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Index September 2010

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2010-09-01: Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project AfriMAP;
2010-09-01: African International Courts and Tribunals AICT;
2010-09-01: African Law Association;
2010-09-02: Centre for International Studies and Cooperation CECI;
2010-09-02: Canadian council for international co-operation CCIC – CCCI;
2010-09-02: International Institute of ICT Journalism – PenPlusBytes PPB;
2010-09-03: Catholic Health Association of India CHAI;
2010-09-03: Africa Humanitarian Action AHA;
2010-09-03: Tamil Nadu Voluntary Health Association TNVHA;
2010-09-04: Refugees International;
2010-09-04: Refugee Council online;
2010-09-04: Refugee and Migrant Justice RMJ;
2010-09-05: Asylum Aid;
2010-09-05: Bail for Immigration Detainees BiD;
2010-09-05: Jesuit Refugee Service JRS;
2010-09-06: theLoop21.com;
2010-09-06: Corporate Responsibility CORE;
2010-09-06: Ethical Trading Initiative ETI;
2010-09-07: Isralestinian Gandhis;
2010-09-07: Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture;
2010-09-07: EAVES – housing and support to vulnerable women;
2010-09-08: Right to Food Campaign India;
2010-09-08: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights ADH;
2010-09-08: Right to Food;
2010-09-09: Society for Dolphin Conservation Germany;
2010-09-09: UNIDIR;
2010-09-09: 4 websites concerning US’ Government-Budgets;
2010-09-10: London Citizens;
2010-09-10: Immigration Advisory Service JAS;
2010-09-10: Asylum Law;
2010-09-11: Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association ILPA;
2010-09-11: Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants JCWI;
2010-09-11: Migrant Helpline;
2010-09-12: Jewish Voice for Peace JVP;
2010-09-12: Truth in Justice;
2010-09-12: Campaign for Truth and Justice;
2010-09-13: Black Women’s Health and Family Support BWHAFS;
2010-09-13: FGM National Clinical Group;
2010-09-13: Forward;
2010-09-14: Agency for Culture and Change Management ACCM, Sheffield;
2010-09-14: Caste Watch UK;
2010-09-14: Children’s Legal Centre;
2010-09-15: State of the World Forum;
2010-09-15: ArtNatAm – Art by Native Americans;
2010-09-15: SOCA serious organized crime agency;
2010-09-16: Refugee Action;
2010-09-16: ePolitix – Parliament, Policy and Comment;
2010-09-16: Electronic Immigration Network EIN;
2010-09-17: UK One World Linking Organisation UKOWLA;
2010-09-17: Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees AVID;
2010-09-17: Women’s Resource Centre WRC;
2010-09-18: Scottish Refugee Council;
2010-09-18: European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes EADI;
2010-09-18: Right to Education project;
2010-09-19: Bank Information Center BiC;
2010-09-19: ROMA Initiatives;
2010-09-19: Decade of ROMA Inclusion 2005 – 2015;
2010-09-20: US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants USCRI;
2010-09-20: The Hunger Site;
2010-09-20: Foodfirst Information and Action Network FIAN;
2010-09-21: Torture Archive;
2010-09-21: Center for Economic and Social Rights CESR;
2010-09-21: Focus on Food Campaign;
2010-09-22: Africa and WMD;
2010-09-22: African Peace Support Trainers’ Association APSTA;
2010-09-22: Africa Policy Institute API;
2010-09-23: Shakti Women’s Aid;
2010-09-23: Citizen’s Advice Guide;
2010-09-23: Who Funds Who?
2010-09-24: REDRESS;
2010-09-24: European Council on Refugees and Exiles ECRE;
2010-09-24: Council for Assisting Refugee Academics CARA;
2010-09-25: Media Institute of Southern Africa MISA;
2010-09-25: ArmsNetAfrica – Arms Management in Africa;
2010-09-25: Kenya Anti-corruption Commission KACC;
2010-09-26: Emergence Collective;
2010-09-26: New Economy Network NEN;
2010-09-26: Assata Shakur and the Forums;
2010-09-27: Center on Law and Globalization;
2010-09-27: Globalization Studies Network GSN;
2010-09-27: Hunt Alternatives Fund;
2010-09-28: Uyghur American Association UAA;
2010-09-28: Hinckley Institute of Politics;
2010-09-28: Oslo Freedom Forum – a conference for human rights;
2010-09-29: Information Portal on Corruption in Africa iPOC;
2010-09-29: IGAD Capacity Building Programme Against Terrorism ICPAT;
2010-09-29: International Food Policy Research Institute IFPRI;
2010-09-30: Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab – farmlandgrab.org;
2010-09-30: Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan;
2010-09-30: Global Justice Center.

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Global Justice Center

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  • The Global Justice Center (GJC) is a human rights legal organization that develops innovative strategies to enforce international law.
  • With projects in Burma, Iraq, Sierra Leone and U.S. foreign policy, the GJC applies a unique twofold approach to its human rights work. The GJC equips local leaders in project countries with the legal strategies to promote justice and equality rights using international law. The GJC also focuses on the UN Security Council’s enforcement of international humanitarian law … (about 1/2 /Mission).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Vision; Projects; Publications; News, events; Research and links; Legal Tools;
Address: The Global Justice Center, 25 East 21st Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA;
Contact.

