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Institutional Member: Foundation SOIF

Fondation SOIF

The Fondation Soutien aux Orphelins et appui aux Initiatives Féminines (SOIF - Support to Orphans and Women's Initiatives) is a nonprofit organization that's been working in Togo since 2003 in rural and semi-urban areas in four of the five administrative regions of the country. SOIF's mission is to improve the living conditions of orphans, destitute children, and struggling women in Togo. The organization seeks to contribute to the development of children and to the reduction of economic and social disparities preventing the integration of disadvantaged people. SOIF's actions are designed to empower women, strengthen their capacity to manage their income-generating activities, raising awareness and providing training on topics such as violence, inheritance and claim mechanisms, education and early marriage of young girls. To learn more about SOIF, please visit their website, Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @FondationSoif.

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Institutional Member: The Rahber Development Organization (RDO)

RDO

The Rahber Development Organization (RDO), registered in 2012 in Pakistan, focuses its work on issues such as women’s literacy, gender-based violence, forced marriage, early marriage, discrimination on the grounds of gender, and lack of participation of women in policy and/or decision making processes. RDO aims to apply participatory approaches between the governmental sector and other stakeholders in order to strengthen positive change through various developments at the grassroots level. Among their activities, the organization provides education focusing on gender awareness, supports women in their engagement in various community initiatives and civil society movements, provides health facilities for women, and helps organize women into lead groups to work on environmental degradation. To find out more about RDO, please email membership@awid.org 

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Institutional Member: Youth Association for Development (YAD)

YAD

The Youth Association for Development (YAD) is a civil society initiative and multi-sector development organization based in the province of Balochistan in Pakistan. YAD employs a holistic approach with the aim to contribute to positive long-term change, specifically related to human rights, environment, peace, democracy, water, sanitation, and hygiene among other. The organization conducts research and analysis, initiates dialogue between various segments of society, and addresses governance issues. Through advocacy, mobilization and trainings, YAD also works to fulfill its vision of promoting and protecting peace, social and interfaith harmony, human rights and social development as a whole. To find out more about YAD, please visit their website.

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Institutional Member: Sally Women's Institute

Sally Women's Institute

Sally Women’s Institute was founded in 2013. It is a nonprofit organization with four chapters in Zimbabwe, 160 members, and 78 volunteers to date. The Institute envisions a solid, vibrant and strengthened network of women leaders actively and fully participating in leadership, governance, development and democratic processes at all levels. Working towards this vision, the organization facilitates women’s leadership development through research, mobilization, recruitment, training, coaching, mentorship, lobbying and advocacy, as well as through enabling a socio-economic and political leadership support system. Sally’s also organizes women’s leadership schools and women leaders’ information and online resources trainings. To find out more about the Sally Women’s Institute, please visit their website and Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @sallywomen.  

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Institutional Member: Dharti Development Foundation (DDF)

Dharti Foundation

Dharti Development Foundation (DDF), established in 2008 in Pakistan, supports the development and empowerment of communities through strengthening their participation in the mainstream. DDF’s program priorities include fighting poverty and strengthening water, sanitation and human development. Dharti is a Sindhi word for earth and protection of the environment is central to the foundation’s work. Through its programs DDF focuses on reinforcing women’s skills, providing safe drinking water, organizing training schools for women on the hazards of using pesticides, establishing medical camps for women, increasing women’s awareness on health and hygiene, running an Integrated Education Learning Program (IELP Schools) for girls, and mobilizing communities and government officials with regards to women’s land rights. DDF uses an active and participatory social mobilization approach in its target areas of work, focusing specifically also on disadvantaged and poor communities in the Naushahro Feroze and Khairpur Mirs districts of Pakistan. For its efforts to advance the economic empowerment of women DDF was given the World of Difference Award  by the International Alliance of Women. To find out more about the Dharti Development Foundation, please visit their website and Facebook page.

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