Women's Organization


Akshara: A women's resource centre
It produces low cost publications for women's organizations and activists. In 1995 Akshara received funds to establish a library and reference centre for women. It now has library facilities, offers gender training and workshops, and publishes educational and movement oriented materials.
Address: Neelambari 501, Road no. 86, Off Gokhale Road, Dadar West, 400028 Bombay, India
Tel: +91 22 430 9676 or +91 22 431 6082
Fax: +91 22 431 9143
E-mail: admin@akshara.ilbom.ernet.in

All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA)
AIDWA is a left oriented women's organization committed to achieving democracy, equality and women's emancipation. It has a membership of more than 5.4 million. The site features events and issues affecting women of India as well as updates on AIDWA's campaigns on empowerment and economic independence.
Address: 23, Vital Bhai Patel House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001, India
Tel: 3710476
Fax: 371-6515
Email: brindak@nda.vsnl.net.in

Asmita Resource Center for Women
Consciousness-raising for women in rural areas.
Address: Road 2, West Maredpalli, Sikandrabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Tel: 9140 780 3745
Fax: 9140 841697

Center for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA)
CHETNA's mission is to contribute towards the empowerment of disadvantaged women and children to enable them to gain control over their own, their families' and their communities' health. Its trainings target supervisors, trainers, program managers and practitioners of NGOs and GOs. In order to provide a good flow of information, a documentation and information centre has been created. Today CHETNA's main efforts are aimed at documenting the lives of women and children in India and health issues. The collection contains a special section of training manuals, information kits and modules. Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati.
Address: Lilavatiben Lalbhai's Bungalow, Civil Camp Road, Shahibaug, 380 004 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Tel: +91 79 286 8856 or +91 79 286 6695 or 7865636
Fax: +91 79 286 6513
E-mail: chetna@adinet.ernet.in

Centre for Feminist Legal Research (CFLR)
The Centre works on issues of feminist legal theory, post-colonial theory, human rights and law. It also promotes women's human rights through workshops, training and seminars for women, and the development of feminist legal research in India.
Address: C/602 1st Floor, New Friends of Colony, New Delhi, 110 065 India
(91 11) 41628118 
Fax. No. : 41629569


Center for Social Justice: Feminist Support Group
Address: Neelkamal Building, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad 380 009, India
Tel: +44 6560649/403027

Centre for Women's Development Studies (CWDS)
CWDS is a research centre comprised of a group of professional working for the realization of women's equality and development in all spheres of life. The centre maintains a specialized library with a collection on women and development in India, open to students, research scholars, gender consultants, policy makers, journalists etc.
Address: 25 Bhair Vir Singh Marg, Gole Market, 110 001 New Delhi, India
Tel: +91 11 334 5530 or +91 11 336 5541
Fax: +91 11 334 6044
E-mail: cwdslib@vsnl.net  or cwds@vsnl.com

Department of Women and Child Development
India's national machinery for the advancement of women and children
Secretary: Smt. Kasturi Gupta Menon
Email: secy.wcd@sb.nic.in

Web: www.wcd.nic.in

Diverse Women for Diversity
It seeks to herald a global campaign of women on biodiversity, cultural diversity and food security. Diverse Women for Diversity echoes women's voices from the local and grassroots level to global fora and international negotiations. It seeks to strengthen women's grassrots movements and provide women with a common international platform to air their views.
Address: A-60 Hauz Khaz, New Delhi, 110 016, India
Tel: 0091 11 656 1868
Fax: 0091 11 656 2093
Email: divwomen@vsnl.com
Web: http://www.navdanya.org

Forum Against the Oppression of Women
A campaign group, which takes up issues like dowry, wife-beating, sexual harassment.
Address: 29 Bhatia Bhavan, Babrekar Marg, Gokhale Road, Dadar (West),Bombay 400028 INDIA
Email: inforum@vsnl.com

Grace Foundation
The foundation renders services for the upliftment of poor and downtrodden rural women through awareness education and action for solving the problems of the people.
Address: 4/917, Teachers' Colony, South Eachampatti, Enam Kalpalayam Post Manachanallur , Tamil Nadu 621005, India

