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Index September 2008

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2008-09-01: International Bureau of Education IBE;
2008-09-02: The Hague Appeal for Peace HAP;
2008-09-03: International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions ICEM;
2008-09-04: Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World;
2008-09-05: The Dart-Center for Journalism and Trauma;
2008-09-06: Women’s Action for New Directions WAND;
2008-09-07: Restorative Justice RJ online;
2008-09-08: The Women of Color Network WOCN;
2008-09-09: 50 years is enough;
2008-09-10: Mahila Samakhya, all Indian (Gov);
2008-09-11: Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center;
2008-09-12: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation NAPF;
2008-09-14: CEWC-CYMRU active citizenship for Wales and the world;
2008-09-15: The National Women History Project NWHP;
2008-09-16: International Association of Educators for World Peace IAEWP;
2008-09-17: Education World;
2008-09-18: Public Affairs Centre PAC;
2008-09-19: International Alliance of Inhabitants IAI;
2008-09-20: The AURAT FOUNDATION;
2008-09-21: The Barbara Lee Family Foundation;
2008-09-22: Global Sisterhood-Network GSN;
2008-09-23: United Nations Multimedia Services;
2008-09-24: PEKKA;
2008-09-25: International Association for the History of Religions IAHR;
2008-09-26: Beyondmedia Education;
2008-09-27: Source Watch encyclopedia;
2008-09-28: The International Research Center for Japanese Studies;
2008-09-29: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development ICTSD;
2008-09-30: Focuss.Info.


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Focuss.Info – a collaborative research tool for global development cooperation

The Focuss.Info Initiative is a collaborative platform for the creation and sharing of knowledge of valuable electronic resources in the field of global development cooperation. Focuss.Info improves the creation and sharing of global development knowledge in general and global development research specifically. This is being realized through three phases: … (about 1/2).

Focuss.Info search engine indexes;
Who is Focuss (partners form a to Z);
Contact: skype =, e-mail.

About 2/2 – Three phases:

  • 1) Storing hand-picked favorite Internet resources in social bookmark accounts (more … );
  • 2 Sharing the hand-picked favorite Internet resources through a search engine (more … );
  • 3 Creating a platform that improves knowledge creation and sharing (more … ).

Steps you need to take:

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International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development ICTSD

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The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) was established in Geneva in September 1996 to contribute to a better understanding of development and environment concerns in the context of international trade. As an independent non-profit and non-governmental organisation, ICTSD engages a broad range of actors in ongoing dialogue about trade and sustainable development. With a wide network of governmental, non-governmental and inter-governmental partners, ICTSD plays a unique systemic role as a provider of original, non-partisan reporting and facilitation services at the intersection of international trade and sustainable development … (about 1/2).

Homepage and latest news;
News and Analysis;
Programmes and Issues;
Dispute Settlement and Understanding Programme;
Economic Partnership Agreements EPAs;
Staff Team;
Work with us;
Address: International Environment House 2, Chemin de Balexert 7, 1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland;

About 2/2:
ICTSD facilitates interaction between policy-makers and those outside the system to help trade policy become more supportive of sustainable development. By helping parties increase capacity and become better informed about each other, ICTSD builds bridges between groups with seemingly disparate agendas. It seeks to enable these actors to discover the many places where their interests and priorities coincide, for ultimately sustainable development is their common objective.

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The International Research Center for Japanese Studies

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Japanese Home

Linked with Fumihiko Sueki – Japan.

Public Visitation Day: In order to introduce Nichibunken’s activities to the citizens of Kyoto, on Public Visitation Day a lecture as well as a look into Nichibunken’s research projects and facilities is provided for the public. Date and Time: October 30th, 2008 (Thursday, 10:00 – 16:30) … (full text).

Homepage in english,
Outreach Programs and Events;
Nichibunken Databases;
Employment and Study /and Call for Applications;
Research Activities;
Scholarships/Fellowships: Domestics;
Links (and links in japanese);
Address: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 3-2 Oeyama-cho, Goryo, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 610-1192, Japan;

About Research Cooperation:

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Source Watch encyclopedia

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a project of the center for media and democracy

SourceWatch is a collaborative project of the Center for Media and Democracy to produce a directory of the people, organizations and issues shaping the public agenda. A primary purpose of SourceWatch is documenting the PR and propaganda activities of public relations firms and public relations professionals engaged in managing and manipulating public perception, opinion and policy. SourceWatch also includes profiles on think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests. Over time, SourceWatch has broadened to include others involved in public debates including media outlets, journalists, government agencies, activists and nongovernmental organizations. Unlike some other wikis, SourceWatch has a policy of strict referencing, and is overseen by a paid editor. SourceWatch has 39,159 articles. (Homepage).

