Feminist.com's FemSalon Series
Spring 2013: Women & Peace: Transforming Conflict

Women and Peace Resource Guide

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We are currently compiling a comprehensive Women + Peace Resource Guide, but in the meantime, you can start by visiting some of the wonderful organizations who participated and attended our Women + Peace salon. Each are doing very important work around the world on these themes. Please check back soon for our complete resource guide!

American Jewish World Service:
Inspired by Judaism’s commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world.

Amnesty International:
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. Their vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID):
AWID’s mission is to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women’s rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally to effectively advance the rights of women.

Breakthrough is a unique global human rights organization that creates cutting-edge pop culture and innovative education to inspire new generations of leaders to act for change.  They work out of centers in India and the U.S. — the world’s largest democracies — to end violence against women and promote human rights.

Cordaid helps disintegrating societies, vulnerable regions and areas of conflict to build flourishing communities. Its approach is to offer safety, create opportunities together with local people, and to bring out the best in people.

IMAGINE: A Global Initiative for the Empowerment of Women:
IMAGINE is designed to empower women in challenging life circumstances to envision and create new possibilities for their life, family and community through participation in a training program called the “Empowerment Workshop.” This training program, developed by David Gershon and Gail Straub, founders and co-directors of the Empowerment Institute’s School for Transformational Social Change, has successfully been applied over the past 30 years in numerous countries worldwide.

Fork Films, LLC:
In the belief that film has a unique capacity to shed light, evoke compassion and stir action, Fork Films invests in and creates media that make an important social contribution, with a particular emphasis on material that has been overlooked, people who tend to be underestimated, and stories that have been left out of the mainstream historical record.

Global Fund for Women:
The mission of Global Fund for Women is to advance the rights of women and girls worldwide by increasing the resources for and investing in women-led organizations and women’s collective leadership for change.

Heshima Kenya:
Heshima Kenya specializes in identifying and protecting unaccompanied and separated refugee children and youth, especially girls, young women and their children living in Nairobi, Kenya. By providing resources for long-term support, these girls and young women become catalysts for strengthening networks creating sustainable change within the local and global communities.

Nobel Women’s Initiative:
It is the heartfelt mission of the Nobel Women’s Initiative to work together as women Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to use the visibility and prestige of the Nobel prize to promote, spotlight, and amplify the work of women’s rights activists, researchers, and organizations worldwide addressing the root causes of violence, in a way that strengthens and expands the global movement to advance nonviolence, peace, justice and equality. 

Peace is Loud:

Peace is Loud uses the power of media to amplify women’s voices for peacebuilding. They envision a future in which women are central to building peaceful, secure and prosperous societies.

PeaceWomen Project:

The PeaceWomen Project promotes the role of women in preventing conflict, and the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security.

Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND):
WAND’s mission is to e
mpower women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs.

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF):

WILPF is an international non-profit anti-war organization that brings women together to oppose conflict, violence and global militarization. They have been doing this since 1915, making them the longest-surviving women’s anti-war organization in the world.

Women Thrive Worldwide:

Women Thrive Worldwide advocates for change at the U.S. and global levels so that women and men can share equally in the enjoyment of opportunities, economic prosperity, voice, and freedom from fear and violence. They ground our work in the realities of women living in poverty, partner with locally based organizations, and create powerful coalitions to advance the interests of the women and girls we serve.

World YWCA:
The World YWCA advocates for peace, justice, human rights and care for the environment and has been at the forefront of raising the status of women for more than a century. The World YWCA develops women’s leadership to find local solutions to the global inequalities women face.