following resources were compiled
Prisoners' Action Group & Justice Action
Trades Hall - Lv 2, Suite 204, 4 Goulburn St Sydney
NSW Australia 2000
Phone: +612 9283 0123
Fax+612 9283 0112
Seeks to empower prisoners and provide a voice for incarcerated people. Focus includes the special needs of women prisoners to emphasize the relationship between domestic violence and the incarceration of women.
Women Living Under Muslim Laws -Asia Coordination Office
Address:c/o Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Center, PO Box 5192, Lahore 15
is a worldwide network of women and
women's groups living in Muslim countries
and Muslim communities. It provides
information through dossiers and facilitates
between Muslim women and progressive
and feminist groups at large.
Legal Aid Center
Gulberg III Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: 92-42) 576-3234; 576-3235; 571-0709
Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development
(APWLD) Task Force on Violence Against
189/3 Changklan Road,Amphoe Muang, Chiang Mai 50101, Thailand
Tel: (66) 53 284527, 284856
Fax: (66) 53 280847
An independent non-governmental organization
committed to enabling women to use
law as an instrument of social change
for equality, justice and development.
Pacific Resource and Research Centre
for Women (ARROW)
No. 1 & 2, Jalan Scott, Brickfields 50470 Kuala Lumpur,
organization dedicated to the promotion
of women's rights. Provides public
education on women's health through
various publications including "ARROW
for Change" newsletter.
Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE)
Address: Blk 5, Dover Crescent, #01-22, Singapore 130005
A women's voluntary organization offers helpline assistance, legal advice and professional counseling to women in need. Advocates for change that will enable women's equality in all spheres of life.
PO Box 156, GPO
Peshawar Cantt, NWFP 25000
The Aurat Foundation
International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia-Pacific)
8-B, LDA, Garden View Apts.
Tel: 92-42 630 8852/3
80-B Jalan Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur 59200
Fax: Fax: 603-2283-2552
Promotes the domestic application of international human rights standards by building the capacity of women to claim their rights. Also creates new knowledge related to the effective monitoring and implementation of these standards. Works with the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and other human rights treaties.
3 Marunong Street,
Brgy. Central, Quezon City,
Tel: 632-928-1956 Fax: 632-924-1065
Address: 237/22 Vijaya Kumaratunga Mawatha, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka
A human rights organizations focusing on monitoring, documentation and training. Gathers information from human rights groups and other mass organizations that work at the local level on matters relevant to its work.
Sisters In Islam (SIS)
No. 7, Jalan 6/10, Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46000 Malaysia
www.sistersinislam.org.my email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal Aid Society for the Empowerment of Indonesian Women
Tel: 62-411-853-218 / 62-411-850-069 /62-21-8779-7289
Mongolian National Centre Against Violence
Bldg. 40, Flat# 3,6,
Ulaanbaatar-46 Chingeltei District,
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
National network against violence. Raises public awareness on violence and advocates to change laws for gender equality. Promotes legal education and psychological counseling services for families dealing with violence.
NariPokkho Durbar Network/Bangla Mahila Parisad
Address: House 51 Road 9/A, Dhanmondi R.A., Dhaka 1201, Bangladesh.
E-Mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com
Project Against Domestic Violence (PADV)
Address: PO Box 2459, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Dedicated exclusively to the prevention and elimination of domestic violence. Conducts public awareness raising campaigns and research projects on violence in Cambodia.
Qianxi Women's Law Service Center
Address: Qianxi County, Hebei Province, PRC
Non-governmental public welfare organization consisting of a group of social volunteers including lawyers and legal advisors, who are specialized in providing legal services for women and popularizing legal knowledge.
The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
Address: PO Box 374, Quetta, Pakistan
E-Fax: 0044-870-8312326 (UK)
Independent political organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan. Conducts education, health and income generation activities as well as political agitation on behalf of women in Afghanistan.
Rifka Annisa Women's Crisis Center
J.Jambon IV/69A, Perum. Jatimulyo Indah, Yogyakarta, 55241 Indonesia
Tel: 62-274-553-333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.rifka-annisa.or.id A group of women and men dedicated to the problems experienced by female victims of violence such as sexual harassment, rape and domestic violence. Provides assistance a, advocacy and community awareness using an approach based on the woman's own importance and self-interests.
