Civil Society

Non-Governmental Organizations
Educational Institutions
Corporate Sector
Faith-Based Organizations
 Non-governmental Organizations
 Shared Hope International
Shared Hope International exists to rescue and restore women and children in crisis. We are leaders in a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness. 

After the recognition of the problem of trafficking in women in FRY a group of committed individuals, women activists, was formed and started dealing with the issue. One result of the low profile campaign organized for the past two years is the translation of the movie “Bought and Sold” filmed by Global Survivors Network. The movie was copied and distributed to women’s groups throughout FRY by Women’s Movement – Women’s Network and shown on television and in high schools. The campaign was very successful in Vojvodina, according to the number of people interested in showing the film in different institutions.

Cambodian Women’s Development Agency (CWDA)
CWDA was born out of the dissolved Phnom Penh Municipality Women’s Association in 1993, and is an indigenous, non-governmental organization concerned with the advancement of women’s social and economic opportunities and rights. It aims to empower women through education, self-development, advocacy, and to provide them with access to necessary resources to achieve these ends. CWDA addresses the issue of trafficking in women through providing rehabilitation, reintegration, and vocational training to trafficking victims, as well as by providing education about prevention of trafficking and counseling services.

ECPAT International
ECPAT is a network of organisations and individuals working together to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

Climb4Freedom                                                                                                                                                                                                  Climb 4 Freedom is a an ambitious expedition to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, (The Roof of Africa) 19,340’ (5895M) by a group of ordinary girls attempting to doing an extraordinary thing to stand together IN UNITY against Human Trafficking.

Iraqi Al-Amal Association
First established in 1992, Iraqi al-Amal has recently begun to extend its projects and human rights work from Arbil and other Northern cities and regions of Iraq (Iraqi Kurdistan) to other parts of the country. In May 2003 it opened a headquarters in Baghdad. Al-Amal offers workshops on civil society, advocacy, democracy and human rights.

The Democracy School
The Democracy School, licensed by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Work, is a non-governmental, non-profitable, and independent organization. The main objective of the Democracy School is to raise awareness in the community about the concepts and principles of Human Rights and Democracy Rights

Cambodian Defenders Project (CDP)
CDP runs several projects raising legal awareness among community members, as well as government officials. CDP advocates for improving legislation, and leading it in a direction of protecting those that are particularly disadvantaged. CDP cooperates with the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia and various NGOs, groups, and coalitions in Cambodia that advocate with the government to improve the law and focus on human rights. CDP is a member of the Human Rights Action Committee, composed of 17 Cambodian NGOs, representing a large proportion of Cambodian civil society.

Association pour la Défense des Droits de la Femme et de l’Enfant “HAGURUKA”
The Association pour la Défense des Droits de la Femme et de l’Enfant “HAGURUKA” provides legal assistance to women, offers training on women’s rights through other associations, and conducts research into such issues as martial and inheritance law.

The Burudian Women Associations (CAFOB)
Is one of the largest women associations in Burundi. CAFOB involves in a wide range of activities, such as Human Rights development and peace building. L’Association Mauritanienne des Femmes Juristes (AMAFEJ) in Mauritania, is a women’s association, its mission is to provide women with pro-bono legal assistance.

Safety Women House
The non-governmental organization “Safety Woman House” was registered in June 1999. It was formed as a result of statistics data of the Center for social work, police stations and numerous calls on the SOS telephone, which showed that the number of women and children who suffer from violence of some kind is staggering. Thrown out from their homes, most frequently with kids, victims wandered the city, slept in parks, building entrances or Moraca’s caves. They did not encounter the understanding of family or society, often not wanting to involve their families in personal problems. The victims shelter was opened on August 3, 1999, thanks to the understanding of USAID, which approved the pilot project within one year. Thus far, SWH has cared for 589 women and children. Currently, there are five women and eight children housed at SWH.

The Women’s Room
The mission of this organization is the promotion of women’s human rights with the special emphasis on survivors of sexual violence and decreasing sexual violence against women. After extensive experience in working with women’s issues regarding women’s rights, political participation, education, and all forms of violence against women, we have realized that there is a great need for a specific focus on the topic of sexual violence against women. Therefore, we decided to found a new organization dealing in particular with the issue of sexual violence and sexuality of women.

The New Horizon and Center for Women (NHCFW)
NHCFW, affiliated with the University of Baghdad, and headed by Professor Naba S. Hamid, is concerned with issues of female students specifically in the field of education. NHCFW embodies an ambitious vision for the future of Iraq, and sets as one of its major objectives the building of a new character of female students through meetings and workshops concerned with human rights, women’s rights, adopting values of education, cooperation, tolerance, and connecting the university with the community.

The Cultural Forum of Iraqi Women in Baghdad
Established in 2003 and based in Baghdad, the Cultural Forum is a politically unaffiliated, non-sectarian association engaged actively in women’s human rights promotion and the rebuilding of the collective personality of Iraqi women regardless of ethnicity or religion.

The Egyptian Women and Development Association (EWADA)
EWADA works to promote human rights values with an emphasis on women’s rights education. They conduct an array of community outreach projects, workshops, seminars and conferences that encompass contemporary human rights and social concerns in Egypt and the Middle East.

