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Index October 2008

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2008-10-01: The Wisconsin Project on nuclear arms control;
2008-10-02: The National Black Justice Coalition NBJC;
2008-10-03: Southerners On New Ground S.O.N.G.;
2008-10-04: The Audre Lorde Project ALP;
2008-10-05: International Peace Bureau IPB;
2008-10-06: The Buddhist Community at Stanford;
2008-10-07: University Research Priority Programm URPP;
2008-10-08: International Institute of Concern for Public Health IICPH;
2008-10-09: Spark;
2008-10-10: Baitul Salaam Network Inc;
2008-10-11: National Organization for Women NOW;
2008-10-12: The African American Women’s Institute AAWI;
2008-10-13: Ka ‘Imi Na ‘auao O Hawai’i Nei;
2008-10-14: Critical Resistance prison abolition movement;
2008-10-15: The War Resisters League WRL;
2008-10-16: Ten-Thousand-Villages;
2008-10-17: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children LSPC;
2008-10-18: Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights UAF;
2008-10-19: York Centre for Asian Research YCAR;
2008-10-20: Human Development Foundation HDF;
2008-10-21: naked punch;
2008-10-22: Serve Afghanistan;
2008-10-23: African Development Information Services AfDevInfo;
2008-10-23: The Women of Color Resource Center WCRC;
2008-10-24: New Civilisation Network NCN;
2008-10-25: Independent Television Service ITVS;
2008-10-26: Land for Tillers Freedom LAFTI;
2008-10-27: Bat Shalom – women with a vision for a just peace;
2008-10-28: Raheel Raza Diversity Inc.;
2008-10-29: School of Development Studies – South Africa;
2008-10-30:INCITE – Women of Color Against Violence;
2008-10-31: National Human Rights Institutions Forum.

National Human Rights Institutions Forum

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(also in french and spanish)

Linked with National human rights institutions play a key role.

An international forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of national human rights institutions. At this site you will find:

  • Key global and regional documents;
  • Documentation on the work of global and regional fora;
  • Information on and from national human rights institutions;
  • Bibliography and research materials;
  • Capacity building and training resources

… (Homepage).

Research and Analysis;
Training and Education;
Subscription form for News Alert;
Contact /Feedback.

About: … The Danish Institute for Human Rights has developed this website in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights …

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INCITE – Women of Color Against Violence

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Linked with Andrea Smith – USA.

INCITE! is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue, and grassroots organizing … (full text abougt 1/2).

Get involved;
Join us;
Resourcs for organizing;
INCITE Networks;
INCITE Analysis;
Address: INCITE! PO Box 226, Redmond, WA 98073, USA;

About 2/2: WHO WE ARE:

INCITE! is made up of grassroots chapters and affiliates across the U.S.; other collectives working on particular political projects such as police violence, reproductive justice, and media justice; a national collective that works to leverage this grassroots organizing on a national and transnational platform; an advisory collective that helps increase the capacity of national organizing; and thousands of members and supporters.

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School of Development Studies – South Africa

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Linked with Patrick Bond – South Africa, and with New African Resistance to Global Finance.

The School of Development Studies is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of the political economy of development. Its research and graduate teaching programmes in economic development, social policy and population studies, as well as the projects, public seminars and activism around issues of civil society and social justice, organised through its affiliated Centre for Civil Society, place it among the most well-respected and innovative inter-disciplinary schools of its type in the world … (Homepage/about 1/2).

Study and Training;
Data Sets;
Students and Alumni;
Address: School of Development Studies, Memorial Tower Building, Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, DURBAN 4041, SOUTH AFRICA;

About 2/2: It offers course-work or dissertation Masters degrees in Development Studies and Population Studies. In addition, the School offers a diploma option and has a thesis-based PhD programme.

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Raheel Raza Diversity Inc.

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Raheel Raza is an Intercultural and Interfaith Diversity Consultant, Author, Public Speaker

Linked with Raheel Raza – Pakistan and Canada, and with Their Jihad … not my Jihad.

I am the woman from a village in Pakistan
Where they threw acid in my face because their honour was at stake
Battered, bullied and bruised – I suffered great pain
But the damage they have done has only fired my resolve
To never let them make MY honour, THEIR gain
I forced the courts to hear my case and took others like me
Caught in the vicious circle of male violence and frenzy
in trying to dehumanize us
My disfigured face has empowered me; the cries of my sisters
have given me strength in my own strength
I won’t be cowed down by cowardly acts
I have found my path and will never return to the fetters of slavery
I ask for no accolades for my bravery
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About: … Ms. Raza has appeared in print, on television and radio throughout Canada, to discuss diversity, harmony and interfaith.

