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Breaking audio and visual news from Israel and the world
StandWithUs is an international education organization that ensures that Israel's side of the story is told in communities, campuses, libraries, the media and churches through brochures, speakers, conferences, missions to Israel, and thousands of pages of Internet resources. StandWithUs was founded in 2001 in response to the misinformation that often surrounds the Middle East conflict, and the inappropriate often anti-Semitic language used about Israel and/or the Jewish people worldwide. StandWithUs has offices and chapters in Los Angeles, New York, Denver, Michigan, Chicago, Seattle, Orange County, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, the UK, Australia, and Israel.
Ensuring lasting change for children
Child Rights and You America (CRY America) takes responsibility for the situation of underprivileged children, especially Indian, and so motivate them to seek resolution through individual and collective action thereby enabling children to realize their full potential, and people to discover their potential for action and change. CRY America supports organizations and initiatives that (a) seek to mobilize communities at the grassroots level, so that they are able to solve their problems themselves (b) work with State institutions to effect policy reform and implementation (c) seek to support and enhance the capacity and quality of grass roots initiatives.
Managing risk and building resilience for a more peaceful and secure world
The International Peace Institute (IPI), formerly International Peace Academy, is an independent, international institution dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of armed conflict between and within states through policy research and development. IPI was founded in 1970, by individuals who believed that a thoroughly independent institution, free from official constraints, could make a unique contribution to multilateral efforts to prevent and settle armed conflicts around the world. As a policy research institute, our core goal is to inform decision-makers in government and the UN of trends and dynamics in peace and security and provide them with realistic policy recommendations. We do so by generating policy-relevant research and by channeling expert advice from all over the world into the UN system.
Rigorous research. Bold ideas. Improving women's lives.
Ibis Reproductive Health is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to improve women's reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. Our core activity is clinical and social science research on issues receiving inadequate attention in other research settings and where gaps in the evidence exist. Our agenda is driven by women's priorities and focuses on increasing access to safe abortion, expanding contraceptive access and choices, and integrating HIV and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. We partner with advocates and other stakeholders who use our research to improve policies and delivery of services in countries around the world.
For a world without slavery
Polaris Project is a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Named after the North Star "Polaris" that guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project is transforming the way that individuals and communities respond to human trafficking, in the U.S. and globally.By successfully pushing for stronger federal and state laws, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (1-888-373-7888), conducting trainings, and providing vital services to victims of trafficking, Polaris Project creates long-term solutions that move our society closer to a world without slavery.
Protecting, strengthening and sustaining women's and LGBTQ human rights activists throughout the world
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights is a rapid response fund that supports women's LGBTQ human rights defenders as they create cultures of justice, equality and peace. Using online, voicemail, and SMS-based funding applications, Urgent Action Fund responds to all requests within 24 to 72 hours, and grantees have funds in hand within one to seven days. Urgent Action Fund's rapid response grants support the resilience of movements by protecting activists who face immediate threats and by supporting advocacy when windows of opportunity emerge to set new legal or policy precedents. Since its founding, Urgent Action Fund has awarded more than 1,300 rapid response grants, totaling more than $5 million, to advance women's and LGBTQ human rights in 110 countries worldwide.
Promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the west
With 12 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the west. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach. Forward-thinking Houstonians led by former First Lady Barbara Bush and former Ambassador Roy M. Huffington established Asia Society Texas Center in 1979.
Building the capacity of community-based organizations
The Peace Development Fund (PDF) works to build the capacity of community-based organizations through grants, training, and other resources as partners in human rights and social justice movements. PDF was founded in 1981 when a small group of donor activists came together with a common vision of funding social justice and peace through a public foundation. PDF was founded on the belief that lasting change will come only when a large amount of people are well informed and empowered to make change. PDF has always believed that true democratic change must take place from the bottom up. That change can only endure with citizens who are both informed and clear about what they believe.
Dedicated to international development, education and cultural exchange
WorldTeach provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries. WorldTeach was founded by a group of Harvard students in 1986, in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries. It also addressed a growing interest among people in the U.S. and elsewhere to serve, teach and learn as volunteers overseas. Since its inception, WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Pacific. Based at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, WorldTeach offers the benefits of a well-established volunteer organization, while also providing more comprehensive, personalized support and training as a small NGO.
The power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment
EarthRights International (ERI) combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of earth rights. ERI has offices in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. We specialize in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns. Through these strategies, ERI seeks to end earth rights abuses, to provide real solutions for real people, and to promote and protect human rights and the environment in the communities where we work. ERI is a group of activists, organizers, and lawyers with expertise in human rights, the environment, and corporate and government accountability.
Advancing human rights is the work of many joining hands
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. Through a combination of advocacy, education, and partnerships with grassroots organizations, UUSC promotes economic rights, advances environmental justice, defends civil liberties, and preserves the rights of people in times of humanitarian crisis. We also engage local communities through experiential-learning programs which introduce participants to the work of our domestic and overseas partners -- who are often on the front lines of addressing social-justice issues. Our work is built on the conviction that all people are entitled to basic human rights, which transcend divisions of class, race, nationality, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and gender.
Inspiring Chinese and Americans to learn and serve together since 1901
Founded in 1901, the Yale-China Association contributes to the development of education in and about China and to the furtherance of understanding and knowledge between Chinese and American people. Yale-China's work is characterized by sustained, long-term relationships designed to build Chinese institutional capacity. The Yale-China Association (Ya Li Xie Hui ) inspires people to learn and serve together. We foster long-term relationships that improve education, health, and cultural understanding in China and the United States
Promoting fairness. Ensuring accuracy. Effecting change.
Established in the US in 2001, HonestReporting monitors the media, exposes cases of bias, promotes balance, and effects change through education and action to ensure Israel is represented fairly and accurately in the battle for public opinion. When media bias occurs, our worldwide base of subscribers takes action by contacting news agencies, drawing issues of bias to their attention, and requesting changes. The work of HonestReporting and MediaCentral (a project of HonestReporting) yields results. Since 2000, the organization prompted hundreds of apologies, retractions, and revisions from news outlets. These efforts are changing the face of the media and reporting of Israel throughout the world. As an organization dedicated to defending Israel against prejudice in the media, we aim to provide educational tools and resources to anyone wishing to advocate for Israel.
Advancing quality journalism worldwide
The International Center for Journalists advances quality journalism worldwide. Our hands-on programs combine the best professional practices with new technologies. We believe that responsible journalism empowers citizens and holds governments accountable.Over the past 33 years, ICFJ has worked with more than 100,000 professional and citizen journalists and media managers from 180 countries. We work with strong local partners and a network of dedicated alumni.
The Global Think Tank
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States. Founded in 1910, it is known for excellence in scholarship, responsiveness to changing global circumstances, and a commitment to concrete improvements in public policy. Carnegie launched a revolutionary plan in 2006 to build the first global think tank. Since then it has transformed an American institution into one well prepared to take on the challenges of a globalized world. At Carnegie's international centers, local experts produce unrivaled work on critical national, regional, and global issues, collaborating closely with colleagues across the world. The result provides capitals and global institutions with a deeper understanding of the circumstances shaping policy choices worldwide as well as a flow of new approaches to policy problems.
A global resource for connected citizens everywhere
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, the Council is a forum for the world's leading thinkers, experts, and decision-makers. Through videos, audios, and publications, the Council reaches a global audience, and embodies Andrew Carnegie's two great philanthropic interests: educational opportunity and the peaceful resolution of conflict.
Fostering the pursuit of advanced research and independent study in the fine arts and humanities
The mission of the American Academy in Rome, founded in 1894, is to foster the pursuit of advanced research and independent study in the fine arts and humanities. The Academy awards the Rome Prize to a select group of artists and scholars invited to Rome to pursue their creative goals in an atmosphere conducive to artistic innovation and rigorous scholarship. The Academy provides a multi-disciplinary environment where groups of talented and ambitious artists and scholars come together, influence each other, and contribute to the artistic movements and scholarly culture of their time. Central to its mission are encounters with the Eternal City, deepening and intensifying all the Academy has to offer.
Promoting international understanding through educational and cultural exchange
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Incorporated in 1911, the ASF carries on an extensive program of fellowships, grants, trainee placement, publishing, membership offerings, and cultural activities. Over the years, more than 30,000 young Americans and Scandinavians have participated in ASF's exchange programs of study, research or practical training. Many of its alumni have gone on to leading positions in business, government and the arts. Through these programs, the ASF cultivates enduring academic, professional, and personal ties between the U.S. and the Nordic countries.
Advancing a deeper understanding of China
Founded in 1926, China Institute in America is the oldest educational and cultural organization in the United States focused on advancing a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business and art in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community. The Institute offers innovative, high quality programs, activities, courses and seminars that are open to - and designed for - people of all ages and backgrounds. Programming encompasses the visual and performing arts, culture, history, music, philosophy, language and literature, business and current affairs, and professional development programs for K-12 teachers.
Inspiring Americans to learn more about the world
The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) was founded in 1918 as the League of Free Nations Association to support President Woodrow Wilson's efforts to achieve a just peace. FPA is dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. FPA serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding of and informed opinion on global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.
Opening minds to the world
Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education (IIE) is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. Our mission is to advance international education and access to education worldwide. We accomplish this by: -managing scholarships, training, exchange and leadership programs-conducting research and facilitating policy dialogue on global higher education-protecting scholarship around the world.
More than graduate housing, it's a global community
Opened in 1924, International House is a vibrant community of more than 700 graduate students and trainees who represent more than 100 countries each year. The mission of International House is to enable its members from around the world to live and learn together in a diverse residential community that builds life-long qualities of leadership, respect and friendship. This mission is achieved by daily interaction among its residents through programs, facilities and residential life designed to foster diversity of thought and experience. Through leadership training, cultural celebrations, informal social activities and exposure to distinguished leaders, International House promotes knowledge and appreciation of diversity and enhances the capacity of its members to effectively communicate and collaborate across cultures.
A nonpartisan resource for information and analysis
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. The Council does this by: maintaining a diverse membership; convening meetings to discuss and debate major international issues; supporting a Studies Program that fosters independent research; publishing the journal Foreign Affairs; sponsoring independent task forces; and providing up-to-date information about foreign policy.
