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Index December 2007

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2007-12-01: Share The World’s Resources STWR;
2007-12-02: Social Change Communications SCC;
2007-12-03: Reach out to Asia ROTA;
2007-12-04: Human Rights Resource Center;
2007-12-05: Awra Amba;
2007-12-06: International Social Service ISS;
2007-12-07: The Archive of ‘From The Wilderness’ FTW;
2007-12-08: jenna orkin’s Act 2: From the Wilderness’ Peak Oil;
2007-12-08: call to conscience;
2007-12-09: The Centre for Social Justice CSJ;
2007-12-09: Global Alternatives;
2007-12-10: The FREE RICE Program;
2007-12-11: Speak Out – Institute for Democratic Education and Culture;
2007-12-12: United States Institute of Peace USIP;
2007-12-13: South End Press;
2007-12-14: Development Research Centre DRC, Migration, Globalization and Poverty;
2007-12-15: ISSR – Ghana;
2007-12-15: RIPS – Ghana;
2007-12-16: International Service for Human Rights ISHR;
2007-12-17: People’s Watch;
2007-12-18: Nuclear Information and Resource Service NIRS;
2007-12-19: Center for Social Development CSD;
2007-12-20: Coordination Sud;
2007-12-20: womankind worldwide;
2007-12-21: Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan KMVS;
2007-12-22: Association for India’s Development;
2007-12-23: Give World;
2007-12-24: Sanlaap India;
2007-12-25: The i4d (Information For Development) print magazine;
2007-12-26: The WGBH Forum Network;
2007-12-26: Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity VIPS;
2007-12-26: Naz Foundation (India) Trust;
2007-12-27: Tell the World About Hunger!2007-12-28: All Bengal Women’s Union;
2007-12-29: Centre for Social Research CSR;
2007-12-30: Saroj Nalini Dutt Memorial Association;

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shining the light on government and the season

Homepage/search/subscribe: POGO is an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more accountable federal government;

POGO’s investigations: The Project On Government Oversight is committed to exposing waste, fraud and corruption in the following areas: defense, homeland security, energy & natural resources, contract oversight, open government and scientific integrity investigations;

press room;
get involved/log in;
address: POGO, 666 11th Street, NW,Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20001-4542 U.S.A., e-mail, phone (202) 347-1122, fax (202) 347-1116
contact/sign up.

About: The Project On Government Oversight follows a rich tradition of assuring that the government continues to work for the people it represents. Our nation was founded on the very principle that representation and accountability are fundamental to maintaining a strong and functioning democracy. Today, these principles espoused by our founding fathers are under attack as our federal government is more vulnerable than ever to the influence of money in politics and powerful special interests.

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Saroj Nalini Dutt Memorial Association

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named on this web page of NGOs India; address: Saroj Nalini Dutt Memorial Association, 23/1 Ballygunge Station Road, Kolkata – 700 019, West Bengal, Tel: 91 33 24406852 , 33 24408656. No E-mail and Website indicated. Contact: Mrs Aroti Dutt.

Purpose: Aged, Child welfare, Disability, Disadvantaged communities, Education, Employment, Environment, Food and Nutrition, Grants/Aids, Health, Human Rights, Information and Communications Technology, Law, Population, Poverty, Rural Development, Sanitation, Science and Technology, Sustainable Development, Training, Water, Women’s issues.

Aim/Objective/Mission: In India early last century the position of women was low both in social and economic life. They had neither education nor economic ability, having no share in their husband and father’s property. Their life was a long history of ignominy and suffering depending on charity. The basic idea of pioneering organisation was to give dignity to women and to empower them with education and economic freedom through Training of Crafts and vocational education. Our mission is to reach that goal and give a place of honour to women which they will gain on their own right and be considered by her family and society as a person of worth recognition and respect. We have to move with the time, in the present day information Technology has got priority in many aspects and we have added in our project Planning Computer Training for girls.

Address no 2 named on this web page of Sulekha:

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Centre for Social Research CSR

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Linked with the Centre for Social Research CSR of 2008-01-30.

The Centre for Social Research is one of the leading Women’s institution working in the field of Social action since 1983 aiming to empower women by implementing projects at the grass root, gender imparting training to law enforcing agencies, corporate houses, academia, urban and local governing bodies, domestic and international non governmental organizations. The key focus areas of CSR include development and capacity building, combat against violence against women, action research, gender training, and networking & advocacy.

CSR aims to empower women and provide them with the resources to be self-reliant individuals. We work at the grassroots, regional and international levels to raise women’s awareness of their rights, build inroads into decision-making institutions from Panchayats to Parliament and to eliminate violence against women.

CSR has played important and significant roles at the National, regional as well as international level through its network. At the national level, CSR coordinates the activities of Joint Action front for women, a front comprising of over 100 organizations and individuals across the country … (full text).


About: The Centre for Social Research is one of the leading Women’s Institutions working in the field of social action since 1983.

