Alphabetical List of Programs and Organizations Working to End Violence and Promote Peace Around the World
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children works to champion a culture of compassionate individuals, families, and communities who have fun with, learn from, and responsively and lovingly interact with children. We accomplish this by providing guidance about consciously conceiving, birthing, and nurturing children.
901 Preston Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903
206-666-4301 (voicemail or fax)
American Institute On Domestic Violence works to assist battered women in the workplace and to raise awareness in the business community regarding domestic violence as a workplace issue.
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AI’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
1 Easton Street
London WC1X 0DW
Tel: + 44 020 7413 5507
Tel: + 44 020 7413 5814
Fax: + 44 020 7956 1157
The Association for Pre- & Perinatal Psychology and Health is a forum for individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines interested in psychological dimensions of prenatal and perinatal experiences. Typically, this includes childbirth educators, birth assistants, doulas, midwives, obstetricians, nurses, social workers, perinatologists, pediatricians, psychologists, counselors, researchers, and teachers at all levels.
P.O. Box 1398
Forestville, CA 95436
The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is a coalition of individuals and organizations which aims to eliminate family violence and to strengthen Asian families and communities.
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
Association for Global New Thought envisions planetary transformation based on the conviction that there are universal spiritual truths which represent the emerging spiritual paradigm for the new millennium. The principles of universal spirituality are a statement of this paradigm and the essence of New Thought. They reflect the core teachings of the world's great spiritual traditions.
1815 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Auburn Theological Seminary is a dynamic educational institution, a "seminary without borders," whose programs are rooted in New York City but extend far beyond.
New York, New York 10027
Benetvision a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA providing research and resources for contemporary spirituality.
355 East Ninth Street
Erie, PA 16503-1107
Breakthrough is an international non-profit organization that uses education and popular culture to promote public awareness and dialogue about human rights and social justice. Encouragement for individuals and communities to get involved in promoting social harmony and building a culture of human rights.
C3/15 Safdarjung Dev't Area
New Delhi 110016
34-36 85 Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Capacitar International works with communities affected by violence, poverty and trauma, uniting people across borders in solidarity, understanding and reconciliation. They teach simple wellness practices that lead to healing, wholeness and peace in the individual and in the world.
212 Laurel St. #210
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
The Center for Non-Violent Communication is a global organization whose vision is a world where all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully.
2428 Foothill Boulevard, Suite E
La Crescenta, CA 91214
The Center for Partnership Studies is nonprofit research and educational organization that promotes partnership as a way of life based on harmony with nature, nonviolence, and gender, racial, and economic equity. It is the organization that run the SAIV project.
P.O. Box 51936
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Center for Women's Global Leadership develops and facilitates women's leadership for women's human rights and social justice worldwide.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
160 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555
The Child Trauma Academy mission is to help improve the lives of traumatized and maltreated children and their families. CTA works to improve the systems that educate, nurture, protect and enrich these children. CTA believes the most effective approach to systemic change is one that involves defining specific problems, and developing innovative, measurable, and replicable solutions -- within clinical practice, program development and public policy.
5161 San Felipe Suite 320
Houston, Texas 77056
Chopra Foundation works to advance the cause of mind/body spiritual healing, education, and research through fundraising for selected projects.
2013 Costa del Mar Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Christians for Biblical Equality is a non-profit organization comprised of individual and church members from over 80 denominations who believe that the Bible, properly interpreted, teaches the fundamental equality of men and women of all racial and ethnic groups and all economic classes, based on the teachings of scripture as reflected in Galatians 3:28: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
122 West Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404-2451
Tel: (612) 872-6898
Fax: (612) 872-6891
Civitas uses the latest research in early childhood development, produces and distributes practical, easy-to-use tools that assist adults in making the best possible decisions on behalf of children. Equipped with these resources and an enhanced understanding, we can all shape the experiences of children, and therefore our future. Materials and information in both English and Spanish.
1327 W. Washington Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60607
Common Ground is a center for inquiry, study, and dialogue. Our primary concern is the human quest for understanding and the human pursuit of significance. While our endeavor began with the study of world religions and the commitment to inter-faith dialogue, our range of program offerings has been greatly expanded over the past several years.
815 Rosemary Terrace
Deerfield, IL 60015
EarthSave International leads a global movement of people from all walks of life who are taking concrete steps to promote healthy and life-sustaining food choices.
