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International Foundation for Electoral Systems (Women’s Empowerment programs)

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) works to support citizens’ rights to participate in free and fair elections. One of the organization’s areas of focus is it’s “Women’s Empowerment” issue area, which focuses on women’s political participation and leadership. 

Women and girls are often burdened by competing priorities and excessive household responsibilities that take away time and potential interest from political activities. As an effective and valuable leader in inclusive democracy and governance, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) works to fortify women in political and electoral processes as candidates and elected leaders, technical experts in elections, engaged civil society leaders and informed voters. IFES implements innovative women’s empowerment activities to increase women’s political participation and leadership.

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Association for Behavior and Knowledge Transformation (ABKT)

Founded by female entrepreneur Shad Begum, ABKT is a registered non-profit development organization working on economic and political empowerment of communities in the under-served areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  and  FATA (federally  administered  tribal area) with a special focus on women and other marginalized groups. ABKT uses indigenous approaches in sustainable development for social, economic and political empowerment of marginalized groups and communities in the northwestern parts of Pakistan.

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The World Justice Project

The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the world.

The World Justice Project engages citizens and leaders from across the globe and from multiple work disciplines to advance the rule of law. Through Research and Scholarship, the WJP Rule of Law Index, and Engagement, WJP seeks to increase public awareness about the foundational importance of the rule of law, stimulate policy reforms, and develop practical programs at the community level.

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Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace inspires and cultivates new generations of global leaders in communities divided by conflict. They equip them with the skills and relationships they need to accelerate social, economic, and political changes essential for peace.

Seeds of Peace’s approach focuses on three types of change: personal and interpersonal transformation, and wider societal change. Their network now encompasses over 6,000 alumni throughout the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, and the United States who are uniquely positioned to lead change.

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Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS)

The Women in Cyber Security initiative was launched in 2013 with support from a National Science Foundation grant. Since then, with support from various industry, government and academic partners, WiCyS has become a continuing effort to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity. It brings together women (students/faculty/researchers/professionals) in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry for sharing of knowledge/experience, networking and mentoring.

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Women’s Campaign International

In partnership with local women and civil society organizations, Women’s Campaign International designs programs that are tailor-made to meet the needs of specific groups of women in communities around the world. Their programs help women find their voices by providing trainings and offering technical assistance in four core areas including political leadership, conflict mitigation, economic empowerment and civic participation. 

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Women’s Learning Partnership

Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) is dedicated to women’s leadership and empowerment. It works with 20 autonomous and independent partner organizations in the Global South, particularly in Muslim-majority societies, to empower women to transform their families, communities, and societies.

They strongly believe that women, working in partnership, will learn the skills and implement the strategies needed to secure human rights, contribute to the development of their communities, and ultimately create a more peaceful world.

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Peace x Peace

Peace X Peace is an international organization that aims to connect and amplify women’s voices, strengthen women’s capacity to connect across divides, promote leadership and equity, and nurture a global network of peacebuilders in 120 countries. Through E-Media, Mentorship, and Dialogue Programs, they connect their network of 18,000 women and create a space for them to educate, inspire and connect.

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