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Index March 2011

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2011-03-01: Build;
2011-03-01: Computers for African Schools CFAS;
2011-03-01: IT Schools ITSA;
2011-03-02: Red Nose Day;
2011-03-02: In Defence of Youth Work;
2011-03-02: Social Work Action Network SWAN;
2011-03-03: Social Care online;
2011-03-03: Social Care Institute for Excellence SCIE;
2011-03-03: Robin Hood Tax;
2011-03-04: Community;
2011-03-04: KIVA – loans that change lives;
2011-03-04: Children International;
2011-03-05: Centrum for Social Investment SCI;
2011-03-05: International Relations;
2011-03-05: Planned Parenthood Federation of America;
2011-03-06: Mé;
2011-03-06: Lift – what can the future do for you;
2011-03-06: Sokwanele – Zvakwana – enough is enough;
2011-03-07: realsociology;
2011-03-07: Center for Social Services Research CSSR;
2011-03-07: U.C. Berkeley School of Social Welfare;
2011-03-08: Global Envision;
2011-03-08: Mercy Corps;
2011-03-08: Thinkimpact;
2011-03-09: Axis Mundi Foundation;
2011-03-09: False Economy;
2011-03-09: Bradley Manning Support Network;
2011-03-10: Mé – axe contre-mondialiste;
2011-03-10: NGO Management Association Switzerland;
2011-03-10: Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project CFAP;
2011-03-11: Association of Former International Civil Servants for Development – Greycells;
2011-03-11: EarthFocus Foundation;
2011-03-11: Rutherford Institute;
2011-03-12: Cité de la Solidarité Internationale (fr/en);
2011-03-12: Mandat International;
2011-03-12: Trades Union Congress TUC;
2011-03-13: Coalition of Resistance CoR;
2011-03-13: Work Foundation;
2011-03-13: SocialEarth;
2011-03-14: Work Smart;
2011-03-14: Economic Policy Institute EPI;
2011-03-14: Landesa – Center for Women’s Land Rights;
2011-03-15: – Organizers for Labor Justice;
2011-03-15: International Labor Rights Forum ILRF;
2011-03-15: National Lawyers Guild;
2011-03-16: Voluntary Fund – for international cooperation;
2011-03-16: SOA Watch;
2011-03-17: South Centre;
2011-03-17: UnionLearn – a project of TUC;
2011-03-17: Self-Compassion – a healthier way of relating to yourself;
2011-03-18: World Civil Society Forum;
2011-03-18: PILnet – The Global Network for Public Interest Law;
2011-03-18: Center for Building a Culture of Empathy;
2011-03-19: International Conferences, Workshops ans Exhibitions ICWE;
2011-03-19: Forward Germany, Zero Tolerance to FGM: Germany Aktion gegen ritualisierte Gewalt;
2011-03-19: Association for Mindfulness in Education AME;
2011-03-20: Open Society Fellowship;
2011-03-20: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation KF;
2011-03-20: Beyond Nuclearformer Nuclear Policy Research Institute NPRI;
2011-03-21: UCSD Center for Mindfulness;
2011-03-22: World Education;
2011-03-22: Global Geopolitics and Political Economy;
2011-03-22: Global Women Intact;
2011-03-23: World Conference on Disaster Management WCDM;
2011-03-23: Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness CCEP;
2011-03-23: Mindful;
2011-03-24: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars;
2011-03-24: Human Rights Matrix (The);
2011-03-24: Awareness in Action;
2011-03-25: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL;
2011-03-25: Women for Women International;
2011-03-25: Gender Across Borders;
2011-03-26: Human Rights Solidarity;
2011-03-26: Bio Suisse;
2011-03-26: Violence Against Women VAW;
2011-03-27: World Bulletin;
2011-03-27: Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems SQS;
2011-03-27: IQNet, the international certification network;
2011-03-28: Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice Inc;
2011-03-28: ActionAid International;
2011-03-28: Compassionate Mind Foundation;
2011-03-29: History News Network HNN;
2011-03-29: Pathfinder International;
2011-03-29: Blown Mortage;
2011-03-30: Portal Education;
2011-03-30: Agricultural Education and Training in Africa AET Africa;
2011-03-30: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa PROTA;
2011-03-31: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Antropological Research;
2011-03-31: School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS;
2011-03-31: Mindfulness Research Guide MRG.


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Mindfulness Research Guide MRG

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informing mindfullness research and practice

Overview of Mindfulness: Mindfulness is consciousness characterized by an accepting awareness of and enhanced attention to the constant stream of human experience. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and quality of life … (Homepage 1/2).

A brief definition, by David S. Black;
Research Centers; Measurement; Interventions; Publications; Newsletter; Donate;

Homepage 2/2: … Mindfulness can be developed through meditation techniques. Continue Reading…

School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS

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(University of London)

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is a college of the University of London and the only Higher Education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East … (about 1/2).

A-Z Index; Research; Research online, eprints; Publications; Library; News; Events;
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, UK;

About 2/2: … On the one hand, this means that SOAS remains a guardian of specialised knowledge in languages and periods and regions not available anywhere else in the UK.  Continue Reading…

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Antropological Research

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supporting worldwide researcch in all branches of antropology

The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc. is a private operating Foundation that is dedicated to the advancement of anthropology throughout the world. Through programs of funding for research projects, conferences, symposia, fellowships, and publication, the Foundation aids basic research in all branches of anthropology and closely related disciplines concerned with human origins, development and variation … (about 1/2).

