Claiming Equal Citizenship Campaign
Women’s right to equal citizenship is guaranteed by the majority of Arab constitutions, as well as by international law. Yet across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the Gulf, women are denied their right to nationality – a crucial component of citizenship. Such laws send the message that women do not enjoy a direct relationship with the state, but must access their citizenship rights through mediation of a male family member, such as a father or a husband. Until women in the MENA and Gulf regions are recognized as full nationals and citizens, they cannot participate fully in public life, nor claim the other rights to which they are entitled as equal members of their societies. Please lend your support to the campaign. Send a message of solidarity to WLP campaign partners who are coordinating the national and regional campaigns to raise awareness of the issue, advocate for change, and mobilize support to modify discriminatory legislation.
The International Violence Against Women Act
The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) is a historic and unprecedented effort of the U.S. government to take leadership in establishing an overall and integrated approach to respond and address violence against women and girls internationally. The Act establishes a Coordinator to Combat Violence Against Women Internationally. The time is now to capitalize on this awareness and support and to enact this comprehensive vision to address the problem of violence against women.
Help End Women's Poverty: Support the GROWTH Act
The Global Resources and Opportunities for Women to Thrive (GROWTH) Act would address some of the most critical economic barriers women that keep women in poor countries from earning an income, barriers such as unequal property rights, lack of access to credit and trade, and poor wages and working conditions.
For the GROWTH Act to be passed, it needs concerned citizens to urge Congress to support it. Send an automatic letter to your Senators and Representatives asking them to support the bill.
Equality Without Reservation Campaign
Sign a petition to support the Equality Without Reservation Campaign, which appeals to all Arab Governments for the withdrawal of reservations and the ratification of the Optional Protocol to CEDAW.
Sign a Condolence Card and Show Your Allegiance to Farm Workers
Add your name to the online condolence card for the family of Maria Isabel, 17-year old heat stroke victim and pledge to do what you can so that other farm worker families do not have to suffer the agony that their family is enduring.
Design a Political Poster
Favianna designs incredible political posters and puts them online for all social activist use. In the service of social justice, use freely those black and white stickers in any and all of your leaflets, newsletters, banners and picket signs. Browse the artwork.
Set an Example
Sign the White House Project’s Take Our Daughters to the Polls pledge and agree to show your daughter, sister, niece or friend how much voting matters by bringing her along on election day. -- English
See How Your Nation Stacks Up
How many women serve in your country’s legislative body? The Inter-Parliamentary Union
keeps tabs on women’s representation in government. -- English and French
Video the Vote
Help protect voters’ rights by becoming a citizen journalist on election day--all it takes is a digital video camera, a cell phone and Internet access. Sign on with the Video the Vote project and pledge to monitor a polling place.--English
Become an Election Ace
Keeping tabs on an election abroad? Curious about the electoral system in Iraq, Ireland or Israel? The ACE Electoral Knowledge Network is a one-stop shop for everything you ever needed to know about elections. -- Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish.
Spearhead a Voter Registration Drive
Elections only work when people actually vote -- learn the fundamentals of the voter registration process and how to make it work for your own campaign or civic group with the I Know Politics manual on building confidence in the voter registration process. -- English
Put an End to Voter Intimidation
The Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act is an important tool for safeguarding fair elections in the United States. Add your name to the petition to get this bill passed in the US senate. -- English
National Day of Action to Eradicate Poverty
In honor of the UN's International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, participate in CARE's National Day of Action October 17, 2008.
Frontera Women's Foundation
Learn more about how you can support the nonprofit group based in El Paso, Texas that recently launched new scholarship program for girls from low-income families in Juarez, Mexico.
Help End Violence Against Women and Girls: Sign the I-VAWA Petition!
It's estimated that 1 out of 3 women worldwide will be the victim of violence or abuse at some point in their lives. This must stop.
The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), is a bill now before Congress that, if passed, would, for the first time, comprehensively incorporate these solutions into all U.S. foreign assistance programs - solutions such as promoting women's economic opportunity, addressing violence against girls in school, and working to change public attitudes - bring about transformational change. Please urge Congress to make the IVAWA a reality for the millions of women worldwide it would affect by signing the petition.
American Flag & USA Flag for the White House
I am an irish american, living in the bay area of California. I produce annual abstract collections for exhibition. As well, I produce public art projects for children and adults. In recent time, I have been exploring the United States Flag & the USA of American in my artwork. I would like the White House Project to incorporate mother and daughter's producing the American Flag and/or the USA for an art exhibition to support the mission of the White House Project. Teaching our daughters the importance of voting.
