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Index January 2008

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2008-01-01: Global;
2008-01-02: Our Statistics 2007;
2008-01-02: AWEC Afghan Women’ Educational Center;
2008-01-04: InfoChange;
2008-01-05: Centre for Communication and Development Studies CCDS;
2008-01-06: Korean Women’s Association United KWAU;
2008-01-07: Trees for life;
2008-01-08: CIRET;
2008-01-09: Connect the World;
2008-01-09: AERO Advanced Energy Research Organization;
2008-01-10: East-West Center, Hawaii;
2008-01-10: War Crimes Studies Center WCSC, U.C. Berkeley;
2008-01-12: Americans Who Tell the;
2008-01-13: AHRC;
2008-01-15: The Mathematics Genealogy Project;
2008-01-16: The Gender and Media Project;
2008-01-16: The WIP;
2008-01-17: Dream Change DC;
2008-01-18: Bussiness and Human Rights Resource Centre;
2008-01-19: Mubashir Bhutta Human Rights MBHR;
2008-01-20: Catholics for a free choice;
2008-01-20: Condoms for Life;
2008-01-21: Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in IRAN CASMII;
2008-01-22: Focus on the Global South;
2008-01-23: International Association of Law Schools IALS;
2008-01-25: The Transnational Institute TNI;
2008-01-26: The Climate Corporation;
2008-01-26: Trident Ploughshares TP;
2008-01-27: remember some Arab NGOs;
2008-01-27: Global Call to Action Against Poverty GCAP;
2008-01-28: Community and Institutional Development CID;
2008-01-29: Green Left – Australia’s leading radical newspaper;
2008-01-30: South-Asia Network for Advocacy against Trafficking in Persons SANAT;
2008-01-30: Centre for Social Research CSR;
2008-01-31: The Public Law Project PLP.

The Public Law Project PLP

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Public lawyers in NGOs PLINGO

PLINGO stands for ‘Public Lawyers in Non-Governmental Organisations’. The group was established by PLP in early 2005, as an information exchange, debating forum and voice for lawyers in this sector. Meetings take place approximately every two months.

How to get advice;
Conferences, training & events;
Forthcoming events;
Address: Public Law Project, 150 Caledonian Road, London N1 9RD, Tel (020) 7697 2190, Fax (020) 7837 7048, e-mail;

About /What is public law? Public law is the set of legal principles which govern the exercise of power by public bodies.

What are public bodies? There are many public bodies of various kinds who take decisions every day which affect the lives of thousands of individuals. They include government ministers and departments, local authorities, the prison service, NHS Trusts, coroners’ courts and many more.

What are public law remedies? There are many procedures by which citizens can challenge the legality of decisions made by public bodies. They include:

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Centre for Social Research CSR

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Linked with South-Asia Network for Advocacy against Trafficking in Persons SANAT, and with the Centre for Social Research CSR of 2007-12-29.

Centre for Social Research is one of the leading women’s NGOs in India working in the field of social action since 1983. The NGO aims towards making women empowered and self-reliant individuals, conscious of their rights … (Homepage).

networking & advocacy programs;
CSR in the medias;
research division;
annual reports;
discussion forum;

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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South-Asia Network for Advocacy against Trafficking in Persons SANAT

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SANAT is a project of the Centre for Social Research.

(The project was funded by:
The Academy for Educational Development AED;
The South Asia Regional Initiative (named on AED);
The Equity Support Program SARI/Q.

The Project:

  • Promoting the development of regional communications networks, which will facilitate the monitoring, and control of activities relating to trafficking in persons;
  • Encourage co-coordinated social movements against the trafficking of women;
  • Devise strategies to carry out rehabilitation programmes for young women who have been subjected to trafficking keeping in mind education and employment opportunities to women in their own socio-economic settings;
  • Lobby with SAARC governments to develop appropriate legislation for implementation of SAARC Convention of trafficking especially for rehabilitation of trafficked victims;
  • Put pressure on all countries to implement the SAARC convention to improve the status of women (e.g. CEDAW, and SAARC Convention of Trafficking), and on all countries, which have ratified the conventions to establish laws and enforcement in accordance with the conventions; Facilitate, encourage and lobby for bilateral talks with India and other South Asian countries to terminate the practice of trafficking people between countries.

Project’s Objectives:

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Green Left – Australia’s leading radical newspaper

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In these days of growing media concentration, Green Left Weekly is a proudly independent voice committed to human and civil rights, global peace and environmental sustainability, democracy and equality. By printing the news and ideas the mainstream media won’t, Green Left Weekly exposes the lies and distortions of the power brokers and helps us to better understand the world around us.