The Community Portal;
All topics;
How to edit a page;
Quick Guide to editing;
Weekly free newsletter;
GNU Free Documentation License;


  • SourceWatch is a free encyclopedia of people, issues, and groups shaping the public agenda that is being written collaboratively on this web site. It catalogues descriptions and details of PR firms, activist groups and government agencies as well as the criticisms that are made of these groups from different perspectives. (More …)
  • You may not agree with all of the criticisms, and if you think something that appears here is unfair, you can fix it! The site is a Wiki, meaning that anyone, including you, can edit any article right now by clicking on the edit this page link that appears in every article in SourceWatch. As more and more people edit the articles, they improve in quality all the time. (More …)
  • All of our articles are covered by the GNU Free Documentation License, to ensure that they can remain freely available forever. (More…)

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Beyondmedia Education

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Next event this weekend, September 27-29, 2008:

  • September 27th; 7:30pm: Turning A Corner, Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC: Turning A Corner will be screening as part of the Urban Film Series: 2007 Black Docs program. For more information please visit It will be presented by Illinois Representative, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL);
  • September 28th; 11:00am: Doin’ It: Sex, Disability and Videotape;
  • September 29th; 10:30am: Why They Gotta Do Me Like That? The Empowered Fe Fes Take on Bullying, National Museum of Women in the Artsn’s Film & Media Arts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 20th Anniversary celebration;
  • For more information go to NMWA National Museum of Women in the Arts.

About 1/2:

  • Beyondmedia Education’s mission is to collaborate with under-served and under-represented women, youth and communities to tell their stories, connect their stories to the world around us, and organize for social justice through the creation and distribution of media arts.
  • Our Vision: Beyondmedia Education envisions a compassionate and just society where universal access to media tools and information equip women and youth to document and communicate their stories, serve as educators and role models for others, influence public policy, and generate social transformation … (about 1/2).

Homepage and links;
See this video, 4.43 min;
Press and Recognition;
Staff Bios;
Help out;
Donors /Partners;
Address: Beyondmedia Education, 4001 N. Ravenswood #204 C, Chicago, IL 60613, USA;
Contact /Get in touch: mail online, tel: 773-857-7300, fax: 773-857-7301, e-mail.

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International Association for the History of Religions IAHR

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Linked with Fumihiko Sueki – Japan.

The International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) is a worldwide body of national and regional associations for the academic study of religion, and is a member of the Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines/ The International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (CIPSH) under the auspices of UNESCO. The IAHR was founded in 1950 on the occasion of the 7th international congress of the history of religions in Amsterdam. During the last World Congress in Tokyo, Japan, 2005, the IAHR grew to 37 national and 5 regional associations, reflecting the international and global diversity of the association … (What is the IAHR 1/2).

XXth IAHR Quinquennial World Congress (with its general Informations and the contact-link),  August 15-21, 2010, Toronto, Canada;
Member Associations;
IAHR presented on the UNESCO website (fr and en);
IAHR Executive Committee Members 2005-2010;
Honorary Life Members of the IAHR;
Women Scholars Network;
Constitution and by-laws;
From the Desk of the General Secretary;
IAHR e-Bulletin Supplement (March 2008);
Other News and Announcements;
Newsletter: General Secretary (see below).
Contact: All enquiries or communications concerning the IAHR should be addressed to the General Secretary, Professor Tim Jensen or the Deputy General Secretary, Professor Ingvild Sælid Gilhus.

What is the IAHR 2/2: … The IAHR is composed of a General Assembly, an International Committee, and an Executive Committee.

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Linked with Nani Zulminarni – Indonesia, and with A JOURNEY TO THE WORLD WITHOUT HUSBAND.

Program Pemberdayaan Perempuan Kepala Keluarga It is a reality that not less than 6 million households in Indonesia are headed by women-due to the death of their husband either natural or killed in the armed conflict, divorced, abandoned, permanent illness of the husband, and single status. More than a half of these households are among “the poorest of the poor”. The social cultural value tends to marginalize the women headed families and a major part of the development program has failed to reach this group. The majority of them are between 20 to 60 years old, illiterate and have never been to even an elementary school. They have 1-6 dependent, working as are farm laborers and in the informal sector with average income less than US$1 per day. Some of them have traumatic experience on domestic and state violence … (full text Homepage in english 1/2).