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Bat Shalom – women with a vision for a just peace

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envisioning a peace rooted in the needs, rights, values and histories of both the Israeli and Palestinian people

Linked with Terry Greenblatt – USA.

Bat Shalom is an Israeli national feminist grassroots organization of Jewish and Palestinian Israeli women working together for a genuine peace grounded in a just resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict, respect for human rights, and an equal voice for Jewish and Arab women within Israeli society … (who we are 1/2).

Homepage and newsletter;
Jerusalem Center for Women;
Neither Shall They Learn War Anymore;
Staff and Board;
Donors and partners;
Support us;
Address: Bat Shalom, The Jerusalem Women’s Action Center, King George 14, P.O. Box 2426 , Jerusalem 91023, Israel;

About 2/2: In 1989, a meeting was convened in Brussels between prominent Israeli and Palestinian women peace activists. The meeting initiated an on-going dialogue that in 1994 resulted in the establishment of The Jerusalem Link comprising two women’s organizations—Bat Shalom on the Israeli side, and the Jerusalem Center for Women on the Palestinian side. The two organizations share a set of political principles, which serve as the foundation for a cooperative model of co-existence between our respective peoples …

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Land for Tillers Freedom LAFTI

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Linked with Krishnammal Jagannaathan – India, and with Land to the tillers.

Land for Tillers’ Freedom, LAFTI, is a non-profit organization based out of India that is focused on changing the conditions of the Dalit Caste or India’s poorest of the poor.  LAFTI works with the government and financial institutions to purchase land for Dalit families.  Through farming, the land will provide them with a steady income.  In addition to land distribution, LAFTI’s other projects include:

  • Housing construction;
  • Youth programs;
  • Adult vocational training;
  • Disaster assistance;
  • Domestic Animal distribution.

… (full text Homepage).

Photo album;
Events and Video;

About: LAFTI (Land For Tillers’ Freedom) is based on the Gandhian idea of equitable land
distribution as a basis for rural  economic development. Located in the village of
Kuthur, LAFTI serves hundreds of village communities throughout the
Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur districts in India’s southeastern state of Tamilnadu.

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Independent Television Service ITVS

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ITVS funds, presents and promotes award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television and cable, innovative new media projects on the Web and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens Tuesday nights at 10:00 PM on PBS … (about 1/2).

Projects and Services:
Now showing;
Programs (US), (more than 200) Sites from A-Z, and watch this exemple: face to face;
International/, GlobalVoicesInternational Programs A-Z;
for Produces / newsletter;
Subscribe to the ITVS YouTube Channel;
ITVS in the news;

About 2/2:

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New Civilisation Network NCN

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linking the people who change the world

Linked with Sister Emmanuelle – Belgium and France.

We are collecting visions of how a new civilization might be. Submit your entries here or send them by e-mail to the New Civilisation Network.
They are published regularly in the New Civilization Visions electronic newsletter. (Vision Space).

Homepage/Log in;
Member’s page;
New Member Registration;

Introduction/about: The New Civilization Network (NCN) is a meeting place for people of good will who are working on building a world that works for all of us. A world of increased quality of life, freedom, fun and inspiration for all. A world where the needs of all of humanity are met.

NCN is a place where you can find people to work with and where you can share your experiences with others.

NCN is not an organization. It is a database of people and a lot of facilities intended to help you find what you need and collaborate with others when appropriate.

This is an open space. Move in and talk about what you want to do. Find other who want to do similar things. Get busy. Use the virtual workgroup facilities if you need them.

This is an experiment in self-organization. Nobody will tell you what you’re supposed to do, but you will probably find support and friendly ears, and possibly you’ll find collaborators.

If you are interested, register through an an on-line form
by just filling in a bit of information about yourself … (full text).

The Women of Color Resource Center WCRC

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Linked with Linda Burnham – USA, and with The Great Unmasking.

Mission: Founded in 1990, the Women of Color Resource Center (WCRC) is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and promotes the political, economic, social and cultural well-being of women and girls of color in the United States. Informed by a social justice perspective that takes into account the status of women internationally, WCRC is committed to organizing and educating women of color across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, class, sexual orientation, physical ability and age … (about 1/2).