Barnes Foundation Heist
The Barnes Foundation is being destroyed by a coalition of politicians and philanthropies. It is something that should trouble all artists as the control of our museums and the commodification of art is a threat to the integrity of the art experience.
Art for the Hungry
Art for the Hungry $400.00 Thanks to Ward-Nasse Gallery and Artist: artbyjo All proceeds donated to Feed one single Mother 178 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 Tues.- Sat. 11-6 and Sun. 1-6 (212) 925-6951 firstname.lastname@example.org
End Repressive Laws Targeting Women in Sudan
Sudanese women urge the Government of Sudan to: - Cease the use of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishments. - Guarantee the procedural rights of women accessing the justice system at all times. - Guarantee respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the country in accordance with the National Interim Constitution (NIC) and regional and international human rights standards. - Commit to the promotion of positive culture of respecting women of Sudan and enhance their contribution and protect their wellbeing through adopting laws and polices in accordance with Sudan constitutions and international and regional obligations. - Support and facilitate women access to the justice system safely and with dignity, through provision of training and education on the rights of women to law enforcement and other Sudan justice system mechanisms.
Stamp Out Loneliness
Donate new Forever postage stamps for women who are incarcerated so they can communicate with their loved ones.
Bring Human Rights for Home
Amnesty Intertional Mongolia is organizing varoius events for Human Right campaign and youth group is the most active, Please visit the website and see how Mongolian Amnesty International is acting for Human Rights in their home country. www.amnesty.mn
Are You a Leader?
Are you a persuasive and charismatic speaker? Do you inspire others? Take this leadership test created by iKNOW Politics and learn where your strengths and weaknesses lie. (English)
Get Connected in India
Have ideas for your own form of inspiring media? Did you know that India has an incredible online resource for women in the media? At the Network of Women in Media, share information and resources, exchange ideas, promote media awareness and ethics, and work for gender equality within the media and society. (English)
Discover the Hunger Project
The Hunger Project (THP) is a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger by empowering millions of women and men in Asia, Africa and Latin America. In India they successfully train women to lead village councils. Learn about THP and contribute to their noble cause. (English)
Give Your Words Power
Comandanta Esther captivated the Mexican Congress with her 2001 speech-you can be as compelling with a speech of your own! Learn valuable speech writing and delivering techniques at iKNOW Politics. (English)
Tap Into Women's Art in Mexico
Love I.M.O.W.? Then check out this incredible women's museum in Mexico that celebrates contemporary Mexican women artists. MUMA features captivating, controversial and political artwork such as Lorena Wolffer's renowned performance piece on the femicides in Ciudad Juarez. (Spanish)
Want to Get Closer to the Truth?
Filmmaker Jill Friedberg's 2006 film, "Un poquito de tanta verdad" (A Little Bit of So Much Truth) is a feature-length documentary that follows the women leaders in Oaxaca as they take over the Channel 9 News. Learn more about the project and organize a screening. (English, Spanish)
Bring Your Activism
to Work Day
What are maquila working conditions really like? Sign up for a maquila tour, sponsored by the Centro de Información para Trabajadores y Trabajadoras (Worker Information Center). Attend discussions with social rights and labor rights activists. (English)
Vagina Monologues by
and for Muslim Women
Three Moroccan women living in Belgium present twelve poetic, intense and touching monologues called The Veiled Monologues that offer a rare look into the lives of Muslim women. Go beyond the veil and leave all your stereotypes at the theatre door. (French)
Help Reform Family Laws
Guide to Equality in the Family in the Maghreb is a publication of the Women's Learning Partnership that explains the family laws in Maghreb and offers arguments for reform. Download this valuable and timely resource for use in your communities. (English, French, Arabic)
Learn to Lead
Download the Women's Learning Partnership's Leading to Choices: Leadership Training Handbook for Women. It is available in 16 languages! You are one click away from learning everything you need to know about empowerment and effective, participatory leadership.
