (full text english Homepage).

Good Grades …; Target Groups; Partners; Use it; Certification; Institutes; Client’s checklist; FAQs;
Address: eduQua Agency, Oerlikonerstrasse 38, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland;
Contact online and feedback.

The Label: Through eduQua, the first Swiss quality label geared towards adult continuing education was established.  Continue Reading…

Save the Children India

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Save The Children India, a non-profit organisation that envisions India as a child friendly nation

Mission: Save The Children India is committed to preventing exploitation and all other forms of discrimination o f vulnerable women and children, and empowering them to lead a life of dignity, self-respect, and independence.
Vision: Save The Children India is an organisation that envisions India as a Child-Friendly Nation. (Mission /Vision).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Projects; Team; Trustees; Partners; Newsletter; Events: Power Of One, Magic Box, Araaish; FAQs; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 2): Save The Children India /Mumbai, SF9, G Block, Adjacent to American School of Bombay,  Bandra – Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai 400 098,  India;
Feedback; Contact.

Our Founder – Late Mrs. Vipula Kadri: A social worker who has made a difference in the lives of millions of Indians, the late Mrs. Vipula Kadri was the founder of Save the Children India, along with sister organisations PRIDE INDIA and WISE.  Continue Reading…

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network GLSEN

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The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression … (about us /Mission 1/2).

What we do; Research; Policy; National Board; Statement; edia; Newsletter; Tools, Tips; FAQs; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 2): GLSEN National Headquarters, 90 Broad Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10004, USA;

About us /Mission 2/2: … The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Continue Reading…

Healing Trust NFSH

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  • … The Healing Trust is the working name of The NFSH Charitable Trust Ltd, Registered Charity 1094702 … (on
  • The Healing Trust is the new working name of The NFSH Charitable Trust Ltd (Charity No 1094702). Our pan-denominational organisation is the largest and oldest membership organisation of Spiritual Healers in the UK. Founded in 1954, we strive to raise the standards and awareness of healing in the UK and overseas by providing: … (full text Homepage).

Find a Healer; Training /Course; Workshops; In NHS; Membership; Events; Latest News; FAQs;

About /What is Healing: … Spiritual Healing is a natural energy therapy.  Continue Reading…

Parivar Seva Sanstha PSS

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The mission of Parivar Seva Sanstha is to enhance the quality of life of women, men, adolescent and children by addressing the challenges in health, population and development. This is being achieved through various interventions pertaining to research, advocacy & awareness generation, education & training, technical assistance, service delivery and product distribution … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
about Clinics and their Services; CSMP; Education, Training; Projects; Family Planning; MTP Abortions; HIV/AIDS; RTI/ STI; Anemia;
Address: Parivar Seva Sanstha, C-374, Defence Colony, New Delhi-110024, India;

About 2/2: … Parivar Seva works for the low income groups, mainly living in urban slums, peri urban and rural areas, who are unable to afford commercial services and products, but are also reluctant to avail free of cost services from the public sector.   Continue Reading…


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Already mentionned on our NGO-blog in a text on August 16, 2006 (it’s link is no more working).

  • Parivartan is a movement against extortionist type of corruption, where people have to pay bribes to get their legitimate work done in Government.
  • Appeal to the public: Don’t pay bribes for your legitimate rights. Unite and resist such demands.
  • Support from Parivartan: If you are based in Delhi and are being demanded bribes to get your grievance resolved in Income Tax Department or Delhi Vidyut Board, please do not pay bribes. Contact Parivartan.
  • Parivartan will try and get your work done without payment of bribes.
  • Parivartan is doing it as a social service and is not charging anything for its service. (Homepage).

This website has for all pages the same URL. Click on internal links for: Mission, Team, Associates, Join, News and Events, Net Meeting, Financial Contribution, FAQs, Contact.
And for Project Income Tax, Project DVB, Press Coverage, Success so far, Submit Grievance Online.

Address: Parivartan, 5B, Navkala Apartments, 14, I P Extension, Patparganj, New Delhi – 92, India;
Telephone: (011) 2727430: E-Mail: see on Contact-page.

Mission /Income Tax Refunds/ PAN: A common taxpayer has to face a lot of problems in getting his refund or Permanent Account Number from the Income Tax Department.  Continue Reading…

Khushal Awareness and Development Organization KADO

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  • To educate the deprived and under privileged common folk about the basic human rights and find basis to incorporate their efforts in mobilization to achieve maximum output.
  • Buildings the capacities of the local communities/ Govt. and Non government organizations and skills development institutes with the focus on local female folk in the development initiatives … (full text Objectives).