Hadassah, The Power of Women Who DO
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. is a Not-For-Profit organization exempt under 501 (C) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. In Israel, Hadassah initiates and supports pace-setting health care, education and youth institutions, and land development to meet the country's changing needs. In the United States, Hadassah enhances the quality of American and Jewish life through its education and Zionist youth programs, promotes health awareness, and provides personal enrichment and growth for its members.
Bringing the people of the United States and Japan closer together
Established in 1907, New York's Japan Society is the leading U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. Now in its second century, the Society serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education. Japan Society is an American nonprofit organization supported by individuals, foundations and corporations that brings the people of Japan and the United States closer together through mutual understanding, appreciation and cooperation.
Defending Jewish interests at home and abroad through public policy advocacy
The American Jewish Congress (AJ Congress) is an association of Jewish Americans organized to defend Jewish interests at home and abroad through public policy advocacy - using diplomacy, legislation, and the courts. Among our most important current projects are: advocacy for the safety and security of Israel, including upgrading Israel's role in NATO; leading the fight against terrorists' use of human shields and for interpretations of the Law of War allowing nations to protect themselves against terrorist attack; advocacy for religious freedom in the U.S., including the separation of church and state; energy independence from nations whose interests are opposed to our own; and furthering women's empowerment.
UNICEF works for children in more than 190 countries and territories. Every child, no matter where they live, deserves a safe and healthy childhood. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF raises funds for UNICEF's work on child survival, child development, child protection and emergencies. We believe ZERO children should be abused, exploited or denied the right to health care, education and protection. It's an ambitious goal, but we believe that unwavering commitment is the only way to guarantee a better world for children. Your support will help us build that world.
All Jews are responsible for one another
The World Jewish Congress-American Section is an affiliate of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in the United States of America. Its main focus is on facilitating American Jewish input into the WJC's global deliberations; encouraging American efforts to fight international anti-Semitism and promote tolerance; and reaching out to a new generation of Jewish leaders in the United States. Beyond including new faces and new ideas, opportunities and relationships are being developed so the American Section reflects the full range of themes, affinities, and generations. No organization by itself can bridge the gaps in American Jewish life, and the American Section draws inspiration from the global inclusiveness of the World Jewish Congress and from exciting initiatives within American Jewry.
Promoting the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States
NAFSA is an association of individuals worldwide advancing international education and exchange and global workforce development. NAFSA serves international educators and their institutions and organizations by establishing principles of good practice, providing training and professional development opportunities, providing networking opportunities, and advocating for international education.
Strengthening transatlantic understanding
Founded in 1952, the American Council on Germany (ACG) is an independent, nonpartisan organization which promotes dialogue among leaders from business, government, and the media in the United States and Europe. The ACG strengthens transatlantic understanding and coordinates policy initiatives on key issues in the post-September 11 world. Through its range of programs and outreach activities, the ACG anticipates emerging challenges relevant to the transatlantic relationship and encourages innovative approaches to problem solving. ACG convenes regular policy discussions, identifies future leaders, organizes high-level conferences and workshops, awards fellowships to American and German professionals, and publishes occasional papers on a range of transatlantic issues.
Forecasting trends and developing solutions
Hudson Institute is a non-partisan, policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom. We challenge conventional thinking and help manage strategic transitions to the future through interdisciplinary and collaborative studies in defense, international relations, economics, culture, science, technology, and law. Since 1961, Hudson's perspective has been uniquely future-oriented and guardedly optimistic. Seeing the complexities within societies, we focus on the often-overlooked interplay among culture, demography, technology, markets, and political leadership. Through publications, conferences and policy recommendations, we seek to guide global leaders in government and business.
Supporting the exchange of artists and cultural managers
Founded in 1962, CEC ArtsLink is an international arts organization. Our programs encourage and support exchange of artists and cultural managers between the United States and Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus. We believe that the arts are a society's most deliberate and complex means of communication, and that artists and arts administrators can help nations overcome long histories of reciprocal distrust, insularity and conflict. With solid expertise and lasting partnerships in 30 countries, CEC ArtsLink promotes communication and understanding through collaborative, innovative projects for mutual benefit.
Promoting constructive engagement since 1966
The National Committee on United States-China Relations promotes understanding and cooperation between the United States and Greater China in the belief that sound and productive Sino-American relations serve vital American and world interests. Established in 1966, the Committee focuses its exchange, educational, and policy programs on international relations, economic development and management, governance and legal affairs, environmental and other global concerns, mass communication, and education administration - addressing these issues with respect to the People's Republic, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan. The Committee's programs draw strength from its members, who now number more than 750 Americans from all parts of the country and nearly 100 corporations and professional firms.
Uniting opinion leaders to exchange ideas and create solutions to the challenges of the Americas today.
Americas Society is the premier organization dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Established by David Rockefeller in 1965, our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary, political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.
Furthering Equality and Understanding between Jews and Arabs in Israel
Givat Haviva Educational Foundation (GHEF) in New York City is the American arm representing and supporting Givat Haviva Institute. The Foundation comprises a community of supporters and activists who work to increase awareness of Givat Haviva Institute's role in advancing Jewish-Arab relations in Israel. Founded in 1949 by the Kibbutz Artzi Movement, a federation of 83 kibbutzim throughout Israel, Givat Haviva Institute has been educating for peace, democracy, coexistence and social solidarity for half a century. Programs include academic and professional courses; empowerment seminars for Jewish and Arab women and for municipal leaders; dialogue and encounter groups; inter-organizational partnerships; educational curricula and research; and joint Jewish-Arab athletic and arts programs for youth.
Stop war, end poverty, protect the Earth
Founded in 1970, Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world's great religions dedicated to promoting peace. Respecting religious differences while celebrating our common humanity, Religions for Peace is active on every continent and in some of the most troubled areas of the world, creating multi-religious partnerships to confront our most dire issues: stopping war, ending poverty, and protecting the earth. Religions for Peace enables religious communities to unleash their enormous potential for common action. Some of Religions for Peace's recent successes include building a new climate of reconciliation in Iraq; mediating dialogue among warring factions in Sierra Leone; organizing an international network of religious women's organizations; and establishing the Hope for African Children Initiative.
Eliminating the injustices that cause hunger
The mission of the Institute for Food and Development Policy, better known as Food First, is to end the injustices that cause hunger. Founded in 1975 by Joseph Collins and Frances Moore Lappé-author of the revolutionary bestseller Diet for a Small Planet-Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced and culturally appropriate food. After nearly 40 years of analysis of the global food system, we know that making this vision a reality involves more than technical solutions-it requires political transformation. That's why Food First supports activists, social movements, alliances and coalitions working for systemic change. Our action-oriented research, publications, projects and Food Sovereignty Tours give you the tools to understand the global challenges, build your local movement, and engage with the global movement for food sovereignty.
Advancing the dialogue between French and American leaders
Founded in 1976, the French-American Foundation is the principal non-government link between France and the United States at leadership levels and across the full range of the French-American relationship. The purpose of the French-American Foundation is to strengthen the French-American relationship as a vital component of the trans-Atlantic partnership. This mission is accomplished through a variety of initiatives that include multi-year policy programs, conferences on issues of French-American interest, and leadership and professional exchanges of decision-makers from France and the United States.
Defending and protecting human rights
Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.
Deepening understanding of international economic issues
The Group of Thirty, established in 1978, is a private, international body composed of senior representatives of the private and public sectors and academia. The Group aims to deepen understanding of international economic and financial issues, to explore the international repercussions of decisions taken in the public and private sectors, and to examine the choices available to market practitioners and policymakers. The Group's members meet with select guests to discuss important economic, financial, and policy development. They reach out to a wider audience in seminars and symposia, and also enter the policy debate on important issues by publishing papers.
Strengthening the bonds between the Netherlands and the United States
Founded in 1921, the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) is the leading bilateral foundation initiating and supporting high-impact exchange between the Netherlands and the United States. Building on the enduring heritage and values shared between the peoples of the two countries, the NAF seeks to further strengthen the bonds between the two countries through exchange in the arts, sciences, education, business, and public affairs. NAF provides educational funding for U.S. students in the Netherlands and Dutch students in the United States, through the NAF Fulbright Fellows program, NAF educational loan programs, and NAF educational grants.
Forging collective action for a safer and better world
Founded in 1980, the EastWest Institute (EWI) is a global, action-oriented, think-and-do tank that devises innovative solutions to pressing security concerns and mobilizes networks of individuals, institutions and nations to implement these solutions. We focus on the most pressing challenges facing global peace and security and forge collective action for a safer and better world. EWI tackles the toughest international problems by convening for discreet conversations for representatives of institutions and nations that do not normally cooperate; reframing issues to look for win-win solutions; and mobilizing networks of key individuals from both the public and private sectors.
American ideals. Universal values.
Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the struggle for human rights so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they don't, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.We know that it is not enough to expose and protest injustice, so we create the political environment and policy solutions necessary to ensure consistent respect for human rights. Whether we are protecting refugees, combating torture, or defending persecuted minorities, we focus not on making a point, but on making a difference. For over 30 years, we've built bipartisan coalitions and teamed up with frontline activists and lawyers to tackle issues that demand American leadership.
The voice of organized American Jewry
The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Fund works to: eliminate racial and religious discrimination, including anti-Semitism; strengthen and help stabilize peace throughout the world; and promote individual liberties and human rights. The Fund's affiliate, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, is the central coordinating body representing 50 national Jewish organizations on issues of national and international concern. Together, the two organizations represent the voice of organized American Jewry, speaking and acting on the basis of consensus on issues of vital international and national concern.
Their job is to look after Israel. Ours is to look after them.
Established in 1981, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) mission is to offer educational, cultural, recreational, social services programs, and facilities that provide hope, purpose, and life-changing support for the soldiers who protect Israel and Jews worldwide.The strength of the IDF, which has been guarding the State of Israel since it declared independence in 1948, derives from the selfless determination and great capabilities of the young men and women who form it. At the tender age of 18, most Israelis are drafted into the IDF. They bear the difficult tasks of defending Israel's borders and guaranteeing the safety of its people. The Israeli government is responsible for training IDF soldiers and providing them with the necessary tools for their service. FIDF is committed to providing these soldiers with love, support, and care in an effort to ease the burden they carry.
