National Priorities Project: A guide to understanding the national budget
State Education Rankings: The Best And Worst For Math And Science: In recently released rankings of how states’ primary education systems are preparing students for careers in engineering, Massachusetts, Minnesota and New Jersey top the list. Mississippi trails as the worst in the country, following West Virginia and Louisiana…
The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict unites organizations and individuals into a powerful and coordinated effort for change. Together we will demand bold political leadership to prevent rape in conflict, to protect civilians and rape survivors, and call for justice for all—including effectiveprosecution of those responsible. Click this link to take the pledge.
Say NO – UNiTE has recorded more than 5 million actions! From petition drives to changing laws and policies, from awareness raising events to volunteering at local women’s organizations and spreading the message through blogs and tweets – actions big and small, all count towards creating a world free of violence against women and girls. Download and share this month’s desktop calendar to spread the message.
United National Economic and Social Council: 1 June 2012 (ILO) – New figures published by the ILO estimates the total number of forced labourers across the world to be nearly 21 million. Of these, 4.5 million alone are victims of sexual exploitation within the private sector. Beate Andrees, head of the ILO’s Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour, explains the links between labour mobility and cross-border migration.
The Girl Effect a video explaining the plight of the girl child
The Working Group on Girls (WGG) is a coalition of over 80 national and international non-governmental organizations with representation at the United Nations dedicated to promoting
- promoting the human rights of the girl child in all areas and stages of her life,
- advancing the inclusion and status of girls and
- assisting them to develop their full potential as women.
Organizations with Note Worthy Publications
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. We’re changing the world one woman at a time.
Plan aims to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries, through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives, by:
- enabling deprived children, their families and their communities to meet their basic needs and to increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies
- building relationships to increase understanding and unity among peoples of different cultures and countries
- promoting the rights and interests of the world’s children.
Girls Discovered takes that first step. As a comprehensive source of maps and data on the status of adolescent girls worldwide, Girls Discovered helps donors, policy makers and implementing agencies target their investments.
This one-stop shop for information on adolescent girls is sourced from organizations operating in the public interest, and is meant for researchers, practitioners, advocates, policy-makers and the public – anyone who seeks change for the world’s 600 million adolescent girls.
CRIN (Children’s Rights Information Network)
CRIN is a global children’s rights network. We press for rights – not charity – and a systemic shift in how governments and societies view children. We link to 2,229organisations and have 24,392resources on our site