Homepage in Indonesian;
PEKKA in the news;
Stories from the field;
Annual reports;
Video Gallery;
Address: National Secretariat of PEKKA: Jl. Lapangan 1, Kompleks Duren Sawit Asri, Kav 1 No. 2A, Duren Sawit, Jakarta 13440, Indonesia;

About Us: PEKKA was originally developed in the year 2000, from the initial idea of the National Commission on Violence Againts Women (KOMNAS PEREMPUAN), to document the life of the widows in the conflict region, and the intention of the Kecamatan Development Program (PPK) to respond to the request of the widows who are the victims of the conflict in Aceh, to get access to the resources, in order to overcome their economic problems and trauma.

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United Nations Multimedia Services

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(in 8 languages)

Linked with United Nations Multimedia Services on Berhane’s Development Blog.

UNTV’s series of 12 x 26′ news-magazine programmes puts a spotlight on the world’s most underreported stories. Each episode features 2-3 character-driven, human interest stories that reflect some of the most important issues affecting the world, and our lives today. Our cameras offer unique and often unparalleled access to people and places and stay to bring you the stories as they unfold over time, long after other news outlets leave. From the child labour situation in Tanzania to the woman’s struggle in Afghanistan, from the poverty streets in Somalia to the frontline of the guerilla war in Colombia, this series brings home the stories viewers care about, but rarely see. Presented as a fully-packaged programme, and also available by feature segment (approximately 8′ each), 21st Century incorporates narrative storytelling with balanced, accurate reporting and is adaptable to local languages. Currently fifty international broadcasters air the magazine monthly, including BBC World and RTVE. (21st Century TV series).

UN news centre;
audiovisual news;
UN radio news;
Audio Library;
Film and Video Archives;
UN in action;
Contact: UNphoto, UNTV and UN Video, and UN radio.


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Global Sisterhood-Network GSN

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Welcome to the Global Sisterhood Network via a domain which is a natural outgrowth of our many projects over the past decade

Founded in 1996, the Global Sisterhood Network largely consists of feminists from around the world who work hand-in-hand, irrespective of class, colour or creed, in a collaborative effort to create improved lives for women. GSN operates at several levels, but in the main as an information resource centre via the monitoring of media and institutional reports which seek emerging developments in agriculture, economics, employment, environment, health, law, militarism, politics, technology, trade and science, and which either directly and indirectly impact on the realities of women’s lives. To meet this goal, GSN’s electronic list places considerable emphasis on issues have which attracted sparse attention and/or analysis from a feminist perspective … (Welcome 1/2).

Homepage and latest news-links;
New resources for feminists;
Sound and Vision;
Archived News;
GSN Newsgroup;
GSN Live Feed;
GSN History;
Contact: Lynette Dumble, Founder Of Global Sisterhood Network.

Welcome 2/2: … GSN’s electronic list archives consist of in excess of 35,000 messages from a global community of feminists, and are located at yahoo groups.

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The Barbara Lee Family Foundation

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The Barbara Lee Family Foundation supports progressive initiatives in two program areas: women in politics and the contemporary art. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation Women in Politics Program Area is dedicated to engaging women fully in the American democratic process and promoting their participation at all levels of government. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation Contemporary Art Program Area is dedicated to supporting the visual contemporary art in Boston and the exhibition and publication of work by contemporary women artists. (Homepage).

Mission Statement;
Women in politics;
Address: 131 Mt. Auburn St. #2, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA;

About Barbara Lee, Boston/MA: … A former school teacher and social worker, Lee has committed herself to helping women gain and use political power as elected officials, activists, and voters. In her hometown of Boston, she is also known as a devoted advocate for the city’s cultural life, and her leadership is helping the Boston arts community continue to make history. Boston Magazine includes her among “The 100 People Who Run This Town,” and she is listed as one of the 50 most powerful people in Boston (Boston Magazine, May 2008). She was also recognized for her grassroots activism by Women’s eNews as one of their “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” … (full text).

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Linked with Nigar Ahmad – Pakistan.

