Women's Organization

MALAYSIA

All Women's Action Society (AWAM)
Its work includes developing and implementing public education, advocacy and lobbying campaigns for the improvement of services to women, legal reforms, enhancing women-centered perspectives (through gender sensitizing) and capability building (especially in counseling and crisis intervention for community leaders).
Address: No. 11, Jalan Bukit Menteri Selatan (7/2), 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 7957-0221 or 7956-0737
Fax: (603) 79573312
Email: awam@po.jaring.my

Web: www.e-awam.org

Asian Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW)
As a resource and research organization, ARROW provides practical information and resource materials to strengthen initiatives to re-orient health, population and reproductive health policies and programs with women's perspectives and gender analysis. It works with local, national ad global women's organizations and networks to improve the capacity of women NGOs in Asia and the Pacific to influence health, population and family planning organizations at national, regional and international levels. ARROW runs a mailing list, which provides timely and relevant information to various sectors involved in education, media, policy work, governance, and community development.
Address: 2nd. Floor, Block F, Anjung FELDA, Jalan Maktab, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 292-9913
Fax: (603) 292-9958
Email: arrow@po.jaring.my
Web: www.arrow.org.my

Gender and Development Programme, Non-Government Advisory Body
Address: Pesiaran Duta, P.O.Box 12224, 55770 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 651-5470
Fax: (603) 651-9209
E-mail: gad@pc.jaring.my

National Clearinghouse On Women In Development (NCWS)
The aim of this Clearinghouse is to further enhance awareness on the role and need of women in the overall development process. The objectives are to assist in promotion of awareness of women's concerns and their role in national development, to ensure future participation in development processes and to provide a resource base in support of national programs by encouraging the participation of women in development.
Address: c/o National Population and Family Development Board, Prime Minister's Department
P.O. Box 10416, 50712 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel:(603) 2937555 ext. 304/325

National Council of Women's Organisations (NCWO)
It is a non-political, non-religious body, was formed in 1963, and currently serves as a consultative and advisory body for 72 member organisations. It has no control over the internal affairs of affiliate organisations, but draws them together on issues in order to present a united front. Its aim is to raise the status of women and assist in the welfare of both women and children.
Address: 157 Janlan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel/Fax: (603) 2989251

Sarawak Federation of Women's Institutes (SFWI)
The purpose of SFWI is to improve and upgrade the living standards of women in rural areas. To provide opportunities for members to carry out activities related to education, social and health. It is also to foster better understanding among women and help them to play their role in national development.
Address: P.O. Box 724, 93714 Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: (6032) 244015/417294

Secretariat For Women's Affairs (HAWA)
The objectives of organization are to promote the participation of women in the development process and to ensure that national development plans take into consideration the integration of women through the provision of equal opportunities and adequate facilities.
Address: The Administration and Finance Division, Prime Minister's Department, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 2485125/03-2435980

Sisters in Islam
Sisters in Islam (SIS) is a group of Muslim professional women committed to promoting the rights of women within the framework of Islam. Their efforts to promote the rights of Muslim women are based on the principles of equality, justice and freedom enjoined by the Qur'an.
Address: c/o No. 172 Lorong Ma'arof, Kuala Lumpur 59000, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 21426121, 21483705
Fax: (603) 21483601
Email: sis@sisfora.po.my

Tenaganita
The main activities of Tenaganita are aimed at empowering sex workers, migrants, and female workers in plantations and factories. Health, domestic violence, worker's rights, family law and economic empowerment projects are important issues of action.
Address: 11th Floor, Wisma Yakin, Jalan Masjid India, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia.
Tel: (603) 2913681/39
Fax: (603) 2970273
Email: tnita@hotmail.com, mindcaram@hotmail.com

Women's Candidacy Initiative
The objectives of the Women's Candidacy Initiative (WCI) are to: increase the awareness of the general public about women's concerns and needs regarding more equitable attitudes, policies and laws; promote the participation of the general public, especially women, in decision-making and electoral processes; and to support women into decision-making positions and to hold office in the democratic process, in Parliament and in the Government.
Address: c/o Persatuan Sahabat Wanita, Selangor, 21 Jalan Muhibbah 8, Taman Muhibbah, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel/Fax: (603) 837 8380
E-mail: women_candidate@yahoo.com, webmaster@candidate.freeservers.com