Preparing Asians and Americans for a shared future
Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, the Asia Society is the leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of the United States and Asia. We seek to increase knowledge and enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of policy, business, education, arts, and culture. The Society today is a global institution - with offices throughout the US and Asia - that fulfills its educational mandate through a wide range of cross-disciplinary programming. The Society's programs address Asian American issues, the effects of globalization, and pressing concerns in Asia including human rights, the status of women, and environmental and global health issues such as HIV/AIDS.
Telling stories, saving lives
PCI-Media Impact, formerly Population Communications International, works to improve health, promote human rights and bring social advancement through the use of creative media. Founded in 1985, PCI-Media Impact has trained hundreds of organizations and community leaders in the effective use of media and broadcast more than 242 productions in 27 countries, including radio and television serial dramas, comic books, documentaries and public service announcements. PCI-Media Impact's programs carry research-based and culturally sensitive messages that catalyze measurable personal and community action.
Demanding rights, resources & results for women worldwide
MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that works towards a world in which all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights; in which resources are shared equitably and sustainably; in which women participate effectively in all aspects of society; and in which people have a meaningful say in decisions that affect their lives. MADRE uses human rights to advance social justice. We partner with women in communities worldwide to meet urgent, local needs and create long-term solutions to the problems that women face. Our program areas are: peace building; women's health and combating violence against women; and economic and environmental justice.
Supporting the efforts of the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem
The purpose of American Friends of The Israel Democracy Institute (AFIDI) is to influence public opinion and Israel's decision makers toward the development of a modern, democratic pluralistic Jewish state. The AFIDI supports the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI), founded in 1991 for the purpose of assisting in the important mission of fortifying Israel's democratic institutions and values, still in their formative stages. The IDI is an independent, nonpartisan think tank. The Institute offers politicians and government officials seeking professional and non-affiliated partners a venue for examining ideas and considering practical ways to implement them.
Serving those who have sacrificed for Israel.
Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans (FIDV) and Beit Halochem are committed to caring for Israeli servicemen and women disabled in the line of duty. Beit Halochem centers provide therapeutic, sports and recreational facilities to help them resume lives of purpose and dignity. Beit Halochem Centers in Israel provide a place where the disabled can participate in sports and related activities suited to their individual disabilities. Each center also offers a wide choice of social and creative activities for members. Most centers house an auditorium, multipurpose gymnasium, classrooms, fitness rooms, swimming pool, occupational therapy unit, physical therapy unit, cafeteria, offices and a social wing.
Combating indifference, intolerance and injustice
Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion, established The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity soon after he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace. The Foundation's mission, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, is to combat indifference, intolerance, and injustice through international dialogue and youth-focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding and equality. In addition to US-based high school essay contests, conferences and various awards, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity has two educational centers in the State of Israel. These Beit Tzipora Centers focus on educating the Ethiopian-Jewish community and giving close to 1,000 Ethiopian-Israeli young people the opportunity to grow and participate fully in Israeli society.
Dedicated to dialogue, cooperation and peace
The American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam (American Friends of NSWAS) encourages, supports and publicizes the projects of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, the Oasis of Peace. For more than thirty years, Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam has been dedicated to dialogue, cooperation and a genuine and durable peace between Arabs and Jews, Palestinians and Israelis. Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel have chosen to live and work together as equals in this community to promote trust, understanding and mutual respect well beyond its own borders. At Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, the bilingual, binational, multicultural Primary School, the School for Peace, the Pluralistic Spiritual Center, and other projects, serve the village and beyond reaching thousands of Jewish and Palestinian youth and adults.
Secure the dream
Americans for Peace Now (APN) was founded in 1981 to support the activities of Shalom Achshav (Peace Now in Israel). APN is the leading United States advocate for peace in the Middle East. APN's mission is to help Israel and the Shalom Achshav movement to achieve a comprehensive political settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict consistent with Israel's long-term security needs and its Jewish and democratic values. APN has a wide array of educational programs that reach out to communities around the country, and is a powerful force for mobilizing grassroots support among U.S. citizens. By demonstrating this support, and by working directly with decision makers and government officials, APN promotes U.S. policies that further the peace process.
Building a shared future of Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens
Founded in 1989, The Abraham Fund Initiatives works to promote coexistence and equality among Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens. Named for the common ancestor of both Jews and Arabs, The Abraham Fund works toward a prosperous, secure and just society by promoting policies based on innovative social models, conducting large-scale initiatives, advocacy and public education.
Working to end violence and discrimination against women and girls
Equality Now was founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses. Through its Women's Action Network of concerned groups and individuals around the world, Equality Now distributes information about human rights violations; takes action to protest these violations; and brings public attention to human rights violations against women.
Rape is not part of the penalty
Just Detention International (JDI) is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. JDI is concerned about the safety and well-being of all detainees, including those held in adult prisons and jails, juvenile facilities, immigration detention centers, and police lockups, whether run by government agencies or by private corporations on behalf of the government. JDI has three core goals for its work: to hold government officials accountable for prisoner rape; to promote public attitudes that value the health and safety of all people in detention; and to ensure that survivors of this type of abuse get the help they need.
For a world of peace, justice, and nonviolence
Since 1915, The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience. It is a part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), which has affiliates in over 40 countries. FOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice. We are an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. We educate, train, build coalitions, and engage in nonviolent and compassionate actions locally, nationally, and globally.
Strengthening international peace and justice
The World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) works to advance the global promise of peace and is committed to building a safer and more just world. WFM-IGP includes a comprehensive set of programs that work to protect civilians from the threat of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity; facilitate transparency in governance; increase access to justice; and promote the application of the rule of law. We work in partnership with the United Nations, governments, and other international and regional institutions around the globe-as well as with thousands of committed individuals and world leaders-to advance a mission of peace, prosperity, and security for all.
Dedicated to building support for the United Nations World Food Programme
World Food Program USA is a 501(c)(3) charity that proudly supports the mission of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the largest humanitarian agency addressing hunger worldwide. By mobilizing individuals, lawmakers and businesses in the United States to advance the global movement to end hunger, we bolster an enduring American legacy of feeding families in need around the world.
For the health and dignity of women and girls everywhere
Friends of UNFPA was established in 1998. It is a non-profit organization, headquartered in New York, that supports the work of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. UNFPA is delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. Friends of UNFPA advances this global effort by mobilizing funds and action for UNFPA's lifesaving work.
Fighting for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel
Founded in 1897, the Zionist Organization of America (“ZOA”) is the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States. With offices around the country and in Israel, the ZOA is dedicated to educating the public, elected officials, media, and college/high school students about the truth of the ongoing and relentless Arab war against Israel. ZOA is also committed to promoting strong U.S.-Israel relations. ZOA works to protect Jewish college and high school students from intimidation, harassment and discrimination, and in fighting anti-Semitism in general.
Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts
The mission of the French-American Cultural Exchange Foundation (FACE) is to further international understanding by fostering French American cultural exchange and supporting contemporary creative work in the arts and education. FACE works to develop and support relationships between professionals in all creative fields, and to encourage collaborative projects between cultural and educational institutions. FACE combines the strengths of both the French and American systems of supporting the arts and education in one common initiative.
Reaching every person. Rescuing every child.
Founded in 2002, ZOE International is a Christian anti-human trafficking organization with the mission to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ and to make disciples of the unreached people of the world and to demonstrate God's compassion through rescuing and caring for orphans and children from human trafficking. ZOE International's vision is to fulfill God's dream that every person on earth will know Him and possess eternal Life through Jesus Christ; and, that in lands where Christ is unknown, His love will be experienced, His Kingdom will reign, His Church will be built, His disciples will multiply, and He will be glorified for who He is.
Defending the Rights of the Child
The mission of World Childhood Foundation is to defend the rights of the child and to promote better living conditions for vulnerable and exploited children at risk all over the world. World Childhood Foundation wants to give all children the opportunity to develop into strong, secure and responsible human beings. Childhood was founded in 1999 by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden, who felt a compelling need to address the social, emotional and material poverty of children around the world. Over the last five years the organizations has grown to support more than 100 programs in 14 countries. The Foundation's offices are found in Stockholm/Sweden, Sao Paulo/Brazil, New York/USA and München/Berlin Germany. The Childhood USA foundation follows the charter of the global foundation in Sweden in that it has as its primary focus to raise awareness of children at risk for abuse and exploitation, and to create an environment away from harm and neglect.
End child trafficking and exploitation
Abolition and Restoration! Founded in 2002, Love146 works toward the abolition of child trafficking and exploitation through prevention and aftercare solutions, contributing to a growing abolition movement. Love146 combats child trafficking and exploitation with the unexpected and restores survivors with excellence.
Catalyst for collaboration
Founded in 2001, NetHope's mission is to act as a catalyst for collaboration, bringing together the knowledge and power of 38 leading international humanitarian organizations so that the best information communication technology and practices can be used to serve people in the developing world. They do this by working across their membership as a highly collaborative team, solving common technology problems, fostering strong relationships with private industry and educating their members and the wider humanitarian community, worldwide. Their work is guided by six fundamental values: technology matters; benefitting all benefits one; learning through collaboration; build for the field; bias for action; and trust above all else.
Healthy Mothers. Healthy World.
Founded in 1999, White Ribbon Alliance works to inspire and convene advocates who campaign to uphold the right of all women to be safe and healthy before, during and after childbirth. White Ribbon Alliance unites citizens to demand the right to a safe birth for every woman, everywhere. Our focus is on holding governments accountable and campaigning for them to deliver on their commitments. We mobilize citizens to demand decent and respectful health care for all pregnant women. Our activities are decided by the volunteer members of our network.
Fostering an increased understanding among Americans about Palestine and the Palestinians
The Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) provides journalists with quick access to information about Palestine and the Palestinians, as well as expert sources, both in the United States and in the Middle East. Both through its website and its staff, the IMEU works with journalists to increase the public's understanding about the socio-economic, political and cultural aspects of Palestine, Palestinians and Palestinian Americans.