Homepage & lastest news;
comments & analysis;
cultural dissent;
global jobs / vestas;
free online book;
green left discussion, a yahoo group;
australian activist calendar;
other progressive sites;
address: Green Left, PO Box 394, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia;

About Green Left Weekly
Green Left Weekly aims to provide a much-needed forum for discussion and debate about changing the world. By giving a voice to progressive ideas, by sharing a wide range of views, by linking issues, campaigns and activists, and by letting people know how they can join with others to take action for change, the paper contributes to the development of a more just and democratic world.

Most importantly, Green Left Weekly is a campaigning paper: it helps strengthen the anti-racist, feminist, student, trade union, environment, gay and lesbian, civil liberties and anti-imperialist movements by linking the issues and activists, and by letting people know how they can join others in action for change.

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Community and Institutional Development CID

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Linked with Laila Iskandar – Egypt.

Company Profile – a helping hand: The challenges facing businesses and community projects in a developing country can be daunting. Recognizing weaknesses or gaps in an organizational structure without having the time or specialized expertise to remedy them, can be a frustrating experience. That is where we, at CID, come in to lend a hand.

CID Team;
Private Sector Development;
Community Development;
Contact: on the web, by e-mail, by Tel-Egypt +20 2 736 44 79

CID is a business. It began by working with the 60,000 zabaleen who live on the outskirts of Cairo and gather daily 10,000 tons of garbage. CID introduced innovative social and environmental initiatives, including recycling as much as 80% of the inorganic waste into raw materials and manufactured goods. CID works with local and international partners and clients to link business and poor communities and create viable partnerships to address a myriad of needs, from rural sanitation and low cost housing to sustainable waste recycling programs. CID highlights how the reality of megacities, particularly in emerging markets, must place people at the center of waste management planning. (full text).

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Global Call to Action Against Poverty GCAP

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also in espanol, francais, portugues, arab

Linked with remember some Arab NGOs.

The Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) is a growing alliance of trade unions, community groups, faith groups, women and youth organisations, NGOs and other campaigners working together across more than 100 national platforms. GCAP is calling for action from the world’s leaders to meet their promises to end poverty and inequality … (full long text).

Homepage and Latest News;
worldwide GCAP sites;
GCAP partners;
Documents and Reports;
Audio and Video;

At the start of the 21st century more than a billion people are trapped in a situation of abject poverty and gross inequality. 70% of them are women. We face an AIDS and Malaria emergency, with 40 million people infected by the disease. 104 million children are denied access to school and 860 million adults. (70% of them women) cannot read or write. Millions of people are unemployed or working in precarious jobs with deteriorating conditions of labour. Neither have a secure income to sustain their families. Children and young people make up half of the world’s population and suffer from the lack of inclusion and provision of basic services. Hunger is a daily reality for many. In parts of the world, the death of mothers in childbirth and infant children are still routine – deaths that could be prevented by the availability of simple healthcare. 1.4 billion people don’t have access to safe water. We draw inspiration from their persistent daily struggles to realise their rights to livelihoods, resources, assets and basic services. Today the world has enough resources, knowledge and technology to eradicate poverty … (full long text).

remember some Arab NGOs

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Remembering some Arabian NGOs, some already on this blog in summer 2005:

GCAP: the world largest Civil Society Movement, for an END to Poverty & Inequality website, and e-mail. If you wish to join GCAP, please contact the relevant person hereafter in your country:

I would also like to invite you to join an open discussion group on the Arab NGO Network for Development:

See also: CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation, (also in french and spanish), (on our blog as CIVICUS).

Trident Ploughshares TP

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Linked with Angie Zelter – England.

Trident Ploughshares TP is a campaign to disarm the UK Trident nuclear weapons system in a non-violent, open, peaceful and fully accountable manner.

Introduction part I: Trident Ploughshares TP is a part of the international nuclear disarmament movement. Trident Ploughshares activists have pledged to disarm the UK Trident nuclear weapons system in a non-violent, open, peaceful, safe and fully accountable manner. At this time over 200 Trident Ploughshares activists have signed a pledge to prevent nuclear crime. (full text).

Homepage and latest news;
Invitation to join;
TP Defences in Court, Legal Documents & Articles;
TP Legal Support;
TP Prisoner Support;
Anti War Actions;
Photo Gallery;
Address: TP Office: 42-46 Bethel Street, Norwich Norfolk NR2 1NR, United Kingdom, Phone: 0845 45 88 366 (from overseas +441259 753815), Fax: 08454588364 (from overseas +441259751959);
Contact by e-mail.

Introduction, part II /(About): We believe that the use or threatened use of nuclear weapons is totally immoral and irresponsible and that the Trident system is illegal under international law.

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The Climate Corporation

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main language: german, second language english – same URL (to change, click on ‘Sprache’ in the left column)

Linked with Walden Bello – Philippines.


