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International Organizations

The AMAR International Charitable Foundation
2 Vincent Street
London SW1P 4LD UK
Tel: +44(0)20 7828 4991
Fax: +44(0)20 7828 4992

Founded by British MEP, Baroness Emma Nicholson The AMAR International Charitable Foundation is dedicated to restoring the Marsh Arabs to their homeland and to restoring their environment which was brutally destroyed by Saddam Hussein. The plight of the Iraqui refugees has touched all our lives. Cold, hungry, separated from their families and driven from their homeland in the Marshes of Mesapotamia, 95,000 have fled persecution and now take what shelter they can in South-West Iran. Since 1991 AMAR has been working to improve their lives by raising money for food, clothing, education, clean water and sanitation as well as the establishment of health clinics and medical services in partnership with the Iranian authorities and the refugees themselves. Please support AMAR's continuing work with these victims of Saddam Hussein's brutality.

Child Witness to Violence Program
Director: Betsy McAlister-Groves, LICSW
Tel: (617) 414-4244

This website posts articles about chidren who have witnessed violence and how to help them as well as information about this ongoing project at Boston Medical Center.

Widows' Rights International
1 Berry Street
London EC1V 0AA
United Kingdom
44 (0207) 2535504

To help with the efforts to empower widows in developing country through lobbying, research, and international outreach, or to arrange a collaborative effort with EWD contact EWD.

Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA)
1101 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 2005
Tel. 202-682-1510
Fax. 202-682-1535

FINCA provides destitute mothers with small loans which enable them to start or expand their own businesses. FINCA has helped many women, once dependent on the goodwill of others to become financially independent. With the loans that FINCA is able to provide these women have been able to create a continuing source of income for the themselves and their families. FINCA creates access to loans through "Village Banking" groups which are collectively run credit and savings groups of 20 to 50 women. We can help by making personal contributions to FINCA and by writing our representatives in Congress to support the funding of "microfinance" programs such as FINCA.

Guild of Service
C-25, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi-110 016
Tel : 41013416, 41013417
Fax : 41013418
e-mail: gos@bol.net.in & guildofserviceni@yahoo.com

The Guild of Service is a social service organization dedicated to helping the displaced widows of India, many of whom make their way to the City of Widows or Vrindavan. In the year 2000 they were invited to make a presentation at the United Nations General Assembly meeting "Women 2000 Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the Twenty-first Century". Their topic was "Widows Myths and Traditions." Services provided include medical care, rehabilitation, vocational training, and economic empowerement.

Help the Afghanistan Children (HTAC)
8603 Westwood Ctr Dr
Ste 230
Vienna, VA 22182
Tel. (888) 403-0407
Fax. (703) 848-0408
Email: mariam@helptheafghanchildren.org

Help the Afghanistan Children was founded by Suraya Sadeem in 1993. Its mission is to help Afghan children become educated, healthy, and productive citizens who are able to fully contribute to building Afghanistan's civil society. They work with supporting partners to establish model community-based schools in different regions of Afghanistan. They provide training to local educators, develop and introduce innovative learning programs; and establish primary healthcare clinics near their sponsored schools. To read more about Help the Afghan Children please click here.

Help AfghanWomen.Com
Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan

Just as we cannot forget the horrific events of September 11, 2001,we must not forget Afghan women and girls who have been suffering under the brutal Taliban regime. Afghan women and girls were the first victims of the Taliban.

Join us in urging the President and Congress to take steps to ensure the Afghan women and girls' rights are restored, that women will be at the center of the rebuilding of the country, and humanitarian assistance will be provided to alleviate the starvation, disease, and dire conditions these women and their children face as refugees.

The Taliban's atrocities, the worst drought in 30 years and displacement resulting from fighting have created pre-famine conditions within Afghanistan. Conditions among refugees who have fled to Pakistan - 75% of whom are women and children - are dire. With little food, many have no more than plastic sheets for shelter, and virtually no sanitation. These conditions have resulted in widespread disease, death, and regional instability.

Helping with Donations
Helping with Donations

Moms on a Mission

A consulting site oriented to supporting mothers in creating a business partnership through the site, and providing support to those in business for themselves.The orientation is to support mothers who wish to parent and take care of themselves as well as have a business.

National Marrow Donor Program
Save a Life: Become a Stem Cell Donor

The National Marrow Donor Program is a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, Minn., the NMDP facilitates unrelated marrow and blood stem cell transplants for patients with life-threatening diseases who do not have matching donors in their families. Since its founding in 1986, the NMDP has facilitated approximately 12,000 unrelated transplants for patients with blood disorders, such as leukemia and aplastic anemia, as well as certain immune system and genetic disorders.
Ideally, stem cell donation is from a sibling whose cell markers match. Unfortunately, some who need the transplant don't have a sibling match and must go to the national register of donors. The likelihood of finding a match increases with the number of donors available in the register. Please consider becoming a volunteer donor.

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)

RAWA is fighting for the rights of widows and children in Afghanistan. Widows are not allowed to work in Afghanistan and have to beg for food for themselves and their children. The children are not provided for by the government.

SOS Mujer (SOS Women)
C/ Dolores Ibarruri, 16-4šA 28944 de Madrid
Tel: 91 641 63 05
E-mail: contacta@sosmujer.org
Web: sosmujer.org

SOS Mujer is a Spanish organization which offers aid and support to resolve the dramatic situation in which the widows of India live. The project is situated in the "city of widows" (Vindravan), India. They work to provide occupational workshops, legal support, and refuge to widows. Their Social Initiatives Project, the Program for Socioeconomic Development, is designed to promote and give support to the creation of sustainable economic activities according to local development, basic social necessities, institutional strengthening. SOS Mujer is primarily concerned with three groups: girls, or widows up to the age of 18; women, or widows from 18-65; and widows over the age of 65, who are senior citizens. You can help SOS Mujer by spreading the word about their project, and by making a donation. Visit their website, sosmujer.org, for more information.

Women in Black

Women in Black is a movement of women of conscience of all nationalities and denominations. They hold vigils to protest violence in their part of the world: violence against women, war, interethnic conflict, militarism, the arms industry, racism, neo-Nazism, and other atrocities. Each vigil is autonomous, setting its own policy and guidelines, but in each vigil the women dress in black symbolizing the tragedy of victims of violence. What unites all of the Women in Black is a commitment to justice and a world free of violence. Women in Black was nominated for the Noble Peace Prize, and has won many awards including the Millennium Peace Prize for Women awarded by the United Nations. Local groups exist throughout the United States and the World. There are websites for local groups as well.