Established in 1986, Aurat Publication and Information Service Foundation is a civil society organisation committed to work for women’s empowerment and citizens’ participation in governance for creating a socially just, democratic and humane society in Pakistan. Over the last 21 years, Aurat Foundation has come to be recognised nationally and internationally as one of the leading institutions for enhancing women’s economic and political status in the country. The Foundation has also emerged as a major support organisation for civil society organisations working for social change at the community level … (full text on the Homepage).

Citizens’ Campaign for Women’s Representation, CCWR;
Citizen’s Reports;
Photo Gallery;
Head Office: 8-B, LDA Garden ViewApts, Lawrence Road, Lahore 54000, Pakistan;
Contact: Head-Office and 5 Regional Offices.

About AF: Aurat Foundation has its Head Office in Lahore, and five regional offices in the federal and the provincial capitals (Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta). Further, AF has a countrywide network of voluntary citizens’ groups and individual activists.

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International Alliance of Inhabitants IAI

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Building together the World Assembly of Inhabitants (in many languages)

World Zero Evictions Day 2008: We are launching an appeal to organise a World Zero Evictions Days 2008 throughout the month of October 2008 as a concrete follow-up of the Global Campaign;

Act together, housing for all;
The Urban Way;
Zero Eviction Campaign;
Urban Popular University;
Universidad Popular Urbana (by moodle);
no contact link exists, but a login.

Who we are: … is a global network of associations and social movements of inhabitants, cooperatives, communities, tenants, house owners, homeless, slum dwellers, indigenous populations and people from working class neighbourhoods. The objective is the construction of another possible world starting from the achievement of the housing and city rights …

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Public Affairs Centre PAC

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In the last decade, there has been an almost unstoppable trend towards the recognition of the right to information as a fundamental human right by  intergovernmental organisations and countries around the world … (full text Right to Information).

Address: No.15, KIADB Industrial Area, Bommasandra – Jigani Link Road, Bangalore – 562 106, India;
Contact: Change in telephone number: (+9180) 27839918/ 19/ 20 / (+918110) 415054, e-mail.

About: Public Affairs Centre PAC is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the cause of improving the quality of governance in India. PAC’s focus in this regard is primarily on areas in which the public can play a proactive role in improving governance. PAC undertakes and supports research on public policy and services, disseminates research findings, facilitates citizen action support for collective action and provides advisory services to state and non-state agencies

Education World

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The Educator’s Best Friend

In the spring of 1996, the founders of Education World recognized the need for a Web site that would make the Internet easier for educators to use. They wanted to create a home for educators on the Internet, a place where teachers could gather and share ideas. They wanted to create a complete online resource where educators could start each day to find the lesson plans and research materials they were looking for … (about 1/2).

Site Guide;
Lesson Planing;
Professional Development;
Technology Integration;
School Issues;
Education World at Home;
Early Childhood Community;;
Administrator’s Desk;
world citizenship toolbox, sites for the young citizen (scroll full down to catch the texts);
a big page for FAQs;

About 2/2: The result is Education World, the Educator’s Best Friend, a resource that includes:

  • a search engine for educational Web sites only, a place where educators can find information without searching the entire Internet;
  • original content, including lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, and articles written by education experts;
  • site reviews;
  • daily features and columns;
  • teacher and principal profiles;
  • Wire Side Chats with the important names in education;
  • employment listings.

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International Association of Educators for World Peace IAEWP

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Canadian NGO dedicated to United Nations’ Goal of Peace Education, Environmental Protection, Human Rights and Disarmament

IAEWP was founded in Alabama in 1967 by Dr. Charles Mercieca, a Maltese philosopher and educator. The international organisation is now represented in over 100 countries, with consultative status at many United Nations agencies and since 1987 is a designated Peace Messenger of the United Nations. IAEWP is headquartered in Huntsville Alabama and publishes the UN News via IAEWP Korea. IAEWP Canada, headquartered in Toronto, also directly operates the Homeplanet Alliance as an international business and commerce infrastructure building organisation … (full text on the’s homepage).

Homepage IAEWP;
Coming Events IAEWP; Publications IAEWP; Articles IAEWP; Membership IAEWP; Officers IAEWP;
United Nations UN; UN bodies: links in the left column of all pages;; Summary Report 2006 FNIT; FNIT Indian Treaties; FNIT The First Nations Indigenous Trust; FNIT Films; UNESCO/peace is in our hands;
Addresses IAEWP, Main Office Canada: IAEWP General Secretariat, Homeplanet Alliance, 2 Bloor Street West, Suite 100-209, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4W 3E2, Phone (1) 416-924-4449, Fax: (1) 416-924-4094 / 921-4365
worldwide: go to Chapters, select your continent and your country;
Contact IAEWP: for general info, for Mitchell L. Gold, Executive Director.