About 2/2 /Mission: … Our work is based on three founding principles:  Continue Reading…

Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan

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no own webite found, but the forum is mentionned on many good websites:

The Forum of Women’s NGOs is a non-profit NGO created in 1994 to address the lack of women’s participation in Kyrgyzstan’s regional, local, and national political structures. The Forum is a network of over 85 separate Kyrgyz NGOs committed to protecting women’s rights, promoting gender equality, and strengthening the role of local civil societies … (full text on Global Justice Center); More on ADB; on ma ma cash.org; on PeaceWomen Project; on CSO Net /ESANGO; on One Table Blog; … and many more on Google Web-search.

Find them also in pdf-reports: in Shadow report, 32p; in Infos for 42nd CEDAW, 11p; Reproductive Health in Kyrgystan, 4p;

Address found on Friends-Partners.org: Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan, ul./street Isanova 147, kv./app. 7, 720033 Bishkek, Kyrgystan;
Contact: Nurgul Janaeva, Tel: 21-45-85, E-mail.

Found on WLUML /March against criminality (Source: Forum of women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan): In Kyrgyzstan there is a growing risk from criminal organizations to impact stability in the country. Criminals are organizing meetings in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Continue Reading…

Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab – farmlandgrab.org

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Africa at the mercci of investors abroad – Bahrain firm signs key India agricultur deal- investors seeing farmland as safer bet than stocks … etc.

Linked with World Bank land grab report: Beyond smoke and mirrors, and with Jean Ziegler – Switzerland and its links.

This blog contains mainly news reports about the global rush to buy up or lease farmlands abroad as a strategy to secure basic food supplies or simply for profit. Its purpose is to serve as a resource for those monitoring or researching the issue, particularly social activists, non-government organisations and journalists … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Subscribe; Articles: see in the right column: categories, latest, featured, comments, Tag Cloud, Archive, Links, Menu for many languages;
Contact.

About 2/2: … The site is updated daily, with all posts entered according to their original publication date. If you want to track updates in real time, please subscribe to the RSS feed. If you prefer a weekly email, with the titles of all materials posted in the last week, subscribe to the email service.  Continue Reading…

International Food Policy Research Institute IFPRI

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also in french, spanish, german and chinese

Linked on our blogs with Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research CGIAR, and with Jean Ziegler – Switzerland and its links.

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI is one of 15 centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research CGIAR, an alliance of 64 governments, private foundations, and international and regional organizations … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Our work; Products, Publications; Resources; Countries; News, Events; Careers; Staff;
Address: IFPRI Headquarters, 2033 K St, NW, Washington, DC 20006-1002, USA;
Contact.

About 2/2 … /IFPRI’s Vision: A World Free of Hunger and Malnutrition.  Continue Reading…

IGAD Capacity Building Programme Against Terrorism ICPAT

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promoting security in the IGAD region

IGAD Capacity Building Program against Terrorism (ICPAT) was launched in 2006 to implement the decision of the Heads of State of IGAD member states meeting in Khartoum, Sudan in 2002 … (about /Overview 1/2).

Homepage;
Activities; News archive; Docs, articles; Gallery; Events;
Addresss: ICPAT, Alexander Pushkin Street, Pushkin Square, Kirkos Sub City, P.O. Box 11880, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;
Contact.

About /Overview 2/2: … The Program aims at building national capacity to resist terrorism, and promoting regional security cooperation. The five main components of ICPAT are the following:  Continue Reading…

Information Portal on Corruption in Africa iPOC

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In July 2003, the first incarnation of IPOC – the Southern African Online Corruption Information Centre, was launched. Our vision was to develop an online resource centre that would ultimately become one of the primary online reference points for those in Southern Africa interested in combating corruption .The initiative was informed by a meeting of Southern African civil society organisations in August 2002 , organised by Southern African Human Rights Initiative Trust and Transparency Zimbabwe, which identified the need for a regional portal on corruption … (about /History 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Projects; Database; Publications; Case Stadies; Links; Anti Corruption Hotline Numbers;
Address: iPOPC Africa, 2nd Floor, Armoury Building, Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, South Africa;
Contact.

About /History 2/2: … In 2004, having received feedback from anti-corruption practitioners, the team decided to revamp the site and changed the name to the Information Portal on Corruption (IPOC).  Continue Reading…

Oslo Freedom Forum – a conference for human rights

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Linked on our blogs with Hinckley Institute of Politics, with Uyghur American Association UAA, and with Hinckley forum discusses Turkish minority’s lack of rights in China.

… Watch Video with Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer, 21.03 min, give the keynote address to the Oslo Freedom Forum 2010 … at the Oslo Freedom Forum, speakers share diverse perspectives and expertise, from those individuals with first-hand experience in the fight for human rights to those offering insight based on academic research and political and non-profit leadership … (full text Welcome Page).

Speakers; Supporters; News; Videos; All Conference talks will be made available on our YouTube channel for Oslo Freedom Forum;
Contact online.

About: … The Oslo Freedom Forum 2010, which concluded on April 29 in Norway, featured dozens of speakers and participants from more than 40 countries:  Continue Reading…

Hinckley Institute of Politics

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at the University of UTAH – Linked with the Uyghur American Association UAA, with Hinckley forum discusses Turkish minority’s lack of rights in China; and with Oslo Freedom Forum – a conference for human rights.

The Hinckley Institute was established in 1965 through the generous bequest of the Noble Foundation and Robert H. Hinckley. It is dedicated to teaching students respect for practical politics and the principle of citizen involvement in government … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Political Resources; Campaign; Internship; Scholarships; Publications; Media; Forum; Calendar;
Address: Hinckley Institute of Politics, 260 S. CENTRAL CAMPUS DR. RM 253, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84112,
Contact.