PO Box 96
New York, NY 10108
End Violence Against Women Information and Resources is a website developed by the staff of the Center for Communication Programs (CCP) as part of its ongoing effort to collect and share documentation and communication materials produced in the worldwide struggle to end violence against women.
End Violence Against Women
The INFO Project
111 Market Place
Episcopal Peace Fellowship works to aid and encourage all Episcopalians to strive for justice and peace among all people and to bear nonviolent witness to Christ's call to peace.
637 S. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60605-1839
Faith Trust Institute was formerly known as the Center for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence. Produces and provides many books and videos related to preventing and intervening in sexual and family violence for religious leaders and communities (in several languages) including "Broken Vows: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence" Video and "Family Violence and Religion: An Interfaith Resource Guide"
2400 N 45th Street #10
Seattle, WA 98103
The Fatherhood Project is a national research and education project that is examining the future of fatherhood and developing ways to support men’s involvement in child rearing. Its books, films, consultation, seminars, and training all present practical strategies to support fathers and mothers in their parenting roles.
The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) since 1915 has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience. A Nonviolent, Interfaith, tax exempt organization, The FOR promotes nonviolence and has members from many religious and ethnic traditions. It is a part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), which has affiliates in over 40 countries.
P.O. Box 271
Nyack, NY 10960
Feminista!:The Journal of Feminist Construction is an online journal known internationally for its content and capacity for networking. Feminista! is a journal of art, literature, social commentary, philosophy, with, humor, and respect, and is currently published on a semi-regular basis.
The Feminist Majority Foundation is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically.
1600 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
Foundation for Conscious Evolution offers a context and container for connecting and empowering the vast global movement arising for positive change, making the efforts of this movement visible to engender greater awareness, coherence and synergy.
P.O. Box 4698
Santa Barbara, CA 93140-4698
The Foundation for Human Enrichment provides individuals, families, and communities with effective ''self-help'' tools for healing trauma. We recognize the relationship between trauma and the ignition of violence and war. Our goal is to help end this destructive cycle.
P.O. Box 1872
Lyons, CO 80540
Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence, January 30 - April 4, is a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. Inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this international event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world.
Barbara Fields Bernstein, Project Coordinator
Association for Global New Thought
1815 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Generation Five is a non-profit organization that brings together diverse community leaders working to end child sexual abuse within five generations. Our programs provide leadership training to community members, activists and agency professionals and foster national strategy and information exchange on child sexual abuse. We are not a direct service organization; rather, we work in collaboration with service providers to ensure that affordable, culturally relevant support is available to survivors, offenders, and affected families.
2 Massasoit Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Good Toy Group works to unite the finest independent toy stores in America in a co-operative venture to market creative, culturally sensitive, constructive playthings that promote happy, healthy childhoods. A collective of 58 unique toy retailers with 86 locations from Alaska to Massachusetts, each tailored to suit the community it serves, each punctuated by the particular personality of a hands-on, kid-wise shopkeeper.
43 Hidden Bay Drive
S. Dartmouth, MA 02748
Gordon Training International (GTI) headquartered in Solana Beach, California, is a world-renowned human relations training organization. GTI was founded in 1962 by Dr. Thomas Gordon, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, who pioneered a model for effective relationships in the workplace, family and schools. Training, products and services to help people around the world improve all their relationships using the Gordon Model.
531 Stevens Avenue West
Solana Beach, CA 92075-2093
Honor the Earth is a national foundation and advocacy organization that supports front line Native environmental work. Their mission is to increase funding and public support for Native communities protecting the Earth we all share. Honor the Earth uses music, the media and the arts to accomplish this mission. Honor the Earth concert tours have featured the Grammy Award winning Indigo Girls and Native artists and have raised nearly half a million dollars and significant political resources for Native environmental groups.
2104 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
The Hot Peach Pages were built and are maintained by terraKOR web works for CaNetiq, a web-based non-profit organization. CaNetiq's goal is to provide information on abuse in as many of the world's languages as possible, along with lists of abuse help agencies for every corner of the globe. Links provided to abuse information in 62 languages, lists of agencies for 196 of the approximately 235 countries in the world and web pages of listed agencies (when available).
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. They stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. They investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable, challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law.