Email: grace_foundation@yahoo.com

Institute for Support, Healing and Awareness (IFSHA)
IFSHA works on the sexuality and gender issues through research, counseling and awareness-raising programs. It provides counseling support for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
Address: South Extension Part 2, New Delhi, 110 049 India
Fax: 011-6253298
Email: ifsha@vsnl.com; sehar@del3.vsnl.net.in

Indian National Green Party
Among others the Party is committed to the following: the protection of women's rights to equal respect, opportunity and responsibility in society; basing policies on ensuring equal access by women to all areas of political, social, intellectual and economic endeavor; and increased and equitable participation by women in all decision-making processes.
Address: A 45, Paryavaran Complex, South of Saket, New Delhi-110030, India
Phone : +91-11-6515079, 6525053
Fax : +91-11-6967514

Jagori (Awake You Woman)
Jagori started in 1984 as women's documentation, training and communication centre. It is organically linked to the women's movement and the work is committed to the creation of a just society. It is where feminist theory meets practice.
Address: C-54 Top Floor South Extension II, New Delhi 110049, India
Tel: 91-11-6257015
Telefax: 91-11-6253629
Email: jagori@del3.vsnl.net.in
Website: www.jagori.org

An umbrella organization dealing with domestic health, consciousness raising, social upliftment, violence against women in the workforce.
Contact: Shashwati Ghosh at mrsg@cal2.vsnl.net.in or swayam@cal.vsnl.net.in  Anchita Ghatak at rajmen@cal.vsnl.net.in

The major objective of Maitreyi is to develop a feminist perspective in understanding women's issues and the women's movement, and to sensitize everyone about women's issues. Maitreyi sponsors and indirectly supports the following activities: women's studies workshops, research, documentation, support centers for women in distress, mobilization of women in villages to join Ladies Club, and publication of books and annual reports.
Address: 7 Manjiki, Makarand Society, Veer Savarkar, Marg Mahim, Bombay 40016, India

A legal and cultural resource centre working in the area of women and minority rights. The legal centre of Majlis is a group of lawyers providing legal assistance to women. Majlis is also involved in research and documentation on issues concerning women.
Address: A-2/4, Golden Valley, Kalina, Mumbai (Bombay), 400 098 India
Tel: 6180394, 6160252

National Alliance of Women's Organisations (NAWO)
NAWO is a national network of women, a coalition of women's groups across India which seeks to provide a presence to hitherto invisible and marginalized women.
Address: 20-J/ 3, Krishna Nagar, Safdarjung Enclave,New Delhi 110029, INDIA
Tel: 91 - 6171446
Fax: 91-6178622

Email: nawo@ndf.vsnl.net.in 

National Commission for Women
The apex national organization of women in India with the mandate of protecting and promoting the interest of women. It was set up as a statutory body in January 1992 under the National Commission Act of 1990 and tasked to review the Constitutional and Legal safeguards for women, recommend remedial legislative measures, facilitate redressal of grievances and advise the Government on all policies affecting women.
Address: 4, Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Marg, New Delhi-110 002, INDIA
Tel: 91-11-3237166, 91-11-3236988
Fax :91-11-3236154
Email: ncw@nic.in 
Web: http://ncw.nic.in/

Network of Women in Media
An association which aims to provide a forum for women in media professions to share information and resources, exchange ideas, promote media awareness and ethics, and gender equality and justice within the media and the society.
Email: editor@nwmindia.org

Web: www.nmindia.org

An organization focusing on women's health and education. It works towards empowering women through education--by enabling access to information, promoting literacy and engendering the education process. Nirantar is actively involve with the women's movement.
Address: B-64, Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi 110 017 India
Email: nirantar@vsnl.com

Web: http://www.nirantar.net/index.htm

A Delhi-based centre providing support to victims of incest by facilitating the sharing of their experiences with others. RAHI's goal is to help women develop from victims to survivors and eventually into contributors. It also conducts workshops on incest and sexual abuse and provides trainings for counsellors, individuals and organizations working with women.
Address: M 79 G.K. II, 2/F, New Delhi 110 048, India

