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Irish Refugee Council (IRC) www.irishrefugeecouncil.ie
The Irish Refugee Council is an independent nongovernmental organization established in 1992. The work of the IRC includes policy-making, networking and research. It deals with issues affecting the local refugee community.
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Access to Justice Network (ACJNet) www.acjnet.org
The Access to Justice Network (ACJNet) is an organization working online to facilitate communication between individuals and exchange of information and educational materials related to the justice system and legal issues relevant to Canadian residents. The website offers services such as legal advice, access to Canadian law documents, articles and documents on legal topics, and links to related sites.
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Alberta Justice www.justice.gov.ab.ca/home
Alberta Justice/Alberta Solicitor General is an official government website devoted to the justice and court systems of the province of Alberta, Canada. The aim of the website is to provide interested persons with reliable information about Alberta's legal system and the related administration. The site contains a wealth of information and links to other government pages.
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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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Amadeu Antonio Stiftung www.amadeu-antonio-stiftung.de
Amadeu Antonio Stiftung (AAS) was founded in 1998. Its main purpose is to combat right-wing extremism, racism and antisemitism. AAS is active in Germany, mainly in the states of the former East Germany, where the threat from right-wing extremists is greatest.
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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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Anti Racism Campaign (ARC) flag.blackened.net/revolt/arc.html
The Anti Racism Campaign is an open association whose members fight for the rights of immigrants and refugees located in Ireland.
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Antisemitism Research Resources ddickerson.igc.org/antisemitism.html
A part of the Institute for Global Communication (IGC), this website is dedicated to a grassroots approach to obtaining information on antisemitism. It is a collection of links dealing mostly with issues concerning antisemitism, the Holocaust and Jewish-Christian relations, but also addressing human rights, tolerance and immigration issues. Separate links provide information for scholars, researchers, students, activists, and others learning about, monitoring or campaigning against antisemitism.
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Association for Integration of Refugees and Migrants (AIRM) www.airm-bg.org
The Association for Integration of Refugees and Migrants (AIRM) is a nongovernmental organization founded in 2004. It is involved in integration of refugees and migrants in Bulgaria. The founders of AIRM are social workers, lawyers, journalists, teachers, students and others.
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Association mondiale pour l'école instrument de paix (EIP) www.eip-cifedhop.org
EIP is an international non-governmental organization for peace and the promotion of human rights.
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Autism-Europe www.autismeurope.org
Autism-Europe is an association working to expand the rights of people with autism and of their families, and to intervene when their rights are threatened. It organizes many campaigns related to autism.
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Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management www.berghof-center.org
The Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management initiates, monitors and finances projects and institutions that share the goal of developing models and procedures for constructive management of ethnically based political conflicts. The website contains a collection of resources on methods of conflict resolution.
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Bündnis Aktiver Fußballfans (BAFF) www.aktive-fans.de
Bündnis Aktiver Fußballfans (BAFF) the Alliance of Active Football Fans, was created in 1993 in Germany. It brings together 200 related organizations and individual members. BAFF is part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network. The Alliance is concerned with protecting the rights of fans.
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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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Care International www.care.org
Care International is an international nongovernmental organization founded in the United States in 1945. The organization’s purpose is to fight hunger, ensure basic medical care, and carry out educational programs and projects aimed at reducing the dependence of local communities on humanitarian assistance.
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Caritas Internationalis www.caritas.org
Caritas Internationalis is a collection of service organizations that work to improve the conditions of the poor and oppressed all over the world. It is one of the world’s largest humanitarian efforts and provides assistance in the form of development aid, emergency relief, advocacy, peace building, human rights defense, and environmental stewardship.
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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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Centre Européen Juif D’Information (CEJI) www.ceji.org
Centre Européen Juif D’Information (CEJI) is an international nonprofit organization which aims to help create and promote a multicultural Europe through diversity education and policy. In the area of policy, CEJI provides decision makers in the EU with Jewish experiences, projects and ideas in the field of basic rights, education, training and social integration.
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Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej (CEO) (Center for Citizenship Education) www.ceo.org.pl
The Center for Citizenship Education was established in 1994. It is a public service organization which promotes the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for active citizenship and for building a democratic state and civil society. CEO projects are addressed above all to schools, and are intended to prepare young people to be responsible, active citizens.
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Centrum Monitoringu Wolno¶ci Prasy Stowarzyszenia Dziennikarzy Polskich (Press Freedom Monitoring Center) www.freepress.org.pl
The Press Freedom Monitoring Center of the Polish Journalists Association defends freedom of expression and in particular journalists’ freedom to access sources of information, and works to strengthen freedom of the press and the electronic media.