Homepage /register for newsletter;
WCRC in the news;
Jobs and Internships;
Get Involved;
Bring WCRC to Your Community;
Address: WCRC, 1611 Telegraph Ave. #303, Oakland, CA 94612, USA;

Peace & Solidarity Internship … : The Women of Color Resource Center is offering an enthusiastic, self-starting, hardworking student an exciting internship in the Peace & Solidarity Program of a respected social justice organization.

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African Development Information Services AfDevInfo

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Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Website for International  Development Cooperation, and its Newsletter.

AfDevInfo is:

  • a research facility and software house working at the interface between cutting edge data capture, processing and distribution technologies and pragmatic politico-economic research.
  • Our sister site, tracks the mechanics of political and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • At the heart of AfDevInfo ’s development and delivery capability is a suite of integrated databases tracking and linking people, organisations and places; projects, meetings and disputes; financial transactions, documents, news and statistics.
  • We develop technologies and practices that transform the high volume of unstructured, low quality electronic data now available into accessible, structured, high quality information.
  • Our team encompasses a wide range of in-country development experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, with diverse academic and professional backgrounds.
  • AfDevInfo is a commercial, not-for-profit enterprise committed to harnessing information to strengthen and improve government in Africa.


free subscription;
data formats;
Address: African Development Information Services Ltd, Unit 1, 30a Highgate Rd, London, NW5 1NS, United Kingdom;

About: Staff:

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Serve Afghanistan

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Linked with Gayle Williams – South Africa and UK, and with UK charity worker killed in Kabul.

Our Purpose: SERVE Afghanistan’s purpose is to express God’s love and bring hope by serving the people of Afghanistan, especially the needy, as we seek to address personal, social and environmental needs … (who we are 1/2).

Homepage and latest news;
Our Projects;
Your contributions;
Photo Album;

Who we are 2/2: … UK Registered Charity: SERVE Afghanistan is a Christian charity registered in the UK (no.1105086), has been working with Afghan refugees since 1980 in Pakistan and has gradually moved both its project work and its head office into Afghanistan itself. Until September 2001, SERVE’s Head Office was located in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Currently, the Head Office is located in Kabul.

Funding Sources: SERVE Afghanistan’s expatriate staff are all volunteers. SERVE’s funding comes from a combination of private agency donations, government co-funding, trusts, foundations, churches and concerned individuals. Its accounts and books are audited annually by an external chartered accountant. In 2005 SERVE provided full time paid employment to over 200 Afghan nationals, male and female.

On the Ground: SERVE Afghanistan is registered with the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan and works in cooperation with UN bodies and other local and international relief and development organizations.

naked punch

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Linked with Antonio “Toni” Negri – Italy, and with Professor David Held Interviewed by Naked Punch.

Naked Punch originates from a collective, now dissolved, called “The Postanalytic Group”, that in 2002 met for a series of weekly gatherings. Naked Punch is run by a large editorial collective headed by three editors working on a voluntary basis … (about).

Collaborate with Naked Punch;
latest issue;
next issue;
naked punch collection;
The Nacked Punch Blog (Engaged Review of Contemporary Art and Thought);
online edition: Coming Soon;

About: Naked Punch is an engaged review of contemporary art and thought. Essentially a federal, “non-institutional” project, Naked Punch is the spontaneous collaboration of thinkers and artists residing in different cities of the world. Before being a magazine, a container of material or a “cabinet of objects”, it is a shared understanding, a shared feeling of unease, a shared concern, and a shared sensitivity.

A distinguishing feature of Naked Punch is its contemporaneity . The review aims to actively engage with current developments in, broadly, three deeply connected areas.

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Human Development Foundation HDF

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Linked with Beena Sarwar – Pakistan.

Convention Statement: We, the participants of this convention on human development, believe that we must take control of our own future and work for an enabling environment for pro-poor and development-friendly public policy. We pledge to continue working for a Pakistan where:

  • Governance of public institutions is transparent and effective; there is austerity in government spending; and wide public participation in national decision-making.
  • Ready access to justice for all is ensured, constitutional supremacy and rule of law is established, and the independence of judiciary and media is respected.
  • Public spending is re-directed to significantly increase investments in education, primary and preventive health care, and grass roots economic development.
  • The culture of dependence on foreign aid and loans is curtailed.
  • Social and economic entrepreneurs are given the space to create a vibrant and just society.