Programs; Grantees; Immage Library; Leadership; Staff; Wenner-Gren Mission; Professor Leslie C. Aiello; Annual Reports;
Address: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc., 470 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016, USA;

History: The Story and People of Wenner-Gren – The Foundation was created and endowed in 1941 as The Viking Fund, Inc. by Axel Wenner-Gren. In 1951 the name was changed to the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.  Continue Reading…

Plant Resources of Tropical Africa PROTA

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in french and english

  • The Vision: People in Africa make the best utilization and conservation choices for improved livelihoods and sustainable management of plant resources.
  • The Mission: Developing and maintaining a user-oriented plant resource information system and widely disseminating and promoting its use through key strategic actions and partnerships. (Vision/Mission).

Frontpage; english Homepage; Sitemap;
Plant of the week Archive; ProtaBase; Strategy; How; Forum; Research Gaps;
News; Publications; Impact Stories; Gallery; Organization; Network; Get involved; Partners; Links;
Contacts: see PROTA Offices, but links work only on the Sitemap.

History: Background: In tropical Africa there are over 7000 plant species that are used for food, medicine, forage, fuel, clothing, and construction among other uses.  Continue Reading…

Agricultural Education and Training in Africa AET Africa

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  • Welcome to the portal for Agricultural Education and Training in Africa.
  • This resource provides free access to up-to-date information on agricultural education and training (AET) for Sub Sahara Africa institutions with the aim to inform development work in the sector. The portal tracks student enrolment, faculty, courses and graduate output at over 400 member universities and technical training colleges awarding degrees, diplomas and certificates in agriculture and related disciplines in the region. (Homepage).

Academic Programmes; Institutions; Countries; Help;
Address: Information Training and Outreach Center for Africa, First Floor, Unit 3, Linel Building, Lenchen Street South, 0163 Centurion, South Africa;

About: The Agricultural Education and Training (AET) Africa Portal is a public resource that provides free access to up-to-date information on agricultural education and training (AET) for Sub Sahara Africa (SSA) institutions with the aim to inform development work in the sector. Continue Reading…

Portal Education

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this blog where teachers and students meet to share knowledge

  • Portal Education Africa (PEA) is a website that contains information and links about Ministry of Education, Education System, Schools, Universities and Institutions, Science and Research, Internet and Multimedia, Vocational and Adult Education, Cooperation and Partners in Education, and Women and Education in all African countries.
  • Welcome: We would like to invite you to participate in this web-project … (full text on wiki).

Frontpage; Homepage;
Education Africa Blog; ITCT; Experts: Universities; ICT Use in Teacher Education in Africa, 24 pdf pages;  Science teaching using ICTs;
Wiki with its paralel links, as: University Partners; Academic Partners; ICT Teacher in Education;Education Africa Blog;
and: ICT Use in Teacher Education in Africa (link not working, but see above same title);
Contact: not found.

About: In 2004, the education-africa project was initiated at the University of Cologne with the major goal of facilitating ICT use in teacher education. The major aim was to support teaching staff and student teachers in African universities in developing ICT skills both for general use and for teaching. Continue Reading…

Blown Mortage

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  • Welcome to the Blown Mortgage Credit Center; a collection of useful resources about credit for consumers and mortgage industry members. Browse the links to learn more about improving your credit and what credit means to the mortgage interest rate you may qualify for.
  • This section was created because of the numerous requests I get on a daily basis asking about improving credit and cleaning up old credit problems. I hope that this resource becomes a valuable destination for our readers and visitors … (full text Credit Center).
  • Download: exclusive report: 10 Deadliest Loan Modification Mistakes, 2 pdf-pages.

Loan Modification: typs, secrets; Credit Dispute Templates; Legal; Articles; Newsletter; Glossary; Links;

About: My name is Morgan and I’m the original founder of I am what you might call a mortgage insider.   Continue Reading…

History News Network HNN

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at the George Mason University

  • Welcome to George Mason University’s History News Network (popularly known as HNN).
  • Our mission is to help put current events into historical perspective. Given how public opinion is shaped today, whipsawed emotionally on talk shows this way and that in response to the egos of the guests, the desire for ratings by the hosts and the search for profits by media companies and sponsors, historians are especially needed now. They can help remind us of the superficiality of what-happens-today-is-all-that-counts journalism.
  • Each week HNN features up to a dozen fresh op eds by prominent historians. Our archives, extending over the past decade, include thousands of well-researched pieces … (about 1/2).

Submissions; Breaking News; History Blogs; Videos; Newsletter; Archives; articles’ database;
Jobs; Internships; FAQs; Donations; Advertising;
Address: History News Network HNN, 119 South Main Street Suite 220, Seattle, WA 98104, USA;
Contact Editor.

About 2/2: … Even those who profess utter indifference to history are beholden to it. History is inescapable. Who we are and how we react to events depends, to a great extent, on our past.  Continue Reading…

Pathfinder International

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a global leader in reproductive health

Pathfinder International’s mission is to ensure that people everywhere have the right and opportunity to live a healthy reproductive life. Reproductive health is essential for creating better opportunities throughout life … (about /Mission 1/2).