Email: rahisupp@del2.vsnl.net.in

Saheli: A Women's Organization
Address: 105-108 Shopping Complex,Defence Clony Flyover, New Delhi 110024, India

Sandesh India
A non-profit organization committed to providing information services to and about NGO and sharing information about groups working for on issues relating to the problem of women, children and the elderly.
Address: 5/6 Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, 110057, India
Email: knath@sandesh.org.
Web: www.sandesh.org

A group for women attracted to women with the goal of sharing information and support. Its mission is to create, disseminate and redefine the knowledge on women's sexual and reproductive health rights and
Email: sangini97@hotmail.com

Sanhita Gender Resource Center
An initiative of women activists in West Bengal, was born out of need for information activism and networking among grassroots organization working towards the empowerment of women. It conducts gender trainings, publishes, provides referral services and produces advocacy materials.
Address: 89B Raja Basanta Roy Road, Calcutta, 700 029, India
Email: sanhita@cal.vsnl.net.in

Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA)
An organization of poor, self-employed women. Its main goal is to organize these women for full employment.
Address: SEWA Reception Centre, Opp. Victoria Garden, Bhadra, Ahmedabad, 380001, India
Email: mail@sewa.org
Web: www.sewa.org

Deals with many women's issues from domestic violence to labor issues. Activities range from counseling, service provision, education and outreach, mobilizing and organizing, activism.
Address: 2124 16th B Main 1-A Cross, HAL Second Stage, Bangalore 560038, INDIA
Tel: (9180) 526 9307

Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP)
The organization sees its role as creating a space to engender an inclusive, conceptual vocabulary in the areas of peace, security, multi-track diplomacy and conflict transformation.
Email: wiscomp@vsnl.com; wiscomp2006@gmail.com
Web: http://www.wiscomp.org/peace.htm

Women's Studies Unit
It attempts to sensitize students and policymakers about women and development issues by teaching social work students and government employees, by producing teaching materials, consulting various groups about women and development, and by conducting research.
Address: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, P.O. Box 8313, Sion Trombay Road, Deonar, Bombay 400008, India

Working Women's Forum
A mass movement of poor women workers engaged in different occupations spread over various cultural contexts organized into neighborhood groups of 8 to 10 members.
Address: 55 Bhimasena Garden Street, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004, India
Email: wwforum@eth.net
Web: www.workingwomensforum.org

The YWCA of India
An umbrella organisation affiliated to the World YWCA with 65 local associations in India. The organisation works for women's empowerment through a variety of programmes , the most important of which are leadership training for women, advocacy work on all women's issues, and community development work . The YWCA also runs 40 women's residences across the country providing housing for working women as well as emergency shelter for women. The YWCA of India is also a part of a network of 7 women's organistions based in Delhi and works together with them on common issues.
National President: Geeta Sahu
Address: 10, Sansad Marg, New Delhi. 110 001, India
Email: ywcaind@vsnl.com


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Centre for Women's Studies (Pusat Studi Wanita)
Address: University of North Sumatra (Universitas Sumatera Utara),  J1. Picauly, 14, Kampus USU, Medan, Indonesia

Clearinghouse for Information on Women in Development (PIWD)
The Clearinghouse was established in 1979 by the Junior Minister for the Role of Women, in cooperation with the Center for Scientific Documentation and Information of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences. The development of the clearinghouse was entrusted to the latter. Originally designed to serve policy makers, the clearinghouse now serves centres for women's studies as well. The collection consists of approximately 8000 titles. One of the publications of the clearinghouse is a thesaurus on women and development.
Address: Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto kav. 10, 12190 Jakarta, Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 573 3465 or +62 21 525 0719
Fax: +62 21 573 3467
E-mail: piwp@hotmail.com