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor
New York, NY 10118-3299 USA
1630 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009 USA
11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 441
Los Angeles, CA 90064 USA
Human Rights Watch
100 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
2nd Floor, 2-12 Pentonville Road
London N1 9HF, UK
Tel: 44 20 7713 1995
Fax: 44 20 7713 1800
Rue Van Campenhout 15,
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: 32 (2) 732-2009
Fax: 32 (2) 732-0471
9 rue Cornavin
Tel: +41 22 738 04 81
Fax: +41 22 738 17 91
2300 Yonge Street
Suite 803, Box 2376
Toronto, Ontario M4P-1E4
The Hunger Project is a strategic organization and global movement committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, they empower local people to create lasting society-wide progress in health, education, nutrition and family incomes byapplingy a two-prong strategy: mobilizing grassroots self-reliant action, and mobilizing local leadership to clear away obstacles to enable grassroots action to succeed. Their highest priority is the empowerment of women.
15 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
Indigenous Womens Network was created in 1985 to support the self-determination of Indigenous women, families, communities, and Nations in the Americas and the Pacific Basin. In the process of promoting self-determination, IWN supports public education and advocacy for the revitalization of our languages and culture, elimination of all forms of oppression, the attainment of self-sufficiency, and the protection of Mother Earth for future generations.
Alma De Mujer
13621 FM 2769
Austin, TX 78726
The Initiative for Violence-Free Families in Hennepin County (IVFF) was formed in 1994 to mobilize people in homes, schools, neighborhoods and workplaces who want to act to prevent violence. A project of the Family and Children's Service. The Initiative provides practical ways for people to prevent violence in their immediate lives and communities (family, school, workplace, neighborhood). IVFF also works on a broader level to change systems that perpetuate violence. The web site includes sample sermons for Christian spiritual leaders.
414 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
The Institute for Community Peace offers a variety of tools and resources for practitioners and trainers. ICP’s work is grounded in research and reflects the real work of communities actively creating and sustaining primary violence prevention.
1522 K. St. NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
The Institute for Healing of Memories is a trust which seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations. We offer Healing of Memories activities, such as workshops, seminars, talks and sermons. We are also developing models for dealing with emotions such as anger, hatred and guilt, and processes for reconciliation and forgiveness and an experiential way of learning about and from the past.
2 Lente Rd
Sybrand Park, 7700
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 21 696 4230
Fax: +27 21 697 4773
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community provides an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum by which scholars, practitioners, and observers of family violence in the African American community will have the continual opportunity to articulate their perspectives on family violence through research findings, the examination of service delivery and intervention mechanisms, and the identification of appropriate and effective responses to prevent/reduce family violence in the African American community.
University of Minnesota
School of Social Work
290 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-6142
Tel: 877-NIDVAAC (643-8222)
The Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs objectives are to generate and stimulate research and to encourage exchange and cooperative relations among persons engaged in the scientific study of Muslim minority communities. Persons sharing these objectives and concerns are eligible for membership in the Institute. Membership benefits include annual subscription to the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, reduced rates for books and monographs published under the IMMA Book Series, and information on seminars and conferences sponsored by IMMA.
46 Goodge Street
London W1T 4LU
Tel/Fax: +(44-207) 636-6740
The International Association for Religious Freedom is a world community of organisations, groups and individuals from diverse faith and belief traditions working together for religious freedom. While organisations and groups must apply for membership, we also welcome into membership those individuals who are committed to the fundamental right of religious freedom and to understanding and mutual respect among persons of different religious traditions.
2 Market Street
Oxford OX1 3EF
The International Association for Women Judges is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of more than 4,000 members at all judicial levels in 86 nations.
901 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
The International Fellowship of Reconciliation is the oldest international non-governmental peace organization in the world, having been formally established at an international meeting in the Netherlands in 1919. Founded in 1919 in response to the horrors of war in Europe, IFOR has taken a consistent stance against war and its preparation throughout its history.
Alkmaar, 1815 BK
The Netherlands / Pays-Bas
Tel: +31 (0)72 512 3014
Fax: +31 (0)72 515 1102
The International Peace Bureau is the world´s oldest and most comprehensive international peace federation, bringing together people working for peace in many different sectors: not only pacifists but also women´s, youth, labour, religious and professional bodies. Founded in 1892 IPB has 235 member organizations, both internationals and national/local groups in over 50 countries. IPB´s role is to support peace and disarmament initiatives taken by the UN, by governments, and especially by citizens.