(Convention Statement).

News and Events;
Video Gallery;
Photo Gallery;
Newsletter Archive;
Address: Human Development Foundation, 1350 Remington Road, Suite W, Schaumburg, IL 60173, USA;

About: Introduction: For the past decade, the Human Development Foundation of North America (HDF) has helped more than 200,000 of the most underprivileged people in all four provinces of Pakistan.

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York Centre for Asian Research YCAR

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Linked with Fumihiko Sueki – Japan.

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) was established in 2002 to advance the academic study of Asia (South, East, and Southeast) and Asian Diasporas. YCAR continues the strong tradition of internationally recognized research in Asian studies pioneered since 1974 by the University of Toronto-York University Joint Centre on Modern East Asia, more recently known as the University of Toronto-York University Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies (JCAPS), in which York faculty members and graduate students played a central role … (about 1/2).

Graduate Diploma;
Programs and Projects;
Asian Studies;
How to Use Electronic Resources From Home;
York University Libraries YUL;
Address: York Centre for Asian Research YCAR, Suite 270 York Lanes, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3;

About 2/2: YCAR is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) within York University. ORUs bring together researchers from across the university, including social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and the professional schools, to organize and administer research, conference, and training projects, as well provide public profile for York University research.

YCAR currently administers research and conference activities with total annual project accounts of $500,000, and works with an annual operating budget for centre administration of about $100,000. Financial accounting for York University ORUs is overseen by York University’s research accounting department.

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights UAF

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(in many languages)

Linked with Terry Greenblatt – USA.

(She began working with UAF on June 1, 2008, and officially succeeded co-founder, Julie Shaw, on July 1, 2008).

Urgent Action Fund, as part of women’s rights movements worldwide, supports women’s rights defenders working to create cultures of justice, equality and peace. We provide rapid response grants that enable strategic interventions, and participate in collaborative advocacy and research. We are led by activists, inspired by feminism, and strengthened through solidarity. (Homepage).

Who We Are;
What We Do;
Learn more, Get Involved;
Referring a group;
Downloads, Research, Publications and Advocacy;
Download: 10 years Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, 28 pages;
Apply for a Grant;
Address: 3100 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 201, Boulder, Colorado 80303, USA;

About /COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVES PROGRAMME: The Collaborative Initiatives programme brings like-minded women activists together to share knowledge, skills and information and to strategise on the growth of a strong and sustainable African women’s human rights movement.

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Legal Services for Prisoners with Children LSPC

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Linked with Ellen Barry – USA.

The period immediately after release from prison is one of the most vulnerable for people with chronic illnesses. The Post-Release Wellness Project (PRWP) is an innovative model designed to promote the health and well being of newly released prisoners–Community Health Workers are at the heart of its success. The model has been developed through the partnership of three organizations: Transitions Clinic, the Health Education and Community Health Studies Department of City College of San Francisco, and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children … (full text Making the Transition).

Prisoners with children;
LSPC Staff/ (About);
News and Events;
Issues in Dept;
Fact sheets;
Address: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, 1540 Market Street, Suite 490,  San Francisco, CA 94102;
Contact. (415) 255-7036, e-mail.

LSPC Celebrates 30 Years: This year, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) proudly celebrates 30 years of organizing against the prison industrial complex.

Over the past three decades, LSPC has seen the collapse and re-birth of the anti-prison movement while also witnessing the incredible growth and devastating effects of the prison system on people in prison, their loved ones and the broader community. Through it all, we have not only survived, but changed and grown to meet new challenges. We were born from the incredible vision of our beloved Founding Director, Ellen Barry, who started LSPC in 1978 with the help of two small grants from the Berkeley Law Foundation and the New York Public Interest Law Foundation. In the ensuing 30 years, we’ve expanded from a one-person legal services agency to a nationally-renowned organization of 15 people with a $1 million budget.

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Linked with Candi Smucker – USA.

At Ten Thousand Villages, we work with over 120 artisan groups in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to bring you fair trade jewelry, home decor, gifts and more. As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, we build long-term relationships with artisans that are based on mutual understanding and respect. Fair trade enables artisans to earn a fair wage and provides the opportunity for a better quality of life. (Homepage).

