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Women, War & Peace would also like to recognize fellow organizations committed to supporting women’s social, political and economic empowerment, and making international peace and justice possible. 

WOMEN’S SOCIAL, POLITICAL & ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

CARE

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. They place 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.

Global Fund for Women

The Global Fund for Women plays a leading role in advancing women’s rights by making grants that support and strengthen women’s groups around the world.

UN Women

UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, is part of the UN reform agenda to bring together resources and mandates for greater impact on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

US National Committee of UN Women

The US National Committee (USNC) for UN Women is an independent non-profit, 501c3 organization that supports the mission of UN Women and social, political, and economic equality for women and girls around the world.

Vital Voices Global Partnership

Vital Voices Global Partnership identifies, invests in and brings visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.

WIPSEN-A

The Women Peace and Security Network Africa was established as a women-focused, women-led Pan-African Non-Governmental Organization with the core mandate to promote women’s strategic participation and leadership in peace and security governance in Africa.

Women for Women International

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.

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

WILPF works through peaceful means to achieve world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, ensuring peace, freedom, and justice for all.

Women’s Refugee Commission

The Women’s Refugee Commission advocates for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children and young people, including those seeking asylum—bringing about lasting, measurable change.

World YWCA

The World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) is a global network of women leading social and economic change in 125 countries worldwide.

YWCA USA

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

PREVENTING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

16 Days to End Violence

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an annual international campaign to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international levels.

Futures Without Violence

Everyone has the right to live free of violence. Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world.

Man Up

Man Up Campaign is individuals and organizations committed to stopping violence against women and girls.

Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women

Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women is a social mobilization platform focused on ending violence against women and girls, contributing to the UN Secretary General’s campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR PEACE & JUSTICE

Afghan Institute of Learning

The Afghan Institute of Learning is committed to bringing peace and dignity to Afghan people as they struggle to overcome poverty, oppression, devastation, and injustice.

Afghan Women’s Network

Afghan Womens’ Network is a non-partisan, non-profit network of women and women’s NGOs working to empower Afghan women and ensure their equal participation in Afghan society.

BOSFAM

BOSFAM, or the Bosnian Family Association, is a Bosnian nongovernmental organization focused on providing assistance to overcome suffering, misery, poverty.

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR PEACE & JUSTICE

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.

Latin American Working Group

The Latin America Working Group (LAWG) leads one of the nation’s longest-standing coalitions dedicated to foreign policy. LAWG strives to influence U.S. policies towards Latin America and promote human rights, justice, peace and sustainable development throughout the region.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

Mercy Corps International

Mercy Corps International is focused on alleviating suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

Oxfam International

Working with with thousands of local partner organizations, Oxfam International works with people living in poverty striving to exercise their human rights, assert their dignity as full citizens and take control of their lives.

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps enables US citizens to serve their country in the name of peace by living and working in developing countries.

Peace Direct

Peace direct locates peacebuilders around the world, funds their programmes to increase their impact, and promotes their work to those in the wider world who can help with finance and influence.

PeaceJam

PeaceJam is dedicated to creating young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody.

Religions for Peace

Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world’s great religions dedicated to promoting peace.

U.S. Institute of Peace

The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Center for Gender and Peacebuilding informs and expands understanding about gender impacts in conflict situations; contributes to policy change through analytical and practitioner work; and enhances the role of women in peacebuilding through education and training.

Please note, Women, War & Peace co-producers THIRTEEN and Fork Films do not certify the following organizations’ use or allocation of funds. We believe supporting NGOs, charities and relief organizations is a personal decision made after researching various organizations and opportunities. The following list is brief overview of potentially helpful resources. 

Comments

  1. connie I. clark says:

    I would like to receive the newsletter and gather information to share with women at my church and in my community. Thank you, connie

    • Rosie duPont says:

      Hi Connie,
      Thank you for your interest! If you would still like to sign up for the newsletter scroll down on the right hand of this page, and you will see a “newsletter sign up.” If you would like more information about sharing the series with the women at your church/community, please email me at rosie@forkoffice.com. Thanks!
      Rosie

  2. Nina Potočnik says:

    I would like to know more about woman, war & peacea and i would like to share information with my friends.

  3. patrice owens says:

    I am very interested in sharing information about these remarkable women.

  4. carri says:

    I was,nt in a war zone but was in the US ARMY and was molested/raped by a drill sergeant as I was going thru boot camp. I wanted to be a good soldier. This is very interesting to me and would to hear more about it

    • Rosie duPont says:

      I’m sorry to hear that Carri. I hope you will tune in to watch the series. Given your personal experiences, I believe these stories will be both resonant and uplifting for you.
      Best,
      Rosie

  5. K. Amirthalingam says:

    Our organization is likely to Promotion of Women Equality, Women rights, we wish to share your organization activities and experiences with our project women beneficiaries. Kindly send your newsletter and other details to our organization.

