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Landesa works to secure land rights for the world's poorest people. In brief "We recognize that a majority of the world's poorest 2.5 billion share two traits:

They live in rural areas, where land is a key asset since agriculture is the main source of income and food
They don't own the land they till

Landlessness is one of the best predictors of extreme poverty.

We believe structural problems deserve structural solutions. Without secure land rights, many important global development investments – education initiatives, micro-finance, global health work – lack sustainability and are more difficult to scale.

Landesa partners with developing countries to design and implement pro-poor land laws, policies, and programs that:

Reduce poverty for individual families
Promote economic growth for communities and countries
Improve nutrition and health
Encourage women's empowerment
Reduce and prevent violent conflict
Foster environmental stewardship."


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English portal of the René Moawad Foundation, the lebanese NGO that aims to promote social, economic and rural development in Lebanon, and promoting democratic values.


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The AWO is an intergovernmental organization established under the umbrella of the League of Arab States and headquartered in Egypt. It emerged from the Cairo Declaration issued by the First Arab Women Summit which convened in Cairo in November 2000 in response to a call by H.E. Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, Egypt's First Lady and which was co-organized by the National Council for Women in Egypt, Hariri Foundation in Lebanon and the League of Arab States. The agreement came into effect in March 2003.
The AWO aims at:
Empowering Arab women and building their capacities to promote progress of Arab societies.
Raising awareness of the necessity of engaging women as equal partners in societal development.
Coordinating Arab efforts in order to foster women empowerment and elevate awareness of their vital role in society.


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Association profile available in 2 languages ( English and Arabic). In brief : "The Lebanese Women's Council (formerly The Lebanese Arab Women's Union), is a non-governmental organization composed of 160 women's and mixed associations from all regions of Lebanon. These associations are licensed by the Lebanese government and are active in the health care sector, rehabilitation sector, educational sector, environmental sector and family organization sector."


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Lebwa's website was started in North America as a forum for dialogue for Lebanese and Lebanese American women.
Lebwa's purpose is to bring together those interested in Lebanese women's issues for discussion, reflection and sharing of resources and information.
Lebwa's objectives are:
creating a space for sharing ideas, experiences, resources and information about issues concerning Lebanese and Lebanese American women.
addressing issues that face women like education, career guidance, professional advancement, leadership, gender roles, identity crises, empowerment and socio-cultural conflicts.
highlighting the contributions of Lebanese/Lebanese American women
building an archive of Lebanese women's resources, references, literature, biographies, art, multimedia
building a database and connections with like-minded women's and Arab organizations
promoting gender equity and counteracting stereotypes about Lebanese women


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WEDO works on a range of cross-cutting issues—from climate change and natural resource management, to global governance and finance and UN reform—toward three interlinked goals:Research and raising awareness, fostering and facilitating networks and campaigns, and building capacity and training—with women and women's organizations, gender advocates, government and UN actors, and many others—comprise strategies to meet WEDO's goals. While WEDO works at the international level primarily, it supports regional and national stakeholders, networks and governments to turn policy commitments on gender equality into action—striving to improve the lives of women and men around the world.


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The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, feminist, membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. A dynamic network of women and men around the world, AWID members are researchers, academics, students, educators, activists, business people, policy-makers, development practitioners, funders, and more.
AWID's mission is to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women's rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally to effectively advance the rights of women.



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