Fair Trade: A Worldwide Movement;
What Fair Trade Means;
How We Practice Fair Trade;
IFAT: Key Principles Of Fair Trade;
Our Fair Trade Friends;
Akron Offices, More than 130 Hearts, One Giving Mission;
How To Get Involved;
Find Artisans by region or coutry;
Ten Thousand Villages News;
About Us;

Fair Trade: Unique Products. Unique Business: Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit fair trade organization that markets handcrafted products made by artisans from more than 130 artisan groups in 36 countries. As one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organizations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating long-term buying relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work and consumers have access to unique gifts, accessories and home decor from around the world. Enterprising Artistry: Ten Thousand Villages comprises a global network of social entrepreneurs who strive to improve the livelihood of disadvantaged artisans by building a market for handmade products in North America.

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The War Resisters League WRL

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Linked with Kate Donnelly – USA.

The United States’ oldest secular pacifist organization, the War Resisters League has been resisting war at home and war abroad since 1923. Our work for nonviolent revolution has spanned decades and been shaped by the new visions and strategies of each generation’s peacemakers. (Who we are).

News, Events and Newsletter;
2009 Peace Calendar;
Join WRL;
War Tax Resistance;
Address: War Resisters League, National Office, 339 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012;

What We Believe: The United States’ oldest secular pacifist organization, the War Resisters League has been resisting war at home and war abroad since 1923.

Our work for nonviolent revolution has spanned decades and been shaped by the new visions and strategies of each generation’s peacemakers. Our political influences span the globe; central are the teachings of the Indian leader, Mohandas Gandhi, and of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., pacifist-feminist activist and theorist Barbara Deming, labor organizer Cesar Chavez, and peace agitators A.J. Muste and Dave Dellinger.

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Critical Resistance prison abolition movement

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Linked with Ellen Barry – USA.

The prison abolition movement seeks to abolish prison and the prison system which advocates of the movement claim are inhumane. Prison abolitionists present a broad critique of the modern Western criminal justice system, alleged to be both racist and classist as well as ineffectual at reforming criminals, decreasing crime, or reconciling the victims of crime … (wikipedia).

More on wikipedia:

The prison abolition movementseems not having an own website, but it is named on many related publications:

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Ka ‘Imi Na ‘auao O Hawai’i Nei

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To search for the truth of the Hawaiian Culture

Linked with Roselle Bailey – USA /Hawai.

Ka `Imi Na`auao O Hawai`i Nei … means to search for the truth of the Hawaiian culture. Through hula, we help restore the culture to its original dignity. We teach how to understand, enjoy, and appreciate the medicine, science, art, language, crafts, philosophy and religion of the Hawaiian people. “E Mau Ke Ea, E Mau Ke Ola”, Let the spirit live; may life and health flourish. (About).

Halau News;
Upcoming events;
Our Kumu;
Addresse: Ka`Imi Na`auao O Hawai`i Nei, P.O Box 1686, Kapa`a, Kaua`i, Hawai`i 96746;

Halau History:

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The African American Women’s Institute AAWI

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Linked with Aileen Clarke Hernandez – USA, with NOW and Abortion Rights /Reproductive Issues, with National Organization for Women NOW, and with The California Women’s Agenda CAWA.

Founded in 1993, the African American Women’s Institute (AAWI) is a focal point for cross-cultural studies of  women in color … (Homepage 1/2).

Abstracts of Papers;
Mission and Committee-Members;
AAWI Profiles;
Member Directories;
Address: AAWI, Howard University, P.O. Box 590492, Washington, D.C. 20059;

Homepage 2/2: … The Institute seeks to build collaborative links with other local university women’s programs and community organizations and also seek to create scholarly exchange programs between the university and local institutions like the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, The Bethune Museum and Archives, and the Library of Congress, Research emphases include chronicling African American women’s history, research, and scholarship with particular emphasis on the upper south of the United States, using related fields like urban geography and history to study area-wide patterns of employment and migration. While examining the complex interface of race, sex, and class in the region, AAWI will also emphasize the compelling ways women have reshaped the culture and managed economic realities of the region. AAWI is also working to create a nexus between African-American women and other women of the DiaspOSP-RA and is developing a mentoring/support program and certificate program for women on the Howard Campus and in the community.

National Organization for Women NOW

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Linked with Aileen Clarke Hernandez – USA, with The African American Women’s Institute AAWI, with The California Women’s Agenda CAWA, and with NOW and Abortion Rights /Reproductive Issues.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society … (full text about NOW {a}).

hot topics /news;
Contact online for your local chapter;
Get Information online.