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All Bengal Women’s Union

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Bengal Presidency Council of Women & the All Bengal Women’s Conference formed an independent organization for Suppression of Immoral Traffic. This society came into being as ALL BENGAL WOMEN’S UNION.

This welfare organization (ABWU) is giving free legal aid to the deserving and needy as per provisions of the Legal Services Authorities Act. The Legal Services Clinic, which is run every Saturday between 3 to 5 P.M., is approved by State Legal Services Authority West Bengal.

Project: anti-trafficing campaign;
This NGO on wikipedia;
new project / latest news;
case studies;

About: IT all started in the year 1932, when a group of courageous women in Bengal took up to helping the helpless, exploited and victimized fellow sisters, women and child trafficking had increased to an unprecedented extent. In between the two World Wars, the number of sailors and soldiers had considerably increased and flesh trade found a ready and expanding market in Kolkata.

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Tell the World About Hunger!

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(also in chinese and in arabic)

We’re looking for any content – stories, poems, pictures, videos, music, graphics that let’s the world know that it’s time for child hunger to end.

Fight Hunger – Walk the World! is part of the UN World Food Programme working to end child hunger by 2015 which is part of the first Millennium Development Goal. All year round we build communities and partnerships both online and offline around the issue of child hunger. Every year we hold our annual global walk “Walk the World” to raise awareness and funds to end child hunger. Find out more about Walk the World and our other Campaigns to help feed hungry children all over the world.


About: We aim to do this by holding an annual worldwide demonstration across the globe called Walk the World. Once a year hundreds of thousands of people in every time zone will take to the streets to call for an end to the needless suffering of hungry children.

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The Social and Development Canvas of India

Linked with the search page of 1000PeaceWomen, (click there on India and find the 91 Indian PeaceWomen, some of them already on this Blog – see there our country page and go down to India).’s repositioning excercise is now complete. The new, which will go online from Jan 2008, will have NGOs whose credibility is assured. What happens to the thousands of NGOs in our database? will launch a new portal for all NGOs then, where each NGO can share their information free and most importantly it will be seen free. Click to check the list of NGOs that will go on the new portal. Register free … (full text).

Press Releases;
Making of a Vision Statement;
How to write a Mission Statement;

At the place of a contact-link:

And at the place of a final ‘about’, find the list of NGOs that will go on the new portal.

Naz Foundation (India) Trust

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Linked with Anjali Gopalan – India.

HIV/AIDS are complex issues that affect all our lives whatever the gender, class, caste, religion, sexuality and sexual orientation. We at Naz India are committed to raising awareness to prevent the spread of HIV and providing support to those living with the virus and those affected by it, with sensitivity and utmost confidentiality (homepage).
Home based care;
see a video;
address: Naz Foundation (India) Trust, A – 86 East of Kailash, New Delhi 110 065, Telephone: +91 11 2691 0499, e-mail one, e-mail two;

About / Who we Are: The Naz Foundation (India) Trust (NI) is a New Delhi based NGO working on HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health since 1994. Through the years, Naz India has evolved and implemented a holistic approach to combat HIV, focusing on prevention as well as treatment. Our focus is on reaching out to marginalized populations infected and affected by HIV. We also aim to sensitize the community to the prevalence of HIV, as well as highlight issues related to Sexuality and Sexual Health:

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Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity VIPS

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Linked with Fact-Based Intelligence Prevails on Nukes and Iran.

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity VIPS (for VIPs, Very Important Persons) is a group of current and former officials of the United States Intelligence Community, including some from the Central Intelligence Agency CIA, the U.S. State Department’s Intelligence Bureau, and the Defense Intelligence Agency DIA.

This group issued a letter before the 2003 invasion of Iraq warning that there would potentially be numerous U.S. casualties if Iraq used chemical weapons during any “offensive aimed at getting rid of Saddam Hussein.”

This letter (on counterpunch, February 8, 2003) noted the various Gulf War-related illnesses which many returning soldiers contracted due to the presence of chemical and biological agents in Desert Storm.

The group was formed in January 2003 as a “coast-to-coast enterprise” to protest the use of faulty intelligence “upon which the US/UK invasion of Iraq was based” … (full text).

Link: Raymond (Ray) McGovern (born 1939) is a retired CIA officer turned political activist. McGovern was a Federal employee under seven U.S. presidents over 27 years, presenting the morning intelligence briefings at the White House for many of them.

The WGBH Forum Network

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Live and Archived Webcasts of Free Public Lectures in Partnership with Boston’s Leading Cultural and Educational Organizations. Presented by WGBH in association with the Lowell Institute.

The WGBH Forum Network is an audio and video streaming Website dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world’s foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in Boston and beyond. Through this online service hundreds of thousands of people worldwide listen to these talks wherever and whenever they choose. We are proud of the role we serve in our community, of protecting and projecting the public voice; and of informing and inspiring that public voice toward greater civic engagement in the important issues of our time.

