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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
Web: www.justiceaction.org.au
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
Email: [email protected]
It 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.

AGHS Legal Aid Center
131 Gulberg III Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: 92-42) 576-3234; 576-3235; 571-0709
Fax: 92-42-576-3236
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://aghsblog.wordpress.com

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) Task Force on Violence Against Women
Address: 189/3 Changklan Road,Amphoe Muang, Chiang Mai 50101, Thailand
Tel: (66) 53 284527, 284856
Fax: (66) 53 280847
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.apwld.org/index.php
An independent non-governmental organization committed to enabling women to use law as an instrument of social change for equality, justice and development.

Asian Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW)
No. 1 & 2, Jalan Scott, Brickfields 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2273-9913
Fax: 603-2273-9916
[email protected]
A non-governmental 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
Tel: 65-6779-7137
Fax: 65-6777-0318
Web: www.aware.org.sg

Email: [email protected]
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.

Blue Veins
PO Box 156, GPO Peshawar Cantt, NWFP 25000
Tel: 92-91-570-1201
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.blueveins.org

The Aurat Foundation
8-B, LDA, Garden View Apts. Lawrence Road Lahore
Tel: 92-42 630 8852/3
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.af.org.pk

International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia-Pacific)
80-B Jalan Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur 59200
Tel: 603-2282-2255
Fax: Fax: 603-2283-2552
[email protected]
Web: www.iwraw-ap.org
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.

ISIS International
3 Marunong Street, Brgy. Central, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel: 632-928-1956 Fax: 632-924-1065
[email protected]
Web: www.isiswomen.org

Address: 237/22 Vijaya Kumaratunga Mawatha, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-1-809-538
Fax: 94-1-809-467
[email protected]
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 protected] [email protected]
Fax: 603-7785-8737

Legal Aid Society for the Empowerment of Indonesian Women
Tel: 62-411-853-218 / 62-411-850-069 /62-21-8779-7289
[email protected]

Mongolian National Centre Against Violence
Bldg. 40, Flat# 3,6, Ulaanbaatar-46 Chingeltei District, Mongolia
Phone: 976-11-318086/976-11-329850/976-7011-9949
Fax: 976-11-318087
[email protected] / [email protected]
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.
Tel: 88-2-8119-917/815-3967
[email protected] / [email protected]/ [email protected]

Project Against Domestic Violence (PADV)
Address: PO Box 2459, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 855-23-219-184
Email: [email protected]
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
Tel: 86-315-561-8305
Fax: 86-315-561-0821
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.qianxiwlsc.org

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
Phone: 0092-300-5541258
E-Fax: 0044-870-8312326 (UK)
[email protected]
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:
[email protected] 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
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.hotline.or.kr

Maiti Nepal
PO Box 9599, Gaushala, Nepal 977-1-449-2904
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.maitinepal.org

Address: P.O. Box 7770, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977 (1) 5554560
Fax: +977 (1) 5554543
[email protected]
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, Karachi
Tel: 92-21-5831140 & 5830563
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.shirkatgah.org
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 protected] 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
[email protected]
Website: www.owjn.org

Springtide Resources
Address: Suite 220, 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto M5T 2C7
Phone: 416-968-3422
Fax: 416-968-2026
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.springtideresources.org/
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
Email: [email protected]

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
[email protected]
Website: www.roks.se
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
Phone: +43-(0)1-5482720
Fax: +43-(0)1-5482720-27
E-mail: [email protected]
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:
[email protected] 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
Fax: 381-11-268-7190
[email protected]; [email protected]
Website: www.womenngo.org.yu/english/

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
Fax: 385-1455-1142
[email protected]
Web: www.czzzr.hr/eng/
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 protected] Website: www.womenlobby.org

KARAT Coalition
ul. Rakowiecka 39A/ 14, 02-521 Warsaw, Poland
Tel/Fax: +48 (22) 8491647 / 48-22-628-2003
Email: [email protected]

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
Email: [email protected]

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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
[email protected]
Website: www.cafra.org
Promotes women's human rights in the Caribbean through research, public awareness-raising and advocacy.

Casa Amiga
Calle Durango, 1916, Paseo de las Torres, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Phone: (656) 690-8300, (656) 690-8301
Email: [email protected]

Moviemiento El Pozo
Rep�blica de Portugal, 492, Bre�a, Lima 5, Peru
Email: [email protected]

Casa de Cultura da Mulher Negra
Rua Professor Primo Ferreira, 22 Santos, SP 11045-150 Brazil
[email protected] / [email protected]
Website: www.casadeculturadamulhernegra.org.br
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: [email protected]/ [email protected]
Website: www.cefemina.org
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
Tel: 51-14-639-237
Fax: 51-14-639-5898
E-mail: [email protected]/ [email protected]
Website: www.cladem.org
A network of women and women's organization joining force to defend the human rights of women in the Latin American/Caribbean region.