41, Rue de Zurich
Tel: + 41 (22) 731 64 29
Fax: + 41 (22) 738 94 19
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and its member Associations are committed to promoting the right of women and men to decide freely the number and spacing of their children and the right to the highest possible level of sexual and reproductive health. They believe that the balance between the world's population and its natural resources and productivity is a necessary condition for improving the quality of life on the planet.
IPPF Public Affairs Department
Regent's College, Inner Circle
London NW1 4NS
Tel: (+44 171) 487 7900
Fax: (+44 171) 487 7950.
International Womens' Peace Service (IWPS) Palestine is an international team of 16 women based in Hares, a village in the Salfit Governorate of Occupied Palestine's West Bank, which began for three continuous years from August 2002. IWPS documents human rights abuses, works with the media, and non-violently intervenes in abuses. IWPS joins Palestinians in acts of non-violent direct action to oppose human rights abuses and the confiscation and destruction of land and property of Palestinian people.
2212 California Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Interreligious Engagement Project (IEP21) works to further the engagement of religious and spiritual communities around the world with each other, with secular agencies, and - most of all - with the critical issues facing the planetary community in the early 21st century.
980 Verda Lane
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Iraq Occupation Watch is an organization and web site working to expose the impact of the military and economic occupation of Iraq by the United States. Special sections devoted to information about women.
Tel: Andrea Buffa at Global Exchange, 415-255-7296 x263
Isis-Women’s International Cross-Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) still carries on the vision of its founders (Jane Cottingham and Marilee Karl) of communicating ideas, creating solidarity networks and sharing information to overcome gender inequalities. Founded in 1974 in Geneva, Switzerland as an action oriented women’s resource centre to meet the need for information by women from various regions of the world, Isis-WICCE has three main programmes: The Exchange Programme, Information and Documentation Programme and the Publication Programme.
Plot 32, Bukoto Street
Kamwokya Kampala Uganda
Jagori Women's Training, Documentation and Resource Centre, India. Committed to the creation of a just society. Here, emotions are as legitimate as empirical evidence and our shared personal experiences as women shape our politics and commitment to bringing seasons of change - change within ourselves, change within others and change in society. Jagori, at its simplest, is a documentation & resource center on women-related issues. Jagori, at its most intricate, is where feminist theory meets practice.
The Jane Goodall Institute advances the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action to improve the environment of all living things.
8700 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on alcohol and tobacco advertising and the image of women in advertising. A widely published writer and speaker, she has twice been named "Lecturer of the Year" by the National Association of Campus Activities. Her recent book Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel was called by Publishers Weekly "a profound work that is required reading for informed consumers."
The King Center was established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, as the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace.
449 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND) has a mission of empowering democracy and development in Africa by strengthening organizations and creating initiatives that advance women and youth.
60 Lanre Awolokun Street
Gbagada Phase 2
Tel: 011-234-1-472 7001
P.O. Box 65429
Washington, DC 20035
uses scriptural wisdom, social research, and extensive experience. They develop leadership within the religious community to create healthy power relationships within congregations, prevent the misuse of power, and protect those at risk of abuse.
225 Tilton Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
Toll free in the SF Bay Area 888-343-3377
La Leche Legue International was founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. While complementing the care of the physician and other health care professionals, it recognizes the unique importance of one mother helping another to perceive the needs of her child and to learn the best means of fulfilling those needs. LLL believes that breastfeeding, with its many important physical and psychological advantages, is best for baby and mother and is the ideal way to initiate good parent-child relationships.
PO Box 4079
Schaumburg, IL 60168-4079 USA
Learning to Give K-12 works to teach the importance of voluntary action for the common good in a democratic society. Provides guidance on teaching democratic and philanthropic principles to children, and about systems for passing on the tradition of private citizens working for the common good.
630 Harvey Street
Muskegon, MI 49442-2398
The Lion & Lamb Project works to stop the marketing of violence to children. They do this by helping parents, industry and government officials recognize that violence is not child’s play –and by galvanizing concerned adults to take action. They work with parents and other concerned adults to reduce the demand for violent "entertainment" products, and with industry and government to reduce the supply of such products.
4300 Montgomery Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) was formed in 1952 as a nonprofit grassroots women's organisation with branches all over the country. Maendeleo ya Wanawake encompasses over 600,000 women groups with membership of two million women. It operates through committees at the sublocation, location, division and district branches. The overall goal of Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization is to contribute to improvement of the economic, social and political status of women in Kenya.
