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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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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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