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Women in the Arab World: NGOs

This is a guide to library and web resources to support research in Women's Studies in the Arab World

UN Women Arab States and North Africa United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, the UN agency bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact on Women's Issues. 

UN Women Arab States and North Africa

UN Rights and Gender Equality. From the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Commission  has been responsible for organizing and following up the world conferences on women in Mexico (1975), Copenhagen (1980), Nairobi (1985) and Beijing (1995)

United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). UN Committee established under Article 17 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

UNDP United Nations Development Programme Gender Equality

UNDP United Nations Development Arab States

UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia Gender and Women Issues

United Nations Population Fund: Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment. UNFPA section on Gender equality.

United Nations Millennium Development Goals: Gender Equality. Target 4 of the MDGs -- "Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and to all levels of education no later than 2015."

UNESCO Section for Women and Gender Equality. Section responsible for promoting and monitoring gender issues throughout the organization.

World Conference on Women. Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing China. Includes text of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

World Health Organization (WHO) Gender, equity and human rights. WHO office responsible for creating knowledge, awareness, and responsibility for gender mainstreaming among health professionals.

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern MediterraneanGender in health and development Gender-equitable health policies and programmes increase the coverage and effectiveness of health service delivery for all men, women, boys and girls by identifying and addressing their differential needs and constraints in attaining optimal health.

ILO Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED)

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)