Climate Corporation’s EU Emission Trading Services assist companies affected by the EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) in selling or buying carbon credits. Our company was one of the first members of the leading spot exchange for EU allowances PowerNext. Climate Corporation provides companies with the means to efficiently manage allowance positions and secure investments in the GHG market …

All pages on this website run under the same URL. To find them, click on the links on the Homepage, for Emission Desk, CO2-Management, Compliance Package, Carbon Pool Europe, Newsletter, Archive 2005-2008 …

Address: Climate Corporation, Guntramsdorferstrasse 103, A-2340 Moedling/Austria, Tel: +43 2236 8002 7000.

Principles – The EU ETS: Facts and Figures:

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The Transnational Institute TNI

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a worldwide felloship of committed scholar-activists

Linked with Walden Bello – Philippines.

Founded in 1974, the Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international network of activist-scholars committed to critical analyses of the global problems of today and tomorrow, with a view to providing intellectual support to those movements concerned to steer the world in a democratic, equitable and environmentally sustainable direction. In the spirit of public scholarship, and aligned to no political party, TNI seeks to create and promote international co-operation in analysing and finding possible solutions to such global problems as militarism and conflict, poverty and marginalisation, social injustice and environmental degradation.

Homepage and latest News
The Carbon Connection – see also the video
Latest Publications;
Militarisation and Globalisation;

About – TNI programmes engage in a broad range of research, policy advocacy and civil society networking activities:

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The America’s Union Movement

… (available also en espanol)

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations AFL-CIO is a voluntary federation of 55 national and international labor unions.

Homepage and latest News
Corporate Watch;
Join a Union;
Newsletter /take action /network;
Stop Sweatshops;
Union Jobs;
Research Resources;
Address: AFL-CIO, 815 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006;

About: Today’s unions represent 10 million working women and men of every race and ethnicity and from every walk of life. We are teachers and truck drivers, musicians and miners, firefighters and farm workers, bakers and bottlers, engineers and editors, – and more …

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International Association of Law Schools IALS

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(in the six UN languages)

Linked with Francis S.L. Wang – USA & China;

The International Association of Law Schools (IALS) is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 with a membership of educational institutions, associations, and legal educators from throughout the world. Its members are committed to the proposition that the quality of legal education in any society is improved when students learn about other cultures and legal systems and the diverse approaches to solving legal problems employed in those legal systems … (full text).

The Charter for the IALS;
IALS Newsletter;
Contact & Address: International Association of Law Schools (IALS), 1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC, 20036-2717, Phone: 202.296.8851, Fax: 202.296.8869


What Is the Mission of the IALS?

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Focus on the Global South

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Linked with The World Social Forum 2008.

Focus on the Global South is dedicated to regional and global policy analysis and advocacy work. Focus also concentrates on linking grassroots experiences to macro level issues such as trade liberalisation and the International Monetary Fund. (

Listen the video: a world without the WTO, November 29, 2006.

Homepage and latest News;
Site Index;
Programmes/Peace & Security;
Programmes/Trade Campaign;

Walden Bello is executive director of Focus on the Global South, professor of sociology and public administration at the University of the Philippines, and a fellow of the Transnational Institute. He is the author of numerous books on Asian issues and globalisation … (full text).

SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM: Saturday 26 January is the World Social Forum Global Day of Action. More than 600 actions and events are being planned on or close to the day, in every continent; they range from defening housing rights in Omsk in Siberia and protesting anti-military bases actions in Aotearoa/New Zealand to dozens of local social forums, protests, gatherings and celebrations of resistance … (full text);

Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in IRAN CASMII

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(also in french, and german)

Linked with Bahman Nirumand – Iran & Germany, with The Lost Children of the Revolution .
CASMII is dedicated to public education and engagement about war and sanctions on Iran. CASMII board members and affiliate consultants, are knowledgable experts of various backgrounds who have appeared on BBC, MSNBC, Dubai TV, CNN International, Aljazeera, Pacifica Radio, and many other networks. Many are published authors of reports and articles featured in many news media sources. If you are interested in inviting CASMII speakers to participate. (Speaking Engagements).

CASMII educational resources;
viewpoints section;
getting involved;


Mission Statement:

CASMII is an independent campaign organisation with the purpose of opposing sanctions, foreign state interference and military intervention in Iran.

Statement of Purpose:

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Condoms for Life

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good catholicss use condoms!

Linked with Maria José Rosado Nune /Sister Zecas – Brazil, with Catholics for a free choice, and with Religious Ideology and Social Control: Abortion and the Catholic Church.

Condoms4Life is an unprecedented worldwide public education effort to raise public awareness about the devastating effect of the bishops’ ban on condoms. The campaign was launched on World AIDS Day 2001 with the display of billboards and ads in subways and newspapers saying, “Banning Condoms Kills.”