About 2/2: … The Hinckley Institute of Politics’ mission is to promote political and civic involvement and to engage university students in the political process. Continue Reading…

Uyghur American Association UAA

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Linked on our blogs with Hinckley forum discusses Turkish minority’s lack of rights in China, with Hinckley Institute of Politics, and with Oslo Freedom Forum – a conference for human rights.

  • The Uyghur American Association (UAA) is based in Washington, DC and is a tax-exempt, non-profit membership organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code.
  • The Uyghur American Association (UAA) works to promote the preservation and flourishing of a rich, humanistic and diverse Uyghur culture, and to support the right of the Uyghur people to use peaceful, democratic means to determine their own political future. The UAA has undertaken the Uyghur Human Rights Project for the purpose of promoting improved human rights conditions for Uyghurs and other indigenous groups in East Turkistan (also known as China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region), on the premise that the assurance of basic human rights will facilitate the realization of the community’s democratic aspirations. (about UAA).

Homepage;
Relief Fund; Join / Service; PDF: Political Prisoners Info; Articles; Gallery; Links; Donate;
Address: Uyghur American Association UAA, 1420 K Street, NW. Suite 350 Washington DC, 20005, USA;
Contact. Tel: (202) 478-1920, Fax: (202) 478-1910, E-mail.

About Uyghurs: An introduction to Uyghurs and their motherland, East Turkistan. Continue Reading…

Hunt Alternatives Fund

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Advancing innovative and inclusive approaches to social change at local, national, and global levels. Since its founding in Denver in 1981, the Fund has contributed nearly $90 million to social change through a blend of grant making and operating programs … (full text Homepage).

Sitemap;
Our work; Programs; Resources; Grant Guidelines; Press; Staff; Jobs; Link to Us;
Institute for Inclusive Security; Prime Movers; ArtWork for Kids; Increasing Philantrophy; Demand Abolition; Political Parity;
Address: Mt.Auburn Office, 625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA;
Contact.

About /Mission: Hunt Alternatives Fund advances innovative and inclusive approaches to social change at the local, national, and global levels.  Continue Reading…

Globalization Studies Network GSN

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The first ideas for the creation of a network of globalization research centers were spawned at a lunch among colleagues back in fall 2002. The proposition was made that the topic of globalization and its multidisciplinary perspective was beyond the capacity of any one university to take on and address comprehensively. It was agreed that a coalition of university research centers from all over the world would be able to pool their expertise in globalization and make a more credible and persuasive case to funders about the merits of research proposals addressing the issues of globalization … (Homepage 1/2).

Announcements; About: Participants; Join; Research Commons; Steering Committee; Kiosk/Library;
Contact and Address: not found.

Homepage 2/2: With that initial spark, the Globalization Studies Network has become established. Its formation is a true work of pooling different perspectives and ideas and an interdisciplinary collaboration. Continue Reading…

Center on Law and Globalization

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A partnership between the University of Illinois, College of Law and the American Bar Foundation

  • The Center on Law and Globalization brings together leaders of international organizations, journalists, and legal scholars to understand the legal dimensions of key global issues, to stimulate exchanges on how these issues are addressed, and to advance research and conclusions on major topics in global debates.
  • The Center focuses on international human and legal rights issues, notably justice and security, the international economy and marketplace, and health.
  • By advancing social scientific understanding of global law, global legal institutions and global legal behavior, Center scholars lay foundations for potential solutions … (Mission 1/2).

Homepage;
Resources; Hague Colloquia; Directors; News; Events; Giving;
Contact online.

Mission 2/2: … The Center on Law and Globalization aims explicitly to help international legal agencies, such as the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, the Hague Courts, and the International Monetary Fund, to advance the research and scholarly frames available to global leaders, to enable national legal professions to catch a vision of the contributions they can make to advance participatory democracy and to help global and local leaders better understand the constraints, ideologies, and difficulties of advancing global agendas in a world of nation-states. Continue Reading…

Assata Shakur and the Forums

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Linked with CSR in a season of economic downturn, with New Economy Movement, with CSR in a season of economic downturn, with New Economics Foundation NEF, and with Emergence Collective.

Assata, Exile since 1979: On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Shakur (fsn) JoAnne Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then charged with murder of a police officer. Assata spent six and a half years in prison under brutal circumstances before escaping out of the maximum security wing of the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey in 1979 and moving to Cuba … (Main Page and about Assata Shakur 1/2).

Forum Portal;
News; Resources; Articles; Alerts; Arkade; Gallery; Links;
Partner: The talking Drum collective and its collective Member Site;
Contact online.

Main Page and about 2/2 … /Assata /In her own words: My name is Assata (”she who struggles”) Shakur (”the thankful one”), and I am a 20th century escaped slave.  Continue Reading…

New Economy Network NEN

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toward an economy that sustains people and the planet

Linked with New Economy Movement, with CSR in a season of economic downturn, with Assata Shakur Forums,with New Economics Foundation NEF, and with Emergence Collective.

Who we are: The New Economy Network is a network of individuals and organizations interacting and collaborating within a broad framework of shared objectives. It is an ecumenical endeavor open to many perspectives and ideas. We are oriented toward finding solutions, not placing blame. What brings us together as a group, and what defines our activities as a group, is our shared commitment to collaborative action, systemic change, diversity of perspective and mutual learning … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Membership; Working Groups; Events, Actions; History, Structure; Charter; Newsletter; Get involved;
Contact online.

About 2/2 … /Why We Have Come Together:  Continue Reading…

Emergence Collective

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creating innovation momentum – a blog about the Future of Money Project

Linked with What story would you tell? with CSR in a season of economic downturn, with Emergence Collective, with new economic forum nef, with Assata Shakur Forums, and with New Economy Movement.