Mungchi / Korea Women’s Hotline
82-2-2269-2962 South Korea
PO Box 9599, Gaushala, Nepal 977-1-449-2904
Address: P.O. Box 7770, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977 (1) 5554560
Fax: +977 (1) 5554543
Non-governmental organization working in the area of violence against women and girls through youth mobilization camps, community and social mobilization training, income generating victim support programs and women's rights advocacy campaigns.
Shirkat Gah Women's Resource Centre
Flat # A-2, 2nd Floor,
Parin Lodge Apartment,
Bath Island Road,
Tel: 92-21-5831140 & 5830563
Works towards women's empowerment for social justice and social justice for women's empowerment. Focuses on law and status, and women and sustainable development, including reproductive rights. They have offices in several cities including Peshawar and Karachi.
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National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC)
Address: 506-251 Bank Street Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X3
Toll Free: 1-877-319-0993
Local: (613) 232-5025
Fax: (613) 232-8419 Email: email@example.com Website: www.ncwc.ca
Non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian federation of voluntary women's organizations, working to improve the status of women, families and society, through education and advocacy.
Ontario Women's Justice Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The goal of the Ontario Women's Justice Network (OWJN) is to promote an understanding of the law with respect to the issue of violence against women and their children.
Address: 158 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2T8, Canada
Phone: 416-392-3135/ 416-392-3031
(TTY) | 1-877-558-5570
Address: Suite 220, 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto M5T 2C7
The organization informs and educates the community about the issue of wife assault/woman abuse in order to decrease the incidence of physical, psychological, emotional and sexual violence against women and the effect that woman abuse has on children.
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354-800-562-6868, Simi Iceland
National Organization for Battered Women's Shelters in Sweden
Address: Hornsgatan 66, 1 trappa, Stockholm S - 11821 Sweden
Phone: 08-442 99 30
Fax: 08-612 73 25
Mission: Organizes most of the women's shelters in Sweden. Educates, arranges conferences, publishes a magazine "Kvinnotryck" and books and pamphlets on all forms of sexual violence against women and girls, initiates feminist research and gives service to our member organizations and to the public.
Bacherplatz 10 / 4
1050 Vienna, Austria
European network of non-governmental women's organizations working to combat violence against women and children. Has huge database of European women’s groups.
Solidarity With Women in Distress (SOLWODI)
Address: Probestei-Strabe 2, Boppard, Hirzenbach 56154 Germany
Tel: 06 741-2232
Fax: 06-741-2310 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.solwodi.de
Provides counseling to victims of trafficking. Creates awareness of the problem of trafficking through media and lectures. Observes trials against traffickers, abusers and husbands. Has several offices.
Autonomous Women’s Center Against Sexual Violence
Tirsova 5A, Belgrade, Yugoslavia Tel: 381-11-264-5328
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Women War Victims/Women’s Centre Against Sexual Violence
Address: Kralja Drzislava, 2/1, Zagreb 10000 Croatia
Tel: 385-1455-0313 and 1455-1128
Responds to the needs of women refugees and displaced women in Zagreb region, escaping from the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Works to empower and educate women through individual and group work.
Centre on Violence Against Women, European Women's Lobby
18 Rue Hydraulique, B-1210 Bruxelles, Belgium
Tel: 32-22-17-9020 Fax: 32-22-19-8451
Email: email@example.com Website: www.womenlobby.org
ul. Rakowiecka 39A/ 14,
02-521 Warsaw, Poland
Tel/Fax: +48 (22) 8491647 / 48-22-628-2003
A network of Eastern and Central European women's organization working to address the specific concerns of women in the region and raise awareness in the region and on the international level.
Ilica, 16, Zagreb, 10000 Croatia
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LATIN AMERICA & THE CARRIBEAN
Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA)
Address: POB 1599, Castries, St. Lucia
Tel: Tel 758-452-3146 and 458-2693 fax 453-1608
Promotes women's human rights in the Caribbean through research, public awareness-raising and advocacy.
