Women’s Network (AWN) – Afghanistan –
Non-partisan network of women and women’s NGOs working
to empower Afghan women and ensure their equal participation
in Afghan society. The members of the network also recognize
the value and role of children as the future of Afghanistan
and, as such, regard the empowerment and protection of children
as fundamental to their work. The network seeks to enhance
the effectiveness of its members by fostering partnership
and collaboration between members, undertaking advocacy
and lobbying, and building their individual capacities.
for Middle East Women's Studies (AMEWS) – USA
– Organization of scholars and individuals with an
interest in women of the Middle East. It is an affiliated
organization of the Middle East Studies Association of North
America (MESA). AMEWS organizes conference panels, and has
co-sponsored symposia and an e-conference, Through its triennial
publication, The Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
(JMEWS) it advances the fields of Middle East women's studies,
gender studies, and Middle East studies through contributions
across disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.
for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) – Canada
– International membership organization connecting,
informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed
to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and
women's human rights. Its goal is to cause policy, institutional
and individual change that will improve the lives of women
and girls everywhere, which it does by facilitating ongoing
debates on fundamental and provocative issues as well as
by building the individual and organizational capacities
of those working for women's empowerment and social justice.
Zan – Sweden – Persian language quarterly
Jens: Iranian Feminist – Iran – English
language Iranian feminist online magazine mainly addressing
readers outside Iran. Includes interviews with Iranian women
and articles about women's life in Iran.
– Iran – Persian language publication of Soroush
Press about women issues.
– News and views about women in Iran by young progressive
for Advancement of Women (CAWIRAN) – Iran –
Non-governmental, non-profit organization that serves the
needs of the rural women of Iran by providing education,
skill-building, health and legal services as well as free
access to resources and information. Aims to empower rural
women and promote further participation in civil society.
for Women and Family Affairs – Iran – Governmental
organization for the promotion of participation of women
in society and other issues related to women and family
for Women’s Studies / University of Tehran (CWS)
– Iran – Academic center that fosters research
and studies, sponsors workshops and seminars on women's
issues. With its gender-specific mandate, the objective
of the Center is to systematically conduct and support research
on gender issues and family at the national and international
levels. The Center also offers Women's Studies M.A. programs.
Network for Women NGOs in Iran (CNWN) – Iran –
Non-governmental, non-profit organization that enhances
communications among NGOs in Iran whose field of activity
relate to women issues.
– Iran – Bi-lingual Persian/English journal
of women’s studies and research in Iran and Muslim
countries. Published by the Institute for Women's Research
and Studies (IWSR).
of Iranian Women (Kanoon-e Zanan-e Irani) – Internet
publication on issues related to women in Iran.
– Iran – Non-governmental, non-profit organization,
with an aim of sensitizing the Iranian people and changing
their attitude towards gender subjects, by means of empowerment
and increasing awareness through education, research, advocacy
Darabi Foundation – USA – Non-governmental,
non-profit organization, created to counter fundamentalist
tendencies within the various religious, cultural and social
beliefs which result in the oppression or unequal treatment
of women and girl-child in different parts of the globe.
for Women's Research and Studies (IWSR) – Iran
– Non-governmental, non-profit organization which
conducts research and studies on women issues, women's rights,
violence against women and other related fields, hold training
courses, and advocates for women's rights in Iran.
Campaign in Defence of Women’s Rights in Iran
– Sweden – Website that aims to show the situation
of women in Iran.
Women's Tribune Center (IWTC) – USA – International
non-governmental, non-profit organization established in
l976 following the United Nations International Women's
Year World Conference in Mexico City. With a commitment
to empowering people and building communities, IWTC provides
communication, information, education, and organizing support
services to women's organizations and community groups working
to improve the lives of women, particularly low-income women,
in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean,
Eastern Europe and Western Asia.
Dokht – USA – English language website for
and about Iranian women.
Gohar – USA – Persian language women newsletter.
Women News Agency (IWNA) – Iran – Official
Iranian news agency dealing with women issues.
Feminists Tribune – Iran – Non-governmental,
non-profit organization that works to raise consciousness
among women about feminism through critique of issues concerning
the lives of women as a social and public matter.
Women’s Network Association (Shabakeh) –
Germany – Feminist website dedicated to Iranian women.
