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Africa-America Institute The Africa-America Institute (AAI) was founded in 1953 to support educational programs for Africans and to inform U.S. policies designed to reduce poverty in Africa. The educational program provides scholarship supp... The Africa-America Institute (AAI) was founded in 1953 to support educational programs for Africans and to inform U.S. policies designed to reduce poverty in Africa. The educational program provides scholarship support for Africans to study in the United States. The policy program brings together officials from the U.S. and Africa to discuss issues and work together. Most of the material in this digital archive comes from the Women’s Africa Committee of the AAI, and focuses on women’s issues in Africa. Women’s leadership programs, artwork, and economic participation are all topics of conferences proceedings and reports included in this database. Show more Show less 1953 14 31
African National Congress Founded in 1923, but building on the earlier work of the South African Native National Congress, the African National Congress (ANC), was the leading organization in the seven-decade struggle for equal citizenship f... Founded in 1923, but building on the earlier work of the South African Native National Congress, the African National Congress (ANC), was the leading organization in the seven-decade struggle for equal citizenship for Black Africans in South Africa. The struggle proceeded by legal means in the first decades but evolved to include armed struggle in the 1960s and after. Though banned by the white government, with many leaders in jail or exile, the ANC led the struggle against apartheid that drew upon an alliance with the Communist Party and the nation’s leading trade union congress. The ANC negotiated with the ruling (white) National Party and secured a peaceful transition to democratic (non-racial) elections beginning in 1994 and has become the dominant political power in the country since that transition. Show more Show less 1912 1
All India Women's Conference In January 1927, the first All India Women’s Conference (AIWC) focused on women’s education and met at Pune. It was founded on the principles of social justice and of equality for women and girls in India. It is... In January 1927, the first All India Women’s Conference (AIWC) focused on women’s education and met at Pune. It was founded on the principles of social justice and of equality for women and girls in India. It is affiliated with the International Alliance of Women (IAW) and the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association (PPSEAWA). Women and Social Movements International (WASI) includes documents related to early conferences. Show more Show less 1927 6 7
American Association of University Women The American Association of University Women (AAUW) was founded in 1881 and today numbers over 100,000 members in the U. S. Local branches at the turn of the twentieth century focused on improving educational opport... The American Association of University Women (AAUW) was founded in 1881 and today numbers over 100,000 members in the U. S. Local branches at the turn of the twentieth century focused on improving educational opportunities. Today the association continues to promote education, address current political issues, and work with with similar international organizations. Show more Show less 1881 2 2
American Civil Liberties Union The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was founded in 1920 to protect personal freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. It grew out of a group that opposed U.S. participation in World War I and defended the rig... The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was founded in 1920 to protect personal freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. It grew out of a group that opposed U.S. participation in World War I and defended the rights of immigrants. Show more Show less 1920 1
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
Arab Women's Solidarity Association Nawal El Saadawi founded the Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA) in Egypt in 1982. The organization promotes the rights of Arab women as part of the process of liberating Arab people, and promotes women's par... Nawal El Saadawi founded the Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA) in Egypt in 1982. The organization promotes the rights of Arab women as part of the process of liberating Arab people, and promotes women's participation in social, economic, cultural and political life. Women and Social Movements International includes papers and proceedings of AWSA conferences as well as publications by Nawal El Saadawi. Show more Show less 1982 4 3
Associated Country Women of the World The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) is an organization of rural women. It aims to raise the standard of living for rural women and their families, to provide rural women practical support to generate in... The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) is an organization of rural women. It aims to raise the standard of living for rural women and their families, to provide rural women practical support to generate income, and to speak on behalf of rural women through affiliation with the United Nations and its agencies. Its roots extend into the late 19th century with the formation of independent rural women’s groups in several countries. In April 1929, the first International Conference of Rural Women, representing 24 countries, met in London. In 1930, the International Council of Women (ICW) created a liaison committee of rural women’s organizations; the committee became the ACWW at Stockholm in 1933. Since 1936 it has held 23 triennial conferences with additional regional meetings. In 2010 its membership included 365 affiliated societies in over 70 countries. The ACWW does not receive governmental monetary support. It runs programs to promote health, sanitation, subsistence production, education, business skills and nutrition, among other interests. The materials in the digital archive include proceedings from the triennial conferences, and several institutional publications that include histories of the organization. Show more Show less 1933 38 44
Association for Women's Rights in Development The Association for Women in Development (AWID) was founded in 1982 to generate discussion among professionals on the impact of economic development efforts on women. In recent years, AWID has broadened its mission... The Association for Women in Development (AWID) was founded in 1982 to generate discussion among professionals on the impact of economic development efforts on women. In recent years, AWID has broadened its mission to advocate equality, peace, and women's human rights and has changed its original name to reflect this broadened mission. Documents from AWID in Women and Social Movements International include a number of recent online publications from the Association's web site. Show more Show less 1982 4