    Thanking you,

    Yours sincerely,

    K. Amirthalingam,
    Director – ASSET from India

  6. Chadwick says:

    I survived Child Human Trafficking in 1960′s New York City and the atrocities of the K.K. K
    i look forward to this. thank you. d

  7. B. Dirr says:

    Saw Abby Disney’s presentation at the Social Good Summit yesterday, and was very moved by her and “Women, War & Peace” and look forward to helping to spread the word!

  8. Joshu Chiduza says:

    I got a email from a website about girls Senegal who have their their families butchered their are scames but i had to go to anextent to to talk with one over the phone. Are these girls not slaves. I would like to investigate more as a jurnalist.

  9. A. says:

    I’ve had a pleasure to see Mrs. Disney present in June, in Sarajevo at conference “Picturing Moral Courage: Stories of Survival”, where the “Pray the Devil back to Hell” was also shown. She made quite an impact. I would like to organize a screening of that movie and this series at my university. Would that be a possibility?

    Thank You in advance,
    Grateful Bosnian

    • Rosie duPont says:

      Hi,
      Thank you so much for your interest in sharing the series at your university. At the moment, the series is only available for streaming in the United States, but, following broadcast, you will be able to secure a copy of the series to share with your community. Please check back with us in mid November, as we should have more information on international distribution then.
      Best,
      Rosie

      • A. says:

        Thank you for your swift reply. I am looking forward to the opportunity and bookmarking the page as we speak.

  10. Naimatullah Kakar says:

    sir help for the loralai Balorhistan water.

  11. Paulhaider74@aol.com says:

    The war on women and their reproductive rights must come to an end! There was always an inherent sexism found in organized religion, and it was because of clergymen (priests, pastors) that the ERA was never ratified. It is now the Tea Baggers in Congress that are taking aim at Planned Parenthood in addition to PBS and NPR. If there is one institution that should lose its federal funding/tax-exempt status in the United States, it is organized religion without a doubt!
    Paul Haider, Chicago

  12. Cathy Berkheimer says:

    Recently, we had a priest come to our church to serve Mass. He was from the Congo in Africa. He told us of the atrocities done to women and children, and the 250,000 people killed there.
    This is over the mining of minerals to make computers, cell phones, ipods, etc…. He told us, if they talk about it at their churches, there are guerilla warfare men waiting to kill them as they leave church. One thing we can do, is to not buy the next updated piece of computer equipment each time it comes out. I feel so frustrated for these women, children, families, I wish I could go there and help. That is not a reality. What else can we do, can I do to stop these atrocities?

  13. Eunice says:

    Please look up THP.org also-(The Hunger Project), which aims to stop, prevent, the subjugation of women and children around the world, amongst many other things.It is a highly effective organisation.
    The website is excellent.

  14. Sharin McMonagle says:

    I would like to receive your newsletter. I only saw the last 15 minutes of the program and I would like to know more about these brave women. It sounds as if there is still a lot of hatred in Foca; especially among the women.
    Sharin

    • Rosie duPont says:

      Hi Sharin,

      So glad you were able to catch the end of I Came to Testify last night! Please enter your email in the Newsletter box on the right hand side of this page (scroll up) or send me an email at rosie@forkfilms.net, and I will add you to our contact list!

      Thank you so much for your interest and support.

      Rosie

  15. Joy Monte says:

    Wish/ newsletter

  16. joshua p.chowritmootoo says:

    Women’s Fraility
    The perversity of a Lie
    By
    Joshua P. Chowritmootoo

    Of what woman is fraility
    When nine months growth
    You nestled and firmed
    She your life’s frame mould,
    And in age of reason
    And you a human season
    Deemed her an inferiority?

    Of what woman’s fraility
    You suckled and head
    upon her breast rest
    as she plies her life support
    and nurture bear
    your incipient care?

    Of what is fragility
    When all through bigoted conformity
    Fears your life she endears
    And smothered with care,
    And times of despair she nestled
    Your being, and her person
    She deprived self welfare?

    Of what woman is inferior
    When your insatiate lust
    She instruments your thirst
    And with crumpled satisfaction
    Now you lay at her lap’s discretion?

    What of woman is inferior
    When bereft of father
    In manly neglect
    or activities circumspect
    she matriarchal tends
    needs of life and not waver?

    What of woman is inferior
    When all heights she has conquer,
    Physical, intellectual she is equal
    Emotional and spiritual she is superior?

    The bigotry must now be done
    And religions must resolve
    To support that none.
    The time has come
    When humankind all
    Must womankind install
    Their place rightful and equal.

  17. sharee anne gorman says:

    I just watched “Pray The Devil Back To Hell” and was so moved by the strength, perseverance and beautiful audacity of these brave women of varying tribes and multiple faiths. Thank you so much for bringing us their story. I look forward to seeing the other installments in this series.