Where; What; Advocacy; Leadership; History; Publications, News; Financial Info; Board; Report; President’s Letter; Get involved; Donate;
Address: Pathfinder International. 9 Galen St., Suite 217, Watertown, MA 02472, USA;

About /Mission 2/2: … When people take charge of their life choices such as when and how often to have children, they gain confidence and strength. They can better pursue their education, contribute to the local economy, and engage in their communities. Continue Reading…

Compassionate Mind Foundation

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Foundation Objectives: To promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion via:

  • Helping to identify researchers and others who have a specific interest in the scientific study of compassion and its underlying processes, and facilitate communication and interchange between them.
  • To support research and teaching of the compassion focused approach to human difficulties.
  • To facilitate open discussion on how to further promote a compassionate focus in many domains of human activity.
  • To engage in activities and raise funds to support the work and aims of the Foundation … (Objectives).

Trainings; Training Material; Affiliate Members; Personel; Publications; Unpublished Work; Downloads; Special Groups; Get involved; Links;
Address: Compassionate Mind Foundation, PO Box 7505, Derby, DE1 0LT, UK;

Research News: We are very interested in any research that you are doing or have done, or research you know of in the area of compassion and self-compassion.  Continue Reading…

ActionAid International

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(for national sites: click on select menu above right) – Linked on our blogs with Action Aid India.

ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency whose aim is to fight poverty worldwide. Formed in 1972, for over 30 years we have been growing and expanding to where we are today – helping over 13 million of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged people in 42 countries worldwide … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Alerts online form; How we work; Accessibility; Open Information; Annual Report; Archive; Jobs;
Strategy; History; Austcare; International Structure;

About 2/2: … In all of our country programmes we work with local partners to make the most of their knowledge and experience.  Continue Reading…

Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice Inc

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  • … founded in 2006 to support approaches that promote resilience as opposed to dealing with deficits.
  • We are a group of people from a range of professional backgrounds such as social work, psychology, education and management that believe, work with and advocate strengths based practices. We recognize that the strength based movement is gaining impetus globally, with people from diverse backgrounds attracted to this inward looking practice, whether it be teachers utilizing such strategies with their students, helping professionals engaging with clients to fulfil their potential, or employers and HRD Managers utilizing strength based performance appraisals with their employers … (welcome/about 1/2).

2006: Inaugural Conference towards Strenght Based Strategies;
Projects: Sri Lanca School; Trainings; Team; Links;
Address: Dr Venkat Pulla, President, Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice, 5 Mandell Close, Coopers Plains, Qld 4108, Australia;

Welcome/About 2/2: … Much before the modern literature on strengths based practices started appearing in Positive Psychology, Social Work, Human Services and Management utilizing narrative traditions from the field of Anthropology, …   Continue Reading…

IQNet, the international certification network

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  • The IQNet Management Systems Assessments and Certifications enhance business performance of customer organisations facilitating international trade.
  • IQNet services provide an international passport ensuring global recognition and world-wide market access.
  • IQNet certificate grants to customers the use of IQNet exclusive registered mark, which is known around the world as a synonym of Quality.
  • IQNet co-operative approach simplifies International certification process and reduces associated costs.
  • We Deliver Global Certification Solutions. (Your Benefits).

Number of certificates (per 2010-10-01); Validities; Org-Chart; Issues: headline menu; Brochures; Partners;
Address: IQNet Association, the international Certification Network, Bollwerk 31, P.O.Box, CH-3001 Bern/Switzerland;
Contact: T.+41 31 310 24 40, fax +41 31 310 24 49, e-mail.

IQNet Association 2/2: Established in 1990, IQNet is the largest provider of management system certification in the world.  Continue Reading…

Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems SQS

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also in de, fr, it

  • The Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS) was founded in 1983. It was established as one of the first organisations worldwide to provide assessment and certification services … //
  • … Mission: We support our customers with auditing and training on the way to sustainable success.
  • The following principles guide us: authenticity, neutrality, independence, honesty and incorruptibility … (about us 1/2).

english Homepage; Sitemap;
Services provided; Press; Professional journals; Newsletter;
Application for briefing; Certified companies; Acknowledgment; Chart/Organigramm; Sustainability; Internationality; Links;
Address: Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems SQS, Bernstrasse 103, CH-3052 Zollikofen, Switzerland;

About us 2/2: … Today, SQS is the market leader in its sector in Switzerland.  Continue Reading…

World Bulletin

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in turkish, english, arabic

not any about, but an article: First hand account from Egypt protests, Interview with Dr.Hamza Mousa about what is happening in Egypt … (full long interview text).

english Homepage;
Issues: World; Economy; Science; Islam; a Project: the Leaders for Change Summit; WritersAnalysis; Interviews; Videos; Photos;
Address: World Bulletin, Barbaros Avn.  Bahar St. Baras Central 4/12 Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey;

Another article /Far right on rise in Europe: Slavoj Zizek, Slovenian philosopher, reminds a saying, “Behind every fascism, there is a failed revolution.”  Continue Reading…

Violence Against Women VAW

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VAW is one of the many SAGE online journals.

Online first; Archive; Newsletter; Podcast; SAGE’s Information and Services; right column: current Issue; Help with SAGE online journals;
Contact /Feedback online.