Flora Tristan
Address: Parque Hernan Velarde 42 Lima 1 Peru
Tel: 51-14-333-457 / 433-2000, 0694, 2765
Fax: 51-14-339-500
[email protected] 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
[email protected]
Website: www.plafam.org.ve
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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Address: The University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, 31095
Israel Contact Person: Claudia Goodich-Avram
Tel: 972-4-8240318 Fax: 972-4-8249014
[email protected]
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.

Isha L�isha
118 Arlozorov Street, 33276 Jerusalem
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.isha.org.il
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
Email: [email protected]

Assoc. Marocaine des Droits des Femmes (AMDH)
BP 1740 RP Rabat, Morocco
212-37-730-961 Fax: 212-37-738-851
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Web: www.amdh.org.ma

Center for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance (CEWLA)
9, kamel El Gedeed Street, 2nd floor, Boulaq El Dakrour, Cairo
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.cewla.org
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
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wclac.org

Women's Solidarity Association of Iran
Address: P.O. Box 13165-117 Tehran, Iran
Tel: 98-21-641-3636
Fax: 98-21-640-6840
[email protected]
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
Tel: 202-304-8085
[email protected]
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
Tel: 962-6-567-8586/7
[email protected]
Website: www.arabwomenconnect.org

KAFA (Ending Violence Against Women)
43 Badaro Street Beydoun Bldg, 1st floor, Beirut
Tel: 961-1-392-320/1
[email protected]
Web: [email protected]

CRDT.A (Coll. Research & Training for Development Action)
Address: PO Box 165302, Beirut
Tel: 961-1-611-079
[email protected]
Web: http://www.crdta.org.lb

Women�s Study Center
Address: PO Box 54071, East Jerusalem
Tel: 202-304-8085
[email protected]/ [email protected]
Web: http://www.wsc-pal.org

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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
Fax: 254-2-387-6372

E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Nigeria)
National Secretariat, 16, Makoko Road, Yaba, Lagos
[email protected]

International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Cameroom)
P.O. Box 126 Limbe, Cameroon
Tel/Fax: 237-3-332-517
[email protected]

International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Uganda)
PO Box 2157, Kampala Uganda Tel: 256-41-530-848
[email protected]

Legal & Human Rights Centre
PO Box 75254, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Email: [email protected]
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
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.iac-ciaf.net

International Women's Resource Centre
based in Kampala, Uganda (Isis-WICCE)
Address: Plot 23 Bukoto Street, Kampala Uganda
Tel: (256 41) 543-953 Fax: (256 41) 543-954
[email protected]
Website: www.isis.or.ug
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
Tel: 27-43-743-9176
Fax: 743-9169
[email protected] 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.

Women's Network-Angola
CP 3360, Luanda
Tel: 244-349-9513
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
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
E-mail: [email protected]
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
Address: C/O Ghana National Commission on Children (GNCC), P.O. Box 9582, Accra, Ghana
Tel: 233-21-255-259 / 233-21-77-3151
Fax: 233-21-225-297
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.gawwweb.org
Works to increase women's reproductive rights awareness.

Musasa Project
P.O. Box A7 12 Avondale Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel: 263-4-725-881 / 734-381 Tel/Fax: 263-4-794-983
[email protected] / [email protected]
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
Tel: 254-20-804-0000/0001
Fax: 254-2-726-648
[email protected]
Website: www.covaw.or.ke
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
[email protected]
Web: www.abantu.co.ke
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.

Rape Crisis, Cape Town
Address: P.O. Box 46 Observatory 7935 South Africa
Observatory - +27 (0)21 447 1467
Counselling line - +27 (0)21 447 9762
[email protected]
Website: www.rapecrisis.org.za
Provides services for survivors of sexual assault and advocates for an end to sexual violence in South Africa.

BAOBAB for Women�s Human Rights
PO Box 73630, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: 234-1-496-2302, 234-1-474-7931
Fax: 234-1-898-0834
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Website: www.baobabwomen.org

WLUML (Women Living Under Muslim Laws)
International Coordination Office, PO Box 28445, London N19 5JT United Kingdom
Tel: 44-207-263-0285 Fax: 44-207-561-9882
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.wluml.org

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The 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.


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