Women Centre for Development Research
It is a University-based organization that seeks to serve as a national, regional and global data center on women in development and to establish research programs and activities, which can address and advance the position of women in Malaysian society. Moreover, it also strives to effectively influence policies on women's development, and address social issues affecting women's advancement.
Email: kanita@kanitawomen.org

Women's Development Collective
It is a collective of feminists committed to building a progressive women's movement in Malaysia. It envisions a democratic. This non-profit organization is concebntrating on research, education and training.
Address: 44 Jalan Kajang Satu, Taman Sri Kajang, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 87373979
Fax: (603) 87374180
Email: womanwdc@po.jaring.my

Women's Crisis Centre (WCC)
WCC is a registered, non-profit voluntary organization set up in 1985 to help women and children facing crisis, irrespective of race, religion or social background. Our work is to provide immediate service for women needing crisis intervention as well as to undertake programs to promote gender equality in our society.
Address: 24-D Jalan Jones, 10250 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 604-2280342
Fax : 604-2285784
Email: wccpen@po.jaring.my

Ministry of Women and Family Development
The national machinery for women in Malaysia. Its mission is to mainstream women in nation building and strengthen the family system to create quality generation. Its vision is to achieve gender equality and stable family institution as a basic fundamental for social development towards the establishment of a developed nation.
Secretary: H.E. Dat Sharizat Abdul Jalil

Address: Level 1-4, Block E, Government Building, Jelan Dato Onn, 50515 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603 26930951; 26938509
Fax: 603 26904014
Email: meg@kpwk.gov.my
Web: www.kpwk.gov.my

Asian and Pacific Development Centre-Gender and Development Programme
The programme was established in 1980 as a result of the merger of 4 institutions: the Asian Pacific Development Institute of Bangkok Thailand, the Asian and Pacific Development Administration Centre of Kuala Lumpur, the Social Welfare Development Centre for Asia and the Pacific of Manila Philippines and the Asian Pacific Centre for Women and Development in Tehran.
Address: Pesiaran Duta, PO Box 12224, 50770 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel/Fax: 603 6516209
Email: gad@pc.jaring.my

International Women's Rights Action Watch-Asia Pacific (IWRAW-Asia Pacific)
Non-profit international women's organization based in the South of Malaysia. It promotes the domestic implementation of international human rights standards by building the capacity of women and human rights advocates to claim and realize women's human rights.
Address:  2/F Block F, Anjung Felda, Jalan Maktab, 54000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603 2691 3292
Fax: 603 2698 4203
Email: iwraw@po.jaring.my
Web: www.iwraw-ap.org

Women's Aid Organization
An independent, non-religious, non-governmental organization committed to confronting violence against women.
Address: PO Box 493, Jalan Sultan, 46760 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 603 7 563488
Fax: 603 7 563237
Email: wao@po.jaring.my
Web: www.wao.org.my

Murni Women's Development Foundation of Kelantan (YAYASAN Murni)
The Foundation aims to provide assistance to women in need, paying special emphasis to socially underprivileged women, single mothers, widows, and victims of violence and their family members.
Address: Lot 2992, Tingkat 1, Batu 2, Jalan Pengkalan Chepa, 15400, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.
Tel: 609 7742555
Fax: 609 7742550
Email: yayasan_murni@yahoo.com
Web: www.newwomen.net

Women's Crisis Centre (WCC)
WCC serves as centre for counseling, legal advice, emotional support and temporary shelter to women and children facing crisis. It is a non-profit, voluntary organization established to meet the needs of abused women.
Address: 24-D Jalan Jones, 10250 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 604 2280342
Fax: 604 2285784
Email: wccpen@po.jaring.my
Web: www.wccpen.org