Calle Durango, 1916, Paseo de las Torres, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Phone: (656) 690-8300, (656) 690-8301
Moviemiento El Pozo
República de Portugal, 492, Breña, Lima 5, Peru
Casa de Cultura da Mulher Negra
Rua Professor Primo Ferreira, 22 Santos, SP 11045-150 Brazil
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Provides legal aid for women escaping domestic violence to offering a variety of classes. Runs a gift shop and restaurant to help finance their projects.
Address: Apartado Box 5355-1000 San Jose Costa Rica
Tel: 506-2224-3986 / 2224-6190
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com
Working for human development and the promotion of the quality of life and equality in opportunities for women, through capacity building, research and raising public awareness.
Comite de America Latina y El Caribe para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer (CLADEM)
Address: Apartado Postal 11-0470 Lima 11 Peru
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com
A network of women and women's organization joining force to defend the human rights of women in the Latin American/Caribbean region.
Address: Parque Hernan Velarde 42 Lima 1 Peru
Tel: 51-14-333-457 / 433-2000, 0694, 2765
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.flora.org.pe
Dedicated to the improvement of the living condition of Peruvian women and the promotion of actions that improve and strengthen their organization and presence in society.
Planned Parenthood of Venezuela, Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela.
Address: Calle Minerva, Qta. Villa Alicia, Urb. Las Acacias, Caracas, Distrito Federal, 1040, Venezuela
Phone: (582) 693-8255 / 693-6032, 5046, 9358, 8830
Fax: (582) 693-9757
To promote family planning and sexual and reproductive health, especially among poor people of Venezuela, through medical assistance and educational programs. Medical programs include prenatal, contraception, fertility, women's health, adolescents, etc. And educational programs include teenagers pregnancy prevention, violence against women, AIDS prevention, etc.
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NORTH AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST
Address: The University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, 31095
Israel Contact Person: Claudia Goodich-Avram
Tel: 972-4-8240318 Fax: 972-4-8249014
Project for the Advancement of Women in Israel, Haifa, Israel, provides women from all sectors of Israeli society opportunity, information and access to subjects that can help them advance personally, professionally, financially and socially. The Women who come to project KIDMA include among others Jews and Arabs, new immigrants, students, and professionals dealing with women's issues such as sexual harassment. KIDMA is a non profit organization located at The University of Haifa.
118 Arlozorov Street, 33276 Jerusalem
972-4865-0977 / 4864-1072
Isha L’Isha, established in 1983, is the oldest grassroots feminist organization in Israel and one of the leading voices of women’s rights in the country. Isha L’Isha is based in Haifa and works primarily in the northern part ofIsrael. However, many of our projects focus on implementing system-wide solutions to issues pertaining to women's lives. As a result, Isha L'Isha has a national influence, reaching target audiences throughout the country.
Our mission is to advance the status of all women in Israel by: (a) empowering them and encouraging them to become leaders in their communities; (b) advocating for full civil rights and equal opportunities for women; (c) opposing all forms of violence against women; (d) developing and encouraging new projects to address women's needs; and (e) promoting collaboration between women's organizations
Arab Women Organization
PO Box 840725 Amman 1118 Jordan
962-6-465-0414 Fax: 962-6-438-5478
Assoc. Marocaine des Droits des Femmes (AMDH)
BP 1740 RP Rabat, Morocco
212-37-730-961 Fax: 212-37-738-851
Email: Amdh1@mtds.com / email@example.com
Center for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance (CEWLA)
9, kamel El Gedeed Street, 2nd floor, Boulaq El Dakrour, Cairo
CEWLA is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1995 and one of the most active organisations in Egypt in the field of women's human rights. CEWLA operates to raise awareness of law and of human rights principles among grassroots communities, legal bodies and NGOs. CEWLA campaigns for equality of women, with an emphasis on legal equity and the amendment of discriminatory laws
Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling (WCLAC)
PO Box 51678 Jerusalem VIA 91516
972-2-234-5028 (Hotline) Emg
972 2 295 617/8
Women's Solidarity Association of Iran
Address: P.O. Box 13165-117 Tehran, Iran
A women's human rights organization working for the progress of the women of Iran through advocacy and awareness raising on the national and international levels.
The New Women Foundation
Address: 90D Ahmed Orabi Street Cairo Egypt
Campaigns for women's equality and human rights, information, networks with local, regional and international women's and human rights organizations.