Violence Against Women VAW, a peer-reviewed and published monthly, is an international, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the publication of research and information on all aspects of the problem of violence against women.  Continue Reading…

Bio Suisse

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also in de, fr, it, es

  • Bio Suisse, a private-sector organization, is the federation of Swiss organic farmers
  • This umbrella organization counts 32 organic farmers’ associations among its members, as well as the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL.
  • Common and uniform standards for agriculture and processing.
  • Common label, the “Bud” (German: Knospe); organic produce carrying the Bud label has a market share in Switzerland of about 60%
  • More than 800 processing and trade companies have a licence contract with Bio Suisse to use the label

Bio Suisse Association Structure … (Who).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Import; Export; Consumers; Products; FAQs; Downloads;
Address: Bio Suisse, Margarethenstrasse 87, CH-4053 Basel, Switzerland;

About/The BUD Label:   Continue Reading…

Human Rights Solidarity

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a publication of the Asian Human Rights … and Asian Legal Resource Centre, linked with HRschool

  • … Human rights education in most cases is like the situation described in the above quote. Various human rights education courses have produced individuals who can use the human rights language or ‘buzzwords’ effectively. However, when these individuals are faced with gross human rights problems such as torture, hunger, discrimination and the like, these ‘educated’ persons either do not do anything to address the problem, or do things that have no real bearing on the problem.
  • The AHRC Human Rights Correspondence School is an attempt to introduce a different way of studying human rights; to get on the horse first, before learning how to ride it … (full text HRschool).

Homepage, three issues /year;
Archives; AHR Commission; ALRC;; HRschool;
Contacts: c/o AHRC/contact online, or ALRC/address and /contact.

About AHR Commission: The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) was founded in 1986 by a prominent group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia. Continue Reading…

Gender Across Borders

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a global feminist blog – Linked on our blogs with The Shame and Blame Game: fighting city street harassment.

Gender Across Borders (GAB) is an international feminist community where issues of gender, race, sexuality, and class are discussed and critically examined. We embrace people of all backgrounds to come together to voice and progress positive gender relations worldwide. (Mission).

Resources; Editorial Board; Newsletter; Series; Comments; Donate;

Call for Writers: Are you interested in writing for a global feminist blog? Gender Across Borders (GAB) is always looking for writers to comment on gender, sexuality, race, and class issues at local, national, and/or international levels.   Continue Reading…

Women for Women International

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  • Women for Women International works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities. Each woman we serve has her own story–some of loved ones murdered, and others of physical and emotional trauma. Most have endured a struggle for survival.
  • When we enroll women in our one-year program, they learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. They come to understand their rights and how to fight for those rights in their homes, their communities and their nations and become leaders.
  • Women for Women International (WfWI) believes that lasting change can only be achieved when women have access to both knowledge and resources. (What we do).
  • Notes from the Field.

Homepage; Sitemap;
Rights Awareness; Training; Networks; Economics; Zainab’s Memoir; Other side of war; Partnership; Careers; Report; FAQs; Sponsors; Donate;
Addresses: Women for Women International, US Office, 4455 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20008, USA;
UK Office, 32 – 36 Loman Street, London SE1 0EH UK, UK;

About/Who makes it all happen: Women for Women International could not provide direct financial and emotional support to women living on the margins of hope without the backing of a global community of dedicated staff, volunteers, generous donors, supporters and friends.  Continue Reading…

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL

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Linked on our blogs with Kyrgyz Human Rights Veteran Turns To Uzbekistan.

  • RFE/RL’s mission is to promote democratic values and institutions by reporting the news in countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. Our journalists provide what many people cannot get locally: uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate.
  • Based on the conviction that the first requirement of democracy is a well informed citizenry, and building on over a half-century of surrogate broadcasting: … (full text Mission Statement).

Homepage; Sitemap;
News; Features; Commentary; Blogs; Multimedia; Listen Now; Press; Events; Jobs;
Visit Us; Map; Addresses: RFE/RL, Vinohradska 159A, 100 00 Prague 10, Czech Republic;
or: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA;

History, Archives: … Established at the beginning of the Cold War to transmit uncensored news and information to audiences behind the Iron Curtain, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) played a significant role in the collapse of communism and the rise of democracies in post-communist Europe. Continue Reading…

Awareness in Action

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presents a view of how to transform our working life and the tools to make it happen

Awareness in Action recognizes the challenges of the modern work place and works with staff and employers to develop an innovative and sustainable response … (the Challenge 1/2).

Trainers; Working With Us; Workshops; Sources; Resource Materials;
Contact online.

The Challenge 2/2: … We live in times of change and uncertainty characterized by economic fluctuation, rapid technological development, a work culture that expects a 24/7 availability and an increasing global dependency.  Continue Reading…

Human Rights Matrix (The)

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a project of POLICY and USAID

  • The Human Rights Matrix lists the international human rights documents that are important to reproductive and maternal health, family planning, and HIV/AIDS. The Matrix permits you to access information about a POLICY country’s human rights obligations.
  • Select a POLICY country and see the RH/MH/FP/HIV/AIDS-related human rights documents this country has signed.
  • Select a right and see what RH/MH/FP/HIV/AIDS-related human rights documents have to say about this right.
  • Select a document and see which rights are listed in this document and the document’s exact language about this right … (Homepage).

Policy Countries; Human Rights; International HR Docs; Reproductive Health and HR Topics; How can I use the information from the Matrix?
no contact found.

Exemple of a specific topic – Harmful Traditional Practice /Definition -  Harmful traditional practices include: female circumcision/genital mutilation, facial scarring, the force-feeding of women, early or forced marriage, nutritional taboos, traditional practices associated with childbirth, dowry-related crimes, honor crimes, and the consequences of son preference.[1]  Continue Reading…

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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knowledge in the public service

  • … such a Center, symbolizing and strengthening the fruitful relations between the world of learning and world of public affairs, would be a suitable memorial to the spirit of Woodrow Wilson…” (PL 90-637).
  • The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars aims to unite the world of ideas to the world of policy by supporting pre-eminent scholarship and linking that scholarship to issues of concern to officials in Washington.
  • Congress established the Center in 1968 as the official, national memorial to President Wilson. Unlike the physical monuments in the nation’s capital, it is a living memorial whose work and scholarship commemorates “the ideals and concerns of Woodrow Wilson” … (full text Mission Statement).