The Facts about HIV/AIDS;
Take action;
See the campaign;
Contact / become involved.

About: The advertising campaign in the US, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Kenya, Chile and Zimbabwe, was the first phase of an effort to change the Vatican’s policy and challenge its aggressive lobbying against availability and access to condoms in areas of the world most at risk. The ads point out that many of the 4,000 plus bishops lobby governments and the United Nations to restrict access to condoms claiming that condoms cause AIDS, not prevent it.

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Catholics for a free choice

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Linked with Maria José Rosado Nune /Sister Zecas – Brazil.

“If there is one issue that resonates across all sections of society, it is that Americans want to reduce the need for abortion. Over the coming weeks, and continuing throughout the year, Catholics for Choice will be promoting our Prevention Not Prohibition campaign. The first series of ads will be in newspapers in states where early caucuses and primaries take place: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada and Colorado.

Conscience Magazine;
News & Media;

About: Catholics for Choice (CFC) was founded in 1973 to serve as a voice for Catholics who believe that the Catholic tradition supports a woman’s moral and legal right to follow her conscience in matters of sexuality and reproductive health.

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Linked with Maria José Rosado Nune /Sister Zecas – Brazil, and with Religious Ideology and Social Control: Abortion and the Catholic Church.

Homepage & latest news
Press Releases;
Letter to Pres. G.W. Bush, March 14, 2003;
Audios & Visuals;
Data links;

About: is a newsroom for journalists who want the latest information about reproductive health rights and services, maternal and child health, equality in education, women’s empowerment, youth participation and a healthy environment. provides reporters with story ideas, facts and figures, expert spokespeople, information from organizations and government agencies to provide background on these issues.

PLANetWIRE is funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

PLANetWIRE was developed by the Communications Consortium Media Center, by DDB Issues & Advocacy and by Forum One Communications,
with funding from the Packard Foundation and other funders.

Mubashir Bhutta Human Rights MBHR

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Mubashir Bhutta Human Rights (MBHR) was established in January, 2000 and registered in February 2003 under the Deed of Trust. Its focus is to promote HUMAN RIGHTS within public & in its quest to fulfill the rights for humanity. As we believe that justice is for everyone and rights for everyone.

Homepage and latest news;
honour killings;
women execution in Iran;
free legalaid desk;
human trafficking;
human trafficking;
vision & team works;
address: Mubashir Bhutta Human Rights, 201,5-C,13-commercial lane phase. II extension D.H.A Karachi, Pakistan, Tell-92-21-5312754-5312755 5428879-8630626, Fax-92-21-5312754, Cell-0321-2513684, mail,

Mubashir Bhutta Human Rights MBHR was established in January, 2000 and registered in February 2003 under the Deed of Trust. Its focus is to promote HUMAN RIGHTS within public & in its quest to fulfill the rights for humanity. As we believe that justice is for everyone and rights for everyone.

Our Goals of (MBHR) for Humanity:

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Bussiness and Human Rights Resource Centre

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Tracking the positive and negaive impacts of over 4000 companies worldwide (also in spanish and in french).

Linked with Business and Human Rights Resource Centre of 2007-07-15.

This resource centre and online library covers over 2700 companies, over 160 countries, over 150 issues. It catalogues thousands of links to a wide range of materials published by companies, NGOs, governments, intergovernmental organisations, journalists, academics, etc. It includes reports of corporate misconduct, as well as positive examples of “best practice” by companies. The library is multilingual, containing items in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German. We plan to expand the non-English content … (full text).

homepage and latest news;
introduction to the subject;
Overview /General business & human rights;
for development specialists;
for environment specialists;
for human rights specialists;
for women rights specialists;
contact & addresses (UK, USA, Hong-Kong, South Africa).

About: The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has become the world’s leading independent resource on the subject.

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Dream Change DC

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Serving Earth through Self-Awareness

Linked with John Perkins – USA, .

DREAM CHANGE (DC) is a world wide grass roots movement of people from diverse cultures and backgrounds dedicated to shifting consciousness and promoting sustainable lifestyles for the individual and global community. The objective of inspiring earth-honoring changes in consciousness is accomplished through programs that educate and foster environmental and social balance. DC was originated to encourage new ways of living.

Homepage and future events;
Presenter of events (John Perkins, Llyn Roberts, Joyce Kendall, Bill Pfeiffer, Robert Levy, Eola Ball, Bob Southard);
Dream Change Projects;
How to help;
Address: Dream Change, P. O. Box 705, Whately, MA 01093, USA;
Contact by mail.

About: DREAM CHANGE grew out of meetings held in indigenous communities in the early 1990’s, initiated by author and environmentalist, John Perkins.