Indonesian Business Women Association (IWAPI)
IWAPI is a non-profit organization that unites and supports women entrepreneurs with its members spread out all over the 26 provinces in Indonesia. Its advocacies are as follows: Gender equity, Transparency, Good governance, Equal business opportunities for small and large enterprises, and for men and women
Address: Jl. Kalipasir 38, Cikini, Jakarta Pusat 10330
Tel: 62 - 21 - 315 4625 / 3103060

Indonesian Women's Association for Justice
(Asosiasi Perempuan Indonesia untuk Keadilan - Jakarta)
The establishment of this association has as its background a common concern on the necessity of rendering legal service and aid to women with feminist perspective and attitude, especially to those who are poor and oppressed. It seeks to help in the realization of a just, prosperous and democratic society, where there is an equality between women and men in all aspects of political, economic, social and cultural lives.
Address: Jl. Raya Tengah No. 16 Rt.001/09, Kp. Tengah Kramatjati, Jakarta Timur 13540
Tel/Fax (6221) 87797289
Email apiknet@centrin.net.id

Kalyana Mitra Women's Communication and Information Centre (YKM)
Address: J1 Jati Padang Utara Buntu no.5, Jati Padang-Pasar Minggu, JAKARTA 12540, INDONESIA
Telefax: (62)-21-7804952
Email: ykm@indo.net.id

Kongres Wanita Indonesia (KOWANI)
KOWANI, established in 1928, is a federation of 70 nation-wide voluntary women's organisations with a total of 25 million women throughout its member-organizations. KOWANI's vision is to act as a striving vehicle for the unity and unanimity of Indonesian women which coordinate women's potential and also channel their aspirations in creating a peaceful, just and sustainable development at the national, regional and international level.
Address:  Jl. Imam Bonjol No. 58, Jakarta 10310, Indonesia
Tel: 6221 3152785
Fax: 6221 3152784
Email: kowani58@pacific.net.id

National Commission on Violence Against Women
Address: Jl. Latuharhari, 4B, Jakarta, 10310, Indonesia
Email: kamala@rad.net.id

Resource Centre for Gender and Health
The Resource Centre originated from a women's health project called "Women's health from a women's perspective". Over a period of four years, a network of NGOs and universities throughout Indonesia, concerned with gender and women's health issues, was established. The main objectives of this project were to increase knowledge regarding the complexity of women's health issues, to disseminate information from Jakarta to the outer islands, to publish a monthly newsletter and networking.
Address: Tifa building, Fourth floor, Suite 404, Jl. Kunigan Barat 26, Jakarta, Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 520 0094 or +62 21 520 0494
Fax: +62 21 520 0232
E-mail: pc-jkt@rad.net.id

Research Centre for Women's Studies (Brawijaya University)
Address: Jl. Mayjez Haryono, No. 169, Malang 65145, Indonesia
Contact Person: Ms. Mien Sugandhi, State Minister, State Ministry of Royal Women
Address: Merdeka Barat 15, 10110, Jakarta
Tel:+6221 3805563
Fax: +6221 3805559

Women's Solidarity for Human Rights
Address: Jl. Otista III no 17C, Jakarta 13340, Indonesia
Tel/Fax: + 62-21 819 3101
E-mail: soliper@centric.net.id

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Asian Women's Association (Ajia no Onnatachi no Kai)
Address: Shibuya Coop 211, 14-10 Sakuragaoka, Shibuya-ku Tokyo, Japan

Asian Women's Conference Network (Ajia Josei Kaigi Nettowaku)
Address: c/o Forum Yokahama, 13F Landmark Tower, 2-2-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan

Asia-Japan Women's Resource Center (AJWRC)
The center facilitates discussion and action for women in Asia to envision an alternative future society based on gender justice, ecology and local & global democracy where poverty, oppression and discrimination are eliminated. It also provides venues for Japanese women to think, discuss and act, to share information and experience with other Asian women and to extend women's networks inside and outside Japan for the purpose of empowerment of women.
Address: 14-10-311 Sakuragaoka, Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0031 Japan
Tel: (813) 3780-5245
Fax: (813) 3463-9752
E-mail: ajwrc@jca.ax.apc.org
Web: www.jca.apc.org/ajwrc

