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100 Hispanic Women, Inc. 
Description: 100 Hispanic Women, Inc. was established as a forum for Latinas, individuals and organizations who support Hispanas, to come together to address issues affecting our communities; to influence public policy affecting Latinas and their families; and to promote diversity.
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Afghan Women's Educational Center 
Description: AWEC was established in 1991 in Islamabad to assist Afghan refugees. AWEC was the first resource center for Afghan refugee women there. Expanding in response to acute need, AWEC opened its own high school in 1993. AWEC’s key activities include literacy programs, health education, skills development (sewing, English language, advanced computer and management training), a study group for women’s rights in Islam, and support networks. In 1998, AWEC created the Center for Street Children and Women in Peshawar to assist refugee women and children living in the streets, outside of the refugee camps. The Center, which offers income-generating activities, literacy, education, medical referrals, counseling services, job placement and other services, also works on social integration, networking support, skill development, trauma counseling, and education.
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Afghan Women's Network 
Description: In 1995 seven Afghan women participants of the United Nations fourth World Conference on women in Beijing, China along with other Afghan women decided to establish the Afghan Women's Network (AWN) and developed a formal structure in 1996. At the present time there are 72 NGOs and 3000 individuals who have the membership of AWN. The Afghan Women’s Network envisions an Afghanistan in which all members – women, children, and men – participate equally. Furthermore, the members aspire to create an Afghan community which values, respects, and encourages the tremendous capacities of women and their contributions to Afghan culture and society.
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American Association of University Women 
Description: Mission: AAUW promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. Since 1881 the American Association of University Women has been the nation's leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls.
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Business and Professional Women/USA 
Description: Business and Professional Women/USA fosters the success of working women by providing career advancement resources, worklife strategies and personal and professional connections.
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CARE 
Description: CARE tackles underlying causes of poverty so that people can become self-sufficient. Recognizing that women and children suffer disproportionately from poverty, CARE places special emphasis on working with women to create permanent social change. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.
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Catalyst 
Description: Catalyst is the leading research and advisory organization working with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work. As an independent, nonprofit membership organization, Catalyst conducts research on all aspects of women’s career advancement and provides strategic and web-based consulting services globally. With the support and confidence of member corporations and firms, Catalyst remains connected to business and its changing needs. In addition, Catalyst honors exemplary business initiatives that promote women’s leadership with the annual Catalyst Award. With offices in New York, San Jose, and Toronto, Catalyst is consistently ranked No. 1 among U.S. nonprofits focused on women’s issues by The American Institute of Philanthropy.
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Center for the Advancement of Women 
Description: Led by Faye Wattleton, the Center for the Advancement of Women is a not-for-profit institution dedicated to research-based education and advocacy for women.
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Cultural Development Center for Rural Women (China) 
Description: The Cultural Development Center for Rural Women is a non government organization that seeks to promote the social development of China's rural women. Since its foundation ten years ago it has grown from its core activity of publishing the magazine Rural Women (formerly Rural Women Knowing All) to become major non-profit organization with an integrated program that “supports the poor by combining development projects, news media and information services, and dissemination of the results of research.”

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Emily's List 
Description: EMILY's List, the nation's largest grassroots political network, is dedicated to taking back our country from the radical right wing by electing pro-choice Democratic women to federal, state, and local office. We are a network of more than 100,000 Americans -- from all across the country -- committed to recruiting and funding viable women candidates; helping them build and run effective campaign organizations; training the next generation of activists; and mobilizing women voters to help elect progressive candidates across the nation.


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