All pages have the same URL. Click on the internal links for: Home, About us, Contact Us, Programs, Aims and Objectives, Partners, Projects, Staff, Executives, Gallary, Updates.
Address: KADO, House # 158, Opposite Hockey Ground, Sector-1, KDA, Kohat, Pakistan.

Background: Khushal Awareness & Development Organization (KADO) is a not for profit and non-governmental organization, born in July-2002 by a group of volunteers, human rights activists, young community development professionals and common citizens.  Continue Reading…

Indian Ocean Research Group IORG

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The IORG Inc has at least seven principal objectives:

  • To encourage research on geopolitical, economic, socio-cultural, environmental, scientific and technological issues relevant to the Indian Ocean Region
  • To promote dialogue on the peaceful uses and ecologically sustainable development of maritime resources based on the principle of Common Heritage
  • To foster interstate cooperation in the sustainable management of ocean resources and the peaceful resolution of maritime disputes

… (full textObjectives).

Programmes; Conferences 2011; Books, Journal; Archive; IOR-ARC Observer Status; Board; Structure; Membership: Info, Form;
Addresses: 1): IORG Inc. Headquarter, P O Box 884, Cottesloe, Western Australia 6011, Australia;
2): Coordinating Centre, Professor Sanjay Chaturvedi, Centre for the Study of Geopolitics, Department of Political Science, Arts Block VI, Panjab University – 160 014, India;

Preamble: The key objective of the Indian Ocean Research Group Inc. (IORG) is to initiate a policy-oriented dialogue, in the true spirit of partnership, among governments, industries, NGOs and communities, towards realizing a shared, peaceful, stable and prosperous future for the Indian Ocean region.  Continue Reading…

Bibiothèques Virtuelles Humanistes BVH

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Université de Tours /France

Le programme des “Bibliothèques Virtuelles Humanistes” a été conçu en 2002 avec la collaboration de l’IRHT (section de l’humanisme). Il constitue, avec l’élaboration des catalogues des “Incunables des bibliothèques de France”, le volet recherche sur le livre ancien du CESR. Il diffuse des documents patrimoniaux et poursuit des recherches associant des compétences en sciences humaines et en informatique. Depuis 2008, il agrège plusieurs types de documents numériques: … (texte entier Accueil).

Plan du site;
Aide; Fac-similés, Epistemon, Manuscrits, Iconographie; Archives: Vie du site, Calendrier, Documentation; Entreport OAI;

Mentions légales /Extrait de la convention établie avec les établissements partenaires:  Continue Reading…

Fair Test

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the national center for fair and open testing

  • … The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) advances quality education and equal opportunity by promoting fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial evaluations of students, teachers and schools. FairTest also works to end the misuses and flaws of testing practices that impede those goals … (about 1/2).
  • Mission Statement.

Contrarian View; Resources; Fact Sheets; Testings: K-12, University, Employment;
Staff, Board; Newsletter; Archives; News; Publicatiopns; Videos; Links; Support us;
Address: FairTest, P.O. Box 300204, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, USA;

About 2/2: … We place special emphasis on eliminating the racial, class, gender, and cultural barriers to equal opportunity posed by standardized tests, and preventing their damage to the quality of education.  Continue Reading…

Chennai Center for China Studies CCCS

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The Chennai Centre for China Studies CCCS, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 1975 (83/2008 dated 4 April 2008), is a non-profit public policy think-tank, with the following objectives … (about 1/2).

Homepage, with links to our News;
Projects; Team; Events; Links;
Address: , 2, Apoorva Apartments, 7, Maharani Chinnamma Road, Venus Colony, Alwarpet, Chennai 600 018, India;
Feedback; Contact.

About 2/2 /Our objectives:   Continue Reading…

Center for Strategic and International Studies CSIS

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strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions

At a time of new global opportunities and challenges, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decisionmakers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. A bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, CSIS conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change … (about 1/2).

Topics; Regions; Programs; Experts; Press; Multimedia; Publications; Events; Internships; Support us;
Address: Center for Strategic and International Studies CSIS, 1800 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA;

About 2/2: … Founded by David M. Abshire (far left) and Admiral Arleigh Burke (left) at the height of the Cold War, CSIS was dedicated to finding ways for America to sustain its prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world.  Continue Reading…

Global Cooperation Council

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Council for Genuine Global Cooperation – Nord-Süd Forum e.V. – Linked on our blogs with Soka Gakkai International SGI.

