Founded in December 2010 two months after the launch of the African Women’s Decade, Make Every Woman Count is a young women-led organisation committed to actively promoting and advocating for the empowerment and rights of African women and girls and to raise awareness of the African women’s Decade. The MEWC website aims to be a comprehensive online resource to support the empowerment of African women and girls.
MADRE works towards a world in which all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights; in which resources are shared equitably and sustainably; in which women participate effectively in all aspects of society; and in which people have a meaningful say in policies that affect their lives.
MADRE’s vision is enacted with an understanding of the inter-relationships between the various issues we address and by a commitment to working in partnership with women at the local, regional and international levels who share our goals.
Our mission is to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.
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The Women’s Refugee Commission is extremely concerned about the current crises in the following hotspots:
Horrific violence persisting for the past two years has created a desperate humanitarian situation in Syria. Since early March, UNHCR has reported that the number of registered refugees or those being assisted as such has surpassed the one million mark. While it is impossible to obtain accurate numbers of internally displaced people (still in Syria) at this time, the UN estimates they are nearing 3.6 million.
For women around the globe who have struggled for decades to live free from the violence of militarism, the UN General Assembly vote to approve the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) came as a victory of sorts.