Loita / Monrovia Street
P. O. Box 44412
Tel: (254 2) 222095 / 221136 / 252210
Manavi is a non-profit organization for women who trace their cultural heritage to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Manavi's goal is to increase awareness of women's rights in society and encourage social change to end all violence against women. Our approach is nonjudgmental, non-religious, and nonsectarian. Manavi is committed to the empowerment of South Asian women and thereby, dedicates its major efforts to facilitating women's quest for self-reliance and autonomy everywhere.
P.O. Box 3103
New Brunswick NJ 08903
Media Education Foundation produces and distributes video documentaries to encourage critical thinking and debate about the relationship between media ownership, commercial media content, and the democratic demand for free flows of information, diverse representations of ideas and people, and informed citizen participation.
Media Education Foundation
60 Masonic Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Tel: 800-897-0089 or 413-584-8500
Fax: 800-659-6882 or
Media Watch works challenge abusive stereotypes and other biased images commonly found in the media. Beginning in 1984 the organization distributes educational videos, media literacy information and newsletters to help create more informed consumers of the mass media. They do not believe in any form of censorship, especially the silencing of marginalized groups. They believe education will help create a more active citizenry who will take action against commercial media pap.
PO Box 618
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Men Overcoming Violence (MOVE) is a progressive, pro-feminist, social change non-profit organization dedicated to ending young and adult men's violence in their relationships.
1385 Mission Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 415- 626-6683
The Men's Initiative for Jane Doe Inc is a collaboration of men's outreach projects throughout the state of Massachusetts organizing support from men in their communities for Jane Doe Inc. statewide and its member organizations locally.
Men's Initiative for Jane Doe Inc.
Jane Doe Inc.
14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Milestones Organization provides Access, Education, Training and Collaboration for the autism community.
1888 South Compton Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Milestones Project is a beautiful collection of images that shows children that other children from around the world are "just like them."
The National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities seeks to improve the quality of education for African American children by raising the level of awareness in our communities about learning differences and promoting an understanding among parents, educators, and others of the culturally sensitive issues facing minority children with learning disabilities as defined by Federal law.
P.O. Box 09521
Columbus, Ohio 43209
The National Latino Children's Institute is the only national Latino organization that focuses exclusively on children. NLCI conducts focus groups and public forums to gather information about policies and programs affecting Latino children.
1325 N. Flores Street
San Antonio, Texas 78212
The National Parenting Association believes that helping parents helps kids. The organization was founded by author-activist Sylvia Ann Hewlett to give parents a greater voice in the public arena. Their goal is to build a parents' movement that unites mothers and fathers across the country. Working together we can create a society that values parenting, benefits children and strengthens America.
New York, NY 10023
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
The Natural Child Project is a web site providing articles (by Alice Miller and other experts), links and children’s art in support of their vision of "a world in which all children are treated with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion. In such a world, every child can grow into adulthood with a generous capacity for love and trust.
P.O. Box 3183
Sunriver, OR 97707
Non-Violent Peaceforce mission is to facilitate the creation of a trained, international civilian nonviolent peaceforce. The Peaceforce will be sent to conflict areas to prevent death and destruction and protect human rights, thus creating the space for local groups to struggle nonviolently, enter into dialogue, and seek peaceful resolution.
Rue Van Elewyck 35
The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project was founded in 1980 in reaction to neighborhood incidents of anti-gay violence and the failure of the criminal justice system to respond. Publish the Nationa
240 West 35 th Street Suite 200
New York, NY 10001
Nonviolence International (NI) assists individuals, organizations, and governments striving to utilize nonviolent methods to bring about changes reflecting the values of justice and human development on personal, social, economic, and political levels. NI is committed to educating the public about nonviolent action and to reducing the use of violence worldwide. We believe that every cultural and religious tradition can discover and employ culturally appropriate nonviolent methods for positive social change and international peace.
4545 42nd St. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Tel: 202-244 0951
Older Women's Network (Australia) is a self-help organisation committed to promoting the rights, dignity and
wellbeing of older women.
Older Women's Network NSW
87 Lower Fort Street,
Millers Point NSW 2000
061 - 02 - 9247 7046
061 - 02 - 9247 4202
Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education, Project No Spank offers information to professionals in the healthcare and educational fields and to parents and other childcare providers by means of the Web site and printed literature. With use, these can help lead the way to a healthier and more peaceful society governed by the principles of nonviolence-based interactions for all.
