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Académie Universelle des Cultures (Universal Academy of Cultures) www.academie-universelle.org
The Universal Academy of Cultures is an elite club bringing together world-renowned personalities from science, philosophy, literature and art.
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Alliance For Tolerance and Freedom www.geocities.com/capitolhill/4497
The organization educates by spreading the ideas of tolerance and freedom.
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Allt är Möjligt www.alltarmojligt.se
Allt är Möjligt, which means ’Everything is Possible," is a media-watch nongovernmental organization which has no political or religious affiliations. Its purpose is to monitor stereotyped and sexist images of women in the mass media. The website has a guide to combatting stereotypes and sexism, suggested actions, and links.
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Amnesty International www.amnesty.org
Amnesty International (AI) is a nonprofit international organization which defends human rights around the world. Its main purpose is to oppose violations of human rights and discrimination on the basis of belief, skin color, national origin, language or religion.
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Association of American Colleges. The University of Maryland at College Park www.diversityweb.org
The organization coordinates activities that promote multiculturalism in higher education.
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Byrån mot diskriminering i Norrköping www.diskriminering.se
Byrån mot diskriminering i Norrköping is a Swedish nongovernmental organization, part of the Lokala Antidiskrimineringsbyråer network. Its purpose is to provide support, advice and aid to people who suffer discrimination due to their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
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Center for Partnership and Equality (CPE) www.cpe.ro
Founded in 2002, the Center for Partnership and Equality (CPE) carries out gender-related programs and projects. The organization is committed to incorporating the principle of equal opportunities for women and men into public policies and associated practice, as an integral part of democratization and the creation of an open society, in order to redefine the status of women in Romania and to improve their conditions.
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Coexistence International (CI) www.coexistence.net
Coexistence International is an initiative committed to strengthening the field of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, advocates, organizations and networks promoting coexistence at local, national and international levels.
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Crosspoint Anti Racism www.magenta.nl/crosspoint/index.html
Crosspoint Anti Racism is the largest online collection of links to organizations dedicated to human rights, antifascism, antiracism and refugees. It was created by the Magenta Foundation based in Amsterdam, which works to combat all forms of discrimination against minority groups. Crosspoint currently offers over 2,000 links to organizations in 114 countries.
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Education International (EI) www.ei-ie.org
Education International (EI) is an association of education personnel from 165 countries and regions of the world. It defends teachers' and educators' interests, and promotes peace, democracy and social justice in public education. Special emphasis is placed on combatting racism and discrimination, and on the rights of women, minorities and indigenous people.
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Emakunde. The Basque Women’s Institute www.emakunde.es
Emakunde. The Basque Women’s Institute, was founded in 1988 as an autonomous organization under the auspices of the Presidency of the Basque government. Its fundamental objective is to work for real equality between men and women in all areas of the political, economic, cultural and social life of the Basque Country.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/Pages/default.aspx
Equality and Human Rights Commission (former: Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) is an organization established in 1976 to combat discrimination and racism in Great Britain. It promotes good-neighbor relations between ethnic communities. The website contains information about the ethnic groups that make up British society, many articles and publications, and many links.
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European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) www.ecmi.de
ECMI conducts research on and actively supports constructive conflict resolution between minorities and majorities in Europe. It shares the collected information and documentation with governments and regional inter-governmental organizations, as well as non-dominant groups. ECMI also provides data and analyses to the media, contributing to the work of informing public opinion.
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European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) www.coe.int/ecri
ECRI is part of the Council of Europe dedicated to fighting racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance at the European level, especially from the perspective of human rights.
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European Research Center on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) www.ercomer.org
The European Research Center on Migration and Ethnic Relations is engaged in research on international migration, ethnic relations, racism and ethnic conflict in Europe. The Center is affiliated with the Faculty of Social Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The website provides information about the Center's research and about the organization's goals, conferences, seminars and publications.
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European Women’s Lobby www.womenlobby.org
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest coordinating body for national and European nongovernmental women’s organizations in the European Union, with over 4000 member associations in 25 Member States.
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Fundacja im. Stefana Batorego (Stefan Batory Foundation) www.batory.org.pl
The purpose of the Stefan Batory Foundation is to support the development of an open democratic society. Its priority tasks include strengthening the role and activeness of civil society, promoting civil liberties and the rule of law, and building international cooperation and solidarity.
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Fundacja Klub Obywatelski (Civic Club Foundation) klub-obywatelski.org.pl
The Civic Club Foundation is an independent organization established in 1998 at the initiative of people from groups that played major roles in Poland's political transformation after 1989. The Foundation carries out projects supporting the development of an informed democratic society, women's participation in political life, and Poland's integration with European institutions.