Join the Green Belt Movement
Want to empower women and reduce carbon emissions? Come plant and grow trees with the Green Belt Movement founded by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai. Take part in a Green Belt Safaris and get to know the women who built this inspiring movement from ground up. (English)
Nominate the Most Creative Rural Woman
Don't miss the World Rural Women's Day (WRWR) on October 15, 2008! Celebrate their work and support them in claiming their fundamental universal rights. Nominate today your candidate for WRWD annual award-Prize for women's creativity in rural life. (English, French)
Get Involved with BAOBAB
Do you share BAOBAB's vision? Be part of their struggle for women's human rights, share your knowledge and learn about BAOBAB's internship program. (English)
Discover MiRA Resource Center
MiRA promotes equality for black, immigrant and refugee women in Norway. They provide legal assistance and counseling, networking opportunities and a meeting place for young minority women. Check out their incredible documentaries "Odin's Women Colouring the North" and support their cause. (English, Norwegian)
Protect Our Earth
Environment and development were crucial issues for Gro Harlem Brundtland. Women's Develoment and Environment Organization (WEDO) is making her vision come true. Learn about their work and consider their fellowship and internship programs. (English)
Support the Quota
System for Women
Interested in learning everything you can about the quota system and its effectiveness? Want to know the percentage of women in the national parliaments worldwide? Learn this and much more on the International IDEA and Stockholm University's new Web site Global Database of Quotas for Women.
Add Your Name--
Stop Domestic Violence
Say No to Violence Against Women and add your name today to this UN Development Fund for Women's campaign. Every signature counts: The United Nations Foundation will donate $1 for each the first 100,000 signatures.
Movers and Shakers
Get the latest info about women candidates, officeholders and voters in the US. Find out what research has shown about the difference political women make. Learn about public leadership education programs for college women. Discover training programs for women interested in running for office at any level. Start now by visiting Center for American Women and Politics.
Ethical Leadership in New York
Are you a young woman between the ages of 21 and 35 interested in perfecting your leadership skills, be it in the business, political, or community realm? Consider a three- or five-day Ethical Leadership Retreat at the Woodhull Institute.
Are you a Smart Voter?
Are you a new voter and unsure of how to really vote? Don't know where your polling place is? For all your voting and election information, visit the non-partisan League of Women Voters' Web site.
Find Your Perfect President
Still undecided? Unable to keep all the candidates straight-those who want to raise taxes from those who don't; those who want healthcare reform from those who are for status quo? Find your perfect presidential match on the ABC News' Match-o-Matic.
Go Vote. Go Run.
Go Lead. Go Girl!
Inspired to run, know you have the wits and the skills, but afraid you might not have the know-how? Then sign up for the White House Project's Vote, Run, Lead training program and learn the nuts and bolts of running for political office by focusing on areas like communications, fundraising, and campaigning.
Show Your Solidarity
Do Catherine Beaunez's cartoons make you stop and think? Do they make you laugh? Then you must get her book of cartoons "On les aura!" and share it with your friends --French
Justice for Anna Politkovskaya
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskava was murdered in October of 2006 for reporting on human rights abuses. Help speak the truth about her assassination. --English, French, Spanish.
Do you CARE?
Join CARE in its fight to empower women around the world. Find out how to get involved.
Promote Political Liberty
Send an e-mail to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and help free Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the world's most renowned freedom fighters and proponents of nonviolence --English.
Take Action for Mao Heng Feng
Don't let a woman's rights activist rot in jail! Send a letter to the Director of the Shanghai Women's Prison asking her to ensure that Mao Heng Feng is treated humanely. --English.
Promote Your African
Nominate an African woman for a leadership position to Femmes Africa Solidarité. Her name will be added to a database that institutions will reference when filling vacancies --English.
Are you Latino? You no longer have an excuse for not registering to vote! Voto Latino, a non-profit non-partisan organization, will help you register in just a few clicks. Click NOW! -- English, Spanish
Speak Out Because
Your Opinion Matters!
No need to be a journalist to have your opinions broadcast in a newspaper. Learn how to write an effective letter to the editor. --English.
Learn About Women, Media
"From Hillary to Bella: Women, Politics and the Media" is a not-to-be-missed event taking place in New York City --English.
Dress for Success!
Good clothes open many doors. Dress for Success provides women with professional attire that is perfect for their next interview or career change. Donate your nearly new power suits to Dress for Success and help change another woman's life. --English
Support Las Madres
Show solidarity and demand justice for the disappeared children of Las Madres. Join their Thursday protests on the Plaza in Buenos Aires. --Spanish
Join the White House Project
Not related to a politician? No problem! Learn how to live a political life through The White House Project's leadership training programs.
Say NO to AFSPA!