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Centrum Pomocy Prawnej im. Haliny Nieć www.pomocprawna.org
The Halina Niec Human Rights Association is a nongovernmental organization bringing together law students, practicing lawyers and researchers, mainly from Central Europe. Its objective is to improve the quality of services provided by legal institutions, and to promulgate human rights standards.
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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators www.arbitrators.org
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is an organization for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators from all over the world. It aims to resolve conflicts in a quick, easy and financially efficient way. The Institute is active in several sectors: financial services, insurance, the media and telecommunications.
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Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) www.cpt.org
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is a North American organization associated with the Mennonite religious community, focused on conflict resolution based on Christian principles, as opposed to methods based on violence and war.
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civilrights.org www.civilrights.org
civilrights.org was created by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund as a center of information about human rights.
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CODEP. The Conflict, Development and Peace Network www.codep.org.uk
The Conflict, Development and Peace Network (CODEP) aims to reduce violent conflict and to help the worst-affected victims. Many nongovernmental organizations, educational institutions and government agencies participate in the effort. The CODEP website is an independent discussion forum enabling exchange of valuable information.
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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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Council of Europe www.coe.int
The Council of Europe, created in 1949, is the oldest European political institution. It consists of 46 member nations. COE objectives include protection of human rights, parliamentary democracy and the rule of law; development of continent-wide agreements in order to harmonize the social policies and legal practices of individual nations; and raising awareness of a European identity based on the common values present in various cultures.
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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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ELKARRI www.elkarri.org
Elkarri is a social movement for dialogue and consensus in the Basque Country. It was founded to defend and mobilize the model of a peaceful and dialogue-based solution to the Basque conflict. Elkarri is an independent organization with 3,000 members. Its mission is to contribute to the peace process.
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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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Eurasia Foundation www.eurasia.org.ru
The Eurasia Foundation is a privately managed grant-awarding organization dedicated to funding programs that build democratic and free market institutions in the twelve new independent states of the former Soviet Union: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
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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 Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment www.cpt.coe.int
The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) is an organization mandated by the Council of Europe. The mission of CPT is to protect human rights, with special attention to the rights of detainees. CPT monitors the treatment and living conditions of inmates.
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European Council on Refugees and Exiles http://www.ecre.org/
The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) unites about 80 organizations that act on behalf of refugees in more than 30 countries. Its main purpose is to work for decent treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.
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European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) www.fra.europa.eu
The European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia is an independent body of the European Union, founded in 1997 (since March 2007: The The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The Centre provides objective and reliable comparative data on racism, xenophobia, islamophobia and antisemitism in European countries. Its objective is to help the EU and member states define the nature and extent of these phenomena and to develop courses of action against them. The website offers descriptions of organizations dedicated to combating racism and xenophobia, and links to projects, analyses and reports.
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European Ombudsman www.euro-ombudsman.eu.int
The European Ombudsman is a department of the European Union created in 1995 by the European Parliament. The European Ombudsman accepts complaints from citizens of the European Union as well as individuals and legal entities residing or based permanently inside the EU, regarding cases of poor administration by institutions or organs of the European Union.
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European Playwork Association (e.p.a.) www.go-epa.org
The European Playwork Association (e.p.a.) was created in 1976 as a voluntary international and nongovernmental youth organization based on cooperation between Europe-wide Adventure Playgrounds. Today, e.p.a. fights against oppression, disillusionment, racism and xenophobia through a diverse partner network, especially in poor and socially excluded communities.
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European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) www.errc.org
The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is a public organization whose purpose is to counteract discrimination against Roma and violation of their rights. The organization’s website contains a large number of publications and links. It also functions as a library of all documents published by ERRC.
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European Students Forum. AEGEE Europe www.aegee.org
AEGEE is one of the biggest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe, representing a large range of cultural diversity. AEGEE is a secular, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Its fields of action are cultural exchange, active citizenship, higher education, and peace and stability. All projects and activities are based on the voluntary work of its members.
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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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European Youth Forum (EYF) www.youthforum.org
The European Youth Forum (EYF) was established by national youth councils from all over Europe and international youth nongovernmental organizations, currently numbering 93. As a youth platform, EYF represents youth organizations in international institutions, mainly the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations. It supports and influences their policies on youth issues.
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Forum for Dialogue Among Nations www.dialog.org.pl
The foundation aims to create a climate of tolerance and promote democratic values, as well as to draw together the nations that, throughout the centuries, have lived side by side and co-written the history, tradition and culture of Poland.
