International Women's Human Rights Resources

The following list of links to organizations working on women's human rights issues is designed to be a helpful resource. It is not meant to be comprehensive. The listing of these resources is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement in whole or in part from the Channel Foundation. In addition, the Channel Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided on these links. Current grantees names are in bold.


Groups from around the world networked and shared resources at the AWID Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, 2008.



Amnesty International Women's Human Rights Campaign

Association for Women's Rights in Development

Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

Center for Women's Global Leadership

Creating Resources For Empowerment in Action

Equality Now

Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights

Human Rights Watch Women's Rights Division

International Women's Rights Action Watch - Asia Pacific

Just Associates (JASS)

Landesa Center for Women's Land Rights

Legal Voice (Washington State)



Nobel Women's Initiative

Tackling Violence Against Women


Women Living Under Muslim Laws

Women Thrive Worldwide

Women's Environment and Development Organization

Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice

Women's Institute for Leadership Development for Human Rights

Women's Refugee Commission


UN Women's Links

CEDAW Committee

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Gender Responsive Budgeting

Inter-agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE)

UNiTE to End Violence Against Women

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

Global Knowledge Platform to End Violence Against Women


Women's Funding Resources

Astraea Foundation


Global Fund for Women

IHRFG/Foundation Center website on Human Rights Funding

International Network of Women's Funds

Mama Cash

Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights

Women's Funding Network

Women's Funding Alliance (Puget Sound area)


Women's Media Resources

Global Press Institute

Global Press Journal

International Women's Media Foundation

Ms. Magazine

National Women's Editorial Forum


Women, Action & the Media

Women in Media & News

Women's eNews

Women's International News Gathering Service

Women's Media Center

World Pulse


Women, Peace and Security

The Better Peace Tool

Center for Women's Global Leadership 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign

Consortium on Gender, Security and Rights

Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

Institute for Inclusive Security

Institute for Women, Peace and Security's Online Data Repository

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Women PeaceMakers Program

National Action Plan Resource Center

NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

Our Secure Future


Women's Action for New Directions (WAND)

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom


Women Human Rights Defenders Resources

AWID's Online Directory of Resources for WHRDs

Business, Civic Freedoms & Human Rights Defenders Portal and Database

Digital Defenders Partnership

Front Line Defenders

IHRFG's Online Directory of Resources around Human Rights Defenders

New Tactics in Human Rights

Tactical Technology Collective

Protection International

UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders

Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition



Women's Health and Rights

Center for Health and Gender Equity

Center for Reproductive Rights


International Planned Parenthood Federation

International Women's Health Coalition


SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective


Policy and Research on Women

Center for Women Policy Studies

Corpus of Laws in Muslim Societies

Gender Justice Observatory

Institute for Women's Policy Research

International Center for Research on Women

LandWise Database on women's land rights

National Council for Research on Women

Women's Human Rights Resource Program


Disability Rights for Women

Disability Rights Fund

Mobility International

US International Council on Disabilities

Women Enabled International



A project of the Association for the Development & Enhancement of Women (ADEW) based in Cairo brings together adolescent girls who have left school and live in bondage as house cleaners. The project facilitates dialogue with their peers and provides options to resume their education in night school. Credit: Channel.





"I believe that oppression and cruelty against women will not end until women raise their voices against these things themselves. My slogan is 'End Oppression with Education.' In the light of dawn, mothers, sisters, and daughters will be recognized."

- Statement by Mukhtaran Mai, Pakistani rape survivor who used the compensation money she was given by prosecuting her attackers to start schools in her village. Statement translated by Amna Buttar, viewed on the International Women's Health Coalition website