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EC Unit "Equality between Women and Men" & "Equality Action against Discrimination: Legal Questions" - European Commission

Website of the Units on Equal Opportunities of the European Commission: "Equality between Women and Men" Unit & "Equality Action against Discrimination: Legal Questions" Unit.

Business and Professional Women Europe

Business and Professional Women (BPE) Europe is the largest organised network of business and professional women in the world.

Council of Europe - gender equality

The Council of Europe's website on gender equality

European Network on Conflict, Gender, and Violence

The European Network on Conflict, Gender, and Violence promotes innovative strategies to deter interpersonal abuse and fosters equality and respect.

European Platform for Women's Scientists

The purpose of having the EPWS is to build a structural link between women scientists and research policy makers. As an umbrella organisation, the Platform's mission is to represent the concerns, needs, aspirations and interests of women scientists in all stages of their career paths.

European Women Laywers' Association

The European Women Laywer's Association (EWLA) is concerned with the cooperation of women laywers from all member states of the EU.Target groups are women laywers and women laywers organisations whose major concern is to enhance equal opportunities by means of law.

European Women's Lobby

The European Women's Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of women's associations in the European Union.
The EWL aims at promoting women's rights and equality between women and men in the European Union. EWL works with institutions of the EU, like the European Parliament, the European Commission and the EU Council of Ministers.

Forum for European Women

The Forum for European Women (FEW) is a networking initiative run by and for professional women. The aim is to provide a focus on womenís professional potential and to have some fun at the same time.

Frauen Computer Zentrum Berlin

European database on women in decision-making.

International Women's Program

The International Womenís Program of the Open Society Institute - a Soros Foundation Network - works to promote the advancement of womenís human rights, gender equality, and empowerment as an integral part of the process of democratization.


The OSCE aims to provide equal opportunities form women and men and integrate gender equality into policies and practices, both with participating states and within the organisation itself.


The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination.


TERRE DES FEMMES is a non-profit human rights organisation that supports women and girls through international networking, public relations, campaigns, case-by-case assistance, and by promoting individual projects.

WAVE - Women against Violence Europe

WAVE is a network of European women's non-governmental organisations workung in the field of combating violence against womnen and children.

WIDE - Europe

Network Women in Development Europe is a European network of development NGOs, gender specialists and human rights activists.

Wild-List - Europe

Wild-list is a forum for information and discussions about lesbian studies from a European perspective.
It's a closed list and for women only.

Women Citizens of Europe Network

In 2000 the "Women Citizen of Europe Network" was constituted in Madrid.The promotion and support of equal opportunities for women and men is one of the main aims of the organisation.

WomenWatch - Europe

Information and Recources on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women

Division for the Advancement of Women

Division for the Advancement of Women and its Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the UN.

Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE)

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality is a network of gender focal points in United Nations offices, specialised agencies, funds and programmes.

International Council of Women

The International Council of Women (ICW-CIF) is an international, non-political, non-governmental organisation. Its principle objectives are to help women help themselves, promote equal rights and responsibilities women and men, and promote recognition and respect for human rights.

International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

IOM is the leading inter-governmental organisation in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

International Women's Tribune Centre

The International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC), an international, non-governmental organization, supports the initiatives of women in the Global South (i.e. Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia) who are working to promote the more equitable and active participation of women in the development plans and policies of their countries.


Office of the Special Advisor on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women
Department of Economic and Social Affairs

UN Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, dedicated to gender equality and the advancement of women.


Website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on women's rights are human rights


The United Nations Development Fund for Women provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women's empowerment and gender equality.

UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

UN-INSTRAW is the only United Nations entity madated to develop research and training programmes that contribute to the empowerment of women and the achievement of gender equality worldwide.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

UNECE's gender activities

UN WomenWatch

The United Nations Inter-Agency on Women and Gender Equality - WomenWatch

WHO - Gender, women and health

The Department of Gender, Women and Health of the WHO brings attention to the ways in which biological and social differences between women and men affect health and the steps needed to achieve health equality.

Womenís International Networking

A powerful networking for women creating chance

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