AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (AI)
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AI's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. AI's Stop Violence Against Women campaign includes research and action against rape used a weapon of war, and other violence against women in times of conflict.
AI's Activist Toolkit on Violence Against Women in Conflict: guide to international legal standards
FEMINIST PEACE NETWORK
Feminist Peace Network - Urgently Fierce Feminism In Perilous Times
HANDS UP FOR HEALTH WORKERS
Hands Up For Health Workers is the campaign call from Merlin, the UK’s leading charity specialising in international health. Merlin’s campaign is calling for urgent investment in health workers in crisis countries, demanding that they get the training, equipment, pay, support and protection they need. We argue that without this global health targets will never be met and people will continue to die needlessly. To join our call for change raise your hand for a health worker today www.handsupforhealthworkers.org
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (HRW)
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to defending and protecting the human rights of people around the world. We conduct on-site investigations of human rights abuses in 70 countries worldwide and publish our findings in dozens of reports every year. We use these reports in high-level policy discussions and in the media to shape the public agenda, shame abusers, and press for change. A major theme of our work is women's human rights, including violence and discrimination against women relating to armed conflict
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITEE (IRC)
For more than 70 years, the International Rescue Committee has been a leader in humanitarian relief. Through education and advocacy the IRC partners with communities and local institutions to prevent sexual violence and protect women and girls' human rights. Our counseling programs help survivors to cope and heal. And the IRC works at the local and international levels to change the beliefs, attitudes and practices that perpetuate violence against women.
IRC podcast: Helping Women Survive
IRC photo essay: Caught in the Conflict
I’M WORTH DEFENDING (IWD):
This program is designed to empower women, girls and children from being raped through education and Self-Defense training, to counsel rape survivors and to sensitize teenage boys to responsible and respectful behavior towards women and girls.
NGO WORKING GROUP ON WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY
The NGOWG on Women, Peace and Security advocates for the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security. Formed in 2000 to call for a Security Council resolution on Women, Peace and Security, the NGOWG now focuses on implementation of all Security Council resolutions that address this issue. The NGOWG serves as a bridge between women’s human rights defenders working in conflict-affected situations and policy-makers at U.N. Headquarters.
PEACE WOMEN PROJECT WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM (WILPF)
The PeaceWomen Project monitors and works toward rapid and full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. PeaceWomen's Resolution Watch project works to highlight language on women and gender issues, especially sexual and gender-based violence, in Security Council resolutions addressing current and upcoming peacekeeping operations. It is currently developing a tool to analyze reporting to the Council on these issues.
Resources on sexual violence in conflict
RAISE HOPE FOR CONGO
The RAISE Hope for Congo campaign is mobilizing the public to end the violence in eastern Congo by addressing the root causes. Collaborating with international, national, grassroots, and Congolese organizations, the campaign aims to educate and empower individuals to be a part of the solution to the conflict. RAISE Hope for Congo seeks to fundamentally change the equation for Congo by using Enough's robust field research, policy analysis, advocacy, and communications to bolster a broad grassroots movement that promotes lasting solutions. The strategy is one that emphasizes ending the conflict, as opposed to managing its symptoms.
V-DAY: UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS
V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $50 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it. In 2007, the V-Day Spotlight addresses women in conflict zones because war exponentially increases the crimes of violence against women and girls. V-Day has collaborated with UNICEF, representing UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict, in Stop Raping our Greatest Resource: Power to Women and Girls in the DRC, a new global campaign. This campaign calls attention to the wide-scale atrocities committed against women and girls in Eastern DRC and demands an end to the impunity with which these crimes are committed.
Resources on sexual violence in conflict
War Child UK
War Child UK is an international charity that protects children living in the world's most
dangerous war zones. War Child UK works in Afghanistan, Iraq, Uganda and the
Democratic Republic of Congo. The project in Goma, north Kivu, DRC,
is specifically aimed at vulnerable girls and young women – those living
on the streets, separated from their families because of the war and forced
into prostitution, and also former girl-soldiers who had been conscripted into
WORLD ORGANIZATION AGAINST TORTURE (OMCT)
OMCT's programme on violence against women aims to raise awareness, both among members of the SOS-Torture network and within the United Nations mechanisms, of the problem of violence against women, its causes and consequences, and to act on behalf of victims of this violence through urgent alerts, assistance, monitoring, analysis and reporting.
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)
The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, an autonomous program of the International Civil society Action Network is a coalition of 70 women’s groups and other civil society organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe and West Asia—mostly in conflict-affected countries—that are actively involved in advocacy and action for the full and effective implementation of the WPS resolutions. Formed in 2010, GNWP bridges the gap between policy discussions and implementation on the ground on women, peace and security issues. GNWP’s programmatic focus includes various activities such as Civil Society Monitoring of UNSCR 1325, Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820, Support to UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans processes, Advocacy for the upcoming CEDAW General Recommendation, 1325 Media Outreach, as well as publications and advocacy initiatives on the issue of women, peace and security. GNWP has a strong track record in civil society monitoring of UNSCR 1325 and 1820; in revitalizing the implementation of NAPs through its Localization of UNSCR 1325 and 1820 program; and in galvanizing civil society efforts in advocacy for the implementation of the WPS resolutions and also contributing to efforts in supporting victims of sexual violence, ending impunity and preventing conflicts/wars.