Mission IAEWP: Deeply concerned over the non-violent approach through education in its broadest sense, the International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) urges the creation of a new breed of scientists, philosophers, parents, students, all educators, and especially leaders who are inspired with the vision of restoring world peace.  Continue Reading…

The National Women History Project NWHP

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Linked with Yuri Kochiyama – USA.

Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less – Myra Pollack Sadker.
And: History helps us learn who we are, but when we don’t know our own history, our power and dreams are immediately diminished.

Women’s History Month;
News and Events;
Resource Center;
Staff & Board Members;
Why Our Work is Important;
Join the NWHP Network;
Address: National Women’s History Project, 3440 Airway Drive, Suite F, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, USA;

About – Why women’s history: Multicultural American women are overlooked in most mainstream approaches to U.S. history, so the National Women’s History Project champions their accomplishments and leads the drive to write women back into history.

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CEWC-CYMRU active citizenship for Wales and the world

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We work directly with students as well as with teachers, advisers and other education professionals. This site is aimed mainly at teachers. If you’re a student, you may want to visit our section for young people instead. (Homepage).

Our work;
Encouraging participation;
Free download;
Citizenship today;
Address: CEWC-Cymru, Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3AP, England;

About / Who we are: CEWC-Cymru (Council for Education in World Citizenship – Cymru) is Wales’s foremost national charity working directly with young people and teachers on matters of global citizenship.

As well as organising a programme of educational events for students, we provide training and resources for teachers and specialise in encouraging young people’s participation in school life and beyond.

This section provides more information about the people who work for CEWC-Cymru, the organisations that support out work, and the way we interact with other educational organisations.

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Medical Aid and Relief for the Children of Chechnya MARCCH

Linked with Donald Rayfield  – England.

Welcome to In Chechnya the children are the most vulnerable and innocent victims of the recent Chechen wars. Medical Aid and Relief for Children of Chechnya (MARCCH) is there to help countless children, many orphaned, who receive little or no medical aid and have no one to care about their plight. Years of living in cramped and inadequate conditions or refugee camps, coupled with poor nutrition, have caused the health of many children to deteriorate still further with dire consequences to this day. Diseases such as TB have consequently taken a greater hold on the Chechen population … (Homepage).

Third SOAS Conference Nov. 27, 2008 (where??);

About: Our Mission is to bring relief to children who have been injured as a result of the conflicts in Chechnya.

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Nuclear Age Peace Foundation NAPF

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The first step in Waging Peace is to educate oneself and stay informed. In the Issues section, one will find research and information on subjects including: the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons; Peace; Missile Defense; International Law and Security; Nuclear Energy and Waste; Peace Education. Staying informed about these issues will empower individuals to take action and educate others … (full text Issues).

2008 Presidential Candidate Quotes;
Sign the Appeal today;
The Challenge of Abolishing Nuclear Weapons;
NAPF Affilates;
Media Center;
Download our 2008 Annual Report, 32 pdf-pages;

About: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, and to inspire and empower a new generation of peace leaders. Founded in 1982, the Foundation is comprised of individuals and organizations worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age. The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan international education and advocacy organization. It has consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is recognized by the UN as a Peace Messenger Organization.

Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center

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Linked with Alice Ophelia Hyman Lynch – USA.

Be Safe… Help is just a phone call away … 1 866-6BE-SAFE. The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center ’s mission is twofold:

  • 1. To support and empower those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault;
  • 2. To develop a community where there is no acceptance of or tolerance for either.

The agency provides services to all who identify themselves as victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual preference, religion, age or disabilities. Our services include 24 hour emergency hotline and shelter, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Teams, individual counseling (in both Spanish and English), support groups, youth programs for children and teens, support for significant others, transitional housing, case management, outreach program, legal advocacy, safety planning, information and referrals, and community education. (Homepage).

Community Education;
What is Sexual Assault;
What is Domestic Violence;
Human Trafficking;
Safety Planing;
Red Flags;
Links and Resources;
Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center, PO Box 423, Belvidere, NJ 07823, USA;

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Mahila Samakhya, all Indian (Gov)

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(also in Hindi)

Linked on this our NGO blog with Mahila Samakhya in Uttar Pradesh, and with Janaki – India.