  • Emergence Collective is a prototype of the future of open innovation collaboration. True innovation cannot be owned; it is the result of resonance with the spirit of the times (zeitgeist) and is fundamentally dependent on the collective intelligence manifested through distributed parallel research and development on a global level. For innovation to have a measurable and positive impact on global society it must be allowed to flourish throughout the information ecosystem as an unrestrained cultural meme. Emergence Collective invites daring individuals who want to join the bleeding edge of global innovation the chance to co-create aesthetic, technological and social momentum.
  • Our first initiative, The Future of Money project, is currently underway. (Concept).

Homepage;
Contributors;
Contacts: see Twitter-links on Contributors.

The Future of Money Project /About: On October 25th 2010, Venessa will be presenting a keynote at the SIBOS conference in Amsterdam, the world’s premiere financial services event. We are taking this opportunity to share our perspective with some of the movers and shakers in the financial industry in the form of a 3-5 minute video to accompany Venessa’s presentation. We are calling this project The Future of Money.  Continue Reading…

Kenya Anti-corruption Commission KACC

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on the frontline against corruption

The Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission is a public body created by the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003.
The Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC) is headed by the Director (who is also the Chief Executive) assisted by up to four Assistant Directors. The Director and the Assistant Directors are selected by the Kenya Anti-Corruption Advisory Board and appointed by the President after vetting by Parliament … (full text about).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Vision, Mission; News; Articles; How to report; Reports; Surveys;
Address: KACC, Headquarters, Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, Integrity Centre, Milimani/Valley Road Junction, P.O. Box 61130-00200, Nairobi, Kenya;
Contacts.

History: Kenya has had an anti-corruption legislation from way back in 1956. The Prevention of Corruption Act (Cap. 65) was in operation from August 1956 to May 2003. Continue Reading…

ArmsNetAfrica – Arms Management in Africa

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a project of the Institute for Security Studies ISS

ArmsNetAfrica is a web portal that presents a variety of resources, documents, events and links on armed violence (and its reduction), arms proliferation, arms control and disarmament in Africa. ArmsNetAfrica is intended to be a reference tool for policy makers, researchers, journalists and civil society activists working on these issues. It is hosted by the Arms Management Programme (AMP) of the Institute for Security Studies. AMP welcomes contributions and partners wishing to play a role in the development of the site. (Homepage).

WMDs; Weapon’s database; Research; Campaigns; Blog; Newsletter; Events; Links;
Address:  Arms Management Programme, Institute for Security Studies ISS, PO Box 1787, Brooklyn Square, Tshwane (Pretoria), 0075, South Africa;
Contact. Tel: +27 (0)12 346 9500/2, Fax: +27 (0)12 460 0998, Email, Web enquiries.

About: The Arms Management Programme (AMP) of the Institute for Security Studies ISS has been addressing arms control and disarmament issues in Africa for more than a decade, undertaking policy-orientated research, transferring knowledge and providing training to key government and civil society stakeholders. Continue Reading…

Media Institute of Southern Africa MISA

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promoting media diversity, pluralism, self sufficiency, independence

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is a non-governmental organisation with members in 11 of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries. Officially launched in September 1992, MISA focuses primarily on the need to promote free, independent and pluralistic media, as envisaged in the 1991 Windhoek Declaration … (about /Background 1/2).

Homepage;
Programmes; Publications; Events; Releases; Newsletter; Jobs; Links;
Address: MISA Regional Secretariat, 21 Johann Albrecht Street, Private Bag 13386, Windhoek, Namibia;
Contacts.

About /Background 2/2: … MISA seeks ways in which to promote the free flow of information and co-operation between media workers, as a principal means of nurturing democracy and human rights in Africa.  Continue Reading…

Council for Assisting Refugee Academics CARA

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(former Society for the Protection of Science and Learning SPSL). – Linked with Network for Education and Academic Rights NEAR.

The Academic Assistance Council  (AAC) was founded in March 1933 by William Beveridge, then Director of the London School of Economics, in response to an article in a Viennese newspaper announcing “that a dozen leading professors were being dismissed from posts in German Universities by the newly established Nazi regime, either on racial or on political grounds” … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
What; Campaigns, Events; UK Univ. Network; Resources; Media; Grants; How to help;
Address: CARA, London South Bank University, Technopark, 90 London Road, SE1 6LN, London, UK;
Contact: Phone: +44 (0)207 021 0880, Fax: +44 (0)207 021 0881, e-mail.

About 2/2: … He returned to the UK to rally support for fellow academics suffering persecution under the rise of  Fascism in Europe and, eight weeks later, the AAC was born.  Continue Reading…

European Council on Refugees and Exiles ECRE

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  • Working Together to Protect and Respect Refugees: ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exiles) is a pan-European network of 69 refugee-assisting non-governmental organisations that promotes a humane and generous European asylum policy.
  • Together with our members, we promote the protection and integration of asylum-seekers, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) based on values of human dignity, human rights and an ethic of solidarity. (About).
  • See ECRE also on wikipedia.

Homepage;
Vision,values; Projects; Our people; Members; Membership; Topics; Resources; Advocacy Network; Donors;
Address: ECRE, Secretariat, Rue Royale 146, 2nd Floor, 1000 Brussels, Belgium;
Contact.