Protecting human rights around the world
The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with an expertise in the Americas. HRF unites people in the common cause of defending human rights and promoting liberal democracy. Our mission is to ensure that freedom is both preserved and promoted around the world. We seek, in particular, to sustain the struggle for liberty in those areas where it is presently under threat.
The Political Home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans
J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic and the national home of the Jewish people. Working in American politics and the Jewish community, we advocate policies that advance shared US and Israeli interests as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As Americans, we advocate in Washington and in national politics for American policy that advances diplomatic resolution of Israel's conflicts with its neighbors. Within the American Jewish community, we advocate that our institutions and leaders ground our relationship with Israel in the same values they apply to other issues, including freedom, justice and peace – the very principles set forth in Israel's Declaration of Independence.
Fight genocide. Do not stand idly by.
Jewish World Watch works to mobilize synagogues, their schools, their members and the community to combat genocide and other egregious violations of human rights around the world. It is the mission of Jewish World Watch to: Educate target constituencies by developing appropriate materials and programs; Advocate for policies to stop or prevent genocide and other atrocities through community organization and mobilization; and Develop resources and allocate funds towards relief and development projects aimed at empowering and alleviating the suffering of survivors.
Making Refugee Rights a Reality in Africa, Asia and Latin America
Asylum Access is an innovative international nonprofit dedicated to making refugee rights a reality. Asylum Access empowers refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin America to live safely, work, send children to school and rebuild their lives. Asylum Access envisions a world where refugees are seen as people with rights, not just people with needs. Asylum Access believes that by empowering refugees to assert their human rights, we can create effective, lasting solutions for refugees around the world. By helping refugees assert their rights, we are putting power back into their hands. Our work transforms the traditional approach of endless humanitarian handouts to a sustainable solution that gives refugees the tools to provide for themselves and make choices about their own lives.
Shedding light on the decision-making process of the United States government
The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute that collects and publishes declassified documents. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States. Archive staff members systematically track U.S. government agencies and federal records repositories for documents that either have never been released before, or that help to shed light on the decision-making process of the U.S. government and provide the historical context underlying those decisions.
Using medicine and science to stop human rights violations
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) uses medicine and science to stop mass atrocities and severe human rights violations against individuals. We use our investigations and expertise to advocate for the:* Prevention of individual or small scale acts of violence from becoming mass atrocities* Protection of internationally-guaranteed rights of individuals and civilian populations* Prosecution of those who violate human rightsPHR was founded in 1986 on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to stop human rights violations. Today, our expertise is sought by the United Nations, international courts, and regional groups like the African Union and the European Union. We are supported by the expertise and passion of health professionals and concerned citizens alike. In 1997, we shared the Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
Providing services and resources to communities disadvantaged by decades of apartheid policies
The South Africa Development Fund (SADF), formerly known as Fund for a Free South Africa, was established in 1985 by a group of South Africans living in exile in the United States. SADF provides grants to community-based organizations committed to non-sexist, non-racial, democratic practices and which address human rights through health, education, economic development, environmental justice and democracy-building. SADF seeks to use philanthropy to promote grassroots activism aimed at providing services and resources to communities disadvantaged by decades of apartheid policies. SADF has used its grantmaking to focus on the needs of the most disadvantaged sectors of South Africa: women, children, rural people, unemployed, residents of informal settlements, elderly and disabled.
The World's First Organization to Fight Human Trafficking Internationally
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) works to end human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children worldwide. CATW is the world's first organization to fight human trafficking internationally and is the world's leading abolitionist organization. A unique strength of CATW is that we engage in advocacy, education, victim services and prevention programs for victims of trafficking and prostitution in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and North America, including in the United States. Since 1988, CATW has provided widely recognized leadership in promoting legislative, policy and educational measures to raise awareness about the root causes of human trafficking.
Strengthening the world's energy.
The Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) is a non-profit think tank which directs attention to the strong link between energy and security and provides a stage for public debate on the various avenues to strengthening the world's energy security. The organization produces analytical studies on the geopolitics of energy, country studies, books, book chapters and scholarly articles in leading publications. IAGS' experts collaborate with various departments of the U.S. Executive Branch, Congress, and multinational organizations.
A global leadership network based on trust and shared experience
Eisenhower Fellowships engages emerging leaders from around the world to enhance their professional capabilities, broaden their contacts, deepen their perspectives, and unite them in a diverse, global community--a network where dialogue, understanding, and collaboration lead to a more prosperous, just, and peaceful world. Founded in 1953, Eisenhower Fellowships brings two groups of approximately 25 outstanding mid-career Fellows (aged 32-45) drawn from 49 different countries to the U.S. annually for an intensive, individually designed program in the fellows professional field. Fellows are identified by high-level in-country nominating committees and selected by a committee at Eisenhower Fellowships headquarters in Philadelphia.
"A nation must think before it acts." - Robert Strausz-Hupé
Founded in 1955, Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests. We add perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics. We conduct research on pressing issues - the war on terrorism, developments in the Middle East, nuclear proliferation in South Asia, relations with China, Russia, and Japan - and long-term questions, such as the roles of religion and ethnicity in international politics, or the nature of Western identity and its implications for the U.S. and the Atlantic Alliance. Through our quarterly journal, Orbis, and the Wachman Center for International and Civic Literacy, we educate the public and in this way, we serve the community and the nation, the policymakers and the educators.
Helping People Build Movements for Liberation in Haiti.
Helping People Build Movements for Liberation in HaitiTo do this Beyond Borders:- Strengthens grassroots organizations- Trains educators and community activists- Develops pedagogical tools and curriculum- Engages the Haitian government and civic leaders- Facilitates cross-cultural collaboration
Promoting sustainable environments for religious freedom worldwide
The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) promotes sustainable environments for religious freedom worldwide. As a faith-based organization, IGE believes firmly in universal human dignity and is committed to the protection of all faiths through the rule of law. IGE pursues this mission with a balanced approach, encouraging governments to understand and promote religious freedom (top-down engagement) and equipping citizens to exercise that right responsibly (bottom-up engagement). IGE's relational diplomacy in South, Central, and East Asia fosters relationships and practical agreements between government and religious leaders, enabling sustainable progress that is culturally owned and legally protected. IGE also sponsors two educational divisions focused on the role of religion in public life worldwide.
The medical and public health voice
Founded in 1961, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. PSR is the medical and public health voice for policies to prevent nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment. PSR's 50,000 members and e-activists, 31 PSR chapters, over 60 Student PSR chapters at medical and public health schools, along with national and chapter board members and staff, form a unique nationwide network committed to a safe and healthy world.
Educating the public and policymakers on global security challenges at the intersection of science and technology.
The Federation of American Scientists promotes a safer and more secure world by developing and advancing solutions to important science and technology security policy problems by educating the public and policy makers, and promoting transparency, through research and analysis to maximize impact on policy. FAS was founded in 1945 by scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project. These scientists recognized that science had become central to many key public policy questions. FAS works to provide science-based analysis of and solutions to protect against catastrophic threats to national and international security such as: reducing the spread and number of nuclear weapons, preventing nuclear and radiological terrorism, promoting high standards for nuclear energy's safety and security, and tracking the global illicit trade of conventional, nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. FAS also pushes to make our government more transparent and promotes new mechanisms for curbing secrecy.
Building friendship based on common values
The America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) is a non-sectarian, non-political organization strengthening ties between the people of the United States and Israel; bridging distances to reveal the beauty, the humanity, and the modern democratic values that define both nations. With a special grassroots focus AIFL brings Americans of all creeds and ethnicities to Israel, and Israelis (Jews, Christians and Muslims) to the United States. Our unique Leadership Missions and Global Education programs go beyond the headlines, revealing the human face and the heart of Israel and Her people. The AIFL experience fosters personal connections for which no words or political actions alone can substitute.
Vision for a sustainable world
The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization recognized by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Its mission is to generate and promote insights and ideas that empower decision makers to build an ecologically sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch has catalyzed effective environmental decision making since 1974. The Institute's interdisciplinary research is based on the best available science and focuses on the challenges that climate change, resource degradation, and population growth pose for meeting human needs in the 21st century. Worldwatch seeks innovative solutions to intractable problems-emphasizing a blend of government leadership, private sector enterprise, and citizen action that can make a sustainable future a reality.
A Bold and Independent Voice for Women and Girls
International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) advances the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls, in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. IWHC furthers this agenda by supporting and strengthening leaders and organizations working at the community, national, regional, and global levels, and by advocating for international and U.S. policies, programs, and funding.IWHC builds bridges between local realities and international policy by connecting women and young people in the Global South to key decision-makers. In doing so, IWHC brings local voices to global debates and in turn, makes global processes and policies more understandable and actionable at the local level.
Develop Support for Modern Economics
The focus of the CERGE-EI Foundation is to develop support in the United States and Canada for modern economics and other social science education in the transition and emerging economies. . It does so by providing research grants, teaching fellowships and scholarship support, as well as supporting graduate education programs at CERGE-EI and similar institutions. We promote economics education and research in the post-communist countries of central and eastern Europe including the former Soviet Union
It's time to say what needs to be said
OneVoice Movement, conceived in 2002 and guided by The PeaceWorks Foundation, is an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representatives toward the two-state solution. The Movement works to forge consensus for conflict resolution and build a human infrastructure capable of mobilizing the people towards a negotiated, comprehensive and permanent agreement between Israel and Palestine. OneVoice Movement provides educational instruction on conflict resolution in communities worldwide to promote peace and condemn violence, with emphasis on cross-cultural understanding through interactive communication.
Working to end the worldwide burden of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria
Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — “Friends,” as we refer to it — is an advocacy organization dedicated to sustaining and expanding U.S. support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Global Fund was created in 2002 to finance programs providing treatment and care for people with AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in countries with high disease burden and low resources. Friends was then founded in 2004 to advocate on behalf of the Global Fund in the U.S. As close partners, the Global Fund and Friends work together to ensure the success of global public health programs.