Femme et Vie
Femme et Vie works in the fields of education, environment, finance and health in the departments of Atlantique, Collines, Littoral, Ouémé, Plateau, Mono and Zou in Benin. Their work focuses on educating women on women and children’s rights. They also work to combat all forms of violence and discriminatoin against women and children. In performing their mission, the ONG Femme et Vie broadcasts public service announcements on television and radio and in the written press. They also organize educational seminars covering a variety of issues, including the rights of women and children. The ONG Femme et Vie was granted the status of observer at the African Commission of Human Rights.

WiLDAF-FeDDAF is a network of NGOs and individuals working in West Africa seeking to promote women’s rights. Pursuant to that objective, the WiLDAF/FeDDAF coordinates cooperation among local and international network member NGOs. They organize seminars to promote education of women in legal matters and to promote the implementation of legal programs throughout Benin. In addition to these actions, WiLDAF/FeDDAF conducts annual public awareness campaigns on women’s rights in West Africa and in the world. The network also broadcasts public service announcements on television and radio and in the written press.

ROZAN, Islamabad, Pakistan
ROZAN is an NGO working on issues of emotional health, gender and violence against women and children, as well as youth empowerment. The ROZAN TEAM consists of psychologists, psychiatrists, community workers, management experts, researchers, teachers and doctors.

Association marocaine pour la protection de la famille à Oujda (AMPFO)
The Association Pour la Protection De la Famille Marocaine conducts various activities to raise awareness in society regarding children’s rights and fights child illiteracy.

SOS Villages Enfants du Benin
SOS Villages Enfants du Benin focuses on helping families and children in difficulty to become main actors in their own lives. In accordance with that objective, SOS Villages Enfants du Benin works on family planning and education of orphans and abandoned children. SOS Villages Enfants du Benin has opened a school, raised awareness on child’s rights, and provided help for children infected with HIV/AIDs. They raise public awareness through broadcasting public service announcements on television and radio and in newspapers. SOS Villages Enfants du Benin has strong ties with the press, including a press attaché in charge of reporting on SOS Villages Enfants du Benin activities. This organization is active in Abomey-Calavi (Atlantique/Littoral) and Natitingou (Atacora/Donga).

Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights
CCPCR was established as a local, non-governmental organization in 1994, with its main goal to implement the provisions of the CRC. CCPCR has successfully implemented projects addressing the mandate of the Agenda for Action of the World Congress Against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (Stockholm, 1996) and others, with support from various international agencies, such as the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for East Asia and the Pacific. CCPCR engages in awareness raising and advocacy, and organizes training workshops with participants at all levels of the communities, including village chiefs, representatives of the government, and teachers. CCPCR prepares participants of its training programs to reach out to their communities and to themselves become disseminators of information.

Afghanistan Youth Center
The Afghanistan Youth Center is committed to bringing youth together from various ethnic backgrounds and involving them in social and cultural activities and to disseminate a culture of peace among local youth. TPP has chosen to work with the Afghanistan Youth Center as it has the expertise. AYC has four other branches in main cities of Afghanistan such as Kandahar, Jalalabad, Herat, Mazar-s-e-sharif as soon as possible.

Organization for Aid to Refugees (OPU)
The main mission of the OPU is to assist asylum seekers who request asylum in the Czech Republic due to a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, as well as recognized refugees and persons under the temporary protection regime.

Archivio dell’Immigrazione
As a documentation center, Archivio dell’Immigrazione is a reference point for those researching the issue of multiculturalism in Italy. As an advocacy organization, Archivio dell’Immigrazione engages in public awareness activities promoting tolerance, with a focus on immigration, racism, human rights and development. Archivio dell’Immigrazione has vast experience working with journalists in promoting a healthy shaping of public opinion which is founded on ideals of tolerance, as well as with university students and researchers. Archivio dell’Immigrazione publishes a number of newspapers and newsletters on racism, such as “Notonlyblack”.

Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Washington, DC
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is a non-profit German political foundation committed to the advancement of public policy issues in the spirit of the basic values of social democracy through education, research, and international cooperation.

Educational Instititions
 Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
The American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis
The University of Michigan Law School and the Center for Middle East and North African Studies
Harvard Law School Islamic Legal Studies Program
Columbia University, School of Law
Yale Law School
Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America, Washington, DC
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Notre Dame Law School
University of Illinois College of Law
Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Northeastern University, Department of Sociology, Boston, MA
University of Baltimore, Baltimore
The Martin Institute, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
University of Minnesota
Suffolk University Law School
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego California
University of Denver
College of William and Mary, Virginia
University of Toledo, Ohio
University of Winnipeg, Manitoba
Emory University School of Law
Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans

Naif Arab University for Security Science
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, Toronto, Canada
International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC), Siracusa, Italy
Arab Maritime Transport Academy, College of Management and Technology, Alexandria, Egypt
Alexandria University Faculty of Law
Arab University of Beirut
Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Middle East Technical University
Gulf Institute for International Law, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
University of Sydney Faculty of Law
The College of Management, School of Law, Tel Aviv, Israel


Corporate Sector


A worldwide hospitality and travel organization that seeks to serve travelers and guests in ways that makes a positive difference to their lives. Through its adherence to corporate social responsibility, it aims to contribute to the common good of the environment and communities and people around the world.


Faith-based Organizations

Christian Relief Development Association
An Ethiopian organization established in 1973 and which is working to strengthen the capacity of NGOs to help disadvantaged communities and to raise the standard of living in Ethiopia. CRDA has 215 organizations in its membership. CRDA organizes and executes short-term training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences that are designed to build a capacity of NGOs in Ethiopia.


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