Home of WGBH-Forum Network;
comming soon;

About the WGBH Forum Network: There are various options for streaming these lectures on the site. People can listen to an “audio only” lecture with enhanced sound quality.

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The i4d (Information For Development) print magazine …

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… of the Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies CSDMS

i4d is intended to provide a much-needed platform for exchange of information, ideas, opinions and experiences, both inside and outside the Information and Communication Technology for Development ICT4D sector. While several electronic publications do currently exist, i4d is perhaps the first that addresses the need by utilizing the strength and potential of the print media.

forthcoming events, year 2008;
current news;
book reviews;
address: Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies CSDMS, G-4, Sector 39, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh 201 301, India, Tel: +91 120 2502180 – 87, Fax: +91 120 2500060, E-mail.


  • The Information and Communication Technologies for Development, the collective’s homepage;
  • United Nations Development Programme UNDP;
  • dg Communities, Information and Communication Technologies for Development;
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development on wikipedia.

About: EDITORIAL PROFILE: i4d encompasses the role and relevance of ICT in various development sectors such as Rural Development, Gender, Governance, Micro-finance, Education, Health, Wireless Communication, ICT For Poor, Local Content, Culture and Heritage, and more.

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Sanlaap India

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Speaking of the Unspoken

Linked with Indrani Sinha – India.

First: all pages of Sanlaap are to be reached by internal links from the Homepage; second: these pages cannot be copied.

  • Girls allways have two homes,
  • one that of their father’s,
  • and the other of their in-laws,
  • but none that they can call their own,
  • here at SANLAAP I have found my own.

But you have more informations on wikipedia:

Sanlaap is an Indian feminist NGO, established in 1987. Its focus is to make the world a safe place for girl children and women by protecting their rights … Mission Statement: Sanlaap is a developmental organization that works towards correction of social imbalances which present themselves as gender injustice and violence against women and children. The primary work is focused against trafficking of women and children for commercial sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and forced prostitution … Sanlaap and AIDS: More than nineteen percent of the girls rescued from brothel prostitution, living in Sneha Shelters are HIV positive, discarded by their families and the Government Homes. Some have given birth to children at the age of fourteen and fifteen … SUNDAR: Sundar was initiated in 2000 as a support group for Women in Prostitution to address the problems of WIP in the red-light areas. The women are supported to get their identity in the form of voters’ identity card and ration card and are also supported to live a life with dignity without being abused and exploited by local hoodlums, pimps, customers, police and their live in boyfriends or husbands … (full long text).

Guilty Without Trial;

Download the Sanlaap Annual Report 2005-2006, 45 pages;

All Bengal Women’s Union.

Give World

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GiveWorld is a trusted gateway that connects people with causes they care about in India. 100% projects are carefully selected and certified 100% of your donation is used for the project you specify 100% guarantee of feedback on how your donation was used + you can set up regular contributions … Give World is owned and operated by Give Foundation, Inc. which is a US based non-religious and non-political, 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. All donations to GIVE Foundation, Inc are tax-exempt in the US … (full text).

Causes to support: Donate online for the following causes (You have to first select a cause and under each non-profit profile you have donation options listed):

  • Child Welfare
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and Sanitation
  • Human Rights and Empowerment
  • Livelihoods and Poverty
  • Services for the Disabled
  • Services for the Elderly
  • Women and Family Services
  • Youth Welfare

Project selection;
Partner NGOs;
Feedback / 100% Commitment;
Contact and Newsletter.

About: … We follow a unique partnership model where different partners bring a lot of passion and zeal to the effort, and the cause they work on is typically their organizational mission as well.

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Association for India’s Development

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AID was founded in 1991 with the vision: “Problems are interconnected, so must be the solution”

The village student of Nandurbar District, Maharshtra, India, who is pedalling to generate electricity for lighting his school is a volunteer. The people who helped design and manufacture AID’s Bijli bike (pedal power generator) are AID-India volunteers and their friends. Those that got excited by the project idea and raised funds to support it so that the village student is empowered to generate his own electricity are AID volunteers in USA. The person who took the photo and the person who uploaded it on the website are AID volunteers. And finally the jeevanshala (school of life) in a tribal village without electricity that inspired AID’s alternate energy initiatives is managed by volunteers of Narmada movement. (full text).

Annual Reports;
Apna Skool’ (Educational Project for the Children of Migrant Workers);
Donate to Aid;
Address: Association for India’s Development, P.O Box “F”, College Park, MD 20741-3005, U.S.A;
Contact for particular chapter (USA/India/Canada/Australia/Oman).

About: Association for India’s Development (AID) is a volunteer movement committed to promoting sustainable, equitable and just development.

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Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan – KMVS

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Linked with Alkaben Jani, with Lataben Sachde, and with Hakkuben Theba, all of India.

The Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan KMVS is a collective group of rural women based in the western state of Gujarat. Forming self sustaining producer groups these women have come together to improve their socio and economic status.