Empowering People for a Healthy Future
Founded in 1991, DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an international development and advocacy organization. Our focus is on achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), which is fundamental to improving health and fighting poverty. DSW promotes advocacy dialogue and raise awareness of SRHR issues, and on the linkages between sustainable development, poverty, global health, environmental management, and demographic trends. In addition, we monitor and influence political decision-making in areas relating to SRHR. DSW is partner of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Promoting US-Cuba health collaboration
Founded in 1997, MEDICC is a nonprofit organization that has worked to promote US-Cuba health collaboration and highlight Cuba's public health contributions to global health equity and universal health. MEDICC facilitates mutual learning opportunities in several ways: its documentary film ¡Salud!; the open-access, MEDLINE-indexed English journal, MEDICC Review, that publishes research by Cuban and other scholars from the Global South whose work addresses health equity; insightful trips to Cuba for US health policymakers, educators and practitioners; Community Partners for Health Equity, a national network of US communities whose leaders have been inspired to innovate for better health, thanks to their MEDICC-organized experiences in Cuba; and by serving as an institutional bridge-builder between US, Cuban and global health institutions and organizations.
Using new media and communication technologies to promote understanding and empathy within and between global communities of young adults
At Soliya, our mission is to empower young adults to establish more cooperative and compassionate relations between their societies by combining the power of dialogue with the reach of new media technologies. We believe that best-practices in dialogue from the field of conflict resolution present models that can and should be applied through these new tools to ensure interactions are constructive and promote deeper understanding and empathy. In doing that, we focus our efforts on young adults, particularly those who are in higher education or active in civil society, because we believe that they are not only the leaders of tomorrow but also the change-makers of today. Youth have consistently been the driving force behind major social change movements, and that is only more true in this era of new media technologies, which they are always the first to master.
Reducing violence, protecting civilians
Nonviolent Peaceforce is a global non-profit organization. We protect civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies. We build peace side by side with local communities. We advocate for the wider adoption of these approaches to safeguard human lives and dignity.
Bringing Chicago's ideas and opinions to the world
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, is a leading independent, nonpartisan organization committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning. The Chicago Council brings the world to Chicago by hosting public programs and private events featuring world leaders and experts with diverse views on a wide range of global topics. Through task forces, conferences, studies, and leadership dialogue, the Council brings Chicago's ideas and opinions to the world.
Enabling Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation funded solely by voluntary contributions from members and friends of Rotary who support its mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace. Using Rotary Foundation grants, Rotary's 34,000 clubs across the globe develop and carry out sustainable humanitarian projects and provide scholarships and professional training opportunities that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, sustain mothers and children, improve education, and strengthen local economies. The Foundation is a worldwide leader in the efforts to eradicate polio through its partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Rotary launched its PolioPlus program in 1985, more than 350,000 people were afflicted with polio each year, and the disease was endemic in more than 125 countries. Since 1988, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have immunized over 2.5 billion children, reducing the incidence of polio by 99 percent and eradicating it from all but three countries. Rotary has contributed more than $1 billion and many thousands of hours to eradication effort. The Foundation also funds the training of hundreds of peacemakers through the Rotary Peace Center program, which enables fellows to pursue a master's degree or professional certificate at one of Rotary's partner universities. Through academic training, study, and practice, the fellows become leaders who promote peace and aid conflict resolution in their communities and around the world.
Promoting understanding and cooperation between Jews and Christians
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 to promote understanding and cooperation between Jews and Christians and to build broad support for Israel and other shared concerns. Our vision is that Jews and Christians will reverse their 2,000-year history of discord and replace it with a relationship marked by dialogue, respect and cooperation. Over the years, we have been leaders in Jewish-Christian relations, building bridges of goodwill that have led to greater understanding and cooperation between members of these two great faiths.
Informing and educating policy makers and the broader policy community
Founded in 1984, the Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Eurasia and the Greater Middle East. The Foundation informs and educates policy makers and the broader policy community about events and trends in those societies which are strategically or tactically important to the United States and which frequently restrict access to such information. Utilizing indigenous and primary sources, Jamestown's material is delivered without political bias, filter or agenda. It is often the only source of information which should be, but is not always, available through official or intelligence channels, especially in regard to Eurasia and terrorism.
Promoting and protecting internationally recognized human rights
The Advocates for Human Rights (formerly Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights) is an organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of internationally recognized human rights. The Advocates provides investigative fact finding, direct legal representation, collaboration for education and training, and a broad distribution of publications. The Advocates has produced more than 81 reports documenting human rights practices in more than 22 countries. Every year, The Advocates educates over 8,000 students and community members on human rights issues, and provides legal representation and assistance to over 1,000 disadvantaged individuals and families.
Restoring the Dignity of the Human Spirit
Founded in 1985, the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) heals the wounds of torture on individuals, their families, and their communities and to stop torture worldwide. We work locally, nationally, and internationally to build healing communities where torture survivors feel welcomed, protected and healed. CVT fulfills this mission by providing services directly to torture survivors; training and providing capacity building support to professionals and organizations who work with torture survivors and refugees; conducting research on the effects of torture and on effective treatment methods to be sure that we are providing the best care we can to our clients; and advocating for public policy initiatives that will help heal survivors and put an end to the practice of torture.
Facts for a better future
The Israel Project (TIP) is a one-stop source for detailed and accurate information about Israel and the Middle East. They are a independent, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Washington DC with a second major center in Jerusalem and representatives in Beijing and New Delhi. TIP has been serving media, policymakers and the public since 2002. They provide factual, current and background information, images, maps, audio, video, graphics and direct access to the press, policy-makers and the public. They organize press briefings and speaker tours, conference calls and educational trips.
Connecting Lives, Sharing Cultures
AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership. AFS (formerly American Field Service) is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent AFS Organizations, each with a network of volunteers, a professionally staffed office, and headed up by a volunteer board. Every year, close to 13,000 students, young adults and teachers choose to study abroad with AFS.
Connect. Inform. Engage.
The mission of Global Minnesota, formerly Minnesota International Center, is to promote international understanding and engagement: we educate, we inspire, and we provide enriching experiences. We are committed to serving Minnesota from a foundation built on the following core values: trust, collaboration, global competency, nonpartisan, intercultural communication, hospitality, and stewardship. From the 2nd grader to the CEO, Global Minnesota connects individuals, organizations, and communities to the world. Through a unique lineup of programs offered from the Twin Cities to Greater Minnesota, Global Minnesota takes relevant and timely information on international issues, foreign policy, and cultural topics, and provides the space and opportunity for Minnesotans to engage and discuss.
We can change their lives and they will change the world
The Citizens Foundation, USA (TCF-USA) is a professionally managed tax-exempt charity, with a support network of volunteer chapters across the USA. Our mission is to support the building of civil society in Pakistan by providing quality education to underprivileged children, promoting gender equality and advocating for reform of public education. We believe that education is a basic human right, a pre-requisite for democratic institutions to flourish in Pakistan and for its people to compete in a global economy. TCF currently has 1,060 schools in all four provinces of Pakistan with 165,000 children enrolled - nearly half of them girls. We are present in 109 towns and cities. TCF has also trained and employed 8,900 women as teachers and principals.
End Dalit trafficking, make slavery history
The Dalit Freedom Network is a human rights, non-government organization that partners with the Dalit people in India in their quest for freedom, justice, and human dignity by mobilizing human, intellectual, and financial resources. We represent a vast network of justice-minded, modern-day abolitionists committed to freedom for India's "untouchables." We believe we can end Dalit injustices, such as human trafficking and child labor, and make slavery history in India.
Fostering Progress, Collaboration and Exchange
GFDD is a non profit, non partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of global collaboration and exchange relevant to Dominican professionals, general audiences and institutions in the homeland and abroad. The Foundation conducts research, enhances public understanding, designs public policies, devises strategies, and offers capacity building in areas crucial to social, economic, democratic and cultural sustainable development. GFDD promotes better understanding and appreciation of Dominican culture, values and heritage in the Dominican Republic, US and worldwide. GFDD creates, facilitates, and implements wider scope international human development projects, building on its own experience, expertise and strong national and international networks.
Developing strategies to end hunger.
Bread for the World Institute (BFWI) provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute educates its advocacy network, opinion leaders, policy makers and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad. BFWI is the research and educational partner of Bread for the World, generating studies on hunger issues and vital educational resources. We believe that a well-educated and motivated U.S. constituency who care for hungry people will ultimately change the politics of hunger. BFWI helps U.S. citizens tell the story of hungry people in their communities and see our connections to hungry people around the world. By empowering people with information, Bread for the World Institute affects real progress toward ending hunger.
Specializing in national security, foreign policy, and defense planning issues
Founded in 1976, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA) is an independent, nonpartisan research organization specializing in national security, foreign policy, and defense planning issues. We help senior government policy makers, industry leaders, and officials in the public policy community make informed decisions in a dynamic and unpredictable global security environment. The Institute identifies global and regional trends and assesses their implications for policy planners; translates policy options into concrete program decisions; designs strategic plans for government and industry clients; and establishes strategic partnerships with industry, think tanks, academia and government. IFPA is associated with The Fletcher School, Tufts University.
Innovators for the public
Founded in 1980, Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world's citizens to think and act as changemakers. Ashoka envisions a world where everyone is a changemaker: a world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. Ashoka works by supporting individual social entrepreneurs, bringing communities of social entrepreneurs together, and building infrastructure and financial systems to support the growth of the citizen sector and facilitate the spread of social innovation globally.
Ideas. Influence. Impact.
Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council of the United States promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the international challenges of the 21st century. The Council embodies a nonpartisan network of leaders who aim to bring ideas to power and to give power to ideas by: stimulating dialogue and discussion about critical international issues in the Administration, the Congress, corporate and nonprofit sectors, and the media among leaders in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Americas; and conducting educational and exchange programs for successor generations of U.S. leaders so that they will come to value U.S. international engagement and have the knowledge and understanding necessary to develop effective policies.
Action for human rights. Hope for humanity.
Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of Amnesty International. Founded in London in 1961, Amnesty International (AI) is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 7 million members and supporters worldwide. Amnesty International'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. We are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.
Strengthening Transatlantic Cooperation
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies.
