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Institutional Member: Vivian Karimi Foundation

Vivian Karimi

The Vivian Karimi Foundation is a non-governmental organization founded in Kenya  that works with vulnerable girls between  12 and 18 years of age. The Foundation promotes access to education through scholarships, helps in providing for basic needs such as food,shelter and clothing, and offers psychosocial support. Mainly, the organization aims to improve employability and living conditions of girls by adopting and implementing strategies that invest in their education and advance skills development. In addition, the Foundation engages as a mentor and guide and offers skills training for girls who have dropped out of school. To find out more about the Vivian Karimi Foundation, please visit their website

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Institutional Member: Maendeleo Ya Jamii

Mandaleo

Maendeleo Ya Jamii is a non-governmental organization working to identify the needs of women and children and reduce poverty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Specifically, the organization focuses on promoting social, economic and cultural rights of women and children. Maendeleo Ya Jamii was established by two students who were moved by the precarious situation of women and their families affected by war and poverty in Eastern DRC. The founders conducted a study on the socio-economic situation faced by Congolese women in war zones and based on these results they organized a fundraising and awareness raising campaign in Italy. To find out more about the organization, please visit their Facebook page and write to membership@awid.org

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Institutional Member: WomenPowerConnect (WPC)

WPC

WomenPowerConnect (WPC), based in India, is a women’s umbrella organization operating at the national level. WPC takes on a bridging role between grassroots organizations, activism, the government and policy outcomes. The organization also advocates for women’s issues within the Indian parliament and government; acts as a national representative body for its members; facilitates formulation and implementation of equitable, accountable and effective policies; acts as a resource hub by disseminating information and data for engendering policies, and collaborates with diverse stakeholders in order to protect and secure women’s rights. To find out more about WomenPowerConnect, please visit their website and Facebook page.

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Institutional Member: We Effect

we effect

We Effect is a development cooperation organization that has, since 1958, been taking a long-term approach to promoting positive transformation towards a sustainable and just world free from poverty. We Effect supports women and men living in poverty to improve their living conditions and defend their rights. In addition, the organization focuses on rural development, housing, gender equality and access to land, and works across 20 countries and four continents, collaborating with local democratic member-based organisations. Through this approach, We Effect ensures that its work is based on the interests and priorities of its members. In Sweden, where its head office is based, the organisation works towards creating commitment, raising awareness and mobilizing resources for long-term development work. Around 60 companies and organizations with roots in the Swedish cooperative movement support We Effect’s work. To find out more about We Effect, please visit their website

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Institutional Member: The Sustainability Organization for Skills and Defense of the Rights and Freedoms

Sustainability Org for Skills

The Sustainability Organization for Skills and Defense of the Rights and Freedoms was founded in Yemen in 2013.  It is a social, cultural and scientific non-profit organization. And its purpose is to help strengthen skills, conduct research and offer practical training in the legal and judicial field in addition to engaging in the fight against corruption, unemployment and poverty. The organization provides legal aid and advice to the most marginalized population, including foreign residents imprisoned in Yemen and also works on redesigning laws and regulations. Through its seminars and workshops the Sustainability Organization offers information on legal issues and hopes to provide ways of accessing legal aid. And it believes that sustaining and strengthening skills guarantees development and legal empowerment which enhances the protection and defense of human rights and freedoms. The organization also participates in monitoring the integrity of parliamentary elections, defending the freedom of public opinion and sharing interests and perspectives of Yemeni civil society organizations in community – based activities. To find out more about the Sustainability Organization for Skills and Defense of the Rights and Freedoms, please contact membership@awid.org

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