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Future www.future.ngo.pl
The website, containing educational materials, is dedicated to reflection on topics such as tolerance, respect and dialogue.
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GELD – Le Groupe d’Etude et de Lutte contre les Discriminations www.le114.com
GELD – Le Groupe d'Etude et de Lutte contre les Discriminations is a government-supported public interest agency dedicated to studying and combatting racial, gender and religious discrimination. It runs a free national hotline in France.
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Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org
Human Rights Watch is the largest human rights organization, based in the United States. It started in 1978 as Helsinki Watch, to monitor the compliance of Soviet bloc countries with the human rights provisions of the landmark Helsinki Accords. The organization grew to cover other regions of the world, until all the Watch committees were united in 1988 to form Human Rights Watch.
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International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) www.ifj.org
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is the world’s largest organization of journalists, promoting human rights, democracy and pluralism. The IFJ is opposed to discrimination of all kinds, and condemns the use of media as propaganda or to promote intolerance and conflict. The IFJ believes in media pluralism and freedom of political and cultural expression.
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International Network - Education For Democracy, Human Rights And Tolerance www.tolerance-net.org
The activities of the International Network of Education for Democracy, Human Rights and Tolerance focus on promoting the ideas of tolerance and human rights.
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International Organization for Migration www.iom.int
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is dedicated to migration issues in the broadest context. It undertakes many initiatives to help migrants and refugees all over the world. IOM is one of the largest and most versatile organizations dealing with migration issues.
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International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) www.prio.no
The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) is one of the first peace research institutes in the world, and the only one in Norway. It combines research and practice, searching for optimal solutions to existing or potential conflicts all over the world.
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Internet Centre Anti-Racism Europe I-CARE www.icare.to
I-CARE is an online forum for cooperation among European NGOs, and a center for information about migration and about combatting discrimination and racism. The goal of this cooperation is to promote universal standards for protection of human rights, and non-discrimination principles in particular.
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Irish Council for Civil Liberties www.iccl.ie
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), active since 1976, is an independent nongovernmental organization focused on promoting and defending human rights and civil liberties.
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Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) www.womensnetwork.org
The mission of the Kosova Women’s Network’s (KWN) is to support, protect and promote the rights and interests of women and girls throughout Kosova, regardless of their political beliefs, religion, age, level of education, sexual orientation, or ability. KWN fulfills its mission through exchange of experience and information, partnership and networking, research, advocacy and service.
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Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS) www.kfos.org
The Kosova Foundation for Open Society (KFOS), a branch of the Soros Foundation, is an autonomous nonprofit foundation which promotes the development of an open society in Kosovo.
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KVINDERÅDET (The Women's Council in Denmark) http://www.kvinderaadet.dk/
Kvinderådet (The Women's Council in Denmark) is Denmark’s largest organization working on behalf of women, uniting many smaller associations and groups engaged in defending women’s rights in the workplace and in social and political life. Kvinderådet coordinates campaigns for equal rights, and promotes women’s rights in Denmark. Internationally it cooperates with similar organizations.
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MacArthur Foundation www.macfound.ru
The MacArthur Foundation promotes international peace and security as well as human rights by awarding financial aid, in the form of grants, to local organizations protecting human rights in Russia, and by providing financial assistance to projects addressing the development of global security.
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Małopolskie Towarzystwo Oświatowe (Education Society for Małopolska) www.mto.org.pl
Małopolskie Towarzystwo Oświatowe zostało zarejestrowane w 1988 roku przez grupę rodziców i nauczycieli z inspiracji podziemnej Rady Edukacji Narodowej, działającej w czasie stanu wojennego w Polsce. Misją MTO jest budowanie społeczeństwa obywatelskiego w Polsce i na Bałkanach, wspomaganie edukacji osób niepełnosprawnych i Romów, rozwijanie i propagowanie innowacyjnych metod nauczania, upowszechnianie i ochrona praw kobiet.
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Minority Rights Group International www.minorityrights.org
Minority Rights Group International (MRG) works with and on behalf of minorities and indigenous people to secure their ethnic, religious and linguistic rights. It strives for cooperation and understanding between communities and seeks to raise awareness of issues minorities face. MRG works to persuade policy makers of the need for long-term and sustainable change relating to minority issues.
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Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR-UNOG) www.unhchr.ch
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR-UNOG) aims to promote and protect human rights around the world. The office informs governments and the global community about the status of human rights protection around the world, and about violations of international standards. The organization strives to create an international community that opposes violence and endeavors to respect the law.