Where insight and action connect
Founded in 1976, the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) works to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. To accomplish this, ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity and advocate for evidence-based, practical ways to change policies and programs. ICRW seeks to promote a world free of poverty in which women and men, girls and boys have equal opportunities to achieve their potential and realize their rights. ICRW tackles the complexities of the world's most pressing problems - poverty, hunger and disease - by demonstrating that a focus on women and gender is necessary for lasting social and economic change.
A powerful voice for lifesaving action
Refugees International (RI) advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. RI was started in 1979 as a citizens' movement to protect Indochinese refugees. Since then, we have expanded to become the leading advocacy organization that provokes action from global leaders to resolve refugee crises. Each year, RI conducts 20 to 25 field missions to identify displaced people's needs for basic services such as food, water, health care, housing, access to education and protection from harm. Based on our field-based knowledge of humanitarian emergencies, we successfully challenge policy makers and aid agencies to improve the lives of displaced people around the world. Where there are needs, we witness what is lacking, we present solutions and we demand action.
Securing America, Strengthening Israel
The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) is dedicated to educating Congressional, military and civilian national security decision-makers on American defense and strategic interests, primarily in the Middle East, the cornerstone of which is a robust U.S.-Israeli security cooperation. JINSA believes that a strong American military and national security posture is the best guarantor of peace and the survival of our values and civilization.
Promoting human rights, democracy and social justice
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) promotes human rights, democracy and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. WOLA facilitates dialogue between governmental and non-governmental actors, monitors the impact of policies and programs of governments and international organizations, and promotes alternatives through reporting, education, training and advocacy. Founded in 1974 by a coalition of civic and religious leaders, WOLA works closely with civil society organizations and government officials throughout the Americas.
Enhancing American awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Arab countries, the Mideast, and the Islamic world
Founded in 1983, the National Council on US-Arab Relations is an American educational organization dedicated to improving American awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Arab countries, the Mideast, and the Islamic world. Its means for doing so encompass but are not limited to programs for leadership development, people-to-people exchanges, lectures, publications, an annual Arab-U.S. policymakers conference, and the participation of American students and faculty in Arab world study experiences. The National Council's vision is a relationship between the United States and its Arab partners, friends, and allies that rests on as solid and enduring a foundation as possible.
Building knowledge, insights, and networks for German-American Relations
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) strengthens the German-American relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world. The Institute produces objective and original analyses of developments and trends in Germany, Europe and the United States; creates new transatlantic networks; and facilitates dialogue among the business, political, and academic communities to manage differences and define and promote common interests. Affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University, AICGS provides a comprehensive program of public forums, policy studies, research and study groups designed to enrich the political, corporate and scholarly constituencies it serves.
Promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East
Founded in 1982, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) is a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East. CAMERA fosters rigorous reporting, while educating news consumers about Middle East issues and the role of the media. A non-partisan organization, CAMERA takes no position with regard to American or Israeli political issues or with regard to ultimate solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict. CAMERA's combination of rigorous monitoring, research, fact-checking, careful analysis, and grassroots efforts have had a documented impact.
Advancing a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East
Founded in 1985, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy was established to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East. The Institute seeks to bring scholarship to bear on the making of U.S. policy in this vital region of the world. Drawing on the research of its scholars and the experience of policy practitioners, the Institute promotes an American engagement in the Middle East committed to strengthening alliances, nurturing friendships, and promoting security, peace, prosperity, and democracy for the people of the region. To that end, the Institute's programming and research agenda is dedicated to what is and what ought to be on the minds of policymakers, diplomats, scholars, and journalists.
Advancing a sustainable, just and peaceful world
The Center for International Policy is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Our programs address the most urgent threats to our planet: war, corruption, inequality and climate change.We are Washington insiders with an outsider's agenda. CIP's mix of former senior government officials, journalists, academics and activists brings insider's access, scholarly rigor and media savvy as well as the passion and organizing skills of seasoned activists. We advocate policies that advance international cooperation, demilitarization, respect for human rights and action to alleviate climate change and stop illicit financial flows. Our programs examine the policy implications of important issues, including the drug war, military budget, global financial integrity and climate change. CIP provides policy recommendations and analysis to decision makers in government, international organizations, the private sector and civil society.
Providing strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions to decision makers
Founded in 1962 by David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh Burke, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. A bipartisan organization headquartered in Washington, DC, CSIS conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change. CSIS has grown to become one of the world's preeminent international policy institutions, with more than 220 full-time staff and a large network of affiliated scholars focused on defense and security, regional stability, and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration.
Practical, positive alternatives for peace
Peace Action Education Fund works to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons, promotes government spending priorities that support human needs, and encourages a foreign policy that embodies respect for human rights. The Fund is the sister organization of Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace group with chapters and affiliates in 30 states. For 50 years Peace Action has worked for an environment where all are free from violence and war. We understand that long standing global conflicts require long-term solutions, and that US foreign policy has a lasting effect on the world. PAEF's national office provides national campaign coordination, training of local activists and volunteers, public mobilization and hosting annual strategy meetings for lead organizers.
Promoting human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet
Founded in 1988, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet. With offices in Washington, Amsterdam, Berlin and Brussels, ICT monitors and reports on human rights, environmental and socio economic conditions in Tibet; advocates for Tibetans imprisoned for their political or religious beliefs; works with governments to develop policies and programs to help Tibetans; secures humanitarian and development assistance for Tibetans; mobilizes individuals and the international community to take action on behalf of Tibetans; and promotes self-determination for the Tibetan people through negotiations between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama.
Informing the debate and ensuring effective action on vital national security issues
Founded in 1988, the Center for Security Policy is a non-partisan national security organization that specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are vital to American security and then ensures that such issues are the subject of both focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public. The philosophy of "Peace through Strength" is not a slogan for military might but a belief that America's national power must be preserved and properly used for it holds a unique global role in maintaining peace and stability. The role of the Center for Security Policy is to help our government, countrymen, and other freedom-loving nations conceptualize, conduct, and succeed on this front.
Promoting public awareness of Armenian issues
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest non-partisan Armenian-American advocacy organization in the United States. Since 1972, the Assembly has promoted public awareness of Armenian issues, encouraged greater Armenian-American participation in the American democratic process, and assisted in humanitarian and development programs in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, while strengthening the U.S. - Armenia and U.S. - Nagorno Karabakh relationships.
Redefining transatlantic cooperation for the 21st century
The European Institute (EI) is the leading Washington-based public-policy organization devoted to transatlantic affairs. EI provides an independent forum for U.S. and European government and corporate decision makers, officials from multilateral organizations, foreign and economic policy analysts, and expert journalists to exchange information, develop innovative policy options, and create new professional working relationships. The Institute's role is to encourage the renewal of the transatlantic relationship to respond to new challenges and act as an early warning system and a mechanism for conflict resolution. EI's programs address cutting edge issues and bring together key constituencies in Europe and the United States.
Building support in the United States for the humanitarian work of the UN Refugee Agency
USA for UNHCR is an independent organization that provides support for the humanitarian work of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) through fundraising and education. The organization supports refugee protection and relief programs around the world, meeting needs by providing resources to the world's most vulnerable people. USA for UNHCR also informs Americans about the plight of refugees and the lifesaving work of the UN Refugee Agency. USA for UNHCR supports UNHCR's operations around the world to protect refugees, internally displaced people, and former refugees who are returning home. In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives providing protection shelter, clean water, health services, education, and other humanitarian assistance.
Promoting greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the U.S. and Korea
The Korea Society, founded in 1957, is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. In pursuit of its mission, the Society arranges programs that facilitate discussion, exchanges, and research on topics of vital interest to both countries in the areas of public policy, business, education, intercultural relations, and the arts. From its base in New York City, the Society serves audiences across the country through its own outreach efforts and by forging strategic alliances with counterpart organizations in other cities throughout the United States as well as in Korea.
Fostering close transatlantic bonds in the arts, humanities, and public affairs
Founded in September 1994, The American Academy in Berlin is an independent, private, non-partisan center that works to strengthen the transatlantic relationship by promoting intellectual and cultural exchange. It does so by awarding residential fellowships to accomplished Americans in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and public policy, as well as through programming and partnerships with organizations in the United States and Germany. Serving alternately as quiet haven and wellspring of intellectual life, the American Academy in Berlin strives to narrow the transatlantic divide while bolstering excellence in scholarship. It hosts roughly two dozen American academics, policy experts, writers, and artists at the Hans Arnhold Center each year for advanced study in their respective areas of expertise.
Contributing to the full enjoyment of human rights in the Americas.
The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) works to contribute to the full enjoyment of human rights in the Americas through effective use of the tools of the Inter-American System and international human rights law. When states violate or fail to protect human rights, we take these cases to the Inter-American Commission and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights so that damages can be repaired and policy or legal reforms can be carried out so these violations do not occur again. We meet, discuss, generate, and share information in order to raise awareness about endemic human rights problems and find solutions. Our goal is to help foster the creation of public policies that respect human rights.
Courage to Lead Change
Seeds of Peace inspires and cultivates new generations of global leaders in communities divided by conflict. We equip them with the skills and relationships they need to accelerate social, economic, and political changes essential for peace.Our approach focuses on personal transformation and then wider societal change. Our leadership development model begins with a transformational camp session in Maine. The program shifts attitudes and perceptions and builds respect and empathy.After graduating from Camp, participants build on their experiences through local year-round leadership development programs that strengthen relationships and leadership capacities.We then accelerate the impact of our alumni who are challenging the ideologies, policies, and practices that perpetuate conflict through fellowships and convenings.Our network now encompasses over 6,000 alumni in the Middle East, South Asia, Europe and the United States who are uniquely positioned to lead change.
Leading U.S. center for policy analysis and exchange on Western Hemisphere affairs
The Inter-American Dialogue, founded in 1982, is the leading U.S. center for policy analysis, exchange, and communication on issues in Western Hemisphere affairs. The Dialogue brings together public and private leaders from across the Americas in efforts to address hemispheric problems and opportunities. Dialogue activities are directed to generating new policy ideas and practical proposals for action, and getting these ideas and proposals to government and private decision makers. The Dialogue also offers diverse Latin American and Caribbean voices access to U.S. policy debates and discussions.