Fair Trade Policies;

About: The Bombay Bedspread Company is a trading name of Clayduck Interactive Ltd. (Reg no: 03920020 , Registered in England & Wales). The Bombay Bedspread Company is a registered importer & member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops – BAFTS. So, who are we and why are we selling Indian bedspreads? The Bombay Bedspread Company commenced trading in August 2005 by a husband and wife team from Staines, Middlesex. Raj, originally from Bombay, and Janet from Lancashire, decided to start the business when their presents of Indian bedspreads to family and friends were met with so much enthusiasm and requests for more … (full text).

Presentation of the professional activity: … KMVS was founded in 1989 with the overall aim of empowering women to increase their sustainable income. They support a variety of programmes which encourage village and tribal unity with particular emphasis on women becoming more involved in the social and political arenas.

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womankind worldwide

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creating a world of difference

If you are interested in helping women improve their lives – whether in developing countries or in the UK – I am sure that there is much here that will engage and inspire you.

what we do;
where we work;
what you can do;
policy and influence;
UK schools;

About: WOMANKIND Worldwide believes women in developing countries are a powerful force for change.

Women have an abundance of practical ideas for improving their own lives and lifting their families and communities out of poverty. But this can only happen if they have the confidence and opportunities to articulate their needs and ideas – and be listened to.

WOMANKIND Worldwide is the only UK charity devoted to enabling women to achieve this.

We work closely with 32 partner community groups in 14 developing countries. This means that the projects we fund and support tackle the specific issues in a particular area, rather than trying to import a ‘one size fits all’ solution from the UK.

All our projects are connected to enabling women to understand their legal rights. And to use these rights to benefit their daily lives. Where new legislation is needed to protect women or improve their status, we help our partners secure this too.

WOMANKIND also runs a programme of work in the UK.

Coordination Sud

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Portail des ONG françaises de solidarité internationale – coordination Solidarité Urgence et Développement

Relié avec Quel avenir pour les ONG … , et avec Institut de relations internationales et stratégiques IRIS.

Position des ONGs;
Centre de Resources;
Panorama des ONG;
Partenariats Internationaux;

Présentation: Coordination nationale des ONG françaises de solidarité internationale, Coordination SUD assure une double mission d’appui et renforcement des ONG françaises (information, formation mais aussi travail avec les bailleurs de fonds pour une amélioration des dispositifs de subventions) ainsi que de représentation et promotion des valeurs et positions des ONG auprès des institutions publiques ou privées en France et à l’étranger (pouvoirs publics français, Union européenne, organisations internationales, etc.).

Center for Social Development CSD

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Linked with Chea Vannath – Cambodia.

CSD is engaged in social development research and policy. Choose one of the links on this page to find more information;
Saving for Education, Entrepreneurship and Downpayment SEED;
Civic Service;
George Warren Brown School of Social Work;
Global Assets Project GAP;
Address: Center for Social Development, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, Campus Box 1196, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63130-4899, tel: (314) 935-7433, fax: (314) 935-8661, e-mail.

About CSD: The Center for Social Development (CSD) is a research and policy center based at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. Since 1994, CSD has focused on social development research that informs how individuals, families, and communities increase capacity, formulate and reach life goals, and contribute to the economy and society. Our principal focus is on families and communities at the bottom of society. Major areas of work have been Asset Building and Civic Engagement & Service.

CSD has a multipurpose agenda that encompasses social theory, research, policy innovation, projects in the community, and teaching. Projects connect academic and applied interests, and build bridges across public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Academic excellence and real-world involvement are emphasized. Research projects stress mutuality through capacity building, partnership development, and shared learning. The watchwords at CSD are inquiry, innovation, and impact.

CSD Research Capacity & Research Experience: … (full text).

Nuclear Information and Resource Service NIRS …

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… and World Information Service on Energy WISE

Linked with Harvey Franklin Wasserman – USA.

NIRS is the information and networking center for citizens and environmental organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues. Your comments and suggestions about this website are welcomed.

International Offices;

About NIRS: 2008 will mark the 30th anniversary of Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS). We were founded to be the national information and networking center for citizens and environmental activists concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and sustainable energy issues … (full text).

About WISE: In the 1970s, the need for better cross-frontier contact and communication became increasingly obvious to many in the anti-nuclear and safe energy movement. The idea of a newsletter of some kind came up regularly at all the meetings. In November 1977, some 70 people met in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the project … (full text).

About NIRS/WISE Network … see in the right column of both.

People’s Watch

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People’s Watch, a national human rights organization, is a program of the Centre for Promotion of Social Concerns CPSC. People’s Watch has been actively engaged in the protection and promotion of human rights in Tamil Nadu since 1995. People’s Watch has sought to hold the State accountable to its citizens for the chronic abuses of their rights and has worked to advance a human rights culture disposed to safeguard both the welfare and the freedom of all people. Now, after 10 years of work, People’s Watch has expanded its concerns – especially in the areas of human rights monitoring, combating torture through torture monitoring & intervention, and establishing a national coalition against torture by forming statewide networks all over India. People’s Watch has also expanded its human rights education & training initiatives throughout India.