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South African Research & Documentation Centre

Linked with Pilirani Semu-Banda – Malawi, and with The Gender and Media Project.

Vision: SARDC is an independent regional information resource centre which seeks to enhance the effectiveness of key development processes in the SADC region through the collection, production and dissemination of information, and enabling the capacity to generate and use information.

Frontpage and latest News;
Economic Development;
Governance /sustainable democracy;
India Musokotwane Environment Resource Centre for Southern Africa IMERCSA;
BOARD Members;
News Features;
Contact (scroll down).

About: Mission: SARDC’s objective is to improve the base of knowledge about economic, political, cultural and social developments, and their implications, by making information accessible to governments and policy makers, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, regional and international organizations, development agencies, parliaments, and media.

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the women’s international perspective

Linked with Pilirani Semu-Banda – Malawi.
The Women’s International Perspective, The WIP, is a comprehensive news website of women contributors that reports world news, opinion, and commentary. Our mission is to provide quality news from the unique perspectives of women that is accessible worldwide and free to our readers.

Homepage and News;
The World;
Archives: Past WIP Contributor Articles;
Address: The WIP, 563 Figueroa Street, Monterey, CA 93940, USA,
+1 831 274 8884, e-mail;

About: … The WIP is a balanced media source that promotes diversity and is not associated with any particular religion, political party, or cultural affiliation. As a worldwide collective of women writers, The WIP is an opportunity to eliminate the tremendous under-representation of women journalists and offers a greater diversity of background and opinion than typically found in one online news publication.

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The Gender and Media Project

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Strengthening the media’s ability to report on gender and development issues in the SADC region

Linked with Pilirani Semu-Banda – Malawi, and with Daughters for loan under fire.

Small Grants on Gender Reporting in Southern Africa:

In 2003 SARDC-WIDSAA offered small grants to enable Journalists to research and write articles that reflect the range of perspectives related to gender policies and their effect among communities, the rural poor, and governments in the region. The grant is part of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency’s (Sida) support to WIDSAA phase III’s work in the SADC region.

gender beat checklist;
key gender instruments;
gender & media project of SARDC/journalists;
recent publications;

Why Gender and Media: Gender is a common thread that runs through every issue, whether one is addressing issues of poverty reduction, HIV and AIDS, health, education, human rights, democracy and elections, good governance, or development. In southern Africa the multiplicity of debates on gender and development within the SADC region, as well as the rapid change in issues and approaches to the work being done in this field, pose a huge challenge for regional integration, governance and economic emancipation … (full text).

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The Mathematics Genealogy Project

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Linked with Harry B. Coonce – USA, and with Family Tree for Mathematic Scholars.
The goal of the Mathematics Genealogy Project is to compile information about all of the mathematicians in the world and make the information available online. Nearly 97,000 mathematicians’ names are currently included in a searchable database … Also included for each entry are the mathematician’s dissertation title and advisor (”parent”), doctorate-granting institution, and the names of the mathematician’s own graduate students (”descendants”). (full text).

Extrema (top 50 advisors);
Links (math websites);
Address: Mathematics Genealogy Project, North Dakota State University, P. O. Box 5075, Fargo, North Dakota 58105-5075;
Data Submission by our website;
To send data to the Mathematics Genealogy Project in paper form, please use the following address: Harry B. Coonce, The Mathematics Genealogy Project, P. O. Box 457, Vernon Center, MN 56090;

About/Mission: The intent of this project is to compile information about ALL the mathematicians of the world. We earnestly solicit information from all schools who participate in the development of research level mathematics and from all individuals who may know desired information.

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Dialogue with the Islamic World (also in german, turc, arabic)

The Arabic word “qantara” means “bridge”. The Internet portal represents the concerted effort of the (german) Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Center for Political Education), Deutsche Welle, the Goethe Institut and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) to promote dialogue with the Islamic world. The project is funded by the German Foreign Office.

Homepage in english (with Newsletter on right column down);
Slide Shows;
Contact-Address: Redaktion, c/o Deutsche Welle Online, Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 3, D-53113 Bonn, Germany, E-Mail.

About – The Associates:
1) The Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Center for Political Education);
2) Deutsche Welle DW (your lik to Germany);
3) The Goethe-Institut;
4) The Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa – Institute for Foreign Relations):

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Asian Human Rights Commission (in many languages)

Linked with Human Rights in Sri Lanka.

Communication and Information: AHRC publishes a monthly magazine, Human Rights SOLIDARITY, which reaches over 3,000 individuals and organizations mainly in Asia but also in other parts of the world. Carrying informative as well as reflective and analytical articles on various forms of human rights violations, the magazine strives to create solidarity and strengthen resolve among human rights advocates. AHRC also utilises technological advances and maintains several web-sites to enhance its information and education aims. These are: … (full text).