Homepage; Directory;
Fellows, Scholars; Board; Council; Staff; Programs; Scholars’ Projects; Fellows’ Projects; Events;
About W. Wilson; Publications; News; W.Quarterly; Dialogue; Media Guide;
Address: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300, Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027, USA;

About the Center: The Center is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C.  Continue Reading…


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engaging children, supporting educators, transforming schools

  • … Our Mission: Founded in 2007, our mission is to transform education through mindfulness. We achieve this by offering in-class instruction, professional training, and other resources to support mindfulness in education.
  • Our program brings dramatic improvements in concentration, attention, and empathy among students, while building a climate of calm in the classroom  … (about 1/2).

In Schools; Adult Training; Research; About Mindfullness; Blog; Get involved;
Address: Mindful Schools, 1944 Embarcadero East, Oakland, CA 94606, USA;

About 2/2 /The Need: Stress in schools in the United States is high. In urban areas, the detrimental affects of poverty can cause high school drop-out rates to approach and even exceed 50%.   Continue Reading…

Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness CCEP

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Linked on our Blog with World Conference on Disaster Management WCDM.

  • Vision: Foster the development of a disaster resilient Canada through individuals, communities and businesses;
  • Mandate: Increase community resiliency through emergency preparedness programs that drive individuals, small enterprises and non-profit organizations from awareness to action;
  • We Believe In: Shared responsibility of all Canadians in the development of a disaster resilient Canada, Balancing of economic, social and environmental considerations in the formulation of policy by government in consultation with the disaster management community, Professionalism of the individual tasked with disaster management Interaction, and sharing of knowledge between international disaster management organizations. (Vision/Mandate/We Believe).

Small Business; Non-Profit; Individuals; Professionals; Preparation Kit; Preparedness Directory; Events;
Address: CCEP, 860 Harrington Court, Suite 210, Burlington, Ontario L7N 3N4, Canada;
Map and Contact.

History /Background: In the late 1980’s, increasing pressure from citizens’ action groups and a growing body of regulatory legislation encouraged Canadian industry to adopt a proactive approach to disaster planning.   Continue Reading…

World Conference on Disaster Management WCDM

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June 19 – 22, 2011, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto/Canada – presented by the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness -
Linked on our Blog with Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness CCEP.

  • WCDM) is the pre-eminent conference of its kind – providing you with the opportunity to gain valuable education, training and best practices to assist you, your organization and your community mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disaster.
  • The 2011 WCDM will offer a unique and distinguished experience in a climate that fosters change.
  • World Renowned Experts: Learn from industry experts on how to develop effective resiliency tactics to sustain your business operations and communities during critical times – choose from an array of educational workshops, plenary and concurrent sessions … (full text Why).

Call for Presentations; Accomodations; Volunteering; Online Training and Education; Media, Press; Partners;
Program: Preliminary-Sunday, June 20, June 21, June 22; Exhibiting, Sponsorship; Awards Night;
Online Registration Form; Contact/Registration.

Program Overview – Innovative Solutions for a Modern World: WCDM recognizes the many challenges that our unique industry is faced with.  Continue Reading…

Global Women Intact

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performing Vision into Reality … one voice at a time

global women intact conducts an extensive performance program that utilizes the stage to increase public awareness about issues impacting women and girls, and female genital cutting (fgc). through the medium of performance, artists present on challenging issues with a comedic overtone that helps americans to understand cross-cultural dynamics and their impact and involvement in international policy … (full text performing to produce change).

The Theater; Dance and Drum Festival; Research; Newsletter; Tickets; Store; Donate;
Address: global women intact, 1928 ellis street, san francisco, ca 94115, USA;

About: global women intact is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is dedicated to the elimination of female genital cutting through the mediums of art, education, and public awareness. Continue Reading…

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy

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geopolitical and economic news and analysis – Linked on our blogs with INDIA: Engaging Africa With Software and Soft Power.

… Alan Fogelquist  is the editor of the Global Geopolitics Net and Global Geopolitics and Political Economy website. He  currently maintains and manages the  Eurasia Research Center – Global Geopolitics Net, project an independent  non-commercial educational effort aimed at fostering public understanding of complex problems and issues facing the world today. The Eurasia Research Center includes a library and archive of articles and documents on global and United States, geopolitical and economic issues.  The focus of research and analysis is on economic justice, sustainable development, human rights, and political and economic systems that place human needs first … (full long text about the editor).

Geopolitics; Politics; EconomyIssues; Special; Archive; Blog; Continents/Regions: see Menu-Links;
More Sites: Global Geopolitics Net, Global Political Economy Net;
Contact online.

Select Bibliography on Global and United States Political Economy: … a select bibliography of some recommended reading on global economic issues.   Continue Reading…

World Education

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Founded in 1951 to meet the needs of the educationally disadvantaged, World Education provides training and technical assistance in nonformal education across a wide array of sectors. Registered as a private voluntary organization, World Education has worked in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as in the United States … (about 1/2).