Arab Women Connect
Address: UNIFEM Arab States Regional Office, PO Box 830896, Amman 11183
KAFA (Ending Violence Against Women)
43 Badaro Street
Beydoun Bldg, 1st floor,
CRDT.A (Coll. Research & Training for Development Action)
Address: PO Box 165302,
Women’s Study Center
Address: PO Box 54071, East Jerusalem
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com
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International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
Network of women lawyers working for the promotion of women's human rights. Offices throughout Africa include:
International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Kenya)
P.O. Box 46324 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 254-2-387-3511, 387-0444 and 387-6991
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Nigeria)
National Secretariat, 16, Makoko Road, Yaba, Lagos
International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Cameroom)
P.O. Box 126 Limbe, Cameroon
International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Uganda)
PO Box 2157, Kampala Uganda Tel: 256-41-530-848
Legal & Human Rights Centre
PO Box 75254, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
255-22-277-3048 Fax: 255-22-277-3037
Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices (IAC)
c/o ECA, P.O Box 3001, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel/Fax: (+251)-11-551 57 93
International Women's Resource Centre
based in Kampala, Uganda (Isis-WICCE)
Address: Plot 23 Bukoto Street,
Tel: (256 41) 543-953 Fax: (256 41) 543-954
Working to eliminate injustice based on unequal power relations to improve women's economic, social and political situation.
Masimanyane Women's Support Centre
Address: 35 St Marks Road, Southernwood, East London, 5200, South Africa 5201
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.masimanyane.org.za
Contact Person: Lesley Ann Foster, Executive Director
Addresses violence against women in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa by providing gender-specific services to victims and survivors of gender-based violence in the region.
CP 3360, Luanda
Tel: 244-349-9513E-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Network for exchange of information and experience in gender and development, lobby and advocate in the government, empower women and provide training to member organizations.
Voix des Femmes
09 BP 383
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
226-5030-6875 / 7020-6875
National organization working for women’s rights and against FGM and other forms of violence against women
Comite National du CI-AL
Address: c/o CIRAD-CA/TCHAD, B.P. 764, N'Djamena, Chad.
A national organization dedicated to the struggle against Female Genital Mutilation [FGM].
Ghanaian Association for Women's Welfare
C/O Ghana National Commission on Children (GNCC),
P.O. Box 9582,
Tel: 233-21-255-259 / 233-21-77-3151
Works to increase women's reproductive rights awareness.
P.O. Box A7 12 Avondale Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel: 263-4-725-881 / 734-381 Tel/Fax: 263-4-794-983
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
National NGO working on Domestic Violence through raising public awareness and advocacy.
CPTAFE (Cellule le de Coordination sur les Pratiques Traditionnelles Affectant la Sante de Femmes et des Enfants)
Address BP 3185, Conakry Guinea
Tel: 224 462 805
Fax: 224 441682.
Awareness-raising on the negative effects of harmful traditional practices, including FGM, on the health of women and children in Guinea.
Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW)
An initiative of Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF)
Address: PO Box 10658-00100, Nairobi
Works to end violence against women through awareness-raising and advocacy.
ABANTU, For Development
Address: Regional Office for East & Southern Africa Sebeteyiet House, P.O. Box 2389-00200, Nairobi.
Tel: 245 20-387-0343/387-4876
Fax: 254 20-387-0668
A network of women's organizations dedicated to women's human rights in development. Abantu also has offices in Nigeria (Kaduna Office for Nigeria) and London.
Crisis, Cape Town
P.O. Box 46 Observatory 7935 South
Observatory - +27 (0)21 447 1467
Counselling line - +27 (0)21 447 9762
Provides services for survivors of
sexual assault and advocates for an
end to sexual violence in South Africa.
for Women’s Human Rights
Box 73630, Victoria Island, Lagos,
Tel: 234-1-496-2302, 234-1-474-7931
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
(Women Living Under Muslim Laws)
International Coordination Office,
PO Box 28445, London N19 5JT United
Tel: 44-207-263-0285 Fax: 44-207-561-9882
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above resources were compiled by Equality
Now Note: This is by no means an exhaustive list and we suggest that if you need more information on a particular group that does not list a website or email by all means search online as groups are putting up websites all the time.