  • The GLOBAL COOPERATION COUNCIL advocates genuine collaboration as a prerequisite of fair globalization in the firm belief that the emerging new world in the 21st century calls for departure from the entrenched patterns of thinking.
  • Instead of clinging on to outdated social, economic, financial and political perceptions and structures, there is a compelling need to create conditions for a just, truly democratic and secure world whose citizens are empowered to interact with each other and those at the helm of affairs in order to respond rapidly to changes creeping in at a quick pace … (Interaction for change 1/2).
  • Sustained are IDN-In Depth News, Global perspectives, Development Watch and Global Affairs Media Academy.

All pages have the same URL. To reach them, click on the internal links as: executives, advisory, help yourself, statutes arichives, global events, news-features-analyses, internat. cooperation, interaction for change, acrtivities, contact, links.
Impressum /Address: GLOBAL COOPERATION COUNCIL, (Nord-Süd-Forum) e.V., Marienstr. 19/20, D-10117 Berlin, Germany.

Interaction for change 2/2: … This calls for fostering a culture of peace, which is a prerequisite for sustainable global security.  Continue Reading…

Soka Gakkai International SGI

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a Buddhist association based in Tokyo, to raise awareness about the need for a nuclear free world – Linked on our blogs with Global Cooperation Council.

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a lay Buddhist movement linking more than 12 million people around the world. SGI members integrate their Buddhist practice into their daily lives, following the Lotus Sutra based teachings of Nichiren, a 13th-century Japanese Buddhist priest … (about /Overview 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Initiatives; Peace; Development; Human Rights; Activities; Partners; Resources; About /Facts; AllNews; Media; FAQs;
map; Address: SGI Headquarters, Josei Toda International Center, 15-3 Samon-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0017;

About /Overview 2/2: … Just as the lotus blooms in a muddy pond, all people can manifest the Buddha nature – inner resources of courage, wisdom and compassion that can equip them to overcome life’s challenges and lead happy and fulfilling lives.  Continue Reading…

Global Campaign for Education

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also in arabic, french and spanish – Linked on our blogs with World Educational Social Forum Palestine, and with Arab NGO Network for Development ANND.

  • The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end the global education crisis.  Together we hold governments to account for their promises repeatedly made to provide Education for All.  The GCE’s mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of every girl, boy, woman and man to a free quality public education … (about 1/2).
  • Annual Report 2009, 64 pdf-pages.

english Homepage; Sitemap;
Principles; Why; Resources; Press, Bloggers; News; GA; Your country;
Address: Global Campaign for Education, PO Box 521733, 26 Baker Street Rosebank, Saxonwold, Johannesburg, 2132, South Africa;
Contact and CGE Secretariat.

About 2/2: … Since our formation in 1999, millions of people and thousands of organizations in over 100 countries have united to demanding Education for All.  Continue Reading…

Arab NGO Network for Development ANND

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(already mentionned on remember some Arab NGOs). – Linked on ourblogs with World Educational Social Forum Palestine, and with Global Campaign for Education.

  • The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) is a regional network, working in 10 Arab countries with 7 national networks (with an extended membership of 200 CSOs from different backgrounds) and 23 NGO members. ANND was established in 1997 and its headquarters is located in Beirut, Lebanon since 2000.
  • ANND aims at strengthening the role of civil society, enhancing the values of democracy, respect of human rights and sustainable development in the region. ANND advocates for more sound and effective socio-economic reforms in the region, which integrate the concepts of sustainable development, gender justice, and the rights-based approach … (about 1/2).
  • Letter to Mrs. Catherine Ashton.

Homepage; Sitemap; under construction
Reflections; Employments; Reports; Newsletters; our Members; Members of; Partners;
Address: ANND, P.O.Box: 5792/14, Mazraa: 1105 – 2070, Beirut, Lebanon;

About 2/2 /… The network programs cover three main areas:  Continue Reading…

World Educational Social Forum Palestine

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also in arabic, french and spanish – Linked on our blogs with Global Campaign for Education, and with Arab NGO Network for Development ANND.

Our Mission: The World Education Forum aims to work to reinforce the concept of education as a fundamental human right and a key for sustainable development, for the establishment of peace and stability among countries and of a cooperative world community. It seeks to foster improvements in education policies and practices to meet the individual and shared educational needs of people of all ages … (Mission, Vision 1/2).

english Homepage;
Why Education; Challenges; General Infos; Event october 2010; Organization; WEF Themes; Int. Support; Docs; Media; FAQs; Links;
Contact: see on Facebook.

Mission, Vision 2/2: … /The specific goals of the WEF are the following:  Continue Reading…