Homepage AHCR;
sign petition;
AHRC annual reports;
Rule of Law Sri Lanka;
Sri Lanka Human Rights;
Asian Legal Resource Centre;
Address: Asian Human Rights Commission AHRC, 19/F, Go-Up Commercial Building, 998 Canton Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, Tel: +(852) – 2698-6339 Fax: +(852) – 2698-6367,
Contact AHRC: via website, via email.

Principles Guiding AHRC Programmes:

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Americans Who Tell the

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The Travelling Exhibit: “Americans Who Tell the Truth” is a non-partisan series of portraits by Brooksville (Maine) artist Rob Shetterly. His portraits of past and current Americans form a travelling exhibit(s) that is hosted by schools, universities, churches, and various community groups around the country.

With this remarkable collection of portraits, Rob intends to remind people of the dignity, courage and importance of some of America’s truth tellers and, whether or not you agree with a particular subject’s point of view, to create dialogue that will help each of us figure out which truths we value most as citizens in a democracy. Rob is available to give talks separately or in conjunction with exhibits … // … “Americans Who Tell the Truth” currently includes more than 68 portraits. Images of most of these can be found on the Portraits section of the website … (full text).

The portaits;
reviews and articles;
subscribe to our Newsletter;

The Travelling Exhibit: “Americans Who Tell the Truth” is a non-partisan series of portraits by Brooksville (Maine) artist Rob Shetterly. His portraits of past and current Americans form a travelling exhibit(s) that is hosted by schools, universities, churches, and various community groups around the country. With this remarkable collection of portraits, Rob intends to remind people of the dignity, courage and importance of some of America’s truth tellers and, whether or not you agree with a particular subject’s point of view, to create dialogue that will help each of us figure out which truths we value most as citizens in a democracy. Rob is available to give talks separately or in conjunction with exhibits … (full text).

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Linked with Francis F. Muguet – France.

All pages are reached by the same URL, click on the internal links on the left column.

Introduction: This is the WWW site of the thematic Working Group (WG) dealing with Scientific Information, within the framework of the Civil Society contribution to the World Summit On the Information Society (WSIS) organized by the United Nations. Some practical explanations are given. The WSIS process is not easy to grasp unless you have been at the PrepComs of Phase I, or you are a seasoned UN diplomat. The various Civil Society WGs are presented as well as this specific SI WG … // … It is not always easy to find information in the WSIS sites. Therefore some links are provided for documentation purpose. A list of links to a few advocacy groups is also provided. This does not imply that those advocacy groups are represented at WSIS, and that we endorse their views. Some related news are also listed;

About Groups … ;
Phase I, Phase II, Implementation, Action Lines;
: (with) ECOSOC, IGF, ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD, Global Alliance, OECD, EUROPE, National Levels;
links: WSIS-UN, … ;
Open Access: the facts, … ;

About the WSIS: The World Summit On the Information Society WSIS is a summit of the United Nations.

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War Crimes Studies Center WCSC, U.C. Berkeley

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Linked with PhD in Human Rights and Peace Studies, with Francis S.L. Wang – USA & China.

The WCSC’s mission broadly divides into four areas:

  • Archival, encompassing the collection and preservation of case records of war crimes trials;
  • Training and Monitoring through judicial training and observing and reporting on trials;
  • Education, focusing on internships, conferences, publications, promoting doctoral and post-doctoral research, and collaborative and exchange programs;
  • Collaboration with and support of tribunals.

Homepage/New Updates;
Sierra Leone;
East Timor;
World War two;
address: War Crimes Studies Center, University of California, Berkeley, 7331 Dwinelle Hall #2670, Berkeley, CA 94720-2670, Tel: 510. 643. 1345, e-mail,

About: Founded in December 2000 at the University of California at Berkeley through a generous grant from the Wang Family Foundation, the Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center (WCSC) houses an archive of World War II war crimes trials and other materials relating to subsequent international and national war crimes tribunals.

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East-West Center, Hawaii

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Linked with PhD in Human Rights and Peace Studies.

The East-West Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous, and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous HUB for cooperative research, education and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States.

annual reports;
Asian International Justice Initiative;
Address: East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848, USA;
About: The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States.

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AERO Advanced Energy Research Organization

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Linked with THE TRANSFORMATION OF RISK, and with An Overview for Inventors.

Advanced Energy Research Organization AERO, LLC is a new research and development group formed to develop and strategically protect new energy and propulsion technologies. It is our goal, utilizing a unique strategic approach, to bring forth these new environmentally sound technologies to replace virtually all fossil fuel, internal combustion and ionizing nuclear technologies within 20-30 years.