Beijing-Japan Accountability Caucus (Beijing-JAC)
It analyzes published government documents concerning women, meets and lobbies with the Office of Gender Equality on the issue of instituting a ministry of women's affairs, and enacting new legislation regarding violence against women. Likewise it lobbies women parliamentarians for the creation of a special committee on women to deal with implementation plans for the Beijing Platform.
Contact: Yoko Kitazawa
Address: 1236 Takadaco, Kohokuku, Yokohama, Japan
Tel (81-45) 531-1932
Fax (81-45) 541-8204

Federation of Japanese Women's Organizations (Fudanren)
Address: 4-11-9-303 Sendagaya Shibuya-24, Tokyo, Japan
Tel:(813) 3401-6147
Fax: (813)-5474-5585

Japan's Network for Women and Health
Address: 5-29-13-407, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo 113-0033
Tel (813) 3818-8754. Fax: 38185511
E-mail hara@cc.ocha.ac.jp

Japan Woman's Council - Nihon Fujin Kaigi (Fujin Kaigi)
Address: Tokyo Pro. Building-201, 1-33-3 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
Tel: (813) 3816-1862
Fax: (813) 3816-1824

League of Women Voters of Japan - Nihon Fujin Yukensha Domei
Address: Fusen Kaikan bldg., 2-21-11 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053
Tel: (813) 3370-2727
Fax: (813) 3370-4541

National Women's Education Centre (NWEC)
The principal objective of NWEC is to promote women's education and contribute to the formation of gender-equal, through organizing study programs for leaders and other personnel in women's education and conducting specialized research and surveys on women's education.
Address: 728 Sugaya, Ranzan-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama 355-02.
Tel (81493) 62 6711 Fax: +81 493 62 6721
E-mail: webmaster@nwec.go.jp
Web: www.nwec.jp

New Japan Women's Association - Shin Nihon Fujin no Kai (Shinfujin)
Shinfujin works are focused on women's rights, equality with men, better working and living conditions, measures to support child-care, education, environmental protection, peace and abolition of nuclear weapons
Address: Reimei Building, 1-36 Kanda Jinbo-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051
Tel (813) 3293-0581
Fax (813) 3295-7156
Email njwa@mb.infoweb.or.jp, njwa@mb.infoweb.ne.jp

Japan Violence Against Women in War Network, Japan (VAWW-NET)
Networking for women who suffered war related violence.
Address: 2-10-10 Shiomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8585
Fax: (813) 3477 0302
E-mail:  vaww-net-japan@jca.apc.org

Women's Association for Communication & Networking
Provides information, employment support and counseling.
Address: Forum Yokohama, Landmark Tower, 13F, 2-2-1-1 Nishiku Yokohama 22-8.
Tel: (8145) 224 2002 Fax: +81 45 224 2009.
E-mail: ywacn@apic.org.jp

Women's Initiative for Advancement in Japan
Working to resolve gender discrimination, especially in the workplace
Address: 3-7-13-603 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0023 Japan
Tel: (813) 3451 4141
Fax: (813) 3451 3890
E-mail: sasaki@women-wo

Women's Democratic Club - Fujin Minshu Club
Address: 3-31-18 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Tel (813) 3402-3244
Fax (813) 3401-3453
Email femin@jca.ax.apc.org

Women Leaders Forum Japan
Address: 4-20-19 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8610 JAPAN
Tel (813) 3405-9150
Fax (813) 3405-9159
E-mail: yama@dsn.co.jp, wlf@dsn.co.jp

Yokohama Women's Association for Communication and Networking
Address: 2-2-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-8113 JAPAN
Tel: (8145) 224-1133
Fax: (8145) 224-2009
Email: tomoko@apic.or.jp

Women's Solidarity Foundation
Address: 1-13-13 Koishikawa, Sound Bldg. 5F, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0002 Japan
Tel: (813) 5805-0031
Fax: (813) 5805-0030
E-mail: wsf@zb3.so-net.ne.jp

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