P.O. Box 1033
Alamo, CA 94507-7033
Parents Leadership Institute helps parents acquire the skills they need to build and rebuild close connections with their children. We also encourage parents to build close connections with other parents, so they are able to learn and share with others, and work together to build a healthier community.
P.O. Box 1279
Palo Alto, CA 94302
Parents Without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing
personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an
environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques.
1650 South Dixie Highway, Suite 510
Boca Raton, FL 33432
The Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) is both an institute, organization, training center and network, linking together scholars, grassroots activists, and critical thinkers throughout Romania. Its aim is to address the core challenges facing Romania and the countries of south and eastern Europe, to strengthen and empower grassroots organizations and citizens’ action, to mobilize people for active peace work and peaceful conflict transformation, and to address the structural causes of poverty, human rights violations and economic and social injustice
Peace and Safety in the Christian Home (or PASCH) is a loose coalition of academics, professionals, clergy and laypeople who are alarmed by domestic violence in the Christian home. We began forming early in the autumn of 2003.
PO Box 51145
Eugene, OR 97405
Peace at Home is a human rights agency dedicated to stopping domestic violence. They heighten the public awareness about domestic violence and organize community response and involvement.
P.O. Box 51364
Boston, MA 02205
The Peace Council is a diverse group of religious and spiritual individuals who are internationally known and respected and who have decided to come together, as the Dalai Lama wrote in a recent letter, "to understand one another and work together so that those of us who profess belief in our respective faiths can work for the common cause of humanity." He added, "I believe that such a joint effort can set the right example for the rest of the world."
International Committee for the Peace Council
2702 International Lane
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
The People's Decade of Human Rights Education (PDHRE-International) founded in 1988, is a non-profit, international service organization that works directly and indirectly with its network of affiliates - primarily women's and social justice organizations - to develop and advance pedagogies for human rights education relevant to people's daily lives in the context of their struggles for social and economic justice and democracy. PDHRE's members include experienced educators, human rights experts, United Nations officials, and world renowned advocates and activists who collaborate to conceive, initiate, facilitate, and service projects on education in human rights for social and economic transformation.
526 West 111th Street
New York, NY 10025
People’s Institute for Development and Training, or PIDT is a citizen intervention for changing social order through processes of transformation towards a just, equitable and sustainable world order. The acronym " PIDT " stands for "oppressed' in Hindi. In all PIDT programmes, empowerment of the oppressed remains the subliminal objective. Empowerment of women, receives focus and attention in all programmes and activities.
A-12 Paryavaran Complex
New Delhi - 110 030
Tele fax: 91-11-2532408 / 29531282 / 29531296
Positive Futures Network Best known for the publication YES! A Journal of Positive Futures. Our award-winning quarterly magazine invites the reader to be part of a global community of change makers. Each issue focuses on a theme, showing the possibilities and practical steps that can lead us all to a more positive future. Readers tell us that our consistent message of realistic hope clarifies their thinking and encourages their active engagement in change.
P.O. Box 10818
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-0818
Tel: 206-842-0216 or toll-free 800-937-4451
Project Momentum Inc. advances knowledge and preservation of African cultures through the promotion of African contemporary arts and the support of African-based charitable organizations in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Research Action and Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women (RAINBO) works to promote and protect African women's and girl's rights to sexual and reproductive health.
Suite 5A, Queens Studios
121 Salusbury Road
London NW6 6RG
Re-Evaluation Counseling Sakshi, New Delhi, India. A Violence Intervention for Women and Children -- works on sexual harassment, sexual assault, child sexual abuse and domestic violence. Focuses on equality education for judges, implementation of the 1997 Supreme Court Sexual Harassment Guidelines, outreach and education.
B-67 South Extension Part-1
South Asia Forum for Human Rights
was set up in 1990, is a regional public forum for the promotion of respect for universal values of human rights, the interdependence of rights and the indivisibility of rights.
SOUTH ASIA FORUM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
GPO Box: 12855
A Season for Nonviolence, January 30 - April 4, is a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. Inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this international event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world.
Barbara Fields Bernstein, Project Coordinator
Association for Global New Thought
1815 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Stand for Children is a grassroots member driven organization of parents and other allies working locally and connected nationally on behalf of children throughout the United States.
516 SE Morrison Street
Portland, Oregon 97214
Tel: 800-663-4042 or 503-235-2305
Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children's Entertainment (TRUCE) is an organization of early childhood professionals that works to promote a positive play environment for children. They share a concern about how children's entertainment and toys affect behavior and learning. TRUCE produces written materials, such as the Toy Action Guide and Media Violence and Children: A Call to Action.