What We Do: ECRE responds to EU and governmental initiatives at EU level. Through our pro-active policy work and research, we encourage new thinking on refugees and asylum in Europe.  Continue Reading…

REDRESS

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ending torture, seeking justice for survivors

REDRESS is a human rights organisation that helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparation. REDRESS works with survivors to help restore their dignity and to make torturers accountable … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Info for Torture Survivors; Reparation; Our work; Bill; News, events; Mechanisms: International, Domestic;
Address and map: REDRESS, 87 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5HJ, UK;
Contact.

About 2/2 … /Mission:  Continue Reading…

Who Funds Who?

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money in south african politics – a common project of ISS and of IDASA

The private funding of political parties is a necessary prerequisite to ensure that all parties can reach the electorate during the polling process. However a lack of transparency and regulation over the private funding of political parties may allow the wealthy to ‘buy’ influence and access through secret donations, drowning out the citizens’ voice and undermining the equal value of each person’s vote … (about /Why Focus on Who Funds Who? 1/2).

Project’s Homepage;
The Problem; Monitor; Research, Publications; Position Papers and Studies; Legislation; Links;
Addresses and Contacts on Institute for Security Studies ISS resp. on Institute for Democracy in South Africa IDASA.

About /Why Focus on Who Funds Who? 2/2: … Triggered by the glaring absence of a provision for the regulation of private funding of political parties in South African law, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa)  initiated this web-based resource, the first of its kind on the African continent. This is envisaged to inform the policy debate into the private funding of political parties in South Africa.  Continue Reading…

Citizen’s Advice Guide

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an online help from citizen’s advice bureau (UK)

  • … The Adviceguide website is the main public information service of Citizens Advice, providing people with round-the-clock access to CAB information on their rights – including benefits, housing and employment, and on debt, consumer and legal issues.
  • We aim to empower people by providing them with the information they need to solve their own problems and to signpost them to appropriate advice when necessary. Adviceguide helps you to have a better understanding of your rights and entitlements, and also to take the first steps in resolving your problems.
  • The information in this website is for general guidance on your rights and responsibilities. If you need more details on your rights or legal advice about what action to take, please contact an advisor or solicitor  … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Accessibility; Help;
Links in the left column: Your Money /Benefits … etc.; Your family /Family ;  Your daily life /Communications ;  Your rights /Discrimination … and so on;
Contact Feedback online.

About this site: … For help on choosing and using a solicitor, go to ‘Using a solicitor’ in Adviceguide.  Continue Reading…

Shakti Women’s Aid

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Shakti Women’s Aid understands the importance of being listened to, being believed and not being judged. We also understand that it is crucial that you know that there is a way out of abuse and that you do have choices. Shakti Women’s Aid will give you support for what your wishes are and to allow you to gain control of your life … (about 1/2 /Aims and Objectives).

Homepage;
Training, events; Help/Info: for women, for young people; Jobs; Links; Donate;
Address: Shakti Women’s Aid, Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY, UK;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … The core values under which we work have developed from what our service users have told us would be most helpful to them. Continue Reading…

Africa Policy Institute API

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peace and prosperity through knowledge

The Africa Policy Institute (API) is an independent, not-for-profit pan-African think tank designed as a centre of excellence on peace, security and governance, conceived as enablers of sustainable development. The Institute is devoted to field-based research, analysis and serious thinking to generate credible knowledge as the basis for policy dialogue and sharing of innovative policy perspectives with African institutions, states, civil society and the private sector. API`s headquarters is in Nairobi, (Kenya), with a regional office in Pretoria, South Africa and a liaison office in Kampala, Uganda … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Transnationals; Governance; Projects; Regionals; News, events; API UKUMBI CENTRE; Networks, resources; Vacancies;
Address: NAIROBI OFFICE, NHIF PARKING TOWER, 5th FLR, RAGATI ROAD, P.O. BOx 34791-00100, NAIROBI, KENYA;
Contact.

About 2/2: … Vision: Our vision is of a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous Africa shaping its own destiny and contributing to a just and equitable world.  Continue Reading…

African Peace Support Trainers’ Association APSTA

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Association Africaine des Formateurs au Soutien de la Paix – Designed, maintained and hosted (as a one of their many projects) by the Institute for Security Studies ISS

… Major General Karangi, then Commandant of the Kenya Defence Staff College, was requested by ACCORD to act as Patron of the envisaged Chapter, and in this capacity to invite other centres to an inaugural meeting to set it up. Invited participants included delegates from the peacekeeping training centres on the continent including the Southern African Development Community Regional Peacekeeping Training Centre, the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre, the Zambakro School of Peacekeeping and the Kenya Peace Support Training Centre … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
News; Docs; Reports; Events; Partners;
Contact.

About 2/2: … The objective of the initiative was to provide a forum in which representatives from these centres could discuss issues pertaining to their work, explore areas of co-operation, and more importantly develop strategies on how to contribute to the capacity building needs of the African Union and its subsidiary sub-regional organisations. Continue Reading…

Africa and WMD

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Africa’s Development and the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction – a project by the Institute for Security Studies ISS.

Linked on our blogs with African Peace Support Trainers’ Association APSTA.

This blog is maintained by the Africa’s Development & the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction Project at the Institute for Security Studies – Pretoria, South Africa, & funded by the Royal Norwegian Government. (see right column on each page).

Homepage;
Treaty; NPT; Nuclears; Bio and Chemicals; Africa Space; CD- /IAEA- /UN-docs;
Contact: see ISS.