Mahila Samakhya was launched as a pilot project in Karnataka, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh in 1989 with Dutch assistance. The project was extended to Andhra Pradesh at the end of 1992 and in two districts in Kerala in 1998. The effectiveness of the MS strategy in mobilising women for education has resulted in it being adopted by other basic education projects in Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Assam … (full text Expansion and Coverage).

Department of School Education and Literacy;
Who is who;
Women’s Mobilisation And Programme Agendas
The Mahila Samakhya (Education for Women’s Equality) Programme;
List of NRG members;
Find the regional Mahila Samakhya (State) on this site (scroll down) – for Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal;
Right to Information Act;
Annual reports;

Mahila Samakhya: Pursuant to the objectives of the NPE, 1986, the Mahila Samakhya Scheme was started in 1989 to translate the goals enshrined in the NPE into a concrete programme for the education and empowerment of women in rural areas particularly those from socially and economically marginalized groups.

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50 years is enough

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US network for Global Economic Justice

50 Years Is Enough: U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice is a coalition of over 200 U.S. grassroots, women’s, solidarity, faith-based, policy, social- and economic-justice, youth, labor and development organizations dedicated to the profound transformation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Network works in solidarity with over 185 international partner organizations in more than 65 countries … (full text about 1/2).

Celebrating the 10th Year of the 50 Years Is Enough Network: Cover, History, Photos;
Economic Justice News;
Diversity Statement;
Jobs and Internships;
Newsletter /Subscribe;
Address: 50 Years Is Enough Network, 3628 12th St NE, Washington, DC 20017, USA;
Feedback on the website;
Staff and Contact.

About 2/2: … We call for the immediate suspension of the policies and practices of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group which have caused widespread poverty, inequality, and suffering among the world’s peoples and damage to the world’s environment.

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The Women of Color Network WOCN

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Linked with Alice Ophelia Hyman Lynch – USA.

WOCN is a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence nrcdv, and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence PCADV

If you are in danger, please call:

  • Emergency services: 911
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

All pages run under the same URL:

Partners and Projects /Publications and Links /WOCN Announcements and Public Policy / Membership and also …
Address: WOCN, 6400 Flank Drive, Suite 1300, Harrisburg, PA 17112, USA;
Contact: (phone) 800-537-2238, ext 137; (fax) 717-545-9456; e-mail.

Mission: The mission of the Women of Color Network (WOCN) is to provide and enhance leadership capacity and resources that promote the activities of women of color advocates and activists within the Sovereign Nations, the United States and U.S. Territories to address the elimination of violence against women and families.

History: In 1997, a group of women of color from across the country gathered to establish an entity to address the unique challenges facing women of color advocates and activists within the violence against women movement. Since that time, the Women of Color Network has created a national medium where women of color can dialogue, network, organize, and obtain resources to support their efforts.

WOCN has accomplished this by:

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Restorative Justice RJ online

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en francais / en espanol

Linked with Alice Ophelia Hyman Lynch – USA;

Restorative justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused or revealed by criminal behaviour. It is best accomplished through cooperative processes that include all stakeholders. Practices and programs reflecting restorative purposes will respond to crime by:

  • 1. identifying and taking steps to repair harm;
  • 2. involving all stakeholders;
  • 3. transforming the traditional relationship between communities and their governments in responding to crime.

Some of the programmes and outcomes typically identified with restorative justice include: … (full text /Introduction).

RJ Library News;
Web Tour /Links;
Centre for Justice and Reconciliation;
Prison Fellowship International;
Submit an article for publication on RJ online;
Address: Centre for Justice and Reconciliation, Prison Fellowship International, PO Box 17434, Washington, DC 20041, usa;
Contact: Tel: 1 703 481 0000, Fax:1 703 481 0003, e-mail.

About: Restorative Justice Online is a service of the Centre for Justice & Reconciliation at Prison Fellowship International. Information on PFI can be found on the Prison Fellowship International Website.

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Women’s Action for New Directions WAND

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Linked with Alice Ophelia Hyman Lynch – USA.

WAND empowers women. To take political action. To change our culture and our national priorities: Toward peace and real security. Away from militarism and violence. (Frontpage and Newletter).

