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Help Reform Family Laws
Guide to Equality in the Family in the Maghreb is a publication of the Women's Learning Partnership that explains the family laws in Maghreb and offers arguments for reform. Download this valuable and timely resource for use in your communities. (English, French, Arabic)
Get Involved with BAOBAB
Do you share BAOBAB's vision? Be part of their struggle for women's human rights, share your knowledge and learn about BAOBAB's internship program. (English)
Add Your Name--
Stop Domestic Violence
Say No to Violence Against Women and add your name today to this UN Development Fund for Women's campaign. Every signature counts: The United Nations Foundation will donate $1 for each the first 100,000 signatures.
Support the Quota
System for Women
Interested in learning everything you can about the quota system and its effectiveness? Want to know the percentage of women in the national parliaments worldwide? Learn this and much more on the International IDEA and Stockholm University's new Web site Global Database of Quotas for Women.
Give Your Words Power
Comandanta Esther captivated the Mexican Congress with her 2001 speech-you can be as compelling with a speech of your own! Learn valuable speech writing and delivering techniques at iKNOW Politics. (English)
Justice for Anna Politkovskaya
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskava was murdered in October of 2006 for reporting on human rights abuses. Help speak the truth about her assassination. --English, French, Spanish.
Take Action for Mao Heng Feng
Don't let a woman's rights activist rot in jail! Send a letter to the Director of the Shanghai Women's Prison asking her to ensure that Mao Heng Feng is treated humanely. --English.
Promote Your African
Nominate an African woman for a leadership position to Femmes Africa Solidarité. Her name will be added to a database that institutions will reference when filling vacancies --English.
Speak Out Because
Your Opinion Matters!
No need to be a journalist to have your opinions broadcast in a newspaper. Learn how to write an effective letter to the editor. --English.
Promote Political Liberty
Send an e-mail to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and help free Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the world's most renowned freedom fighters and proponents of nonviolence --English.
Learn About Women, Media
"From Hillary to Bella: Women, Politics and the Media" is a not-to-be-missed event taking place in New York City --English.
Show Your Solidarity
Do Catherine Beaunez's cartoons make you stop and think? Do they make you laugh? Then you must get her book of cartoons "On les aura!" and share it with your friends --French
Learn to Lead
Download the Women's Learning Partnership's Leading to Choices: Leadership Training Handbook for Women. It is available in 16 languages! You are one click away from learning everything you need to know about empowerment and effective, participatory leadership.
Design Your Own
Read Write Think will make a political cartoonist out of you. Choose your protagonist, select your scenery, and make a political statement through art. -- English
Respect Everyone Everywhere
If you can no longer remain silent, then this is the time to put your foot down. Join Respect-ev, sign their petition and help stop female genital mutilation. --English, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish
Actions that Change the World
Hundreds of simple everyday actions improve our environment and health. We Are What We Do is a movement that aims to inspire people to change the world one small action at a time. View their list of basic actions and commit to taking action today! --English
Send an SOS!
Sign the Save Our Seed (SOS) Petition and keep native and organically-grown seeds free of genetically modified organisms! --English, French, Spanish
Save the Earth
What would you do if you were the President of the European Nations? In this game, tackle climate change while, at the same time, maintaining popular support and remaining in office. Are you up for the challenge? --English
Reduce Your Pollution
Make a commitment to reduce pollution. Change your everyday and long-term behavior. Commit to Rachel Carson Legacy Challenge and lessen your ecological footprint. --English
Mercury in Fish
Read informational guides about toxins we are exposed to everyday from a trusted source. -- English.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
We all can do our part in stopping Global Warming. FightGlobalWarming.com helps you calculate your personal impact, reduce it, and even neutralize it! --English
Commit to Gender Equality
Sign on to the Breakthrough Inter-religious Commitment, a historic agreement by religious leaders worldwide affirming the value and moral imperative of inter-religious cooperation to promote gender equality and end gender-based violence. -English
1000 Postcards for Peace!
1000 Peace Women created a travelling PeaceWomen exhibition composed of 1000 Postcards that honor the work of all women that have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Book the exhibition today. -English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese.
Are You a Leader?
Are you a persuasive and charismatic speaker? Do you inspire others? Take this leadership test created by iKNOW Politics and learn where your strengths and weaknesses lie. (English)
Observe the International Day of Democracy
Participate in the Global Democracy Day Initiative by requesting that your government observe the International Day of Democracy, and make sure to involve civil society organizations in the process. Sign the petition.
Are you a Smart Voter?
Are you a new voter and unsure of how to really vote? Don't know where your polling place is? For all your voting and election information, visit the non-partisan League of Women Voters' Web site.