U.N. Chief Seeks Global Nuclear Disarmament Within Lifetime: (on Homepage /scroll down).  U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday said he would seek the elimination of all nuclear weapons before the end of his life, Kyodo News reported (see GSN, July 19, 2010).  Continue Reading…

Focus on Food Campaign

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Focus on Food is a Campaign which raises the profile and importance of food education and helps secure, sustain and strengthen the status of food in primary and secondary schools nationally, and the wider community. The Campaign focuses on the making and cooking of food as the key experience in learning about the social immortance of food. (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;

Cook School magazine; Cooking School; the Bus and it’s diary; Receipes; Techniques; News, events; Partners;
Address: Focus on Food, at Design Dimension, Dean Clough, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 5AX, UK;
Map; Contact.

About 2/2: At the heart of the Campaign is the drive to: Continue Reading…

Center for Economic and Social Rights CESR

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social justice through human rights – also in spanish

The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) works to promote social justice through human rights. In a world where poverty and inequality deprive entire communities of dignity, justice and sometimes life, we seek to uphold the universal human rights of every human being to education, health, food, water, housing, work, and other economic, social and cultural rights essential to human dignity … (about 1/2 ).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Issues; Countries; Resources; Accountability; Publications; News; Blog;
Address: Center for Economic and Social Rights, Fuencarral, 158-1ºA, 28010 Madrid, Spain;
Contact.

About 2/2: … Extreme poverty and rising inequality should not simply be considered an inevitable tragedy.  Continue Reading…

Torture Archive

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Linked with Latest update of the Torture Archive.

The Torture Archive, an ongoing project of the National Security Archive, is assembling at a single location documents from wide-ranging sources on United States government policy toward rendition, detainees, interrogation, and torture. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and the George W. Bush administration’s subsequent launching of its “Global War on Terror”, the Afghanistan war, and the invasion of Iraq, rumors circulated of disappearances, abusive treatment of prisoners, “extraordinary renditions”, and “black site” (secret) prisons … (Mainpage and About 1/2).

Help; Titles; Creators; Recipients;Individuals; Organizations; NSA Homepage;
no direct Contact mentionned, go to National Security Archive, Suite 701, Gelman Library, The George Washington University, 2130 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037 – Phone: 202/994-7000 – Fax: 202/994-7005 – e.mail.

Mainpage and About 2/2: … Human rights and civil liberties organizations, investigative journalists, and congressional committees, including, notably, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Center for Constitutional Rights, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the Associated Press; …  Continue Reading…

Foodfirst Information and Action Network FIAN

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fighting hunger with human rights – also in spanish

FIAN is an international membership based organisation. FIAN’s institutional members are its national and regional sections which are legal entities in their own right and have their own membership and elected decision-making bodies … (full text who we are).

english Homepage; Sitemap;
Programs; Cases; Resources; Newsletter; Worldwide; Membership; Jobs; Get involved; Donate;
Address: FIAN International e.V., PO Box 10 22 43 – 69012 Heidelberg /or Willy-Brandt-Platz 5 – 69115 Heidelberg, Germany;
Contact.

About /Introduction: FIAN – that is FoodFirst Information and Action Network. FIAN is an international human rights organization that has advocated for the realization of the right to food for more than 20 years. Continue Reading…

The Hunger Site

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The Hunger Site was founded to focus the power of the Internet on a specific humanitarian need; the eradication of world hunger. Since its launch in June 1999, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism, helping to feed the world’s hungry and food insecure. On average, over 220,000 individuals from around the world visit the site each day to click the yellow “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE” button. Its grassroots popularity has been recognized with Web awards in the activism category — a Cool Site of the Year Award and a People’s Voice winner at the Webby Awards. Since its inception, visitors at The Hunger Site and shoppers at The Hunger Site store have given more than 671 million cups of food … (full text about the Hunger Site).

Homepage;
Free ways to help; Teachers; Take action; News; World Hunger; Girl Effect; Games that give; Donate food; Global Food Security Act;
Address: The Hunger Site, One Union Square, 600 University Street, Suite 1000, Seattle, WA 98101-4107, USA;
Contacts.

About our projects /Millennium Promise Update: 2010 – We proudly support Millennium Promise, the leading international non-profit organization solely committed to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals to halve extreme poverty by 2015 … watch the video, 2.00 min.  Continue Reading…

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants USCRI

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The Mission of U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants: To address the needs and rights of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life. (About USCRI).

Homepage;
Immigration; Network; Newsletter; Jobs; Support; Get involved;
Address: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 350, Arlington VA 22202-3711, USA;
Contact.

About Refugees /End Warehousing /NGOs Draft Rights-based Conclusion on Self-Reliance: Ask Your Government to Support it! A number of NGOs from refugee hosting and donor nations have drafted a rights-based Conclusion on Self-Reliance with equitable international responsibility sharing for consideration at the 2009 session of UNHCR’s Executive Committee.   Continue Reading…

Decade of ROMA Inclusion 2005 – 2015

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Linked with ROMA Initiatives.

The Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015 is an unprecedented political commitment by European governments to improve the socio-economic status and social inclusion of Roma. The Decade is an international initiative that brings together governments, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, as well as Romani civil society, to accelerate progress toward improving the welfare of Roma and to review such progress in a transparent and quantifiable way. The Decade focuses on the priority areas of education, employment, health, and housing, and commits governments to take into account the other core issues of poverty, discrimination, and gender mainstreaming … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
News; Publications; Newsletter; Video; Events; Decade Watch; Funding;
Address: Decade of Roma Inclusion, Secretariat Foundation, Károly krt. 11, 8th floor, H-1075 Budapest, Hungary;
Contact.