Help repeal the law that gives military the authority to arrest, shoot and kill on suspicion alone. Sign the petition and stop human rights violations in Manipur. -- English
Strip off your clothes and turn your body into a political tool. Bare what your mother gave you and stand witness for peace! -- English
Design Your Own
Read Write Think will make a political cartoonist out of you. Choose your protagonist, select your scenery, and make a political statement through art. -- English
What is Pink and
Join outrageous, provocative, and creative women who are adamant to create change. From Guantanamo and Iraq to Pakistan and Darfur, take action with CODEPINK. -- English
Help Create the Srebrenica
More than 8,000 Bosniak boys and men were murdered in July 1995, in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Women of BOSFAM, a multicultural Bosnian women's group, invite you to commemorate these victims of genocide by adding a panel to the quilt they're creating. Help keep the memory of the massacre alive! -- English
Respect Everyone Everywhere
If you can no longer remain silent, then this is the time to put your foot down. Join Respect-ev, sign their petition and help stop female genital mutilation. --English, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish
Indigenous Women Lead
Are you an Indigenous woman? Do you want to promote social change in your community? If so, the Emerging Activist Leadership Program is for you! Enroll in this leadership development program offered by the Indigenous Women's Network.
Right to Water
One billion people worldwide do not have access to clean water. Learn about Blue Planet Project's global campaign Right to Water. Support their mission to protect water for generations to come. --English
Plant for the Planet
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), through its Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign has set a new goal: to plant seven billion trees worldwide by the end of 2009. Register your planted trees and pledge to plant on the campaign's website! --Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese
Book the Mural Today!
Who Holds the Mirror? is a travelling mural that educates communities across United States on the relationship between environmental degradation and women's health. Sign-up to have the mural visit your community! --English
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
We all can do our part in stopping Global Warming. FightGlobalWarming.com helps you calculate your personal impact, reduce it, and even neutralize it! --English
Actions that Change the World
Hundreds of simple everyday actions improve our environment and health. We Are What We Do is a movement that aims to inspire people to change the world one small action at a time. View their list of basic actions and commit to taking action today! --English
Send an SOS!
Sign the Save Our Seed (SOS) Petition and keep native and organically-grown seeds free of genetically modified organisms! --English, French, Spanish
Save the Earth
What would you do if you were the President of the European Nations? In this game, tackle climate change while, at the same time, maintaining popular support and remaining in office. Are you up for the challenge? --English
Reduce Your Pollution
Make a commitment to reduce pollution. Change your everyday and long-term behavior. Commit to Rachel Carson Legacy Challenge and lessen your ecological footprint. --English
Mercury in Fish
Read informational guides about toxins we are exposed to everyday from a trusted source. -- English.
Commit to Gender Equality
Sign on to the Breakthrough Inter-religious Commitment, a historic agreement by religious leaders worldwide affirming the value and moral imperative of inter-religious cooperation to promote gender equality and end gender-based violence. -English
Invite Jerusalem Women to Speak
Continue the dialogue on interfaith peace-building in the West Bank by inviting the Jerusalem Women Speak Tour to a town near you.--English
Women Talk Peace
Listen to Ugandan women speak about their experiences during the war and their efforts towards peace. Hear three radio programs in English, Swahili and Luganda.
Power of Music
Listen to the 20 ans barakat CD and support reform of the Family Code in Algeria. -French
Young Feminists Needed
AWID's Young Feminist Activism Program seeks to amplify women's voices from every corner of the world by creating provocative opportunities for engagement and change. Get involved. -English, French, Spanish
1000 Postcards for Peace!
1000 Peace Women created a travelling PeaceWomen exhibition composed of 1000 Postcards that honor the work of all women that have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Book the exhibition today. -English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese.
Start Building Peace Today
The Hunt Alternative Fund created a toolkit for women peace builders and practitioners. This advocacy and action toolkit is available in French, English, Spanish, and Arabic.--English
Sponsor a Nun
The Tibetan Nuns Project provides education and humanitarian aid to refugee nuns from Tibet and the Himalayan regions of India. Help nuns in exile by sponsoring one nun, volunteering, and/or buying their handcrafts. --English
Who are Women in Black?
Women in Black is a world-wide network of women committed to peace and actively opposed to war, militarism and other forms of violence. Learn about their work and how to start your own peaceful vigil. --English, French
Stop Violence Against Women
Women Living Under Muslim Laws tracks violations of women's rights done in the name of religion. Visit their website to read about and sign petitions against these violations. -English, French, Arabic
World of Difference
Share your religious traditions and engage in dialogue with other those from other traditions. Register to participate in the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions. Submit your proposal to give a lecture or perform! --English
Support Dora María Tellez
Dora María Tellez, a legendary Sandinista leader and political activist, launched an indefinite hunger strike on June 4, 2008, against the authoritarian policies of the current President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega. Read more about her story and show support for her struggle. --English, Spanish
Iraqi Widows Organization
Learn about the situation of two million Iraqi Widows as young as 12 living in Iraq. Learn about the problem and discover solutions by visiting the Iraqi Widows Organization website.--English
Make Democracy Work
Learn about the League of Women Voters. It is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to improving the U.S. government through education and advocacy. Visit their Web site and get involved.