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France Libertés Fondation Danielle Mitterrand www.france-libertes.fr
France Libertés Fondation Danielle Mitterrand, established by Danielle Mitterrand, has partner organizations all over the world. Its mission is to protect human rights and to combat injustice and social exclusion.
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Freedom House (FH) www.freedomhouse.org
Freedom House is an American independent nonprofit organization founded in New York in 1941. It works for the growth of democracy and political and economic freedoms worldwide, conducting a range of research and educational programs. It champions respect for human rights, democracy, free markets, the rule of law and press freedom.
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Friends, Families and Travellers www.gypsy-traveller.org
Friends, Families and Travellers is an organization whose activity is directed to the Traveller community, mainly in Great Britain; it provides assistance, advice, information and training, and works for understanding, tolerance and dialogue between the Traveller minority and local communities.
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Fundacja dla Wolno¶ci (Foundation for Freedom) www.fundacjadlawolnosci.org
The Foundation for Freedom was established at the end of 2004. Its purpose is to shape a society based on equality, to fight social exclusion, to promote active social and cultural involvement, freedom of expression and European integration, and to disseminate knowledge of the issues accompanying globalization processes.
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Fundacja Finestra (Finestra Foundation) www.finestra.org.pl
The Finestra Foundation was established in Cracow in 2006. Its purpose is to act for the common good by conducting and supporting social and environmental activities, and to support community, environmental and local governmental initiatives.
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Fundacja im. Heinricha Bölla (Heinrich Böll Foundation) www.boell.pl
The Heinrich Böll Foundation was formed in 1997 through the unification of the Regenbogen Association and its three foundations: Buntstift (Göttingen), Frauen-Anstiftung (Hamburg) and Heinrich-Böll (Cologne). Politically the Foundation is close to Alliance 90/German Green Party. Its basic purpose is civic education both within and outside the German Federal Republic.
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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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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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Global Policy Forum www.globalpolicy.org
The Global Policy Forum (GPF) is a non-profit organization created in 1993 by an international group of citizens interested in promoting civil society values. GPF works to strengthen international law and to increase accountability when decisions having global consequences are made. GPF has advisory status in the UN.
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Gong www.gong.hr
Gong is a Croatian nongovernmental organization whose purpose is to encourage citizens to take an active part in political life. It monitors elections, educates about citizens’ rights and responsibilities, creates communication channels between voters and their representatives, and promotes transparency in government.
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Human Rights Education Associates www.hrea.org
Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international nongovernmental organization that supports human rights learning through online technologies.
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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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Immigrant Council of Ireland www.immigrantcouncil.ie
The Immigrant Council of Ireland is an independent organization which promotes the rights of immigrants to Ireland by providing them with information and advocacy services, and by raising public awareness of the rights of immigrants. The Council believes that all people seeking to live in, living in or travelling to Ireland should be guaranteed their human rights.
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Institut für Rechtspolitik an der Universität Trier (IRP) www.irp.uni-trier.de
The Institut für Rechtspolitik is engaged in research on the law, especially in the area of human rights. Since 1972 the institute has organized a forum bringing together renowned politicians and academics to discuss human rights developments and challenges in Germany and Europe-wide.
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Institute For European Constitutional Law (IECL) www.uni-trier.de/index.php?id=7049&L=2&0=
The Institute For European Constitutional Law (IECL) is part of the Faculty of Law at the University of Trier in Germany. It conducts comparative analyses and assesses constitutional law in Europe and worldwide.
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INTERIGHTS. The International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights www.interights.org
INTERIGHTS is a charity that focuses on enhancing the legal capabilities of lawyers, judges and NGOs in regions with weak legal institutions. By educating such legal partners, the charity hopes to increase the effectiveness of their human rights activities. Besides playing a purely supporting role, INTERIGHTS also presents human rights violations.
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International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) www.iarf.net
The International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) is an association in the United Kingdom whose main goal is to promote freedom of religion and belief at a global level by encouraging interfaith dialogue and tolerance, mostly between groups differing in their traditions and beliefs and among communities suffering from religious persecution or discrimination.
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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 Institute of Human Rights www.iidh.org
The International Institute for Human Rights (Institut International des Droits de l'Homme; IIDH) was founded in 1969 in Strasbourg by René Cassin, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his involvement in the struggle to protect human rights (1968). IIDH is an independent organization whose main purpose is to research and disseminate knowledge about human rights.
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International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) www.iihl.org
The International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) is a private, independent and nonprofit organization founded in San Remo, Italy, in 1970. The Institute encourages dialogue among governments, organizations, institutions and experts concerned with humanitarian issues.
