AIUSA Women's Rights | Women’s rights are an essential component of universal human rights.

Women’s rights are an essential component of universal human rights.
They reflect the fact that men and women have very different experiences – and the fact that women and girls often face gender-based discrimination that puts them at increased risk of poverty, violence, ill health and a poor education. Amnesty International’s women’s rights work encompasses a range of human rights as they relate to the equity needs of women, working at once to advance new rights and opportunities for all women and to combat the abuses of specific groups of women and girls.

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Feminist Frequency | a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives.

Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of women in online and gaming spaces. Anita earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at California State University Northridge and her Master’s degree in Social and Political Thought at York University.

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Ms.FoundationWomen | We are the nation’s leading voice on women’s issues, and our voice is loud

We are the nation’s leading voice on women’s issues, and our voice is loud. We call attention to barriers, criticize injustice, call out hypocrisy, shape conversations, challenge opposing voices and celebrate victories. The Ms. Foundation makes news and responds to the headlines: We regularly contribute to, and are cited in, prominent media outlets.

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WomenforRefugeeWomen | "If a few people can speak out, the change will come one day”

About Us
Women for Refugee Women challenges the injustices experienced by women who seek asylum.
Women come to this country fleeing persecution such as arrest and imprisonment. Many of them are also fleeing persecution that is targeted particularly at women, such as rape, forced marriage, honour crimes, and trafficking for forced prostitution.
Our recent research shows that half of women seeking asylum have been raped as part of the persecution they have experienced. Yet the majority of these women are refused asylum.

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WomenforRefugeeWomen | "If a few people can speak out, the change will come one day”

About Us
Women for Refugee Women challenges the injustices experienced by women who seek asylum.
Women come to this country fleeing persecution such as arrest and imprisonment. Many of them are also fleeing persecution that is targeted particularly at women, such as rape, forced marriage, honour crimes, and trafficking for forced prostitution.
Our recent research shows that half of women seeking asylum have been raped as part of the persecution they have experienced. Yet the majority of these women are refused asylum.

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Women's Foundation | We mobilize our community to ensure that economically vulnerable women and girls in the Washington region have the resources they need to thrive.

Mission
We mobilize our community to ensure that economically vulnerable women and girls in the Washington region have the resources they need to thrive.
Vision
The Washington region is a model community that ensures women and girls are on a path to prosperity.
Washington Area Women’s Foundation is an influential, respected, visionary national leader of community strategies that enrich the lives of women and girls.

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Women under Siege | Syrian-American tells UN of cultural reasons why rape in Syria may be underreported

By Women Under Siege — July 30, 2012
Safa Sankari, a member of our Syria team, spoke at the UN on July 18 as part of a presentation of our first findings of a data analysis of our crowdmap of sexualized violence in Syria. Sankari, who is Syrian-American, is the co-founder and president of the Syrian American Medical Society’s Michigan Chapter Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps in the humanitarian and medical needs of Syrians. WMC’s Women Under Siege Director Lauren Wolfe also spoke. You can read her testimony here.

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Make Every Woman Count | Make Every Woman Count focuses on 6 priority areas that are vital to women's rights and gender equality

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.

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