Projects; Results; Features; Press; Newsletter; Publications; Work for us; Links; Donate Now;
Address: World Education, Headquarter, Inc., 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210, USA;

About 2/2: … World Education contributes to individual growth, strengthens the capacity of local partner institutions, catalyzes community and national development.  Continue Reading…

UCSD Center for Mindfulness

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Our Blog;
What is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction MBSR? MBSR on wikipedia; MBSR Trainings, London; FAQs about Mindfulness Meditation;
Address: Center for Mindfulness, c/o UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine and Department of Psychiatry, 5060 Shoreham Place, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92122-0980, USA;
Contact at UCSD Medical Center.

Homepage 2/2: … The UCSD Center for Mindfulness is a multi-faceted program of clinical care, professional training, education, research and outreach intended to further the practice and integration of mindfulness into the lives of individuals throughout the healthcare and educational system, including patients, healthcare providers, students, teachers and businesspeople.  Continue Reading…

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We envision a world where health is within reach for everyone

PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. By collaborating with diverse public- and private-sector partners, we help provide appropriate health technologies and vital strategies that change the way people think and act. Our work improves global health and well-being … (about 1/2).

What; Where; FGM factsRFPs; Video;
Address: PATH’s headquarters, PO Box 900922, Seattle, WA 98109, USA;
or: 2201 Westlake Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121, USA;

About 2/2: /Solutions are at hand: Solutions for the world’s biggest health problems are at hand; it only takes a little creativity to make sure those solutions work in poor countries as well as rich ones.   Continue Reading…

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to be distinguished from

  • Mission: The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) was created to develop bold, new strategies and programs to advance women’s equality, non-violence, economic development, and, most importantly, empowerment of women and girls in all sectors of society. All programs of the FMF endeavor to include a global perspective and activities to promote leadership development, especially among young women. Along with reproductive rights and access to reproductive technology, the FMF’s programs have focused on the empowerment of women in law, business, medicine, academia, sports, and the Internet.
  • Principles: … (full text Mission, Principles).

Hotlines; Take Action; Our Work; History; Research; Reports, Fact Sheets; Events; Medias; Media Team; Jobs, Internships; Donate;
Addresses:, East Coast Office (Washington, DC), 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801, Arlington, VA 22209, USA;, West Coast Office (Los Angeles, CA), 433 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA;

About Us: Feminism n. the policy, practice or advocacy of political, economic, and social equality for women.  Continue Reading…

Beyond Nuclear – former Nuclear Policy Research Institute NPRI

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working for a world free from nuclear power and nuclear weapons – Linked on our blogs with Dr. Helen Caldicott Fukushima statement: Destroyer of Worlds.

  • Beyond Nuclear aims to educate and activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future. Beyond Nuclear advocates for an energy future that is sustainable, benign and democratic. The Beyond Nuclear team works with diverse partners and allies to provide the public, government officials, and the media with the critical information necessary to move humanity toward a world beyond nuclear.
  • Our Team: … (full text about).

Join; Videos; News; Bulletin; Nuclear Retreat; Renewable Energy Renaissance; Nuclear Power; Nuclear Weapons; Donate;
Address: Beyond Nuclear, 6930 Carroll Avvenue, Suite 400, Takoma Park, MD 20912, USA;

Act Now, Don’t React Later: Special Update: While NRC continues to look the other way on reactor safety concerns and routinely renews licenses for aging reactors, the White House is pushing for even more money for toxic loan guarantees for new reactors.  Continue Reading…

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation KF

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informed and engaged communities – Linked on our blogs with Glass Half Full.

We are a national foundation with local roots. We choose, as the Knight brothers chose, to seek opportunities that can transform both communities and journalism, and help them reach their highest potential. We advance journalism in the digital age and invest in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers … (about /our Mission 1/2).

Programs; Grants; Research and Publications; News; KnightBlog; What we fund; What not; Apply;
Contact online.

About /our Mission 2/2: … We focus on projects that promote informed, engaged communities and lead to transformational change. We believe that information is a core community need. We want to ensure that all citizens get the information they need to thrive in a democracy and act in their own best interest.  Continue Reading…

Open Society Fellowship

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an initiative of the Open Society Foundations. – Linked on our blogs with the Open Society Institute OSI, and with Ike Okonta’s article The death of Nigerian progressive politics?

The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals who are developing innovative solutions to pressing open society challenges. The fellowship program seeks applicants eager to communicate original and provocative ideas to a broad audience, as well as to shape policy and inspire critical debate among activists, intellectuals, decision makers, and the public. The program also aims to sharpen the Open Society Foundations’  thinking, question its assumptions, and broaden its understanding of pivotal problems … (about the Open Society Fellowship 1/2).

Guideline pages; News and in the News; Fellows; FAQs; Contact online.

About the Open Society Fellowship 2/2: … A fellow’s contribution may take several forms. A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy.  Continue Reading…

Association for Mindfulness in Education AME

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AME is a collaborative association of organizations and individuals working together to provide support for mindfulness training as a component of K-12 education. We are committed to furthering training and research in this field … (full text about).

Research; Resources; Education Map; Events;
Contact and Newsletter.