Human Rights Education;
annual report 2005-2006, 24 pages;
photo gallery;
address; People’s Watch, No. 6 Vallabai Road, Chokkikulam, Madurai – 625002, Tamil Nadu, Tel: + 91-452-2539520, and 91-452- 2531874, Fax: +91-452-2531874, info-mail, helpline-mail, mobile phone: +91-99943 68500

About: From 1995-98, People’s Watch concentrated its activities on monitoring of human rights violations. This was the mandate of its governing body and the Program Advisory Board.

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International Service for Human Rights ISHR

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The International Service for Human Rights ISHR is an international NGO serving human rights defenders. Our vision is the development, strengthening, effective use and implementation of international and regional standards and mechanisms for the protection and promotion of human rights.

All links to the different pages are internal, available only from the homepage.

Contact Geneva Office: International Service for Human Rights ISHR, Rue Varembé 1, P.O. Box 16, CH-1211, Geneva 20, Switzerland, Tel. (+41) 22 919 71 00, Fax (+41) 22 919 71 25

Contact New York Office: International Service for Human Rights ISHR, New York Office, 777 UN Plaza, 8th floor, New York, NY 10017, USA, Tel. (+1 212) 490 21 99, Fax: (+1 212) 490 13 96, E-mail New York.

What is ISHR? An international organisation serving human rights defenders

The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) serving human rights defenders. It was established in 1984 by members of a number of NGOs in Geneva to help defenders access the international human rights system. This remains its distinctive role more than 20 years later.

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RIPS – Ghana

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The Regional Institute for Population Studies RIPS is a former UNFPA-funded centre also at Legon specialises in the demography of West Africa. Together, these institutes provide a strong core of trained researchers with experience of work with a wide range of governmental and international institutions including the Word Bank, UNECA and UNDP. RIPS is partner of DRC Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty.

Contact details: United Nations, Regional Institute for Population Studies, P.O. Box 96, Legon, Ghana, Tel: +233 21 774070, Fax: +233 21, Website: coming soon.


ISSR – Ghana

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The Institute for Social, Statistical and Economic Research ISSER …

… is based at the University of Ghana in Legon and has a long track record of research on regional economic and social issues in West Africa. ISSR is partner of DRC Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty.

Land Project Papers;
Institutional Research Projects;
Academic Training;
Economy of Ghana Network;
Contact. ISSER, University of Ghana, Legon, PO Box 74, Legon, Accra, Ghana, Tel: +233 21 501182, Fax: +233 21 512504, Website.

About: ISSER was established by the University of Ghana in 1962 as the Institute of Statistics, to provide a programme of teaching and research in statistics, with particular reference to the methodology, collection and analysis of official statistics. It was also to advise interested bodies on statistical design, analysis and computer programming. A UN Statistical Training Centre, also established in 1962 to run middle-level Statistical Training Programmes for Public Servants in Africa, was brought under the auspices of the Institute in 1966. It was later realised that expanding the scope of the Institute to include fundamental and applied research in the social sciences, to establish the basic data needed for effective development and modernisation, would be beneficial to the nation as a whole. It is in line with this vision that the Institute was converted, in 1969, into the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER). The United Nations continued its support of statistical training until 1972 when ISSER fully took over … (full text).

Development Research Centre DRC – Migration, Globalization and Poverty

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The Development Research Centre DRC on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty was established in June 2003, in recognition of the complex relationship between migration and poverty. The DRC examines migration flows in which poor people themselves are most represented and how migration impacts variously on their livelihoods, rights and levels of social protection.

research; partners; publications; news, events; links; newsletter;

About the DRC: Introduction: Attitudes to migration are shifting. Seen in the past as a failure of development, there is increasing recognition that in certain circumstances, migration can contribute to development and the alleviation of poverty. However, it also involves risks and costs which may be borne disproportionately by poor people, and it may widen inequality > Conceptual Background to the DRC.

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South End Press

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(read, write, revolt)

South End Press is a nonprofit, collectively run book publisher with more than 250 titles in print. Since our founding in 1977, we have tried to meet the needs of readers who are exploring, or are already committed to, the politics of radical social change.

News Releases;
Address: South End Press, 7 Brookline Street #1, Cambridge, MA 02139-4146, e-mail.
Links (scroll down to find them);
Institute for Social and Cultural Change;

About: South End Press is a nonprofit, collectively run book publisher with more than 250 titles in print. Since our founding in 1977, we have tried to meet the needs of readers who are exploring, or are already committed to, the politics of radical social change. Our goal is to publish books that encourage critical thinking and constructive action on the key political, cultural, social, economic, and ecological issues shaping life in the United States and in the world. We hope to provide a forum for a wide variety of democratic social movements, and provide an alternative to the products of corporate publishing.

