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Avon Foundation for Women


The Avon Foundation for Women was founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women and their families. Currently, the Avon Foundation brings this mission to life through two key areas of focus: breast cancer and domestic violence. The foundation supports various initiatives pertaining to these issues...



TrustAfrica, established with the support of the Ford Foundation, is an independent African organisation that collaborates with partner organisations and donors across Africa to develop lasting solutions to challenges such as violence, discrimination and economic isolation through agenda-setting...

Islands Women's Mutual Aid Association Family Service Centre (Macao)


The Islands Women Help Centre is located on the smaller island of Macao, and was established to protect women's legitimate rights and interests, and to promote progressive harmony in families.

Soroptimist International Apapa


The Soroptimist International Apapa Club is an organisation of 22 Nigerian women from diverse professional and business backgrounds. The Club is supervised by Soroptimist International Nigeria. Each Soroptimist International Club carries out projects within programme action areas laid down in the...

Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha(BAPS)


Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha(BAPS) is a charitable non-governmental organization affiliated with the United Nations . BAPS strives to care for the world by caring for societies, families and individuals. This is done by individual attention, through elevating projects...

Ford Foundation - Indonesia


The Ford Foundation Indonesia's main goal is to create economic opportunity and offer increased access and participation in local governance for poor and socially marginalized communities. Empowering marginalized groups by helping them to gain a stronger voice and a greater say in local decision...

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.