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About: Advanced Energy Research Organization (AERO), LLC was founded by Steven M. Greer, M.D., in July 2007. AERO is a new research and development group which will develop and strategically protect new energy and propulsion technologies that will completely replace oil, gas, coal, and nuclear power.

AERO is the group that is most strategically ready to develop, disclose and establish the long-suppressed technologies that will enable us to establish a truly sustainable civilization on Earth.

It is time that humanity move on to its next level of development. This cannot happen with the internal combustion engine and fossil fuels. Time is short. Indeed time- and obscurity- are elements that must be overcome for success to occur.

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Connect the World

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Linked with Francis F. Muguet – France.

Connecting the unconnected by 2015 … Connect the World is a multi-stakeholder platform designed to encourage collaboration and coordination as well as showcase ICT development efforts to achieve the connectivity goals of the World Summit on the Information Society WSIS, namely to “connect the unconnected by 2015″.

Through Connect the World, ITU is working with partners to mobilize the human, the financial and the technical resources required to expand the development of ICT infrastructure, connectivity and access. Partners and projects of Connect The World.

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About: Connect the World is a global multi-stakeholder initiative set up within the context of the World Summit on the Information Society. Designed to showcase, consolidate and scale-up existing development activities and stimulate new partnerships, its aim is to accelerate and strengthen efforts to bridge the digital divide. Connect the World has identified three key areas of activity that, together, constitute the primary building blocks needed to reach the goal of connecting the unconnected worldwide by 2015 …

… Each Connect the World partner is directly involved in activities in one or more of these three Building Blocks. In areas not adequately covered by current Connect the World partnerships, new partners will be actively sought. Connect the World is a complementary initiative. It does not seek to duplicate existing efforts, but rather leverages the strengths of its diverse membership to better focus activities so that communities worldwide get what they need, where it’s needed most. (full text).


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Linked with Jacqueline Kelen – France, and with CHARTER OF TRANSDISCIPLINARITY.

The International Center for Transdisciplinary Research (CIRET)
is a non-profit organization, located in Paris and founded in 1987. The aim of our organization is to develop research in a new scientific and cultural approach – the transdisciplinarity – whose aim is to lay bare the nature and characteristics of the flow of information circulating between the various branches of knowledge. The CIRET is a priviledge meeting-place for specialists from the different sciences and for those from other domains of activity, especially educators. The aim of our organization is fully expressed in our moral project.



Activity, only in french /Activité;

Organisation, only in french /L’ASSOCIATION DU CIRET;

Contact: For any supplementary information please write to:
Basarab Nicolescu, President of CIRET, 19 Villa Curial, 75019 Paris, France, e-mail.

Trees for life

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Trees for Life is a registered charity Scottish charity No. SCO21303, and a company limited by guarantee No. 143304 with its registered offices at Forres, Scotland. VAt reg. No. 605079649

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Links to Ecological Restoration and Forest Information on the World Wide Web;
Address: Trees for Life, The Park, Findhorn Bay, Forres IV36 3TZ, Scotland, UK, Tel: +44 (0)1309 691292, Fax: +44 (0)1309 691155;

About: Trees for Life began in 1981 as a direct result of the inspiration and example of Richard S. Barbe Baker, the ‘Man of the Trees’, as a local solution to the global problem of deforestation. It forms part of the Findhorn Bay Community, an intentional community comprising various organisations and many individuals drawn together by a common vision of creating a positive future for humanity and the planet.

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Korean Women’s Association United KWAU

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Linked with Sook-Im Kim – South Korea.

Together with the KWAU affiliated organizations including Saewoomtuh for prostituted women, Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center, Women Link, Korea Women’s Hot Line, Korean Differently-Abled Women’s United and United Voice (Hansori) for the eradication of Prostitution in Korea, KWAU has been preparing legal measures to prevent sex trafficking and prostitution, to punish the traffickers and to protect the victims of such trafficking and prostitutes who are confined, trafficked, and forced debt exposed continually.

For these purposes, an ‘experts’ meeting’ was formed with lawyers, scholars, and activists under the sex and human rights committee of KWAU. The experts’ meeting in preparation for the draft bill investigated and researched international conventions related with sex trafficking and prostitution by the UN and examples of legislation in each country and conducted a survey of prostitutes to reflect their views in the Act.

Address: Korean Women’s Association
(120-012) 1st FI., 190-10 ChungJung-Ro 2ga Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul, Korea; Website only in Korean script, Email.

Contact Information:

  • If calling from South Korea: Tel: 02 313 1632, Fax: 02 313 1649
  • If calling from overseas: Tel: +82 2 313 1632, Fax: +82 2 313 1649

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Centre for Communication and Development Studies CCDS

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The Centre for Communication and Development Studies CCDS is a social change resource centre focusing on the research and communication of information for change.