PO Box 441261
Somerville, MA 02144
Tolerance.org is a web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate's stead, communities that value diversity. Through its online well of resources and ideas, its expanding collection of print materials, its burgeoning outreach efforts, and its downloadable public service announcements, Tolerance.org promotes and supports anti-bias activism in every venue of American life.
c/o The Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Tostan, which means "breakthrough" in the language of the Wolof of Senegal and the Gambia, is a non-profit and non-governmental organization incorporated in the United States in 1991 and based in Thiès, Senegal. The mission of Tostan is to contribute to the human dignity of African people through the development and implementation of a non-formal, participatory education program in national languages. Tostan provides learners with the knowledge and skills to become confident, resourceful actors in the social transformation and economic development of their communities.
777 N Capitol St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: 202-408-9300 ext. 105
Troubadour Foundation for Child Honoring aims to educate businesses, governments and other organizations about the universal needs of children in their formative early years; to provide resources to help develop best practices in meeting those needs both in Canada and globally, to join with individuals and organizations with similar missions and engaged in child-honouring initiatives, and particularly to use the inspirational power of song, and to provide information and resources to governments regarding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
610 Fernhill Road
Mayne Island, BC
United Nations Development Fund for Women ( UNIFEM) is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies that promote women's human rights, political participation and economic security. Within the UN system, UNIFEM promotes gender equality and links women's issues and concerns to national, regional and global agendas by fostering collaboration and providing technical expertise on gender mainstreaming and women's empowerment strategies.
United Nations Development Fund for Women
304 E45th Street
New York, NY 10017
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) represents the interests of more than one thousand Unitarian Universalist congregations, on a continental scale. The UUA grew out of the consolidation, in 1961, of two religious denominations: the Universalists, organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, organized in 1825.
Unitarian Universalist Association
25 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
The University of Peace was established as a Treaty Organization with its own Charter in an International Agreement adopted by the General Assembly in resolution 35/55 of 5 December 1980, the University for Peace has the mission "to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace and with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations."
PO Box 138-6100
San Jose, Costa Rica
Tel: +506 205 9000
Fax: +506 249 1929
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is a democratic, international membership organization. Its members are indigenous peoples, occupied nations, minorities and independent states or territories who have joined together to protect their human and cultural rights, preserve their environments, and to find non-violent solutions to conflicts which affect them. UNPO provides a legitimate and established international forum for member aspirations and assists its members in effective participation at an international level.
P.O. Box 85878
2508 CN The Hague
Tel: +31 (0)70 3646504
Fax: +31 (0)70 3646608
V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop worldwide violence against women and girls including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sexual slavery.
Veriditas, The Voice of the Labyrinth Movement, was founded in 1996 by Lauren Artress, and is a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing people to the healing, meditative powers of the labyrinth. The vision of Veriditas is to activate and facilitate the transformation of the human spirit. The work of Veriditas centers around the Labyrinth Experience as a personal practice for healing and growth, a tool for community building, an agent for global peace and a metaphor for life.
c/o Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tel: (415) 749-6358
TTY: (415) 749-6359
WarWidows International Peace Alliance works to amplify the voices of women whose lives have been profoudly impacted by war to help prevent and end armed conflict, foster reconciliation and promote peace around the world.
The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort in the world of men working to end men's violence against women. It relies on volunteer support and financial contributions from individuals and organizations. Beginning with 1991 a handful of men in Canada decided to take responsibility to urge men to speak out against violence against women. They decided that wearing a white ribbon would be a symbol of men's opposition to men's violence against women. Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge never to commit, condone nor remain silent about violence against women.
365 Bloor St. East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3L4
World Centers for Compassion for Children International is a non-profit organization founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams in March 1997. The organization's mission is to create a strong political voice for children in areas of stress due to war, hunger or social, economic, or political upheaval and to respond to their expressed needs materially and emotionally.
Tel: 353 (0) 91 593304
Fax: 353 (0) 91 505816
Womankind Worldwide is a UK based charity dedicated to working internationally to raise the status of women. Through over 70 practical initiatives in 20 countries, their work spans Africa, South Asia, Central and South America, the Balkans and Western Europe. They work directly with women and men across the world to develop and transform communities - meeting women’s day-to-day needs and tackling the causes of inequality between women and men.
