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Organizations & Initiatives

  • Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR)

    The Arab Institute for Human Rights is an independent Arab non-governmental organization based in Tunisia.The Arab Institute for Human Rights aims to promote a culture of civil, political, economic, social and cultural human rights, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international conventions, and to strengthen the values of democracy and citizenship.They seek to do this through training, education, research, utilizing media resources, strengthening civil society, providing expertise, facilitating the exchange of information, and promoting the culture of women’s and children’s rights.

  • Association Najdeh

    Association Najdeh was founded in 1976 by a group of independent Lebanese women and men to secure immediate income to Palestinian refugee women who became the main breadwinner of their families after being displaced from Tel-Za’atar camp. Najdeh’s vision is a Palestinian community enjoying national and human rights, social justic and equality between women and men. Najdeh’s mission is to empower women and children, the most disadvantaged elements of the refugee community, with the tools necessary to a more-participatory role in their community economically, socially and educationally in order to contribute concretely to the development of the overall Palestinian refugee community in Lebanon. Najdeh provides a core program of social, psychological, educational, economic, and advocacy work.

  • Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)

    Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) defends people whose rights have been infringed in order to change and better the pressing realities of those who live it, prioritizing those who are most at risk – such as human rights defenders, children, and women. When states violate or fail to protect human rights, CEJIL takes these cases to the Inter-American Commission and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights so that damages can be repaired and policy or legal reforms can be carried out so these violations do not occur again.

  • Centro de Prevención Tratamiento y Rehabilitación de Víctimas de la Tortura

    El Centro de Prevención, Tratamiento y Rehabilitación de Víctimas de la Tortura (CPTRT) es una institución defensora de los derechos humanos creada en 1995, para luchar desde una perspectiva integral contra la persistencia en el país de prácticas de tortura, tratos crueles, inhumanos o degradantes. CPTRT promueve relaciones individuales y colectivas basadas en el respeto a la dignidad humana, tolerancia a la diversidad, solidaridad y cooperación para fomentar una convivencia sin violencia en la sociedad hondureña.

  • Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement (EACPE)

    The Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement (EACPE) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization Working actively in building capacities of a number of organizations, networks and coalitions that are the most active in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Convention on the Elimination of all Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Beijing Platform of Action, and also in different activities of the civil society on the national, regional and international levels. This is done through four programs: Democracy Development, Gender Equality, Human Rights Education, and Workers and Trade Unions.

  • El Nadim Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence

    El Nadim Center for the Management and Rehabilitation of victims of violence is an independent Egyptian NGO that was established in August 1993 as a civil not for profit company. During the first year of its establishment El Nadim restricted its activity to the provision of psychological rehabilitation to victims of torture and the provision of medicolegal reports whenever this was necessary. However, in their evaluation of the first year of their work, they realized that working with torture cannot be complete without making the issue public: i.e. publishing, campaigning and mobilization of different societal sectors against a practice that has gone completely out of hand over the past two decades. El Nadim provides psychological management and rehabilitation to victims of torture. Together with other NGOs and individuals it also provides some form of social support and refers to legal aid resources.

  • Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)

    The Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) promotes gender equity within population, health, and nutrition programs with the goal of improving reproductive health/HIV/AIDS outcomes and fostering sustainable development.

  • Rene Moawad Foundation (RMF)

    The Rene Moawad Foundation (RMF) is a Lebanese non-profit and non-governmental organization. The Foundation’s objectives are to promote social, economic, and rural development in Lebanon while contributing to build a responsible civil society that strengthens national unity and promotes democratic values and social justice. RMF’s activities in human rights and democracy are focused on women and youth. In addition to regularly held workshops, publication have been issued, and youth clubs created.

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