Plant for the Planet
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), through its Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign has set a new goal: to plant seven billion trees worldwide by the end of 2009. Register your planted trees and pledge to plant on the campaign's website! --Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese
Set an Example
Sign the White House Project’s Take Our Daughters to the Polls pledge and agree to show your daughter, sister, niece or friend how much voting matters by bringing her along on election day. -- English
See How Your Nation Stacks Up
How many women serve in your country’s legislative body? The Inter-Parliamentary Union
keeps tabs on women’s representation in government. -- English and French
Video the Vote
Help protect voters’ rights by becoming a citizen journalist on election day--all it takes is a digital video camera, a cell phone and Internet access. Sign on with the Video the Vote project and pledge to monitor a polling place.--English
Become an Election Ace
Keeping tabs on an election abroad? Curious about the electoral system in Iraq, Ireland or Israel? The ACE Electoral Knowledge Network is a one-stop shop for everything you ever needed to know about elections. -- Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish.
Spearhead a Voter Registration Drive
Elections only work when people actually vote -- learn the fundamentals of the voter registration process and how to make it work for your own campaign or civic group with the I Know Politics manual on building confidence in the voter registration process. -- English
Put an End to Voter Intimidation
The Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act is an important tool for safeguarding fair elections in the United States. Add your name to the petition to get this bill passed in the US senate. -- English
Report Human Trafficking
Women are often victims of human trafficking -- if you know of a potential trafficking case, speak up! The National Human Trafficking Resource Center toll-free hotline is a multi-lingual, 24-hour service that will follow up on tips, offer crisis support and direct victims towards resources. -- English
Take Action for Transgender Equality
52 weeks in a year, 52 ways to champion transgender equality. And that doesn't count printing the National Center for Transgender Equality's poster and sharing their action ideas with your colleagues, neighbors or classmates. -- English
Join the Green Belt Movement
Want to empower women and reduce carbon emissions? Come plant and grow trees with the Green Belt Movement founded by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai. Take part in a Green Belt Safaris and get to know the women who built this inspiring movement from ground up. (English)
Help End Violence Against Women and Girls: Sign the I-VAWA Petition!
It's estimated that 1 out of 3 women worldwide will be the victim of violence or abuse at some point in their lives. This must stop.
The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), is a bill now before Congress that, if passed, would, for the first time, comprehensively incorporate these solutions into all U.S. foreign assistance programs - solutions such as promoting women's economic opportunity, addressing violence against girls in school, and working to change public attitudes - bring about transformational change. Please urge Congress to make the IVAWA a reality for the millions of women worldwide it would affect by signing the petition.
Movers and Shakers
Get the latest info about women candidates, officeholders and voters in the US. Find out what research has shown about the difference political women make. Learn about public leadership education programs for college women. Discover training programs for women interested in running for office at any level. Start now by visiting Center for American Women and Politics.
Shop With a Conscience
Make a commitment to buying Fair Trade products -- look for the "Fair Trade Certified" logo -- and take the guilt out of your next shopping spree with the knowledge that your purchases are having a positive impact. -- English
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Contribute today by becoming a member, donating to I.M.O.W or registering for our online community. Become part of the rising global community of women and men impacting the lives of women around the world!
American Flag & USA Flag for the White House
I am an irish american, living in the bay area of California. I produce annual abstract collections for exhibition. As well, I produce public art projects for children and adults. In recent time, I have been exploring the United States Flag & the USA of American in my artwork. I would like the White House Project to incorporate mother and daughter's producing the American Flag and/or the USA for an art exhibition to support the mission of the White House Project. Teaching our daughters the importance of voting.
Barnes Foundation Heist
The Barnes Foundation is being destroyed by a coalition of politicians and philanthropies. It is something that should trouble all artists as the control of our museums and the commodification of art is a threat to the integrity of the art experience.
End Repressive Laws Targeting Women in Sudan
Sudanese women urge the Government of Sudan to: - Cease the use of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishments. - Guarantee the procedural rights of women accessing the justice system at all times. - Guarantee respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the country in accordance with the National Interim Constitution (NIC) and regional and international human rights standards. - Commit to the promotion of positive culture of respecting women of Sudan and enhance their contribution and protect their wellbeing through adopting laws and polices in accordance with Sudan constitutions and international and regional obligations. - Support and facilitate women access to the justice system safely and with dignity, through provision of training and education on the rights of women to law enforcement and other Sudan justice system mechanisms.
Stamp Out Loneliness
Donate new Forever postage stamps for women who are incarcerated so they can communicate with their loved ones.
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