About NOW {b}:
NOW is the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the United States. Our purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in society — sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination.

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Baitul Salaam Network Inc

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Linked with Hadayai Majeed – USA.

Our Mission: Help eliminate the climate of fear and ignorance that makes family violence possible;
Our Vision: A world where violence is not used to solve problems and parties to relationships are not required to sacrifice integrity and well-being as a condition of participation. (Homepage, Helplines and Sign Petition).

Shelter; History;
Resource Directory; Financial Reports;
Join our yahoo discussion group IDVAG;
Address: Baitul Salaam Network, PO Box 11041, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA;

About: The Baitul Salaam Residence for Abused and Neglected Women and Children.

Since November 1, 1999 the shelter program has housed 610 women and children from various parts of the US and four foreign countries (Pakistan, India, Egypt, Ghana and Tanzania). Through our outreach program we have assisted thousands with gas money and bus fare to look for work, referrals for medical assistance, housing, legal and many other services.

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celebrating women who ignite global change

Sparks seeks to build a community of young, global citizens who are invested in changing patterns of inequality that impact women throughout the world. (Homepage).

Get involved;
Grant Application;
Field Partners;
Annual Report 2007, 12 pages;
Join our mailling list;
Address: Spark | 2130 Fillmore Street, #243 San Francisco, CA 94115, USA;
Contact: Tel. 415-829-8068, e-mail.

Our Mission:

  • Spark seeks to build a community of young, global citizens who are invested in changing patterns of inequality that impact women throughout the world.

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International Institute of Concern for Public Health IICPH

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Linked with Rosalie Bertell – USA.

The International Institute of Concern for Public Health is a Canadian-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping communities assess and improve their environmental health status. The IICPH alerts and informs the public of the health hazards of pesticides, nuclear industries and other commercial, military, and industrial products. As well — independent of government and industry — the Institute provides the evidence and documentation needed by survivors of environmental disasters. This unique and essential service both supports and furthers the key principle on which the IICPH operates: that a safe environment is a fundamental human right … (about 1/2 /mission).

english docs;
docs en français;
Bios and CVs;
Get involved;
Address: IICPH, P.O. Box 80523 Rpo White Shields, 2300 Lawrence Ave. East, Toronto ON Canada M1P 4Z5;

About 2/2: … IICPH works in cooperation with Native Peoples, professionals, grassroots organizations, and citizens groups in Canada, the United States, Russia, the Central Pacific, India, South America, Europe, South Africa, and many other countries.

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University Research Priority Programm URPP

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The URPP Foundations of Human Social Behavior, Altruism and Egoism

Linked with Tania Singer – Germany.

The Univesity of Zurich founded the Research Priority Program on the Foundation of Human Social Behavior in 2005.

This interdisciplinary program focuses on the investigation of human social behavior from the perspectives of neuroscience, economics, psychology, philosophy, and evolutionary anthropology (on wikipedia, on WILEY InterScience, on Max Planck Institute).

The main goal is to understand the factors which determine prosocial and antisocial behavior in humans. The program concentrates not only on the social and biological bases of altruistic and egoistic behavior, but also on the economic and ethical consequences of people displaying this behavior … (Homepage).

Professor Ernst Fehr der UZH erhält Benoist-Preis 2008;
New Paper in Science / The Coevolution of Cultural Groups and Ingroup Favoritism;
New Paperin Nature / Egalitarianism in young children;
New Paper in Neuron / Oxytocin Shapes the Neural Circuitry of Trust and Trust Adaptation in Humans;
Research Groups;
Research Seminars;
Symposia and Workshops;
Archive /Symposia;
Address /Administration: University Research Priority Program (URPP), “Foundations of Human Social Behavior”, Blumlisalpstrasse 10, CH – 8006 Zurich;
Contact /Administration.

About / Resources: The Research Priority Program Foundations of Human Social Behavior is an interdisciplinary research program that investigates social behavior adopting a multi-method approach.

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The Buddhist Community at Stanford

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Linked with Fumihiko Sueki – Japan.

The Buddhist Community at Stanford is an ecumenical group dedicated to creating a supportive community for Buddhist study and practice. We welcome experienced Buddhists from different traditions as well as people who are exploring. Our activites include daily sitting periods, meditation classes, study groups, visits to local monasteries, Dharma talks, social gatherings, community service and more! (Homepage).