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Open Society Institute & Soros Foundations Network www.soros.org
The Open Society Institute (OSI) is an organization established in New York at the initiative of the financier George Soros. OSI aims to promote open society by shaping governmental policies, supporting education and the media, working to protect human rights, particularly women’s rights, and assisting the implementation of social, legal and economic reforms. OSI also combats the negative effects of globalization.
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Oxfam International www.oxfam.org
Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice. Oxfam uses a range of approaches to achieve change and to improve peoples’ lives, including emergency response, longer-term development programs, and campaigning to achieve lasting change.
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Platform of European Social NGOs (Social Platform) www.socialplatform.org
The Social Platform (SP) is an association of over 30 European nongovernmental organizations involved in promoting the social dimension of the European Union. The goal of SP is to build a Europe based on social justice and fundamental human rights. The organizations involved in the Platform cooperate with the most important EU institutions.
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Pomagamy. Nowoczesne Pismo Wolontariuszy www.pomagamy.pl
Pomagamy (We Are Helping) is an online service and free publication created by volunteers for volunteers. The aim is to call attention to the suffering of others and to combat indifference. The publication contains many articles and announcements for openminded people wanting to help others.
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Prejudice Institute www.prejudiceinstitute.org
The Prejudice Institute is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization. As a resource for activists, lawyers, and social scientists, the Prejudice Institute is devoted to policy research and education on all dimensions of prejudice, discrimination and ethnoviolence.
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PRO EUROPA League www.proeuropa.ro
The PRO EUROPA League, one of the first nongovernmental organizations in post-communist Romania, was founded in 1989 by a group of intellectuals committed to the pan-European idea and the values of democracy and pluralism. The League opted for direct civic involvement and became an activist group. Its priorities are social dialogue and civic education.
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Renner Institut www.renner-institut.at
The Renner Institute works to support the Austrian Social Democratic Party and the social democratic movement, and to strengthen civil society.
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Stowarzyszenie Kobiet Romskich w Polsce free.ngo.pl/kobietyromskie
Stowarzyszenie Kobiet Romskich w Polsce (Association of Romani Women in Poland) was established in 2000 in Cracow, Poland, to help develop and implement projects to combat and counteract discrimination against the Romani community in Małopolska Province, encourage civic action among this minority group, and to work for equal educational opportunities for Roma.
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Stowarzyszenie Przeciw Przemocy (Association Against Violence) www.przeciwprzemocy.free.ngo.pl
The Association Against Violence was established in 1999 in Łódź. Its main purposes are to oppose violence; to counteract social pathologies, marginalization and social exclusion; to work for civil society and equal rights for women and men; and to strengthen the nongovernmental organization sector.
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Stowarzyszenie Współpracy Kobiet, NEWW-Polska (Network of East-West Women – Polska/NEWW) www.neww.org.pl
The Network of East-West Women – Polska/NEWW is part of an international network of women and independent women’s organizations in Central and Eastern Europe, countries of the former Soviet Union (CEE/NIS) and the U.S.A. Its purpose is to build and develop cooperation, exchange and education among women.
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Understanding Prejudice.org www.understandingprejudice.org
The Understanding Prejudice web site is for teachers, students, and all of those interested in issues of prejudice and discrimination. The site includes over 2000 links to sources on similar subjects and to NGOs.
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Union of Jewish Students of Great Britain & Ireland www.ujs.org.uk
The Union of Jewish Students of Great Britain & Ireland (UJS) is a social organization whose purpose is to build, maintain and strengthen the sense of Jewish identity among students. The scope of its work covers the entire United Kingdom. UJS develops student activity programs in the contest of Judaic culture, and engages with social issues.
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) www.unesco.org
The mission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is to support international cooperation in culture, art and science, as well as to engender respect for human rights regardless of skin color, social status or religion. UNESCO works mainly for development of science and culture; and financial, technical and logistical assistance in organizing education.
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Verein für Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit (ZARA) www.zara.or.at
ZARA is an Austrian association of social work and legal aid specialists. They offer free advice and intervention in cases of racial discrimination, accompany victims in court proceedings, and document reported cases of rights violation.
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Women’s Alliance for Development www.women-bg.org
The Women’s Alliance for Development was founded in late 1996 by 13 women heading independent NGOs working in the field of human rights, gender equality, environmental protection and civil society development. It appeared as a response to important international events such as the IV World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995) and the Habitat II Conference (Istanbul, 1966).
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World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP) www.wcrp.org
Religions for Peace is a coalition of representatives of the largest religions of the world, whose purpose is to create a discussion forum for interreligious dialogue and peaceful coexistence. Religions for Peace engages in initiatives related to conflict dynamics, human rights, education for peace, disarmament and security.
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