Supporting economic justice, democracy and sustainable development in Haiti
Founded jointly in 1994 by Haitians and Americans, the Lambi Fund of Haiti is a unique grassroots organization whose mission is to assist the popular, democratic movement in Haiti. Its goal is to help strengthen civil society in Haiti as a necessary foundation for democracy and development. The Lambi Fund never dictates to a community organization what should be done; through discussion and reflection, the peasants decide what is best for their community and present the project to the Lambi Fund for support. Lambi focuses its funding in five main project areas: sustainable development, community micro-credit, animal husbandry, environment, and organizational and leadership thinking.
Building understanding, creating opportunities
The United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) was founded in 1994 by Indonesians and Americans who had experience in both countries and who agreed on the need for an organization to focus on expanding mutual understanding. The mission of USINDO is to expand mutual understanding in the areas of politics, economics, history, culture, and to strengthen the bilateral relationship. We promote this mission through work with leaders in government and nongovernmental organizations, educators, the media, business, and the general public. We provide timely and accurate information through lectures, conferences and discussions, and promote education through scholarships, travel grants and educational projects in Indonesia, including forging new linkages between U.S. and Indonesian universities.
Bridging the language gap between the Middle East and the West
Founded in February 1998 to inform the debate over U.S. policy in the Middle East, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) explores the Middle East through the region's media. MEMRI bridges the language gap which exists between the West and the Middle East, providing timely translations of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu-Pashtu media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in the Middle East. MEMRI's headquarters are located in Washington, DC with branch offices in London, Tokyo, Rome, Baghdad, Shanghai, and Jerusalem. MEMRI research is translated to English, German, Hebrew, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.
Shaping U.S. policies that help women lift themselves and their families out of poverty
Women Thrive Worldwide (formerly the Women's Edge Coalition) is the leading non-profit organization shaping U.S. policy to help women in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty. Women Thrive develops, shapes, and advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty. We focus on making U.S. international assistance and trade programs prioritize women. We bring together a diverse coalition of over 50 organizations and 25,000 individuals united in the belief that women are the key to ending global poverty, and empowering them is not only right, it's also the most effective long-term solution to world poverty.
For Rights, Development, and Peace
Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) is dedicated to women's leadership and empowerment. At its essence, WLP is a builder of networks, working with 20 autonomous and independent partner organizations in the Global South to empower women to transform their families, communities, and societies. WLP's work uses the programmatic strategies of (1) leadership and advocacy curriculum development in 20 languages, (2) training at the grassroots, national, and regional levels (3) strengthening civil society, and (4) women's human rights advocacy and movement building. Our primary objectives are to increase the number of women taking on leadership and decision-making roles at family, community, and national levels, and to improve the effectiveness of feminist movements in Muslim-majority societies and globally by strengthening the capacity of our partner organizations. We invite you to keep up to date on the results that you help make possible: WLP Blog www.learningpartnership.org/blog
Dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide.
Founded in 2001, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C., dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national, and international levels. It aims to meet the demand for pragmatic and thoughtful responses to the challenges and opportunities that large-scale migration, whether voluntary or forced, presents to communities and institutions in an increasingly integrated world.
Ideas to Action: Independent research for global prosperity.
The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community to make the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place for us all. The policies and practices of the rich and the powerful in rich nations, as well as in the emerging powers, international institutions, and global corporations have significant impacts on the world's poor people. We aim to improve these policies and practices through research and policy engagement to expand opportunities, reduce inequalities, and improve lives everywhere. By pairing research with action, CGD goes beyond contributing to knowledge about development.
A crime committed in the name of religion is the greatest crime against religion
The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, founded by Rabbi Arthur Schneier in 1965, has worked on behalf of religious freedom and human rights throughout the world. This interfaith coalition of business and religious leaders promotes peace, tolerance and ethnic conflict resolution. The Foundation believes that freedom, democracy and human rights are the fundamental values that give nations of the world their best hope for peace, security and shared prosperity. The Appeal of Conscience Foundation has long held that a crime committed in the name of religion is the greatest crime against religion. The struggle for human rights is ongoing and tolerance can be achieved by promoting open dialogue and mutual understanding.
Inspiring America to engage the world
Citizens for Global Solutions Education Fund envisions a future in which nations work together to abolish war, protect our rights and freedoms, and solve the problems facing humanity that no nation can solve alone. This vision requires effective democratic global institutions that will apply the rule of law while respecting the diversity and autonomy of national and local communities. The Education Fund works closely with Citizens for Global Solutions in pursuing their shared mission and vision. One project of the Education Fund is to provide support for the World Federalist Institute, an internal think-tank tasked with the challenge of generating new and creative models of effective, democratic global governance.
The global voice of the Jewish community
B'nai B'rith International (BBI), the global voice of the Jewish community, is the most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights, and advocacy organization. Since 1843, BBI has worked for Jewish unity, security, continuity, and tolerance. BBI's reach extends to more than 50 countries around the world. Today B'nai B'rith International is a national and global leader in the fight against anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias; provides senior housing and advocacy on issues of vital concern to seniors and their families; helps communities in crisis; and promotes Jewish identity through cultural activities.
Promoting knowledge and understanding of the Middle East region in the United States
Since 1946, the Middle East Institute (MEI) has been an important conduit of information between Middle Eastern nations and American policymakers, organizations and the public. We strive to increase knowledge of the Middle East among our own citizens and to promote understanding between the peoples of the Middle East and America. Today we play a vital and unique role in expanding the dialogue beyond Washington, D.C., and actively with organizations in the Middle East. MEI houses the George Camp Keiser Library, which has the largest English-language collection on the Middle East outside of the Library of Congress. In addition, MEI publishes The Middle East Journal and offers courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.
Historic ties, modern relationship
Founded in 1998, the US-Ireland Alliance is a proactive, non-partisan organization dedicated to consolidating existing relations between the United States and Ireland -- North and South -- and building that relationship for the future. The US-Ireland Alliance includes members from both the United States and Ireland, representing groups and individuals with a strong interest in Irish affairs. It educates the American public about the relationship and is creating a network so that the constituency will have an informed voice in Washington. The US-Ireland Alliance ensures that its membership, the public, officials, educators and the business community on both sides of the Atlantic are kept fully informed and educated on issues of mutual interest.
Promoting Hope, Growth, and Stability in Landmine-affected Countries
The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) is a Virginia-based non-profit organization committed to helping war-torn countries help themselves. Our current focus is eliminating the humanitarian dangers and the destabilizing effects of landmines. MLI assists war-torn countries in building humanitarian, sustainable and affordable programs to eradicate landmines and alleviate the suffering caused by these instruments of war. To date, MLI has assisted 13 severely mine-contaminated countries by donating more than 200 privately sponsored lifesaving dogs to sniff out mines. Programs also include robust Survivors' Assistance projects that provide medical assistance and vocational training to victims of landmines, as well as Mine Risk Education classes that are given to tens of thousands living in mine-affected countries. Through the Children Against Mines Program (CHAMPS), MLI engages tens of thousands of American youth in the landmine problem so that they can get involved and help others.
Using the power of stories to change lives around the world
INVISIBLE CHILDREN EXISTS TO BRING A PERMANENT END TO LRA ATROCITIES.ETHOS We believe in the equal and inherent value of all human life. We believe that a worldview bound by borders is outdated and that stopping injustice anywhere is the responsibility of humanity everywhere. MODELInvisible Children focuses exclusively on the LRA conflict through an integrated four-part model that addresses the problem in its entirety: immediate needs and long-term effects.
Freeing Slaves | Ending Slavery
Free the Slaves liberates slaves and changes the conditions that allow slavery to persist. We launched in 2000 to sound the alarm that slavery still exists, why it does, where it is worst, and to galvanize a worldwide response. We have crafted a global blueprint for change to inform governments, international institutions, faith communities, businesses and the public what they can do to help end slavery. We're now pilot testing community-based strategies that liberate slaves and help vulnerable communities resist enslavement. We are demonstrating that our model works and we're showing others how to use it. We have freed 13,000 people from slavery so far. Through innovative grassroots community organizing projects, rigorous evaluation and groundbreaking research, targeted advocacy, compelling communications and public engagement, Free the Slaves is showing the world that ending slavery is possible.
Internationalizing the thinking of the American public
The Southern Center for International Studies (SCIS), founded in 1962, is an educational institution dedicated to increasing the public's awareness and understanding of other countries, international issues and the global environment. SCIS' primary mission is to internationalize the thinking of Americans. In accomplishing this mission, SCIS seeks to inform. It does not take political positions or attempt to influence policy. Since its inception, the Center has played a leading role in developing the international infrastructure that exists today in the southeastern region of the United States. The Center serves as a valuable resource for state, county, and city governments, chambers of commerce and other business and professional groups. The Center also works closely with educational institutions and civic organizations throughout the United States.
Connect. Inform. Engage.
Founded in 1979, the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) strives for a world in peace, shaped by understanding and tolerance. NPCA leads the Peace Corps community and others to foster peace by working together in service, education and advocacy. NPCA's goals are to: promote the vitality of the Peace Corps and the application of its values; establish the NPCA as the essential resource for and about the Peace Corps community; and enable NPCA members to build upon and extend the Peace Corps experience and values by facilitating their engagement in global issues. The NPCA and its member groups produce global education programs and advocacy campaigns, and provide community, national and international services. It is not a part of the United States Peace Corps, which is a federal agency.
Waging peace. Fighting disease. Building hope.
Founded in 1982, the Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. While the program agenda may change, The Carter Center is guided by five principles: it emphasizes action and results based on careful research and analysis; it does not duplicate the effective efforts of others; it addresses difficult problems and recognizes the possibility of failure as an acceptable risk; it acts as a neutral in dispute resolution activities; and it believes that people can improve their lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.
Implementing public-private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems
The Better World Fund (BWF) was created in 1998 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner. The Better World Fund builds and implements public-private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. The BWF coordinates several domestic advocacy and partnership efforts. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we seek to make it easy for corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals to engage in the work of the United Nations.