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International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) www.ilga.org
The International Lesbian and Gay Association is a wide-ranging network of national and local groups working for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people.
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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 Bureau www.ipb.org
The International Peace Bureau (IPB) is the oldest federation of organizations working for peace. IPB is 112 years old, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1910.
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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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Irish Traveller Movement www.itmtrav.com
The Irish Traveller Movement is a network of organizations that combat discrimination and intolerance against Travellers in Ireland. ITM concentrates its work on issues connected with education, legislation, respect for the principle of social equality, and social questions (accommodations).
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Justice and Peace www.juspax-es.org
Justice and Peace is an organization established by Pope Paul VI in 1967 and inspired by the spirit of Vatican II. It makes known the Church’s social teachings, to defend and promote human rights, justice, peace, solidarity, and preservation of the environment. Justice and Peace exists in many countries and the information can be accessed in numerous languages. This entry is based on the Spanish website.
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Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law www.bureau.kz
The Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law succeeds the Kazakhstan-American Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law.
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King Baudouin Foundation www.kbs-frb.be
The King Baudouin Foundation (KBF), with headquarters in Brussels, was established in 1976. Its main objective is to improve people's living conditions. KBF focuses on issues such as social justice, civil society and philanthropy.
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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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La Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado www.cear.es
La Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR; The Spanish Committee for Refugee Assistance) is an independent organization acting to defend refugee rights. CEAR champions justice, solidarity, liberty and equality.
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Le Respect – ça Change l’École (Respect – Changing Schools) www.education.gouv.fr
"Le Respect – ça Change l’École" is a project carried out by the French Ministry of Education, dedicated to fighting violence in schools and promoting tolerance among students.
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LICRA - Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et Antisémitisme www.licra.org
Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et Antisémitisme (LICRA), established in 1927, is the oldest French organization dealing with issues related to combatting racism and antisemitism in the international forum.
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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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Médecins Sans Frontières www.msf.org
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is an international organization providing humanitarian aid in more than 70 countries. MSF helps start hospitals and clinics, runs vaccination programs and water and sewer projects for threatened areas, and trains local personnel, often working in distant care centers in poor regions.
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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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Moscow School of Human Rights www.mshr-ngo.ru
The Moscow School of Human Rights is a nongovernmental, non-profit organization, which aims to disseminate knowledge about human rights and democratization. The website includes publication lists, links, and information about the activities of the organization's staff.
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Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples (MRAP, Movement Against Racism and for Friendship Between Nations) www.mrap.asso.fr
Movement against racism, and in support of friendship between nations.
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Muslim Council of Britain www.mcb.org.uk
The Muslim Council of Britain is an independent organization working for integration of the Muslim minority into the whole of British society, intercultural dialogue, and respect for the rights of Muslims in the United Kingdom. It unites more than 350 organizations having various profiles of activity.
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Nauczanie Integruj±ce w Kontek¶cie Europy (NIKE) www.nike.ces.uj.edu.pl
Nauczanie Integruj±ce w Kontek¶cie Europy (NIKE) is the Polish part of a joint educational project under the Socrates Comenius program – Cooperative Learning in the European Context (CLIEC), realized by the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University (Cracow), the Center for Citizenship Education (Warsaw), the Centre for Intercultural Education at Ghent University, the Centre for Intercultural Studies (Granada, Spain) and Intercultural Island (Reykjavik) in 2002-2005.
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Nonviolent Peaceforce www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/
The Nonviolent Peaceforce is a network of 90 member organizations whose aim is to safeguard human rights, prevent armed conflict, and provide local activists with a safe environment in which to continue their efforts. This network is intended to create a nonviolent international civilian peace force which can intervene in third-party conflicts. The organizations publish reports and provide conflict prevention training.
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North of England Refugee Service (NERS) www.refugee.org.uk
The North of England Refugee Service Ltd (NERS) is an independent charity providing legal and social assistance to immigrants in order to create conditions for them to integrate in the larger society.
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North-South Centre (The European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity) www.nscentre.org
The North-South Centre, also known as the European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity, works to support cooperation and solidarity between northern and southern regions of the world. The Centre works to promote democracy and respect for human rights in Europe and beyond. The Centre was established under the Council of Europe in 1989 to serve as its "window on the world".
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Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) www.articcentre.org
The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, part of the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland (Finland), was established in 1997. Its work concentrates on human rights, including minority rights, and environmental protection.