Mailing list/newsletter (inside of about):

  • 1. Send an e-mail to subscribe, or to unsubscribe from the BCAS mailing list,
  • 2. The subject line and body is ignored,
  • 3. Make sure the rest of the message is blank;


The Buddhist Study Circle (click on the link inside of Activities): The study circle is structured so that there is practice and study. Beginning with a short and peaceful chant in the beginning, the group then learns from an American Tibetan nun about karma and how it functions in our lives. There are exercises in trying to make the principle come alive in our day-to-day lives. Everyone is welcome to participate.

International Peace Bureau IPB

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Linked with Cora Weiss – USA.

  • The International Peace Bureau is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War.
  • We are a Nobel Peace Laureate (1910), and over the years
  • 13 of our officers have been recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Our 300 member organisations in 70 countries, and individual members, form a global network which brings together expertise and campaigning experience in a common cause.
  • Our main programme centres on Sustainable Disarmament for Sustainable Development.
  • We welcome your participation.

Disarmament for Development Program, General;
Better World Links;
Newsletters and Calendars;
Address: International Peace Bureau, 41, rue de Zürich,  CH-1201 Geneva;

About/what is IBP: The International Peace Bureau is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. We are a Nobel Peace Laureate (1910); over the years, 13 of our officers have been recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The Audre Lorde Project ALP

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Without community, there can be no liberation

Linked with Audre Lorde – USA (1934-1992).

Mission: The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities … (about 1/2).

Color Life;
What we do;
Organizing Areas;
Get involved;
Calendar / events;
about Audre Lorde;
Donate now/support;
Address: Audre Lorde Project, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217-1607, USA;
Contacts / Staff.

About 2/2: History: The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Community Organizing Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color Communities.

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Challenging Homophobia

Linked with Suzanne Pharr – USA.

History: Lesbian Information Service is an independent organisation. Set up in July 1987 by Jan Bridget (Foster) and Sandra Lucille, it has provided one-to-one support to lesbians of all ages and backgrounds throughout Britain via face-to-face work, support groups, helplines, publications, newsletter, pen-pal schemes, telephone and correspondence counselling, residentials, campaigns, training, projects … (full long list of links).

This website seems have been updated until 2004. But some articles and researches are still available.

News (updated 20.1.04);
Address: P.O. Box 8, Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 5TZ;
Contact: Tel: 01706.817235

Homepage: Established in 1987, Lesbian Information Service:

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Southerners On New Ground S.O.N.G.

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Building, Connecting, and Amplifying Southern LGBTQ Organizing for Liberation

Linked with Mandy Carter – USA.

SONG believes all our identities, issues and lives are connected across race, class, culture, gender and sexuality. SONG is a membership-based, Southern regional organization made up of working class, people of color, immigrants, and rural LGBTQ people. We vision a world where the double shift factory worker and the drag queen at the bar down the block see their lives as connected and are working together for liberation … (about 1/2).

Homepage and Photos and Blog;
The Blog:

Watch our videos;
Programms 2008;
Donnate Now;
Familie Pictures / Durham, NC:

Reports & Documentation;

Address: PO Box 268 // Durham, NC 27702, USA;
Contacts to SONG’s Staff.

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The National Black Justice Coalition NBJC

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Linked with Mandy Carter – USA.

The National Black Justice Coalition,, is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Our mission is to end racism and homophobia … (about 1/2).

Who we are;
What we do;
NBJC history;
Get involved;
Address Headquarter: National Black Justice Coalition, 1638 R Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009, USA;

About 2/2:
As America’s only nationwide Black gay civil rights organization, we are the authoritative source on LGBT issues as they affect Black communities.

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The Wisconsin Project on nuclear arms control

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Stopping Arms Proliferation at the Source

The Wisconsin Project carries out research and public education designed to stop the spread of mass destruction weapons and long-range missiles. The Project has been investigating transfers of nuclear, chemical/biological and missile-related technology since 1986. It is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that operates in Washington, D.C. under the auspices of the University of Wisconsin.  The Project’s three principal products are: … (full text Homepage).

The Risk report;
Iran Watch;
Iraq Watch; (as of August 2006, Iraq Watch is no longer being updated, click here for more information);
our achievements;
articles and commentaries;
Testimony, Reports and Speeches;
Controlling Dangerous Exports;
Infos on countries;
Address: Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, 1701 K Street NW, Suite 805, Washington, DC 20006, USA;

About: The Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control conducts research and advocacy to stem the spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.

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