Support Rwandan women
Help Rwandan women struggling to make ends meet after the conflict. Buy and send one Rwandan Peace basket. Reach out to somebody you appreciate or to somebody you have wronged. --English
Pathways to Freedom
Commemorate the third anniversary of Rosa Parks' death on October 3 or the anniversary of her famous arrest on December 1 by learning about the Pathways to Freedom programs at the Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute.
Observe the International Day of Democracy
Participate in the Global Democracy Day Initiative by requesting that your government observe the International Day of Democracy, and make sure to involve civil society organizations in the process. Sign the petition.
Open Up Pathways to Power
Lesbian and transgender women representing their fellow citizens in local and national governments can have an enormous impact. The Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute offers training and resources for LGBT leaders, as well as a map of "out" officials worldwide. -- English
Fuel an Election Revolution
In U.S. politics, money talks. PunditMom invites women to transform the political conversation by donating to the party or candidate of their choice. Find out how much real change will cost. -- English
Get the Stats on Women in Power
How many women have served as their nation's Chief of Police? Who was the first woman in the world to be elected prime minister? Get informed with the Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership. -- English
Make a Campaign Video
Want to get your message out there but not sure where to start? Give yourself a tutorial in video production with Video News' compendium of information for budding filmmakers. -- English
Launch Your Own Campaign
Every candidate needs a campaign strategy: and this comprehensive guide to political campaign planning will help you craft yours -- gear up for the good fight! -- English
Make Art, Make Change
Pencils and paintbrushes, video cameras and violins -- in the right hands, these can be powerful tools for social change. ArtCorps sends artists to Central America to work with community groups. Apply for a placement. -- English, Spanish
Who’s Your Mama?
Mama Cash knows that money makes the world go round, and she helps it spin better by funding innovative projects that support women's rights. Find out how your organization can benefit from a Mama Cash grant. Application guidelines in English, Dutch, French, Spanish
Make the Media Work for You
Are the issues you care about missing in the media? Make sure the real stories get told by learning how to tell them yourself. Sign up for a free online course in print and broadcast reporting, the ethics of journalism, or editing, offered by News University. -- English
What is CEDAW?
Quick answer: The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. For a more thorough explanation of this crucial human rights treaty and tips on how to make it work for women around the world, download CEDAW Made Easy from the I Know Politics library.
Report Human Trafficking
Women are often victims of human trafficking -- if you know of a potential trafficking case, speak up! The National Human Trafficking Resource Center toll-free hotline is a multi-lingual, 24-hour service that will follow up on tips, offer crisis support and direct victims towards resources. -- English
Put Your Finger on the Pulse
Connect with women across the globe with the click of your mouse -- the online community PulseWire offers a range of tools to help women exchange stories, ideas, share calls to action and pool resources across borders. -- English
Empower a Girl Program
Call for participation: Take part in the Girls Helping Girls education program. Participants learn about global issues, become aware of their individual and united potential, gain leadership skills and become change makers. Applications due July 15.
Map LGBT Rights
What countries have anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBT citizens? Where is it illegal for newspapers to publish information about same-sex relationships? In what countries do LGBT citizens risk life imprisonment? View the status of LGBT legal rights through this interactive map. -- English
Support a Woman’s Human Rights Activist
Activist Yolanda Becerra is targeted on a paramilitary death list in Colombia. Parvin Ardalan, co-founder of the One Million Signatures women's rights campaign in Iran was sentenced to prison. Speak up for these and other women who put their lives at risk defending human rights. -- English
Stop Femicide in Mexico
Sign the petition to stop femicide in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuanhua. Since 1993, over 450 women have been brutally murdered. The Mexican government has not taken adequate action to prevent or punish the murderers. Call on President Calderon to ensure justice for these women--English, Spanish
Take Action for Transgender Equality
52 weeks in a year, 52 ways to champion transgender equality. And that doesn't count printing the National Center for Transgender Equality's poster and sharing their action ideas with your colleagues, neighbors or classmates. -- English
Shop With a Conscience
Make a commitment to buying Fair Trade products -- look for the "Fair Trade Certified" logo -- and take the guilt out of your next shopping spree with the knowledge that your purchases are having a positive impact. -- English
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