News & features, Online resource base on development and social justice issues in India;
open space;
research & documentation;
annual report 05-06;

About: The Centre for Communication and Development Studies CCDS:

  • CCDS is a social change resource centre focusing on the research and communication of information for change;
  • CCDS uses communication tools and processes to inform, initiate and inspire change in societal attitudes and public policy. Our activities are designed to strengthen civil society by promoting a deeper understanding of issues related to sustainable development, justice, equity and rights;
  • CCDS disseminates ‘information for change’ in several ways: through online databases and e-newsletters, through dossiers and information packs on specific issues, through documentary film, theatre, workshops, seminars etc. All our communication tools and processes are designed to enable concerned citizens to marshall salient information, multiple perspectives and reportage, so that they can clarify their ideas and participate in drawing up an agenda for a more equitable and sustainable world;
  • CCDS is a public trust, registered with the Charity Commissioner, Pune, Maharashtra (Registration No E 3657, Pune).

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Human Rights: As important as civil and political rights in the Indian context are the rights of the marginalised – women, tribals, Dalits or lower-castes, and the poor whose survival depends on access to natural resources. It is the rights of the marginalised and of the minorities in the country today that are in peril. The challenge is to empower the poor and marginalised to demand their rights and participate in the public sphere.


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About: InfoChange News & Features is an online resource base that provides news, views, perspectives and debates on crucial issues of sustainable development and social justice in India and South Asia . It brings into sharp focus agents and avenues of change.

The website aims to inform readers on issues that are increasingly being pushed into the margins by the mainstream media. It seeks to enable readers to marshal facts, opinions and perspectives on rights and development issues, so that they can participate in drawing up an agenda for a more equitable and sustainable world.

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Linked with Chitamma – India. is an internet portal that provides information, resources and news about development work in South Asia. ProPoor is not a funding organization. As we create a platform to match resources with needs, we hope rekindle the spirit of service in individual hearts around the globe.

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About: ProPoor’s mission is to empower NGOs, donors, and individuals by providing the tools to connect, and by facilitating the exchange of information.

Established in 1998, ProPoor is committed to the dissemination of information and promotion of sustainable development initiatives, in response to the needs of under represented and marginalized sectors of society in the South Asia.

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AWEC Afghan Women’s Educational Center

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AWEC is a National Afghan Women’s non-government organization, dedicated to the promotion of rights, self-sufficiency, empowerment and understanding among Afghan women and children through education, health, peace education and socio-economic development projects. Your care and concern in taking the time to visit our website is deeply appreciated.


  • Street and Working Children Centers, Kabul, Established November 2003: … Set up and operate 2 resource centers in Kabul. The centers will conduct street based outreach work to protect the rights of the working children engaged in exploitative and hazardous activities through the provision of development opportunities for child workers and their families. The centers will provide opportunities for working children and through them their families, giving them access to education, vocational skills training, life skills training, psycho social support, small scale start up business funds and to have opportunities to develop as productive and respected citizens;
  • Initiative to promote Afghan Civil Society IPACS Kabul: AWEC is implementing partner of I-PACS( Initiative to Promote Afghan Civil Society) project which is started on 2005 funded by USAID and administered by Counter Part International. The goal of the project is to increase the role and viability of civil society in Afghanistan by providing capacity building training , and providing small grants to civil society organizations showing potential to be sustainable and effective organizations … ;
  • S.W.K. High School and Women’s Center Islamabad: Shahid Wali Khan (S.W.K.) junior and high school for Afghan Refugees Women’s center in Islamabad as well as women’s center. Provision of ongoing vocational training for graduates of high schools as well as literacy classes and other programs for women … ;


What does AWEC stand for: Afghan Women’s Educational Center.

What is AWEC: AWEC is a National Afghan Women’s non-government organisation, dedicated to the promotion of rights, self-sufficiency, empowerment and understanding among Afghan women and children through education, health, peace education and socio-economic development projects.

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Our Statistics 2007

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Statistiques d’accès à (World People’s Blog, NGOs – we & others, all of Kashi Nath Pandita’s, Berhane Tewolde’s, Kundan L. Chowdhury’s, and Maharaj L. Kaul’s) – Généré/Generated le/on:

Jan. 02, 2008 (05:51 CET): Average 2007


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Centre for Research on Globalization (also in spanish, portuguese, german)

Homepage/links to our articles and news;
Global Economy;
Newsletter/become a member;
Crimes against Humanity;
Media Disinformation;
… many agendas or regions (find links in the left column);

About: The Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) is an independent research and media group of writers, scholars, journalists and activists. The CRG is based in Montreal. It is a registered non profit organization in the province of Quebec, Canada.

The CRG is also involved in book publishing and the organization of public conferences and lectures.

The Global Research webpage at publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on social, economic, strategic and environmental processes.

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