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Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)

APWLD is a regional NGO based in Thailand that is committed to enabling women to use law as an instrument of social change for equality, justice and development. The organization also has consultative status with ECOSOC. Drawing on basic human rights principles enshrined in the various relevant international and regional human rights instruments, APWLD seeks to promote its programme's objectives. Current programmes of the organization include: rural and indigenous women; women and the environment; violence against women; women's participation in political processes; labour and migration; the women's human rights working group; feminist theory and practical training.


Be Active, Be Emancipated , Be Active, Be Emancipated

B.a.B.e. (budi aktivna, budi emancipirana) is a strategic group located in Zagred, Croatia, which works for the affirmation and implementation of women's human rights through legal analysis, legal services, advocacy, public education and lobbying. This site provides information about B.a.B.e. activities and its publications. Included are reports on the implementation of a national policy promoting gender equality, the failure of recently revised criminal legislature to significantly improve the legal status of women, and an analysis of the status of women in Croatia. [Descriptors: Applying Human Rights Law - Domestic , International - Europe]


Bhutan Women and Children Organization, Bhutan Women and Children Organization

The Bhutan Women and Children Organization strives to establish human rights and democracy in Bhutan via advocacy, education, training, research, publications and campaigning. Specifically, this organization seeks to eliminate all forms of exploitation, discrimination, violence against women and trafficking of women in Bhutan. Its work is guided by principles set out in CEDAW, the Platform for Action and the Beijing Declaration. Its website provides information on the human rights status of Bhutanese women as well as background information on topics such as marriage, nationalization and citizenship. [Descriptors: Applying Human Rights Law - Domestic, International - Asia].


Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation , Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation

Founded in 1998, the Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation promotes social equality and women's human rights in Bulgaria through research, education, legislative changes and advocacy. Its activities focus on various areas including violence against women, social and economic rights of women, political rights and participation in the decision-making process, and education. Under the field of social and economic rights of women, one of the organization's projects monitors the implementation of CEDAW in the region and provides feedback and recommendations to participating national governments. The website also includes details on other activities and publications by the organization. [Descriptors: Applying Human Rights Law - Domestic, International - Europe]


Center for Women's Global Leadership , Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University

The Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) develops and promotes women's leadership in human rights and social justice on local, national and international levels. It enhances the ability of women leaders around the world to impact policy-making through women's global leadership institutes, strategic planning activities, international mobilization campaigns, UN monitoring, global education projects, publications, and a resource center. The Center's work focuses especially on the areas of violence against women, sexual and reproductive health, and socio-economic well-being. This website also lists publications by CWGL that focus on women's human rights. [Descriptors: Applying Human Rights Law - Domestic, International].


How to Make a Complaint to the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies Online, Bayefsky.com

The Bayefsky.com website provides an easy-to-use guide for interested individuals and organizations who wish to make a complaint to one of the UN human rights treaty bodies. In addition to providing an introduction to the four main human rights treaties permitting complaints (the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the Torture Committee and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination) and how each individual complaints system operates, the website also provides thousands of UN documents to assist with the preparation of the complaint. One innovative feature of the website is that it provides a facility whereby users are able to submit their complaints in electronic format confidentially directly to relevant treaty body.


Institute for Human Rights, Abo Akademi University

The site of the Institute for Human Rights at the Abo Akademi University, Finland, provides a link to the FINDOC database. (Click on "documentation" in the tool bar.) The database includes materials dating back as far as 1966, including monographs, articles, and seminar reports concerning human rights. The database consists of about 33,000 references relating to public international law and human rights in general, the UN system, European, African and Inter-American human rights systems, and reports from various human rights NGOs. [Although the site does not focus exclusively on women's international human rights, it is included here because it is fully searchable and contains an extensive collection of materials related to international human rights law.] [Descriptors: Implementing Women's Rights - Domestic System, International]


International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights, Interights

INTERIGHTS, the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights, was established in 1982. Its mandate is to provide leadership in the development of legal protection of human rights and freedoms through the effective use of international and comparative human rights law. The organization helps judges, lawyers, practitioners, non-governmental organizations and victims with the practical application of international and comparative human rights law in national, regional and international courts and tribunals. The site contains searchable Commonwealth and International Human Rights Case Law Databases which provide summaries of significant cases from international and regional courts and the domestic courts of Commonwealth countries. The site also provides access to papers written, edited or supported by the organization's staff. [INTERIGHTS does not focus specifically on womens human rights.][Descriptors: Implementing Women's Rights - Domestic System, International]