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is paying attention here and now with kindness and curiosity. See the research page for information on the benefits of mindfulness. Examples of mindfulness practice include:   Continue Reading…

Forward Germany, Zero Tolerance to FGM – Germany Aktion gegen ritualisierte Gewalt

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FGM und die Folgen der Genitalen Verstümmlung bei Mädchen und Frauen Die Tradition der Beschneidung – international wird von weiblicher Genitalverstümmelung FGM female genital mutilation – gesprochen -, wird mehr als 5000 Jahre praktiziert, den Ursprung findet  ist Ägypten, die Gründe für dieses Ritual sind unbekannt und die Tradition ist leider mehr verbreitet als man glauben will. Europa, Deutschland, Hessen und auch der Kreis Bergstrasse bilden hier keine Ausnahme. So werden in vielen Ländern – nicht nur in 28 afrikanischen, sondern u. a. auch im Nordirak, in Kurdistan, im Oman, Jemen, Indonesien, Mädchen zwischen Babyalter und Pubertät, bzw. spätestens vor der Heirat, an den Genitalien beschnitten und verstümmelt. Hierbei spielt es keine Rolle aus welchem sozialen oder religiösen Umfeld die Menschen kommen, die diese schädliche traditionelle Praktik an ihren Mädchen vollziehen, ob die Familien gebildet sind oder keine Bildung haben … (ganzer Text Startseite / Forward intern).

Projektgruppe; Aktuelles; Finanzen, Projekte; Flyer; Publikationen; Ausstellung; Jugendarbeit; Deutschland; Europa; Afrika; World; Partner: integra;
Adresse/Impressum: Forward-Germany e.V., 60327 Frankfurt/M. Hohenstaufenstr. 8, Deutschland / Germany;
Contact: Tel.: 069 13826078, Geschäftsführung: 11-17 Uhr, StNr K284525022786-K18, VR 11711 AG Frf/M, email.

FGM und die Folgen der Genitalen Verstümmlung bei Mädchen und Frauen: Die Tradition der Beschneidung – international wird von weiblicher Genitalverstümmelung FGM female genital mutilation – gesprochen -, wird mehr als 5000 Jahre praktiziert, das Ursprungsland ist Ägypten, die Gründe für dieses Ritual sind unbekannt und die Tradition ist leider mehr verbreitet als man glauben will.  Continue Reading…

International Conferences, Workshops ans Exhibitions ICWE

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… Our international conferences and exhibitions are the leaders in their field. Our events cater to organisations, institutions and individuals interested in acquiring or disseminating information, developing business and fostering international partnerships. Our annual events include ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN, eLearning Africa, StudyWorld, EXPOLINGUA Berlin, LANGUAGES & BUSINESS and Languages & The Media … (about 1/2).

EU Projects; Management Services; Research; Team; Press; Jobs; Partners;
Adresse: ICWE GmbH, Leibnizstrasse 32, 10625 Berlin, Germany;

About 2/2: … Our clients come from around the world and include educational institutions and organisations, professional associations, government agencies and international organisations, NGOs, large and medium-sized enterprises, print and multimedia publishers, as well as manufacturers and distributors of educational equipment, technology software and solutions.  Continue Reading…

Center for Building a Culture of Empathy

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… Our mission is to contribute to growing a movement for building a culture of empathy and compassion. We do this through a variety of means.  First is by community organizing.  We bring people together and hold in-person and online meetings to help build this movement. Next is by collecting and organizing all the material we find on the internet on the topics. Researching through the arts and sciences. We are putting together a series of documentaries to entertain and educate the public and much, much more. … (full text Homepage).

Experts; Definitions; Science /Mirror Neurons; Empathy Teams; What’s new; Articles; Newsletter; YouTube;
Discussions; Conference; Videos; Obama Empathy Video; Texts of Speeches;

Empathy Café Meetings: Goal: Contribute to Building a Culture of Empathy and Compassion by producing a series of monthly Empathy Cafes, consisting of a presentation by an empathy expert speaker, followed by a World Cafe style discussion forum. Continue Reading…

PILnet – The Global Network for Public Interest Law

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formerly the Public Interest Law Institute PILI

Justice needs advocates: Law can deliver justice and protect rights, but it does not happen automatically. The law needs advocates to see that its promise is fulfilled. That’s why PILnet is building a global network to activate, empower and connect those who use legal tools to work in the public interest … (about 1/2).

Where; Resources; Our Work; Staff; Board; Jobs; News; Blogs; Newsletter; Donate;
Addresses (2 of 4): PILnet New York, 333 Seventh Avenue, 14th floor, New York, NY 10001, USA;
and: PILnet Moscow, Maroseyka str., 9/2 build. 8, office 34, 101000 Moscow, Russia;

About 2/2: … Mission: PILnet envisions a world where rule of law, as developed and supported within a wide variety of countries, delivers justice and protects human rights.  Continue Reading…

World Civil Society Forum

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stengthening international cooperation – english espanol français

The World Civil Society Forum intends to bridge the different areas of the international arena (the environment, health, human rights, humanitarian action, development, education, peace, security, information society, etc.) with the following aims and objectives: To strengthen international cooperation by:

  • Facilitating cooperation between organizations of civil society and the United Nations system, including its specialized agencies and other international organizations;
  • Promoting cooperation among civil society organizations across the world and working in different fields of activity, especially with developing countries and indigenous peoples;
  • … (full text Aims and Objectives).

english Homepage;
Preparatory Meeting; Meeting Report; next Forum; Questionnaire; Organization; Documents; Donations; 2 Partners: Mandat International, South Centre;

Forum’s Principles: Several principles have been adopted during the preparatory process of the World Civil Society Forum:   Continue Reading…

Self-Compassion – a healthier way of relating to yourself

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This website provides information about self-compassion, and is intended for students, researchers, and the general public

Linked on our blogs with The Charter for Compassion.

