NGO CSWs in the Regions

NGO CSWs in the regions offer an important resource for global, collaborative effort across regions. They work globally and regionally, unified, yet responsive to regional diversity.

NGO CSW Geneva and Vienna were founded shortly after NGO CSW/NY, in 1973 and 1982 respectively. In 2016, NGO CSW/LAC, NGO CSW/MENA, NGO CSW/A-P, and NGO CSW/Africa were established.

In May 2020, our Monthly Meeting gathered the NGO CSW leadership globally for the first time. Each NGO CSW in the regions discussed their work and the issues most pertinent to them. Watch the event on our Youtube channel. Watch the event on our Youtube channel.

Memory Kachambwa, FEMNET
Kafui Kuwonu, Women In Law & Development in Africa (WiLDAF)

Lina Abou Habib, Asfari Institute at the American University of Beirut
Diana Abou Abbas, Doria Feminist Fund

Carole Shaw, Asia Pacific Women’s Watch (APWW)
Hellen Swales, New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women

Carolyn Handschin, Women's Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI)
Carole McConkie, LDS Charities

Latin America & Caribbean
Mabel Bianco, Foundation for Studies and Research on Women (FEIM)
Lana Finikin, Sistren Theatre Collective

New York
Houry Geudelekian, Unchained At Last
Ivy Koek, Soka Gakkai International

Evelyn Duermayer, International Association of Democratic Lawyers
Christine Peer, Soroptimist International


ECOSOC Accredited NGOs

With ECOSOC-accreditation, organizations have access to not only ECOSOC, but also to its many subsidiary bodies, to the various human rights mechanisms, and special events organized by the President of the General Assembly.

Africa Development Interchange Network
All India Womens' Conference
American Association Of University Women
American Bar Association
American Psychiatric Association
Apne Aap
Armenian International Women’s Association
Armenian Relief Society
Asia Pacific Women´s Watch (APWW)
Asociacion Americana De Juristas(American Association Of Jurists
Associated Country Women of the World
Association for Solidarity Aid and Action for Youth in Mali
Baha’i International Community
Beyond Beijing Committee
British Columbia Council For International Cooperation
Buddha’s Light International Association
Canadian Federation Of University Women
Center Of Civil Initiatives Support
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
Congregation of St. Joseph
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dianova International
Edfu Foundation Inc.
End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes, Inc.
Enosh – The Israeli Mental Health Association
Fairleigh Dickinson
Families Of The Missing
Federación Mujeres Progresistas
Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO)
Fondation Pour Un Centre Pour Le Developpement Socio–Eco–Nomique
Foundation For Human Horizon
Freedom House
GAHT–US Corporation
Gender At Work
Global Education Motivators
Global Empowerment Movement Corporation
Global Fund for Widows
Global Network of Sex Work Projects Limited
Graduate Women International (GWI)
Gray Panthers
Guild of Service
Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization Of America, Inc.
Human Rights Now
International Alliance of Women
International Association For Human Values
International Association of Schools of Social Work
International Association of Women in Radio and Television
International Association Of Women Judges
International Committee For Peace and Reconciliation
International Council of Jewish Women
International Council of Psychologists
International Council of Women
International Council on Social Welfare
International Federation Of Business and Professional Women
International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centres
International Federation Of Social Workers
International Federation Of Women In Legal Careers
International Federation on Ageing
International Health Awareness Network
International Humanist and Ethical Union
International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists
International Presentation Association
International Women’s Forum
Inwelle Study and Resource Centre
IU–International Union For Land Value Taxation and Free Trade
Kırmızı Biber Derneği
Latter–day Saint Charities
League Of Women Voters Of The United States
Let’s Breakthrough, Inc.
Loretto Community (Sisters of Loretto)
Lutheran World Federation
Make Mothers Matter
Makhzoumi Foundation
Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic, Inc.
Mediators Beyond Borders International
Medical Women’s International Association
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.
National Council Of Negro Women
Network for Women Producers
Network of NGOs of Trinidad and Tobago for the Advancement of Women
New Future Foundation
NGO Health Committee
Okogun Odgie Safewomb International
Operation International Kids
Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association
Pax Christi International
Potohar Organization For Development Advocacy (PODA)
Poverty Elimination and Community Education Foundation
Presbyterian Women Aotearoa New Zealand
Presbyterian Women PC (USA)
Project 1948 Foundation
Project Kesher
Protestant Episcopal Church In The United States Of America
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Réseau Des Organisations Féminines d’Afrique Francophone
Rural Development Leadership Network
Salvation Army
Save Cambodia
Save the Children International
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Self–Help Association for Rural people through Education and Entrepreneurship
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Inc.
Sociedade Filantropica Maria de Nazare
Society for Human advancement and Disadvantaged Empowerment (SHADE)
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Sociologists for Women in Society
Soka Gakkai International
Solar Cookers
Soroptimist International
Soroptimist International Of Europe
Soroptimist International Of Great Britain and Ireland
Tabitha Cumi Foundation
Tandem Project
The Hip–Hop Dance Conservatory Foundation
The Law Society
The Network of Rural Women Producers
Umuada Igbo Nigeria
UN Women National Committee Germany
Unchained At Last
United Methodist Church–GBCS
United Methodist Women
United Nations Association of the United States of America
United Religions Initiative
United States Committee for UNIFEM
United States Sustainable Development Corporation
US Women Connect
USA Mali Charitable Association of NYC
Virtual Activism Incorporated
VIVAT International
Voices of African Mothers, Inc.
Women Aid Collective
Women Deliver
Women for Water Partnership
Women Graduates – USA, Inc.
Women’s Federation for World Peace International
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
Women’s Sports Foundation
Word of Life International, Inc.
World Christian Life Community
World Council For Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)
World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations
World Igbo Congress
World Resources Institute
World Welfare Association
World YWCA
Worldwide Organization for Women
Yayasan Wadah Titian Harapan
Young Global Leadership Foundation, Inc.
Zonta International

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