International Women's Equality - the Canadian Approach, Foreign Affairs Canada

This section of the International Women's Equality website details Canada's commitment to advancing human rights internationally. The website describes Canada's efforts bilaterally to help other states meet their human rights commitments as well as Canada's role in the multilateral fora - including the United Nations, the Commonwealth, La Francophonie and the Organization of American States. Finally, the site provides a list of links to other useful women's rights and human rights portals both within the Foreign Affairs website and externally. [Descriptors: Applying Human Rights Law - International, Canada]


IWRAW Asia Pacific, International Women's Rights Action Watch - Asia Pacific

IWRAW Asia Pacific is based in the South and contributes to the progressive interpretation, universalization, implementation and realization of women's human rights through the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Women's Convention) and other international human rights treaties. The aim is to foster a process whereby the Women's Convention is used as a tool for applying international human rights standards at the domestic level and to a wide range of contexts, such as political participation, armed conflict, rights in marriage, violence against women, trafficking reproductive rights, employment. The website of this organization provides information on how IWRAW Asia Pacific seeks to achieve these ends, as well as detailed information on the Women's Convention, the Optional Protocol, other human rights mechanisms and the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, as well as information on how to use CEDAW. [Descriptors: Applying Human Rights - Domestic, International]


Model questionnaires for communications/complaints, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

This page on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights website provides basic information on submitting communications or complaints to the various United Nations bodies that investigate or issue views on alleged human rights violations. In chart form, the necessary addresses and guidelines for submission are presented along with links to information pages on some of the possible procedures. Communications can be considered even when not submitted in the suggested format However, following the guidelines and models provided here can be very helpful to both the individual submitting a communication and the Committee considering it.


National CEDAW Watch Network Center , National CEDAW Watch Network Center

The National CEDAW Watch Network Center monitors and evaluates the performance of the Mongolian legislature, executive and judiciary in its implementation of CEDAW. Its activities include collecting information and data, expressing opinions regarding governmental policies that affect women, providing recommendations to policies, suggesting amendments to existing laws, conducting public education and raising public awareness about womens rights and gender equality issues. The website also houses information on CEDAW and detailed reports of its implementation in Mongolia. [Descriptors: Applying Human Rights Law - Domestic, International - Asia]


Network of East-West Women, Network of East-West Women (NEWW)

The Network of East-West Women (NEWW) links women across national and regional boundaries to share resources, knowledge and skills. NEWW's mission is to empower women and girls throughout the East (Central and Eastern Europe, the Newly Independent States and the Russian Federation) and the West by dialogue, networking, campaigns, and educational and informational exchanges. The organization's goals are to "support the formation of independent women's movements and to strengthen the capacities of women and women's NGOs to influence policy regarding women's lives". This site features information on and access to NEWW's activities, publications and links. [Descriptors: Applying Human Rights Law - Domestic, International]


Status of Women Canada, Canadian Government

Status of Women Canada (SWC) is the federal government agency charged with promoting gender equality and the full participation of women in the economic, social, cultural and political life of the country. SWC focuses its work in three main areas: improving women's economic autonomy and well-being, eliminating systemic violence against women and children, and advancing women's human rights. The site contains numerous documents and publications that can be downloaded, including some that discuss international human rights law directly. [Descriptors: Applying Human Rights Law - Domestic, Canada]


The African Women's Development and Communication Network , African Women's Development and Communication Network

The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) is a regional organization set up in 1988 to strengthen the role and contribution of African NGOs focusing on women's development, equality and other human rights. It runs three programs in the areas of advocacy, training and communication. Current projects under its Advocacy Programme include monitoring the implementation of the Dakar and Beijing Platforms for Action at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, improving African women's participation in the African Union, strengthening women's economic rights by advocating macroeconomic policies and development strategies that empower women, and partnering with the Men to Men Project to reduce gender-based violence in Africa. FEMNET's website also provides access to numerous publications. [Descriptors: Applying Human Rights Law - Domestic, International - Africa]


The Women's Rights Center, The Women's Rights Center

This is the site of a Polish-based organization that promotes equality before the law, and works to ensure that a gender perspective is incorporated into the making and application of the law. The Center's work includes monitoring and analyzing Poland's proposed legislation and policy, proposing legislation on gender equality and other issues of concern to women, monitoring Poland's implementation of international documents that affect women, educating society on gender equality, providing counseling and support to women victims of discrimination and violence, and working with women's organizations around the world. [Descriptors: Applying Human Rights Law - Domestic, International - Europe]


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