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United States Institute of Peace USIP

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Linked with David R. Smock – USA, and with When Religion Brings Peace, Not War.

The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress. Its goals are to help prevent and resolve violent conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and development, and increase peacebuilding capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide. The Institute does this by empowering others with knowledge, skills, and resources, as well as by directly engaging in peacebuilding efforts around the globe. (updated December 1, 2007).

Learn more about USIP in this video;

Conflict Analysis and Prevention;
Mediation and Conflict Resolution;
Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations;
Subscribe our Newsletter;
Address: United States Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, phone +1.202.457.1700, Fax +1.202.429.6063,

About/FAQs: What is the U.S. Institute of Peace? The United States Institute of Peace is an independent nonpartisan national institution established and funded by Congress. Our mission is to help prevent, manage, and resolve violent international conflicts by empowering others with knowledge, skills, and resources, as well as by directly engaging in peacebuilding efforts around the world.

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Speak Out – Institute for Democratic Education and Culture

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(speakers, artists, exhibits, films)

Speak Out – Institute for Democratic Education and Culture – Is the country’s only national non-profit organization that promotes progressive voices on campuses and in communities. Committed to social, political, cultural and economic justice, Speak Out encourages critical and imaginative thinking about domestic and international issues through artistic and educational forums nationwide.
Speak Out works with 200 speakers and artists who represent the breadth of social movements as well as critically-acclaimed exhibits and films which inform and empower young people to take action for positive social change.

Use our web site to review our roster of speakers and artists, then contact our office for more information on costs and availability or to schedule an event on your campus or in your community.

Speakers & Artists/search;
Who’s in the News;
Calendar of Key Commemorative Months and Dates;
Links and Resources for Campus Organizing;
Address: P.O. Box 99096, Emeryville, CA 94662, USA, Tel. 510.601.0182, e-mail;
contact & Information request form.

About/Mission and Programs: Speak Out – The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture is a national non-profit organization that educates, inspires and empowers young people to become activists for social justice.

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The FREE RICE Program

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“Web game provides rice for hungry … ” FreeRice went online in early October and has now raised 1 billion grains of rice. Go to the FREE RICE Homepage, click on the answer that best defines the (appearing) word. If you get it right, you get a harder word, If wrong, you get an easier word. For each word you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

where the rice goes;
e-mail for advertising;
No direct and transparent contact-address or e-mail is given.

About FreeRice: FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site,**.

FreeRice has two goals:

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Global Alternatives

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Linked with Roger Burbach – USA.

Global Alternatives is dedicated to discussing the realities and challenges we face in the age of globalization. Due to the dominance of international corporate interests and the collusion of political elites, much of the world’s populace lives in misery, alienation and conflict while the planet earth is ravaged by imperial wars and an ecological crisis.

This difficult age makes it imperative to discuss alternative approaches, strategies, and visions. In the Americas there is a popular upsurge taking place against the established order. It is erupting on many fronts, assuming diverse political and social forms, providing hope and inspiration for the world at large.

By posting special studies and reports, and by promoting dialogue and research, Global Alternatives intends to contribute to an understanding of the new politics shaking the Americas and to participate in the shaping of an egalitarian and democratic world rooted in the globe’s diverse cultures, societies and alternative economic experiences.

News, articles;
strategic studies;
events: Censa Events Calendar/Upcoming Events: There are no upcoming events at this time ( … Nov. 9, 2007);

Address: CENSA: Center for the Study of the Americas, 2288 Fulton St., Suite 103, Berkeley, CA;

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The Centre for Social Justice CSJ

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The Centre for Social Justice is an independent think tank established, by Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP in 2004, to seek effective solutions to the poverty that blight parts of Britain.

Policy work;
The Inner city challenge;
Our work in pictures;
UNICEF report;
Contact and Online Enquiry.

Address UK: The Centre for Social Justice CSJ, 9 Westminster Palace Gardens, Artillery Row, London SW1P 1RL, tel. 020 7340 9650, Email

Address India: Centre for Social Justice, c-105, Royal chinmey Apartment off judges’, bunglows road near simundhar towers Bodakdev, Vastrapur Ahmedabad, India, Phone: 079-26854248, 097-25054329

Alliance: Putting social justice at the heart of British politics – The CSJ Poverty Fighter’s Alliance ensures the insights of small organisations working on the ground with Britain’s most vulnerable are taken on board by policy makers in central and local government. Tens of thousands of people working and volunteering in charities, or as carers, across the UK, know first hand the challenges the faced by people struggling on low income, to overcome debt, addictions, to come to terms with family breakdown, and the complexity of issues that keep people trapped in poverty. (full text).

About: What we do – The CSJ highlights the work of profoundly differing and unique small voluntary organisations and charities. These groups provide welfare in the most broken parts of British society.