Women’s Organization of Ontario (IWOO) –
Canada – Non-governmental, non-profit organization
working towards a better life for Iranian women and their
Women's Studies Foundation (IWSF) – USA –
Non-governmental, non-profit organization with no affiliation
to any political or religious group or organization, that
aims to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on issues
related to Iranian women, to disseminate information on
Iranian women's achievements, and to establish a network
of communication among communities of Iranian women the
Women Study Group of San Diego – USA – Non-governmental,
non-profit organization that provides education and support
on gender issues affecting Iranian women in San Diego.
Foundation – Iran – Non-governmental, non-profit
organization that aims to foster economic independence in
women in Iran by providing them with the skills, education,
and tools that enable them to generate an income. This is
accomplished by giving loans for education as well as setting
up small businesses, providing vocational training, conducting
awareness enhancement programs, etc.
Women's League – USA – Working to implement
the values of Islam and thereby reclaim the status of women
as free, equal, and vital contributors to society.
Committee of Women for a Democratic Iran (NCWDI) –
USA – Non-governmental organization advocating on
behalf of women’s rights in Iran. Formed to fill the
vacuum of a women’s organization devoted specifically
to monitoring and promoting women’s rights in Iran.
Focuses on accurate reporting, public appearances, engaging
in discussion and exchange with relevant authoritative bodies.
Organizations Training Center (NGOTC) – Iran –
Non-governmental organization focusing on civil society
and women issues.
for Women’s Liberation (OWL) (Azadi-ye Zan) –
UK – Organization built in direct response to the
growing women’s movement in Iran for equality and
liberation. With co-ordinators in Sweden, Canada and sHolland.
– Iran – Women’s legal counselling center
aimed to improve women’s lives in Iran.
Center on Women / Alzahra University – Iran –
Research center active in presentation and completion of
research projects relating to women, presenting seminars,
sponsoring and supporting M.A dissertations which have some
bearings on issues relating to women and their families.
Institute for Enhancing Women’s Lives (RIEWL)
– Iran – Non-governmental gender-focused modern
Iranian civil society organization (CSO) that has based
its work on five components: research, education, workshops,
publications and seminars. It does not offer any degree
but provides women with information and advice on various
mental, physical, sexual, reproductive health as well as
life skills, women’s rights, reproductive rights,
civil and citizenship rights.
Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) –
Pakistan – Social organization of Afghan women struggling
for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in Afghanistan.
Iran / Women’s Section – Canada –
Section related to women issues on the ‘Salam Iran’
website, a website operated by the Iranian embassy in Ottawa
Zanan – Sweden – Women’s radio network,
helping those Iranian women who are: subjected to violence
or harassment, newcomers to Sweden and don't know enough
about Swedish help and support organizations, young and
feel oppressed by the atmosphere at home or school.
Information and Statistics Center (WISC) – Iran
– Website of the Women’s Socio-Cultural Council
(WSCC), a government affiliated institute established for
major policy-making and planning in women’s cultural
and social issues in Iran and to create the coordination
necessary in these affairs.
in Iran – Iran – Website created the ‘Anjoman-e
Hemayat-e Hoghough-e Zanan’, a non-governmental organization
formed by Iranian women in Iran. The site provides news
and information about Iranian women living in Iran.
Living Under Muslim Laws – UK – International
solidarity network that provides information, support and
a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned
or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam.
of the Islamic Revolution of Iran Society (SWP) –
Iran – Website about women and women issues in Iran.
Affiliated with the Ministry of Interior.
Field (Meydaan-e Zanan) – Iran – Forum for
Iranian feminists to campaign against gender inequality
and challenge different aspects of discrimination.
Research and Studies Center – Iran – Education
and research organization focusing on all matters related
to women in Iran.
Socio-Cultural Council (WSCC) – Iran – Government
affiliated institute established for major policy-making
and planning in women’s cultural and social issues
and to create the coordination necessary in these affairs.
Woman – Iran – Website dedicated to women
issues in Yazd.
– Iran - Journal dedicated to Iranian women.
Iran – Iran – Website dedicated to women
e Emrooz – USA – Iranian women's magazine.
– Internet publication about Iranian women.
Women’s International Network (ZWIN) – USA
– Forum to globally link intergenerational Zoroastrian
women, to empower them to reach their full potential, and
to actively work towards promoting the exchange of ideas
in all relevant socials, educational and community issues.