Women's Rights

Organizations

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Amnesty International

In Their Own Words:

We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.

New York, NY
http://www.amnestyusa.org
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project of the Urban Justice Center

In Their Own Words:

ASAP works to end the wrongful detention and deportation of refugee women and children in the United States. ASAP amplifies the traditional legal services model through creative use of technology, an international network of engaged volunteers, and innovative approaches to community building and partnership.

New York, NY
https://asap.urbanjustice.org/
Center for Reproductive Rights

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The Center for Reproductive Rights is the world’s expert in using constitutional and international human rights law to secure women’s access to quality reproductive health care. We are the only reproductive rights legal advocate that works in the U.S. and around the world.

New York, NY
http://www.reproductiverights.org
Demos

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Demos is a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. Our name means “the people.” It is the root word of democracy, and it reminds us that in America, the true source of our greatness is the diversity of our people. Our nation’s highest challenge is to create a democracy that truly empowers people of all backgrounds, so that we all have a say in setting the policies that shape opportunity and provide for our common future. To help America meet that challenge, Demos is working to reduce both political and economic inequality, deploying original research, advocacy, litigation, and strategic communications to create the America the people deserve.

New York, NY
http://www.demos.org
Emerge America

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Emerge gives Democratic women who want to run for public office a unique opportunity. We are the only in-depth, seven-month, 70-hour, training program providing aspiring female leaders with cutting-edge tools and training to run for elected office and elevate themselves in our political system. We currently work in 16 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Emerge America’s role is to serve the states where we work, open new state programs and build capacity to train more women in each of our current states. We provide our program’s alumnae with a strong, supportive network of women in politics, which includes a national association of Emerge alumnae, the Emerge board and advisory council members.

MA
http://www.emergeamerica.org/
Emily’s List

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We elect pro-choice Democratic women to office. Our vision is a government that reflects the people it serves, and decision makers who genuinely and enthusiastically fight for greater opportunity and better lives for the Americans they represent. We will work for larger leadership roles for pro-choice Democratic women in our legislative bodies and executive seats so that our families can benefit from the open-minded, productive contributions that women have consistently made in office.

Washington, DC
https://www.emilyslist.org
GirlForward

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GirlForward provides adolescent refugee girls with individual mentorship, educational programs and leadership opportunities, creating a community of support that serves as a resource and empowers girls to be strong, confident and independent.

Chicago, IL
https://www.girlforward.org
Human Rights First

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Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms. We know it is not enough to expose and protest injustice, so we create the political environment and policy solutions necessary to ensure consistent respect for human rights. Whether we are protecting refugees, combating torture, or defending persecuted minorities, we focus not on making a point, but on making a difference. For more than 35 years, we’ve built bipartisan coalitions and teamed up with frontline activists and lawyers to tackle global challenges that demand American leadership.
Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York, Washington D.C. and Houston. To maintain our independence, we accept no government funding.

New York, NY
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org
Moving Traditions

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At Moving Traditions we believe that when Judaism promotes self-discovery, challenges traditional gender roles, and celebrates a diversity of voices, it has the power to move our teens, our communities, and Judaism forward. Through our field-tested programs Rosh Hodesh and Shevet Achim, Moving Traditions creates experiences across the U.S. that inspire Jewish teens to openly explore fundamental questions of identity and society.

Jenkintown, PA
http://movingtraditions.org
NARAL Pro-Choice America

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We are made up of pro-choice women and men across the United States. Together, we’re protecting and expanding reproductive freedom. We lobby Congress to convince your elected representatives to support your right to choose. We organize women and men to make sure that lawmakers hear from the pro-choice people they represent. We connect what happens in Congress or in the states to how it affects your ability to make private decisions, like choosing legal abortion.
We work with our state affiliates to advance ideas that are good for women’s freedom. We fight back against the bad ideas that threaten our privacy. NARAL Pro-Choice America uses the political process to elect lawmakers who share our pro-choice values and defeat candidates who don’t.

Washington, DC
http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/
National Institute for Reproductive Health

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The National Institute works at the state and local level to promote reproductive rights and expand access to reproductive health care through bold advocacy, creative education campaigns, and high-impact partnerships.

The National Institute for Reproductive Health works across the country to increase access to reproductive health care by changing public policy, galvanizing public support, and normalizing women’s decisions to have abortions and use contraception. Believing that a bottom-up strategy is necessary to create lasting change, we work through a partnership model, providing support in the form of funding, capacity building, strategic guidance, and technical assistance and building connections between and among partner organizations at the local, state, and national levels. We encourage and support our partners in taking calculated risks, pursuing bold strategies, and developing innovative, proactive approaches to expand access to reproductive health care, including abortion. The National Institute’s partnership work is supplemented with independent research, original reports, educational campaigns, and signature initiatives, including our nationally recognized youth leadership and peer education program, TORCH. By working to strengthen local and state movements to secure access to reproductive health care, we create lasting impact on the national level.

New York, NY
http://www.nirhealth.org/
National Organization for Women (NOW)

In Their Own Words:

NOW is the largest organization of grassroots feminist activists in the United States, with hundreds of thousands of contributing members. Your donation provides critical funding for our work on:
Abortion rights and access to reproductive health care
Economic equality
Fighting racism and bigotry against the LGBTQIA community
And ending violence against women

Merrifield, VA
http://now.org
Reproductive Health Access Project

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The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is a national organization that works directly with primary care providers, helping them integrate abortion, contraception, and miscarriage management into their practices so that everyone can receive this essential health care from their own primary care clinicians—such as family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

MA
http://www.reproductiveaccess.org/
Running Start

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By educating young women and girls about the importance of politics, and imbuing them with the skills they need to be leaders, we give women the running start they need to achieve greater political power. With an earlier start in politics, women will climb higher on the leadership ladder, allowing more women to share in the decision making power of this country.

Washington, DC
http://runningstartonline.org/
She Should Run

In Their Own Words:

She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization expanding the talent pool of future elected female leaders. She Should Run started as a project in 2008 and has evolved to become a movement working to create a culture that inspires women and girls to aspire towards public leadership. We believe that women of all backgrounds should have an equal shot at elected leadership and that our country will benefit from having a government with varied perspectives and experiences. We provide the spark for women’s political careers by inspiring more women to consider public office, and we make the case that public service matters. We know that when women run for office they win at the same rates as men. Yet women are not encouraged and recruited at the same rate as men. She Should Run’s robust Ask a Woman to Run program provides a community that encourages women to run and then connects women with resources, people and organizations who can help start their path towards public service. The She Should Run Incubator is our online program to help more women envision themselves in public leadership, and our way of providing thoughtful guidance and support for women considering a future run. Unique among other traditional organizations that recruit specific women for specific seats, our goal is to expand the community of women considering public service as a leadership path.

MA
http://www.sheshouldrun.org/
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