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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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Online/More Colour in the Media www.olmcm.org
Online/Media Colour in the Media (OL/MCM) is a European network of broadcasters, nongovernmental organizations, and educational and research institutions working to improve the image of ethnic minorities in the media.
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Open Republic - The Association Against Antisemitism and Xenophobia www.or.org.pl
The Open Republic Association's goal is to foster tolerance and combat anti-Semitism and xenophobia, mainly by initiating and supporting educational activities, documenting manifestations of prejudice and making the public aware of them.
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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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Panorama - the Palestinian Center for the Dissemination of Democracy & Community Development www.panoramacenter.org
Panorama, the Palestinian Center for the Dissemination of Democracy & Community Development, works to contribute to community development, and to promote issues related to the relationship between the citizen and society, as a means to build a pluralistic Palestinian civil society.
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Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) www.patrir.ro
The Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) was founded in 2001 to promote peace-building, constructive transformation of conflicts, and prevention of all forms of violence – direct, structural and cultural – in Romania and internationally. PATRIR’s methods are democratic and participatory, involving campaigns, training and education, research, and dissemination of information.
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Peace Brigades International www.peacebrigades.org/
The special role of this nongovernmental organization is its on-the-ground effort to safeguard human rights activists and refugees from threats. Supported by an emergency response network, the organization can inspire international condemnation of those who attempt to hinder the work of activists by unlawful means. Likewise, the organization monitors elections, holds training workshops, and publishes annual reports.
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Peace, Conflict & Development www.peacestudiesjournal.org.uk/index.asp
Peace, Conflict and Development is a new open-access journal which focuses on issues in conflict and peace studies. It publishes author-submitted articles on human rights, democracy and democratization, conflict resolution, environment, security, war, culture, identity and community, and other related subjects.
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Peacemakers Trust www.peacemakers.ca
The Peacemakers Trust is a Canadian charitable organization established in 1999, dedicated to research and education about conflict transformation and peacebuilding around the world. The website offers many materials: case studies, academic publications, a comprehensive bibliography and many links.
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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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Polish Robert Schuman Foundation www.schuman.org.pl
The Polish Robert Schuman Foundation is a nonpartisan nongovernmental organization whose purpose is to mobilize citizens to become involved in the unification of Europe; the means to this end are European education, the development of programs that teach how to take advantage of the opportunities provided by EU membership, and cooperation with many communities inside and outside the European Union to achieve better understanding of, and respect for, shared democratic values.
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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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Power of Culture www.powerofculture.nl
The Power of Culture website examines the role that culture and development play in political, economic and social issues – the relationship between culture, ethics and policy. The website has articles, news stories, cultural reviews and policy initiatives corresponding to its seven major themes: policy, cultural diversity, cultural heritage, art and development, media, global ethics, and economic development.
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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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REDRESS www.redress.org
Redress is a UK-established charity dedicated to obtaining reparations for torture survivors. The organization’s programs aim to strengthen the effectiveness of national and international legislation and institutions. Through collaboration with local legal partners, Redress works to hold human rights violators accountable for their use of torture.
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Refugee.pl www.refugee.pl
The Refugee.pl online gazette is for refugees and also for people interested in human rights, and for anyone who can and wants to help others.
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Search for Common Ground. The European Center for Common Ground www.sfcg.org
Search for Common Ground (SCG) is a nongovernmental organization active on four continents. It seeks models for prevention and peaceful resolution of conflicts related to ethnic, economic and environmental problems. It works in a decentralized fashion, operating in specific locations where conflicts occur. The organization is active in artistic and cultural domains; its activities focus on developmental support for children and youth. The website includes publications, analyses of events, and tools for conflict resolution.
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Slough Refugee Support www.sloughrefugeesupport.org.uk
The primary objective of Slough Refugee Support (SRS) is to help asylum seekers and refugees coming to Great Britain adjust to life in a new country. The organization informs newcomers of their rights and supports them in dealing with public institutions. SRS also runs English classes and a campaign to raise public awareness of the situation of asylum seekers and refugees in Great Britain.
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Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP) www.scp.nl
The Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP) has been in existence since 1973; it is a Netherlands government office established to study the effectiveness of government actions in the fields of health, welfare, social security, the labor market and education, with special attention to the interface between these areas.
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SOS.Racisme www.sos-racisme.org
SOS.Racisme is a French organization established in 1983 to eliminate racial discrimination and promote social equality through education.
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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 ŁódĽ. 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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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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Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation unpo.org
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation is an international organization bringing together representatives of indigenous peoples, national minorities and independent territories, who have united to protect their cultures, human rights and natural environments, and to jointly seek peaceful methods of resolving conflicts.
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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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