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United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)


United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is an organisation of cities and their democratically elected representatives in 127 countries worldwide. The organisation aims to ensure effective political representation of democratic local government at the international level, and promotes cooperation...

Casa de la Mujer de la Unión


Casa de la Mujer de la Unión promotes and carries out activities and programmes to motivate young and adult women, contribute to the development of all their potentialities, and to attain gender equality of opportunities in all facets of society.

African Gender Institute


The African Gender Institute (AGI) is based at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Established in 1999 by women academics concerned about gender inequality in Africa, AGI runs an undergraduate and post-graduate programme in gender studies, publishes a journal and a newsletter, and sponsors a...

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Assessing Progress in Africa towards the Millennium Development Goals Report 2011


This is the latest edition of the widely read UNDP reports analyzing the progress (or lack thereof) on the African continent towards achieving the MDGs.

New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD)


The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) is an economic development program of the African Union. NEPAD’s four primary objectives are: to eradicate poverty, promote sustainable growth and development, integrate Africa in the world economy, and accelerate the empowerment of women. It is...

Church World Service - Chaco Initiative


Church World Service (CWS) is a cooperative ministry of 37 Christian denominations and communions in the United States. The Chaco program is a long-term tri-national effort led by CWS to improve the quality of life of the indigenous peoples of South America’s Chaco region by strengthening the...

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The MDGs: Everyone’s Business


The MDGs: Everyone’s Business is a new report from UNDP’s Growing Inclusive Markets (GIM) Initiative covering 40 case studies and over 140 supporting institutions referenced by specific MDGs, released on 21 September 2010 in the framework of the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development...

Femmes Africa Solidarite


Femmes Africa Solidarite, a women's non-governmental organisation, works to foster, strengthen and promote the leading role of women in the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts on the African continent.

Society For The Assistance Of Ladies In Reduced Circumstances


The Society was founded in 1886 by the late Miss Edith Smallwood. It assists ladies domiciled and habitually resident in the United Kingdom, who are living alone and in genuine need, irrespective of age or social status. Often they are elderly ladies who require help towards their day-to-day living...

Educate the Children, Inc.


Educate the Children (ETC) began as a child sponsorship programme for orphaned, homeless, and poor children. ETC's work has grown to include programmes for bettering the lives of women. These programmes include literacy classes, business classes, health care and nutrition education, sustainable...