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call to conscience

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Homepage: We are veterans of the United States armed forces. We stand with the majority of humanity, including millions in our own country, in opposition to the United States’ all out war on Iraq. We span many wars and eras, have many political views and we all agree that this war is wrong. Many of us believed serving in the military was our duty, and our job was to defend this country. Our experiences in the military caused us to question much of what we were taught. Now we see our REAL duty is to encourage you as members of the U.S. armed forces to find out what you are being sent to fight and die for and what the consequences of your actions will be for humanity. We call upon you, the active duty and reservists, to follow your conscience and do the right thing.
In the last Gulf War, as troops, we were ordered to murder from a safe distance. We destroyed much of Iraq from the air, killing hundreds of thousands, including civilians. We remember the road to Basra — the Highway of Death — where we were ordered to kill fleeing Iraqis. We bulldozed trenches, burying people alive. The use of depleted uranium weapons left the battlefields radioactive. Massive use of pesticides, experimental drugs, burning chemical weapons depots and oil fires combined to create a toxic cocktail affecting both the Iraqi people and Gulf War veterans today. One in four Gulf War veterans is disabled … (full text).

All internal links work from inside the homepage, from the left column:

  • Sign this statement;
  • Veteran Signers as of September 11, 2005;
  • Veterans Call to Conscience, these Soldiers won’t Participate;
  • CO & GI Resources;
  • Speakers Bureau, Available for National & International Press;
  • The Call in Other Languages.

Contact Info: Veterans Call to Conscience, c/o VVAWAI PO Box 21604, Seattle WA 98111, e-mail.

jenna orkin’s Act 2: From the Wilderness’ Peak Oil

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Linked with Michael C. Ruppert – USA, and with The Archive of ‘From The Wilderness’ FTW.

Head of the Blog: With the arrival of Peak Oil, the curtain has closed on Act 1 of the drama Petroleum Man. What will happen in Act 2? Chekhov said, “If there’s a gun on the wall at the beginning of the play, by the end it must go off.” In the world’s nuclear arsenal are many guns on the wall. If life copies art, will there be an Act 3 in which the players, having learned their lesson the hard way, live sustainably? To explore these and other questions… FTW’s Act 2 Blog. Read, comment, take heart! Orkin

Links: From The Wilderness Archive; Conflict of Interest, a 9/11 Windfall and the White House Council on Environmental Quality;

About (in the right column of the Frontpage): FTW is pleased to announce the launching of its new blog. Readers are invited to join in the online discussions of preparing for a post-Peak world. From Mike Ruppert’s Welcoming Message: “Tell us what you have learned. Share what you think (in the spirit of cooperation). Comment with only one prime directive, ‘What can we share here that will save lives by providing people with choices, experience, strength and hope?’”// FTW’s posting of comments to this blog should not be construed as an endorsement of their contents. Sometimes readers include links with which we’re unfamiliar or opinions with which we may not agree. This is a forum for a broad spectrum of ideas. In the spirit of community which is going to become ever more essential as peak oil takes over, we try to allow everyone a voice, within the parameters set out by Mike Ruppert in his Introduction. By submitting comments, you claim sole authorship and give permission for publication.

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The Archive of ‘From The Wilderness’ FTW

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up-comming FTW events;
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Contact: Phone, (541) 201-0090, E-mail.

About: From The Wilderness is about the publication of documented truth and the letting go of fear through education.

FEAR happens when we really don’t understand something and when we project, either consciously or subconsciously, into the future. The only real moment is NOW. We become FEARFUL of the unknown and of the things that we don’t want to face. When we don’t face problems NOW we guarantee that they will be worse – LATER.

Carl Jung wrote: “The foundation of all mental illness is the unwillingness to experience legitimate suffering.”

The best way to stop living in fear is to educate oneself…arm the mind, so to speak. The most spiritual way to deal with fear is to approach it rather than run from it. It is from this commitment that true progress is made and that solutions unseen become solutions made real.

We provide you with well-researched data and material presented in various formats. We DO NOT operate from any fixed ideological, political or economic viewpoint. We present the data — what you do with it is up to you.
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International Social Service ISS

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Homepage: … The role of ISS is to bring together all parts of a problem, allowing the individuals or families involved to see all options available to them, thus helping them to make the most appropriate choices. The International Social Service (ISS) is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to helping individuals and families with personal or social problems resulting from migration and international movement. ISS’s national branches, affiliated bureaux and correspondents in over 100 countries facilitate communication between social services to resolve these problems. The International Social Service provides help without discrimination of any kind …

Training, Seminars;
ICR – CIR adoptions;
International Reference Centre for the Rights of Children Deprived of their Family;
Address: International Social Service ISS, 32 quai du Seujet, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland;
Contact: Tel.: +41 22 906 77 00, Fax: +41 22 906 77 01, E-mail General Secretariat, E-mail International Reference Centre.

About: The organization: The International Social Service (ISS) is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to helping individuals and families with personal or social problems resulting from migration and international movement.

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Awra Amba

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a village based on ideals of equality.

Linked with Zumra Nuru Mohammad – Ethiopia, and with Zumra’s new lifestyle perception.