About 2/2: … The idea of the Decade emerged from “Roma in an Expanding Europe: Challenges for the Future,”  a high-level regional conference on Roma held in Budapest, Hungary, in 2003.  Continue Reading…

ROMA Initiatives

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one of the many projects of Open Society Foundations. – Linked with ROMAs – these excluded tribes, eternally poors, trained thiefs … and our reactions, with zu Peter Sloterdjiks Buch: die Verachtung der Massen /July 26, 2005, and with Decade of ROMA Inclusion 2005 – 2015.

Roma Initiatives builds upon the Open Society Institute’s many years of support for Roma communities, seeking to challenge prejudice and discrimination and to pursue policy change. It guides all OSI program and grantmaking activity related to the Decade of Roma Inclusion, a commitment by 12 European governments to improve the social and economic status of Roma … (about this Initiative 1/2).

Homepage;
Focus Areas; News; Publications, articles; Multimedia; Events; Links; No Data—No Progress: Country Findings;
Address: Roma Initiatives, OSI-Budapest, Oktober 6. u. 12, H-1051 Budapest, Hungary;
Contact online.

About this Initiative 2/2: … Roma Initiatives works to increase the ability of Roma to participate in public life, advocate for systemic change in policies affecting Roma, challenge anti-Roma prejudice and negative stereotypes, and increase Roma participation in the Decade to make it an enduring success. Continue Reading…

Bank Information Center BiC

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in english, arabic, french, spanish and russian – Linked with Forest Peoples’ Programme and others send letter to Zoellick on palm oil.

The Bank Information Center partners with civil society in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability … (about BIC 1/2 /Mission).

english Homepage; Sitemap;
Resources; Institutions; Regions; Issues; Calendar; Media;
Addresses (1 of 3): Bank Information Center, 1100 H Street, NW, Suite 650, Washington, D.C. 20005, USA;
Contacts.

About BIC /Mission 2/2: … The above mission rests on the core premise that socially and environmentally sustainable development is not possible without the informed and active participation of local communities. Continue Reading…

Right to Education project

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promoting mobilisation and legal accountability – a project of ActionAid International, London – also in french and spanish

Linked with MDGs and the right to education: a series of policy briefs from the RTE Project.

The Right to Education Project aims to promote social mobilisation and legal accountability, looking to focus on the legal challenges to the right to education. The cornerstone of the Project is this wide-reaching website on education rights, a partial continuation of the groundbreaking website (under the same address) of the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Katarina Tomaševski … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Database; Forum; Media; Jobs; FAQs; Partners;
Address: c/o ActionAid International, Hamlyn House, Macdonald Rd, LONDON N19 5PG, UK; (place page on Google maps);
Contact.

About 2/2: … To ensure continued relevance and engagement with activists and the academic community the Project also undertakes comparative research to advance an understanding of the right to education.  Continue Reading…

European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes EADI

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Association Européenne de Recherche er de Formation en Matière de Développement / Europäischer Verband der Entwicklungsforschungs- und Ausbildungsinstitutionen

EADI – the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes – is the leading professional network for development and regional studies in Europe. Our membership includes a wide range of development research and training organisations, think tanks, national bodies and researchers throughout Europe …(about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Programmes; Training; Networking; Working Groups; Events; Service; Membership; Publications; News; Newsletter;
Address: EADI, Kaiser Friedrich Strasse 11, 53113 Bonn, Germany;
Contacts.

About 2/2: … EADI pursues the following objectives: Continue Reading…

Scottish Refugee Council

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in many languages

Scottish Refugee Council is an independent charity dedicated to providing advice, information and assistance to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. We also provide specialist services in areas such as housing and welfare, women’s issues, community development, the media and the arts …
Date for your diary: Autumn Conference 2010 … (Homepage and about 1/2).

Advice; Info; Training; Research; Publications; Vacancies; many Links; Support us;
Address: Scottish Refugee Council, 5 Cadogan Sq, 170 Blythswood Court, Glasgow G2 7PH, UK; (Place page on Google map);
Contact.

Homepage and about 2/2: … We play a leading role in policy development and campaign on refugee issues to ensure that Scotland plays a full role in meeting the UK’s legal and humanitarian obligations under the 1951 United Nations Convention on Refugees … //  Continue Reading…

Women’s Resource Centre WRC

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  • The Women’s Resource Centre WRC is a charity which supports women’s organisations to be more effective and sustainable.
  • We provide training, information, resources and one-to-one support on a range of organisational development issues. We also lobby decision makers on behalf of the women’s not-for-profit sector for improved representation and funding … (full text about).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Mission, Goals; Values; News; Membership; Resources; Training and events; Volunteer; Get involved;
Address: Women’s Resource Centre, Ground Floor East, 33-41 Dallington St, London, EC1V 0BB, UK;
Contact.

About /what we do:  /Stronger Together: There are thousands of women’s organisations across the country working to support women and to achieve equality. Continue Reading…

Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees AVID

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  • AVID is a national charity representing volunteers and groups visiting those detained under immigration acts in the UK.
  • AVID believes that all those held in administrative detention are entitled to the same human rights as citizens. We provide support, resources, training and a collective voice to volunteers and groups visiting those detained, working towards making this a reality … (about 1/2 /who we are).

Homepage;
Visitor Groups; Immigration Detention; Detention reports; Newsletter; Annual report; Objectives; Key achievements;
Addrdess: AVID, Archway Resource Centre, 1b Waterlow Road, London, N19 5NJ, UK;
Contact.