  • Self-kindness. Self-compassion entails being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate, rather than ignoring our pain or flagellating ourselves with self-criticism.  Self-compassionate people recognize that being imperfect, failing, and experiencing life difficulties is inevitable, so they tend to be gentle with themselves when confronted with painful experiences rather than getting angry when life falls short of set ideals. People cannot always be or get exactly what they want. When this reality is denied or fought against suffering increases in the form of stress, frustration and self-criticism.  When this reality is accepted with sympathy and kindness, greater emotional equanimity is experienced.
  • Common humanity: … (full text).

Upcoming; Publications; Readings; Test your self-compassion level; Links;

Definition of Self-Compassion: Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others.  Think about what the experience of compassion feels like. First, to have compassion for others you must notice that they are suffering.  Continue Reading…

UnionLearn – with the TUC

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Learn with the TUC - Linked on this blogs with Trades Union Congress TUC.

  • Unionlearn is here to help unions spread the lifelong learning message to even more members.
  • Our Mission: We will transform workers’ life chances through lifelong learning … (about 1/2).

Become an ULR; Centres; Courses; Careers, Advices; Discussions online; Email Alerts; Publications; News; Events; Who is who;
Main-Address: unionlearn, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS, UK;
Contacts: UnionLearn, Regionals.

About 2/2: … Much has been achieved in the realm of trade union education and union learning over the past few years. But unions need to make a step change if they are to reach out to all the members who could benefit from study at the workplace or a local college or learning provider. That’s why the TUC has established unionlearn to help unions develop and diversify their provision.  Continue Reading…

South Centre

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the South Centre is an intergovernmental policy think tank of developing countries – in english and en espanol

Science and technology and advances in knowledge have for centuries played a central role in economic and social transformation. Today, more than ever, they are set to shape the future of humankind. The challenge facing the international community as well as local communities in the new century is how to harness and direct knowledge in the service of local, national and global needs. In its Report titled the Challenge to the South, the South Commission commenting on the measures needed to address the challenges of generating and accessing innovations and knowledge observed inter alia that: … (full text about the programme).

Programmes /Overview; Issues; Blog; Publications; Media; Staff; Board; Jobs;
Address: South Centre, 17-19 chemin du Champ d’Anier, 1209 Petit Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland; – or: CP 228, 1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland;

About Us /A South IGO: The South Centre (the Centre) is an intergovernmental organization IGO of developing countries established by an Intergovernmental Agreement (Treaty) which came into force on 31 July 1995 with its headquarters in Geneva.  Continue Reading…

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The best source of information for the global compassion movement!

What is compassion? The “Compassion Space” refers to this space in the cyber world, but it also refers to the space of well being we can facilitate for ourselves and others.  Read a brief description of the compassion space. Explore compassion meaning making and its connections to compassionate living … (Homepage 1/2).

What to do; Brief Description; Assumptions; Monthly Updates; Papers; Books; Journey; Web Author’s Bio; Links;
Partner websites: Community /Compassionate Living, and Advanced Info /Sacred Healing;

Homepage 2/2: … Launched in May, 2007 this site is a free public service, with the goal of developing a comprehensive compassion international database and moving toward a culture of compassion through better research and teaching.  Continue Reading…

SOA Watch

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April Days of Action in Washington DC from April 4-11, 2011 (actually on Homepage and on News).

SOA Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the US Army School of the Americas SOA (scroll down for external links), under whatever name it is called, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work … (about 1/2).

Facts; Take Action; Staff; Council; History of SOA Watch; Local SOA Watch Group /Join there;
Resources: Newsletter; Media Updates; Download Materials; Store; Anti-Oppression; Links;
Contact SOA Watch.

About 2/2: … On November 16, 1989, six Jesuit priests, their co-worker and her teenage daughter were massacred in El Salvador. A U.S. Congressional Task Force reported that those responsible were trained at the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) at Ft. Benning, Georgia.  Continue Reading…

Voluntary Fund – for international cooperation

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a project of Mandat International – (français english espanol) – Linked on this blog with Mandat International.

The Voluntary Fund for International Cooperation allows you to:

  • Support the activities of the Welcome Centre for Non-governmental Organisations and Delegations.
  • Grant individual aids to delegates from developing countries.
  • Support projects promoting dialogue and international cooperation.
  • Support selected projects carried by organisations based in developing countries, in the fields of development, health, human rights, education and environment … (full text on the english Homepage).

For Delegates; Personal Funds; Charter; Donations; Links;
Address: Voluntary Fund, c/o Mandat International, Foundation for International Cooperation, Support fund for international cooperation, 31, chemin William Rappard, CH-1293 Bellevue, SWITZERLAND;

Presentation: Each year 50,000 to 70,000 non-governmental delegates take part in the conferences organised by the international organisations present in Geneva: UN, WHO, HCR, ILO, etc.  Continue Reading…

National Lawyers Guild

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Linked on our blogs with International Labor Rights Group: Assault on Collective Bargaining in the US is Illegal.

  • The National Lawyers Guild is a non-profit federation of lawyers, legal workers, and law students. Since 1937, Guild members have been using the law to advance social justice and support progressive social movements. We have chapters throughout the United States, and our National Office is located in New York City.
  • If you are interested in learning more about the National Lawyers Guild, we hope you will spend some time browsing these pages. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our National Office. We look forward to having you join in our mission … (full text about).

National Board; Structure; Resources; National Campaigns; News; Report; Members; Law Students; Support us;
Address: National Lawyers Guild, National Office, 132 Nassau Street, Rm. 922, New York, NY 10038, USA;
Contact online.

History: The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) was founded in 1937 as an association of progressive lawyers and jurists who believed that they had a major role to play in the reconstruction of legal values to emphasize human rights over property rights.  Continue Reading…