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Amnesty International Founded in 1961, Amnesty International (AI) has grown over fifty years to include 2.2 million supporters in over 150 countries. AI works through research and action to establish transnational standards opposing the... Founded in 1961, Amnesty International (AI) has grown over fifty years to include 2.2 million supporters in over 150 countries. AI works through research and action to establish transnational standards opposing the abuse of human rights and seeking justice for those whose human rights have been violated. Women and Social Movements International includes AI publications since 1999 focusing on women's rights as human rights. Show more Show less 1961 4 4
Open Door International for the Economic Emancipation of the Woman Worker Open Door International for the Economic Emancipation of the Woman Worker (ODI) was founded in 1929 to address issues of gender equality in the workplace. Chrystal Macmillan served as first president of the organiza... Open Door International for the Economic Emancipation of the Woman Worker (ODI) was founded in 1929 to address issues of gender equality in the workplace. Chrystal Macmillan served as first president of the organization, which had membership from 21 nations. However, membership quickly dwindled after World War II, and the organization died in 1974. Statements on women’s work and conference proceedings make up the bulk of ODI material found in this digital archive. Show more Show less 1929 21 18
Women's International Democratic Federation The Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF) was founded in late 1945, at a Congress in Paris attended by more than 800 participants representing organizations from 40 countries. Anti-fascist in origin,... The Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF) was founded in late 1945, at a Congress in Paris attended by more than 800 participants representing organizations from 40 countries. Anti-fascist in origin, it sought to unite feminism and left politics and included many women who had been active in resistance movements during World War II. It received early consultative status with the United Nations, but Cold-War politics led to its exclusion from U.N. participation between 1954 and 1967. The WIDF was the originator of the call for International Women’s Year in 1975 and since its founding has promoted equal rights for women, self-determination and national independence, and the rights of children. It opposes all forms of violence including atomic weapons and has opposed U.S. imperial endeavors as well as colonialism more broadly. During the Cold War, the leading role of the Soviet Union in supporting the WIDF was used to discredit the feminism of the Federation, and the International Alliance of Women and the International Council of Women competed with the WIDF to attract support from the Global South. The materials in this digital archive include extensive conference proceedings and reports. Show more Show less 1945 31 21