Homepage and News;
Take Action;
Urge Your Senators to Ban Cluster Bombs;
American Budget pie;
No new nukes!
Our blog: women, power, peace;
Donate Now;
Join Us;
News Bulletin Archive;
The WAND Education Fund;
WiLL, the women’s legislators’ Lobby;
Address: WAND, 322 4th St., NE, Washington, DC 20002;

Who we are and what we do: … What we do: WAND’s evolution as an organization
FFor a brief history of WAND, click here.

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The Dart-Center for Journalism and Trauma

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a global resource for journalists who cover violence

The Dart Center is a global network of journalists, journalism educators and health professionals dedicated to improving media coverage of trauma, conflict and tragedy. The Center also addresses the consequences of such coverage for those working in journalism. (About).

The First Dead Body;

Trauma Research;
Regional Offices (London, Melbourne, Americas);
Staff & Personnel
Executive Committee
Advisory Council
Governance, Funding & Partnerships

History: The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma was founded at the University of Washington in 1999. It continues a mission begun nearly a decade earlier.

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Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World

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(also in french and spanish) – about Migration

Our purpose is to invent, to share, and to practice new forms of collective action, from the local to the global scales, so that together we can exercise more control, together and with Nature, over the future of an increasingly complex and interdependent world.
The challenge of the Alliance is to favor unity within diversity by proclaiming our societies’ capacity to understand and assess the complexity of situations, the interdependence of the issues, and the legitimacy of all the different geocultural, thematic, social, and professional viewpoints, and to encourage them all to act accordingly … (What is the Alliance).

What’s new;
other important moments;
interesting websites;
Contacts (click on the wanted item).

History of the Alliance: Since the end of the 1980s, different actors of society from a broad range of spheres in various regions of the world have taken a large number of initiatives to contribute to and organize a huge world movement capable of participating in the quest for values, proposals, and rules to overcome the new challenges humanity is facing.

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International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions ICEM

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(in eight languages)

Linked with Binda Pandey – Nepal, August 7th, 2008;

Uniting the world’s workers: How can workers face up to the might of the global corporations? By organising globally. That is why more than 20 million workers worldwide are already members of the ICEM, the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions. The ICEM is a rapidly growing industry-based world labour federation dedicated to practical solidarity. It unites trade unions in its sectors on all continents. Its aim is to become a truly global trade union … (about 1/2).

ICEM affiliates: by November 2007, the ICEM represented 467 industrial trade unions in 132 countries.

Gender Issues;
ICEM regions;
Statutes, 19 pdf-pages;
Weekly newsletter;
Address: ICEM, 54bis route des Acacias, 1227 Geneva, Switzerland;

About 2/2: ICEM’s main focuses are negotiating and monitoring global agreements …

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The Hague Appeal for Peace HAP

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Linked with Betty Burkes – USA, and with the International Bureau of Education IBE.

Peace education is a participatory holistic process that includes teaching for and about democracy and human rights, nonviolence, social and economic justice, gender equality, environmental sustainability, disarmament, traditional peace practices, international law, and human security. (Homepage). 

Peace Lessons from around the world (to reach peace we need to teach peace); 
History; Conference of ‘99;
Publications /HAP resources;
Newsletter Archive;
Peace Boat US;
The Tirana Call for peace education;
Contact: Tel: 212-687-7214, Fax: 212-661-2704, e-Mail.

About: The Hague Appeal for Peace is an international network of organizations and individuals dedicated to the abolition of war and making peace a human right. The Global Campaign for Peace Education GCPE was launched at the Hague Appeal for Peace conference in May 1999. After the conference, Hague Appeal for Peace took the responsibility of coordinating the Campaign.

International Bureau of Education IBE

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in all 6 UN languages

Mission: The IBE’s main mission is to act as UNESCO’s centre specialized in contents, methods and structure of education. It builds networks to share expertise on curriculum development in all regions of the world and aims to introduce modern approaches in curriculum design and implementation, improve practical skills and promote informed policy dialogue at national, regional and international levels … (full text).

Curriculum Development;
Policy Dialogue;
Conflict and social cohesion;
Poverty Alleviation;
Learn to live together;
Inclusive Education;
IBE Databases;
Official information sources on education;
Databases on education systems;
UNESCO-IBE Contacts.

About: The International Bureau of Education (IBE): a global centre in the area of curriculum development and a field-oriented institute supporting UNESCO action aimed at attaining quality Education for All.

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