32-37, Cowper Street
London, EC2A 4AW
+44 (0)20 7549 5700
The Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) is an independent, non-religious, non-governmental organisation based in Malaysia, committed to confronting violence against women. WAO was established in 1982 when it opened Malaysia's first Women's Refuge, providing shelter, counseling and child support to battered women.
Pertubuhan Pertolongan Wanita
P.O. Box 493 Jalan Sultan
46760 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +60 3 7956 3488
Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling (WCLAC), Jerusalem and the Occupied Territories. The WCLAC, established in 1991 in Jerusalem as an independent Palestinian organization, aims to contribute to the establishment of a democratic Palestinian society, based on social justice and equality between women and men. To achieve this aim, the Centre has developed and is further developing, through its activities, a new Palestinian feminist discourse. The WCLAC is a resource Centre for women and a leader of collective action on the governmental and non-governmental level, locally, regionally and internationally. The WCLAC's five units cooperate in planning and implementing the Centre's programmes while drawing on the experiences of one another.
Al Dahya Intersection
Al Hirbawi Building, Third Floor
P.O. Box 54262
Tel: (972) (2)2347438
Fax: (972) (2) 2342172
Women for Women International was founded in 1993 to help women overcome the horrors of war and civil strife in ways that can help them rebuild their lives, families, and communities. Women for Women International’s tiered program begins with direct financial and emotional support; fosters awareness and understanding of women’s rights; offers vocational skills training; and provides access to income-generation support and microcredit loans that together can help women restart their lives in ways that are independent, productive, and secure.
1850 'M' Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Women Peacemakers Program's objective is to increase the empowerment of women through active nonviolence.
This is accomplished through an annual international training for nonviolence trainers, regional consultations for women in conflict situations, gender and nonviolence trainings, workshops on using the media for peace, campaigns such as the annual May 24 International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament, and through the documentation of women's peace initiatives.
Alkmaar, 1815 BK
The Netherlands / Pays-Bas
Tel: +31 (0)72 512 3014
Fax: +31 (0)72 515 1102
World Birth Forum's mission is to bring the voices of leading women and children to the forefront of our global problem-solving dialogue. As a news magazine World Birth tackles the difficult issues; never leaving readers without a solution that is working somewhere in the world, and tell these stories from the perspective of powerful, leading women and bright, visionary children.
5935 NE Skidmore Street
Portland, OR 97218
World Council of Religious Leaders. The formation of the World Council of Religious Leaders was one of the stated goals of the Millennium World Peace Summit. The objective of this Council is to serve as a resource to the United Nations and its agencies around the world, nation states and other international organizations, offering the collective wisdom and resources of the faith traditions toward the resolution of critical global problems.
350 5th Ave, Suite 6906
New York, NY 10118
The World Peace Prayer Society is a nonprofit, non-sectarian, member-supported organization dedicated to spreading the message and prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth all over the world. It was founded in Japan by Masahisa Goi in 1955, and in 1988 the world headquarters moved to New York. In 1990 the Society was accepted as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in affiliation with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations.
26 Benton Road
Wassaic, NY 12592
WorldPlay is a nonprofit corporation supported by a coalition of organizations whose main goal is to celebrate the creativity of children through the toys they invent. With toys as their focus, they hope to educate as many children as possible to various cultures, traditions, and lifestyles as seen through the eyes of their contemporaries. By emphasizing a graphical hands-on format, interactive learning will reach as many children as possible through traveling exhibits, how-to books, videos, CD-ROMs, and the World Wide Web.
World Pulse Magazine's mission is to unleash the global power and leadership of women and youth through media. World Pulse Magazine is founded on the belief that there is a different way to look at the world and the problems facing our planet than the view currently presented to us by most news sources.
World Watch Institute offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Our work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society—and how to achieve it.
1776 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-1904
Zero to Three's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's
infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and
those who work on their behalf. We are dedicated to advancing current knowledge;
promoting beneficial policies and practices; communicating research and best
practices to a wide variety of audiences; and providing training, technical
assistance and leadership development.
National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
2000 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association wants a Zimbabwean society where women are empowered and assert their rights within a justice system that treats men and women equally and that is sensitive to the needs of children.
17 Fife Avenue, Harare
P.O Box CY473,
Tel: 706676, 708491, 706820.
Office 500, Bambanani Centre,
5th floor, Cnr 9th Ave/J. Moyo
Tel: (09) 888001.