In Ethiopia, one man’s model for a just society, Zumra Nuru founded a village based on ideals of equality. It’s now lauded by leaders of all stripes (a community which has no time for religious dogma except to work hard for what he calls the realization of heaven on earth by giving love to all humankind without disregarding ones religion). (full text, August 21, 2007).

Watch this video about Awra Amba, 5.08 min., June 4, 2006, and

this video Anarchy Africansis, 2.33 min, March 2, 2007.

“These people mainly did not want to hear about women’s equality to man and children’s rights,” says, Enaney Kibret, a member of the community engaged in guiding visitors around the community. “They are also upset because we work everyday regardless of holiday and Sundays, which they don’t because of their faith. But, our faith is based on working hard for the betterment of our lives and supporting people who deserve our help,” she says. (full text).

Awra Amba is an Ethiopian community comprises about 400 people residing together 62 kilometres away from Bahir Dar on the way to Debretabor … In the 1980s, Nuru launched the egalitarian society he dreamed of with 19 other people who adopted his vision. Today Awra Amba has some 400 members and is lauded as a model to alleviate poverty and promote gender equality in a country where women generally hold a subservient status to men.

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Human Rights Resource Center

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Human Rights here and now: Simply put, human rights education is all learning that develops the knowledge, skills, and values of human rights.

The United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004) has defined Human Rights Education as “training, dissemination, and information efforts aimed at the building of a universal culture of human rights through the imparting of knowledge and skills and the molding of attitudes which are directed to:

  • (a) The strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms;
  • (b) The full development of the human personality and the sense of its dignity;
  • (c) The promotion of understanding, respect, gender equality, and friendship among all nations, indigenous peoples and racial, national, ethnic, religious and linguistic groups;
  • (d) The enabling of all persons to participate effectively in a free society;
  • (e) The furtherance of the activities of the United Nations for the Maintenance of Peace.” (Adapted from the Plan of Action of the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004), paragraph 2).

During this Decade, the UN is urging and supporting all member states to make knowledge about human rights available to everyone through both the formal school system and through popular and adult education.

Advocacy Network;
Training and Field Opportunities;
Address: Human Rights Resource Center, 229 19th Ave. S. Suite N-120, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA;
Contact: e-mail, or Tel. (612) 626-0041

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Reach out to Asia ROTA

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ROTA is a charity initiative founded in Quatar in 2005. ROTA envisions an Asia with quality educational opportunities. Our focus is primarily on community development projects in Asia with specific emphasis on promoting global responsibility for basic, quality primary education. It is … under the auspices of the heir apparent, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and guided by Her Excellency Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

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About ROTA: Our Objective – In April 2000, more than 1,100 participants from 164 countries gathered in Dakar, Senegal, at the World Education Forum. The result of their debate was the adoption of the Education For All (EFA) initiative, which maintains that education is a fundamental human right and aims to achieve education for children and adults around the world by the year 2015.

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Our November Statistics – two

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Our provider’s automatic statistics for November 2007 of all my – blogs show as follow on december 3rd, 2007 (this URL is also hosting two World-Citizenship’-blogs: the Humanitarian Texts = – and Economy and Society =
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Our November Statistics – one

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Our provider’s automatic statistics for November 2007 of all our… – blogs show as follow (on december 2nd, 2007):

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Social Change Communications SCC

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SCC is a registered non profit association in France, Association Loi 1901, E-mail, Web SCC.

We are geared at electronic networking and information diffusion against nuclearisation (development of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy programmes) and sustained counter information work on the dangers of far right fundamentalist politics in South Asia.

Social Change Communications was set up:
- in order to handle money donations for South Asia Citizens Web / South Asians Against Nukes and associated sites
- to act as the administrative, legal, back office umbrella structure for our South Asia focused web sites and mailing lists …

… You can help us keep afloat by supporting our websites and mailing lists. Social Change Communications accepts electronic donations via PayPal. Money that is donated will be distributed to our affiliated web sites: SACW / SAAN / SACIP, to our affiliated lists, to meet our reproduction costs. Identities of donors are kept confidential.

Affiliated websites and mailing lists: … (full text).

Support our work, make a donation.

Link: Right to Information RTI,  the complete right to information, Portal of India: Forum.

Share The World’s Resources STWR

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STWR is an NGO campaigning for global economic and social justice. STWR Global Focus presents information about why the world economy needs reforming and how a system based on the principle of sharing can prevent 50,000 people dying from poverty every day.

Global Focus;
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Address; Share The World’s Resources (STWR), P.O. 52662 London United Kingdom N7 8UX , Phone +44 (0) 20 7609 3034

About sharing; Poverty causes the needless deaths of 50,000 people each day, and international aid continues to fail the poorest nations. Even if the Millennium Development Goal for halving extreme poverty is achieved, 900 million people will still be living on less than one dollar a day in 2015. Basic needs are not being secured for the majority world by neoliberal economics despite a 60 year old commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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