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• Women for Afghan Women
WAW is a grassroots,  civil society organization; our mission is dedicated to securing and protecting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York, particularly their rights to develop their individual potential, to self-determination, and to be represented in all areas of life: political, social, cultural and economic. We advocate for women’s rights and challenge the norms that underpin gender-based violence wherever opportunities arise to influence attitudes and bring about change.

WAW is committed to the leadership and agency of Afghan women in the struggle for their human rights. WAW’s work takes place within the religious and cultural context of the women of Afghanistan. Our work is strengthened by our commitment to diversity. Our board and staff team includes men and women and a diverse representation of age, religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation.  WAW is a resolute advocate for Afghan women’s human rights.

UN Women
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.  The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact.  Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women will, among other issues, work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, empowerment of women and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

• The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
The Partnership’s vision is a world where all women and children receive the care they need to live healthy, productive lives.

• UN Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW)
UN-INSTRAW is the leading United Nations Institute devoted to research, training and knowledge management in partnership with governments, the United Nations System, civil society and academia to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment.

• Ending Violence against Women (UNFPA)
EVAW envisions a world where gender-based violence is unacceptable; where perpetrators are held accountable, and victims receive the compassion, support, and justice they deserve.

• Women Deliver
Women Deliver is a global advocacy organization bringing together voices from around the world to call for action against maternal death and works globally to generate political commitment and financial investment for fulfilling Millennium Development Goal #5 – to reduce maternal mortality and achieve universal access to reproductive health.

• UNiTE to End Violence Against Women
United Nations Secretary-General Bank Ki-Moon’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.   UNiTE brings together a host of UN agencies and offices to galvanize action across the UN system to prevent and punish violence against women.  Through UNiTE, the UN is joining forces with individuals, civil society and governments to put an end to violence against women in all its forms.

• WomenWatch
WomenWatch is the United Nations Internet Gateway on the Advancement and Empowerment of Women throughout the UN system, including the UN Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions.

Working in over 150 countries, the United Nations Children’s Fund works for children’s rights, their survival, development and protection.   UNICEF is a global humanitarian relief organization providing children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.

• U.S. Fund for UNICEF
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s humanitarian relief work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.

• UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
Since the World Summit for Children, in 1990, the UN has increasingly sought to draw international attention to the horrendous plight of children affected by armed conflict.  Their mission is to promote and protect the rights of all children affected by armed conflict.

• World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.   It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

• UN Foundation
The UN Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support United Nations causes and activities.  They advocate for the UN and connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems.

• GirlUp     (TFH Alliance Partner)
As a campaign of the UN Foundation, the newly founded Girl Up addresses the needs of some of the world’s hardest to reach adolescent girls by channeling the energy and compassion of American girls as a powerful force for change by raising awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations.  Through Girl Up’s support, girls have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted, and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.  CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.  Women are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources.  CARE delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.