    I wrote a song called the “The Tide” about coming together for economic justice, of strength in unity and speaking truth to power. Click the link under the video to sign the Global Labor Treaty petition to the U.N. to protect world workers and enact Universal Living Wages. World Peace through Economic Justice!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2Rm9uX9sPA

  18. Frances Clarke says:

    I am so excited to be alive at a time when women are being recognized for their power to bring about change !

  19. Veronica Feliciano says:

    It has been said that women are the backbone of society. This series demonstrates this beautifully!

  20. Nancy Leah Dudwick says:

    I am convinced that once all of the women have equal rights, there will be fewer wars and less bloodshed, because no woman wants to have her son (or daughter) killed in combat. Also, it has always been men who instigated wars and other acts of violence.

  21. Elandria Velinda Henderson says:

    I was just apprised of the series and am humbled to my core. The plights of women have been covered for so long as something that simply is and we have all been looked upon to only survive and continue. This is a wonderful endeavor of yours for our children – our daughters of our souls, our blood, our survival. Thank you from the bottom of my recovering heart, the one who knew as a small womanchild that something was very wrong with the way females were maltreated and for how long it has gone on and who knew in her young age it had just begun and needed to be stopped. We ALL thank you for making all corners of this universe aware of the fact that this is the time of Woman – we are the ones to save it all – we have always been!!!!!!! My sincerest thanks, eli

  22. B. Dominguez says:

    THANK YOU PBS for your investigative reports and documentaries about dire and crucial issues taking place around the world and that our American media and government will prefer we won’t notice. In the case of Colombia as well as in Mexico, the U.S. gov. got involved and made things worse with the so called “plan Colombia” and “plan Merida”; and while the U.S. “congratulates” these presidents for their “success”; the reality is terrible and quite different.

  23. lenuta stancescu says:

    La noi in Romania exista o vorba din batrani ;pe femei sa nu le atingi nici cu o floare!Raman surprinsa ca in lume exista oameni care fara nici un scrupul au actiuni inumane asupra femeilor.

  24. bunderlai says:

    can you imagine an entire planet of empowered women? it’s way past time. thank you for this initiative. i add my support wholeheartedly!!

  25. Carol Belton says:

    This is the second one of these shows i caught on PBS and i am so heart filled and humbled by these strong women making a difference. I have few years ago approached the idea of joining the Peace Corp and circumstances inabled me to do so ..I would love to find out about a way to work in any form with the women on making a difference within these places im at a time in my life i am able to do so and I am a rape survivor and feel i could make a difference also ….if any one can steer me in the right direction of organizations that can use me i would truly appreciate…it would be a blessing for me…Carol Belton…boniquapinky@yahoo.com

  26. Stacey Reynolds says:

    Thank you for opening my eyes.

  27. Hazem KSOURI says:

    I am convinced that once all of the women have equal right

  28. Amorette says:

    We need to connect and hold hands across the whole world to be herd, and fight for peace and justice for all mankind…

  29. Amorette says:

    I am going to share this page on Facebook with friends, this will help keep the voices of many Woman herd :-) and a good start for me to get others involved as well…

  30. sherry says:

    We as women need to stick together and let the people know we too are a living life and do not deserve this treatment from no one not even man.We have rights too and we need to have them enforced.After all God created both man and Woman not just man.

  31. Elizabeth says:

    IN MEDIA RES
    WINTER 2011
    CALL FOR CURATORS

    Filmmaker as Activist:
    Engaging Audiences and Building Community –
    January 23 – 27, 2011

    CALL: Documentary filmmakers have a long history of bringing social and political issues to light but in recent years an audience engagement strategy has become a commonplace feature of documentary filmmaking. Today’s filmmakers are moving beyond audience awareness and asking for participation. In this week of In Media Res, we invite you to discuss activism and documentary media practice. What are the strategies of engagement? What are the stakes? What constitutes successful community building? What are the pitfalls? How are audiences participating? What does this mean for the media maker? The topic is wide open and we hope for a lively discussion.

    Proposals may be brief, but do be sure to describe the topic and key question(s) to be explored. Please submit your proposal by December 19. If interested, please contact In Media Res (inmediares.gsu@gmail.com) with topic proposals or for more information about the theme. Be sure to include the name of the theme week you would like to be involved with in the subject line of the email.

    Academics, journalists, critics, media professionals and fans are all welcome to submit proposals.

    The actual piece will include either a 30-second to 3-minute clip, an image, or a slideshow that will be accompanied by a 300 to 350 word response to/contextualization of your clip, image, or slideshow. In addition to the your piece, you will be expected to engage the other pieces presented that week to encourage discussion and further flesh out the individual topic in relation to the week’s theme.

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