Connecting people, ideas and resources with the United Nations
The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We are an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. We help the UN take its best work and ideas to scale - through advocacy, partnerships, constituency building and fund raising. The UN Foundation, through our sister organization, the Better World Campaign, advocates in support of a strong, effective and fully funded United Nations. A strong UN is the world's most effective voice for international cooperation on behalf of peace, development, human rights and the environment.
Providing a superior Israel education experience
Founded in 1972, The Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education (AMIIE) works to provide a superior Israel education experience to learners of all ages in Israel and within communities throughout North America and abroad. The Institute promotes, builds and strengthens lifelong bonds between Jews and Israel through education, experiences and understanding. We offer a menu of exciting Israel education programs for teens, adults, Family and Bar/Bat Mitzvah tours, Jewish Day Schools, Community Groups and more. Our Israel education programs, taught by our renowned faculty, bring Israel to life for lay and professional leaders and learners of all ages. Every program offered by AMIIE will be customized to meet the needs and goals of specific schools and community groups.
Building Hope in the Holy Land
The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) is dedicated to building peace from the ground up by financially supporting education and healthcare available to all in the Holy Land and raising awareness in the United States. AFEDJ was founded in 1988 as an independent, nonpolitical 501(c)(3) organization. As a partner to the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, AFEDJ is devoted to respect, human dignity, and the inherent value of each person.
AMIGOS works to create a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens.
Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.Our vision is a world where each young person becomes a life-long catalyst for social change.Founded in 1965 in Houston, AMIGOS is an international organization that provides unparalleled leadership and community service opportunities for young people while concurrently contributing to the well-being of hundreds of communities throughout the Americas. Supported by a strong network of Pan-American chapters, high school and college students from diverse backgrounds immerse themselves in the lives of their host communities and truly experience collaborative development work. During its 50-year history, more than 27,000 AMIGOS Volunteers have gained a life-long commitment to community service, while strengthening multicultural understanding and friendships in the Americas.
Connecting you with the world
The mission of World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region's global stature and to prepare North Texans to thrive in our complex world. The Council presents around 100 programs annually, primarily focusing on the international aspects of business, politics, culture and foreign policy. With the goal of connecting North Texas with the world, the Council has been educating Metroplex citizens on global affairs since 1951.
Because human rights are for everyone, no matter where they are from
Founded in 1999, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) provides legal and support services to refugees and immigrants who have suffered human rights abuses, advocates for justice and promotes international human rights. HRI represents immigrant victims of violence. Our clients include victims of human rights abuses seeking asylum in the United States, victims of human trafficking, victims of spousal or child abuse at the hands of a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, immigrant children who flee from violence and travel to the U.S. alone, or immigrant children that have been abused, abandoned or neglected by their parents in the U.S.
Securing dignity and freedom for people worldwide
The Fund for Global Human Rights is founded on the belief that securing basic freedoms worldwide requires effective, frontline organizations challenging abuse wherever it occurs. Thus the Fund for Global Human Rights works to ensure a strong, effective human rights community worldwide. Grants are awarded through a competitive and transparent grants process in areas strategically chosen to advance human rights conditions. Our grants support campaigns that otherwise might falter for lack of resources, bring financial stability to groups, and help organizations take their work to the next level in terms of visibility and impact.
Advocating for and defending women's human rights
The Global Fund for Women is a global champion for the human rights of women and girls. We use our powerful networks to find, fund, and amplify the courageous work of women who are building social movements and challenging the status quo. We are committed to getting money and attention where it will make the biggest difference in the fight for gender equality. Since 1987, Global Fund for Women has invested in nearly 5,000 grassroots organizations in 175 countries, helping to win rights for millions of women and girls.
Opposing anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression
Founded in 1996, JVP opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression. JVP seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on principles established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peace and justice for all peoples of the Middle East.
Linking Greater Seattle to the world
The World Affairs Council links Greater Seattle to the world. World Affairs Council programs provide opportunities for everyone in Greater Seattle to be a global citizen by advancing a deep understanding of international events and culture. As a hub for all things international, the World Affairs Council creates programs and opportunities for local people to interact directly with leaders, educators, and professionals from around the world.
Leading a worldwide effort to eradicate sexual slavery . . .one life at a time
Founded in 1998, Shared Hope International (SHI) exists to rescue and restoration of women and children in crisis. We are leaders in a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness. For almost a decade, Shared Hope International has served the world's most destitute. We work diligently across the world, partnering with local groups to help women and children enslaved in the sex trade by providing them with shelter, healthcare, education and vocational training opportunities. Our three-pronged strategy- prevent, rescue and restore- is producing hope. We will not give up. We will continue going into the darkness, rescuing and restoring young women and precious children- one life at a time.
Dignity, peace, prosperity
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) addresses the fundamental human needs of food, water, and peace so that people everywhere can live their lives with dignity, peace, and prosperity. TPRF helps to bring Prem Rawat's message of peace to people around the world and provide essential humanitarian aid to those who need it most.
Dedicated to engaging the public in international issues and opportunities
The World Affairs Council was founded in 1947 out of the interest generated by the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945. With over 11,000 members, we are the largest international affairs organization on the West Coast. In addition to our headquarters in San Francisco's Union Square, we serve members through chapters in East Bay, Marin, Sacramento and on the Peninsula. World Affairs Council of Northern California is the largest affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America. Our mission is to engage the public in the exploration of issues and opportunities that transcend borders. We do this by hosting events and conferences with the leaders who impact global affairs, and reaching out to students, teachers, and young professionals.
Working to build a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia Pacific community
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance, law, and civil society; women's empowerment; economic reform and development; sustainable development and the environment; and international relations. Drawing on nearly 60 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research. With 17 offices throughout Asia, an office in Washington, DC, and its headquarters in San Francisco, the Foundation addresses these issues on both a country and regional level. In 2010, the Foundation provided more than $98 million in program support and distributed nearly one million books and journals valued at over $42 million.
Promoting equality for all Israelis
The New Israel Fund (NIF) works to strengthen Israel's democracy and to promote freedom, justice, and equality for all Israel's citizens. For 37 years, NIF has been a leader in building a just and strong Israel, believing that Israel's strength depends as much on its commitment to democratic principles as on its ability to defend itself against physical and military threats. Since its founding in 1979, NIF has granted more than $300 million to more than 900 organizations in Israel. Many of those institutions are now able to stand on their own, and others attract support from a variety of other organizations. Meanwhile, the New Israel Fund constantly invests in new organizations and takes on new challenges.
Invest in security and peace worldwide.
Since 1981, Ploughshares Fund has led and supported a community of experts, advocates and analysts to implement smart strategies to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.As a publicly supported foundation, we have raised over $80 million to fund the smartest people with the best ideas. We've leveraged the impact of those funds with our own advocacy, connections, media profile and leadership. Combining high-level advocacy, an enhanced grantmaking capacity and our own expertise, we are enhancing global security.
Building people-to-people ties
Global Exchange envisions a people centered globalization that values the rights of workers and the health of the planet; that prioritizes international collaboration as central to ensuring peace; and that aims to create a local, green economy designed to embrace the diversity of our communities. As an education and action resource center, we advance our vision by working to ensure our members and constituents are empowered locally and connected globally to create a just and sustainable world. Global Exchange is tackling some of the most critical issues of our time: from the War in Iraq to oil consumption and global climate change, from the exploitation of the global economy to the creation of the local green economy.
Publishing the truth about Israel and the Middle East conflict
FLAME (Facts and Logic About the Middle East) has for over fifteen years brought the truth about Israel and the Middle East conflict to the attention of an American public that is mostly uninformed and misinformed about these matters. FLAME's main purpose is to research and publish facts regarding developments in the Middle East and expose false propaganda that might harm the interests of the United States and its allies in that area of the world. FLAME is the only organization that, in a systematic manner, acquaints the American public with the truth about Israel, the enormous pressures to which the Jewish State is subject, and the great dangers--existential dangers--it would face if it were to yield to these pressures.
Bringing Human Rights Abusers to Justice
The Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) is an international human rights organization dedicated to deterring torture and other severe human rights abuses around the world and advancing the rights of survivors to seek truth, justice and redress. CJA uses litigation to hold perpetrators individually accountable for human rights abuses, develop human rights law, and advance the rule of law in countries transitioning from periods of abuse. CJA was founded in 1998 with support from Amnesty International and the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture to represent torture survivors in their pursuit of justice.
A global movement to end violence against women and girls
Founded in 1998, V-Day is a global movement to stop 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 violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of 'The Vagina Monologues and artistic works' to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. In addition V-Day stages large-scale benefits and produces innovative gatherings, films and campaigns to educate and change social attitudes towards violence against women.
Bringing international speakers, films and events to Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosts public programs that feature major figures from the field of international relations delivering a speech following a three-course lunch or dinner at an upscale hotel or private club. These remarks are followed by question-and-answer sessions which allow guests to directly interact with speakers. Speakers at Los Angeles World Affairs Council events typically include top representatives of foreign governments (primarily presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, and ambassadors), major figures in American politics, business leaders, journalists and authors, public intellectuals and other notable individuals from fields as diverse as religion, arts & entertainment, science and technology.
Providing teams to teach English as a foreign language
Founded in 1981, English Language Institute/China (ELIC) is an educational organization that exists to place passionate people in contact with students across Asia through the medium of teaching English. We accomplish this through recruiting, training and sending men and women from the U.S. and Canada to meet the ever-growing demand for quality English education in Asia. While ELIC is focused primarily on university campuses, we believe that we also have a stake in what happens beyond the campus. We currently have 534 teachers and family members in Asia, and have sent 10,000 throughout the history of our organization.
Broadening financial support for the East-West Center
The East-West Center Foundation was established in 1982 to increase private support for the East-West Center. The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research and dialogue. Established by the US Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.
Honoring our heritage. Embracing our diversity. Sharing our future.
Incorporated in 1987, the mission of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH) is to be a vibrant resource, strengthening our diverse community by educating present and future generations in the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai'i. We do this through relevant programming, meaningful community service and innovative partnerships that enhance the understanding and celebration of our heritage, culture and love of the land. To guide us in this work we draw from the values found in our Japanese American traditions and the spirit of Aloha.