About 2/2: … We have 20 member groups throughout the UK, representing over 400 volunteer visitors who give up their time to provide essential support and practical help to immigration detainees.  Continue Reading…

UK One World Linking Organisation UKOWLA

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the national movement for world links

UKOWLA is committed to supporting mutually beneficial partnership links between communities in the UK and in other parts of the world particularly Africa, Asia, Caribbean and Latin America … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Events; Networking /chat; Linking; Join; Publications; Newsletter; Usefull websites;
Addresses: UKOWLA, The GLADE Centre, Frog Lane, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0AP, UK;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … UKOWLA believes that:  Continue Reading…

Electronic Immigration Network EIN

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EIN is the largest specialist provider of information on UK immigration and refugee law via the internet. It provides a resource, not only for immigration practitioners but for asylum seekers and immigrants, students, journalists, judges, academics, parliamentary researchers and others with an interest in the field of immigration and asylum … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Info; Resources; Events; Jobs; JCWI Updates; Sign Up Form; FAQs; Help pages;
Address: Electronic Immigration Network, The Progress Centre, Charlton Place, Manchester, M12 6HS, UK;
Contact.

About 2/2: … The site comprises two main areas: the Public Site and the Members’ Site. The public site gives access to news and updates or information on the latest legislation and most recent case law, events and a general resources list which links to related sites.  Continue Reading…

ePolitix – Parliament, Policy and Comment

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  • Our aim: ePolitix.com’s aim is to provide policymakers with the relevant information to make an informed policy decision … (about ePolitix’s Members 1/2).
  • ePolitix.com is an open access political and Parliamentary website which serves to improve communication between MPs and policymakers and policy influencer … (Contacts).

Homepage;
Policy; Legislation; 1832-Blog; Events; Member Directory; Subscription House Magazine;
Address: ePolitix, Westminster Tower, 3rd Floor, 3 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP, UK;
Contact.

About ePolitix’s Members 2/2: … What are ePolitix.com Members?   Continue Reading…

Refugee Action

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working with refugees to build new lives – Linked with REFUGEE ACTION RESPONSE TO TODAY’S CONTROL OF IMMIGRATION STATISTICS.

  • Refugee Action is an independent national charity that works with refugees to build new lives in the UK.
  • We provide advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees in the North West, the Midlands, London, South West and South Central.
  • Video: from Casablanca to Calais, 9.25 min … (Homepage).
  • Introduction to Refugie Action.

Vision, Values, Aims; Our Work; Campaigns; Jobs; Information; News; History; Facts; Support us;
Address: Refugee Action, head office, The Old Fire Station, 150 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8SB, UK;
Contact.

About: Refugee Action has over 28 years’ experience in the reception, resettlement, development and integration of asylum seekers and refugees. Continue Reading…

SOCA serious organized crime agency

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(UK Human Trafficking Centre)

  • SOCA tackles serious organised crime that harms the UK and our citizens. This includes Class A drugs, people smuggling and human trafficking, major gun crime, fraud, computer crime and money laundering.
  • We work to put serious criminals behind bars, and use many other tactics to fight crime and keep you safe. In particular, we want to ensure crime doesn’t pay and that it’s harder to commit.
  • The power to counter criminals: … (full text about).

Homepage; Sitemap;
How: we are run, we work; Structure; UKHTC; Financial Intelligence; Careers; Protecting yourself; Threats; News; Accessibility;
Address: Serious Organised Crime Agency, PO Box 8000, London, SE11 5EN, UK;
Contact.

Objectives and Values: The SOCA Board has agreed five broad priorities, called “strategic imperatives”, which apply to every part of SOCA’s business: Continue Reading…

ArtNatAm – Art by Native Americans

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ArtNatAm offers free webhosting to Native American artists. To apply, contact us below.

Homepage; Sitemap;
First Nations; Federally recognized; Gallery (artists); Links; Partner: Abstract Art; Using Images from ArtNatAm;
Contact webmaster.

Welcome: Please take the time to enjoy the unique art of these truly American Artists. Indian Art is by nature deeply spiritual and symbolic. To fully appreciate the meaning conveyed by each art work requires time. The artist has added their own words to each painting to assist you.  Continue Reading…

State of the World Forum

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transforming conversations that matter into actions that make a difference

State of the World Forum was founded in 1995 by Jim Garrison with Mikhail Gorbachev, who served as the Convening Chairman.
The Forum was established to create a global leadership network comprised of eminent individuals – ranging from Heads of State to grass roots organizers, Nobel Laureates to business leaders, policy makers to social activists – drawn from the governmental, business and civil society sectors, committed to discerning and implementing those principles, values and actions necessary to guide humanity wisely as it gives shape to an increasingly global and interdependent world … (about /Overview 1/2).

Homepage;
Commission’s report; History; New political compass; Forum; Cultural; Newsletter;
Address: State of the World Forum, 35 Miller Ave. #314, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA;
Contact.

About/Overview 2/2: … Working with partners worldwide, State of the World Forum seeks to serve as an incubator, catalyst and integrator for innovative leaders and institutions working to gather creative solutions to critical global challenges.  Continue Reading…

Children’s Legal Centre

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providing legal advice, information and representation for children and young people

  • The Children’s Legal Centre is a unique, independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people.
  • The Children’s Legal Centre has many years of experience in providing legal advice and representation to children, their carers and professionals throughout the UK … (full text about/overview).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Legal advice; Migrant children; Consultancy; Research; Work for us; Standards; Media;
Address: The Children’s Legal Centre, Head Office, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ, UK;
Feedback online; Contact.

International Programmes: The International Section works around the world to promote the implementation of children’s rights.  Continue Reading…