ICA Global Women's Committee/Asia Pacific Regional Women's Committee
The Committee advocates self-empowerment and the promotion of women through positive actions such as gender awareness trainings for women and men, training schemes, career incentives, recruiting and promotion schemes, mentorship programs and access to decision-making bodies.
Address: No. Lorong 51A7227A, 46740 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 603 7061977
Fax: 603 7061519
Email: rahaiah@po.jaring.my

MALDIVES

Ministry of Gender, Family Development and Social Security
Maldives' national machinery for the advancement of women.
Address: 4th Floor, Umar Shopping Arcade, Chaandhance Magu, Henveiru, Male, Maldives
Tel: (960) 323687 or 317164
Fax (960) 316237
Email: kamana@dhivehinet.net.mv
Minister: Aneesa Ahmed

MARSHALL ISLANDS

Roots
Roots monitors women's rights, land rights issues and economic policies through updating the media and inviting government representatives to speak to the organization's members about government policies.
Address: P.O. Box 1138 Najmajuro, 96960, Marshall Islands
Tel.: (692) 625-3355 / 625-7332
Fax: (692) 625-3153

Ministry of Internal Affairs, Women and Development Division
National Machinery for Advancement of Women
Address: PO Box 18, Majuro, 96960, Marshall Islands
Director: Winako Allen

MICRONESIA

Women and Development Programme, Department of Health,Education and Social Affairs
National machinery for the advancement of women in Micronesia.
Address: PO Box PS70, Palikir, Pohnpei, 96941, Federated State of Micronesia

MONGOLIA

Democracy and Women
Democracy and Women works for encouraging women's participation in the economic, social and political life. It also promotes women's active involvement in the policy formulation, decision-making process and monitoring the policy implementation as well as influencing in social psychology.
Address: P.O.B 24/740 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tel: (976-1) 313162, 352288
Fax: (976-1) 320210
Email: unenbat@magicnet.mn

Federation of University Women of Mongolia
It encourages women with high education to further improve their political, economic and
legal education and facilitates them level up at the international standard. It also promotes
women in decision-making and management positions.
Address: Communication Information Technical Institute, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
Tel: (976-1) 322547, 455066
Fax: (976) 1-458589
Email: noyun@hotmail.com

Foundation for Empowerment of Rural Women (FERW)
The foundation seeks to facilitate improving women's political, legal and economic education for increasing the representation of women in the local self-governance.
Address: R-203, The Government House, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Mailing Address: Ulaanbaatar- 46 /673
Tel: 976-1- 329728
Fax: 976-1-322866
Email: otgonbayar-ch@mail.parl.gov.mn
Web: www.owc.org.mn

Gender Center for Sustainable Development
A national autonomous, non-profit and non-governmental organization founded in 1995 as the Women's Information and Research Center. The Center's main goal is to promote gender equality and support human development by mainstreaming gender issues into social, economic, political planning and programming in Mongolia.
Address: Peace Avenue-5, UB City Veteran;s House, 1st Floor, No. 15, GCSD, Mongolia,
Ulaanbaatar-48
Telefax: (976-11) 325627
Email: wirc@magicnet.mn
Web: http://www.wirc.mn/

Liberal Women's Brain Pool - LEOS
Promotes women's equal participation in the country's political, social and economic policy formulation, planning and decision-making and train women in decision-making and management. It also works for strengthening women's capacity and skills for the country's economic and social development.
Address: Sukhbaatar street #7, Ulaanbaatar-46, Mongolia
Mailing Address: Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar 13, Center Post Office Box-99, LEOS
Phone: (976-1) 328558
Fax: (976-1) 372865
Email: leos@magicnet.mn
Web: http://www.mol.mn/leos

Mongolian Women's NGO Coalition
MWNC is a non-governmental organization that focuses on increasing women's influence in decision-making. It implemented a nationwide program during the 2000 national and local elections to increase the number of women in elective and appointed positions.
Address: Room 301, Baga-toiruu 37-B, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbatar-13, Mongolia 
Telefax: (976-1) 328798
Tel:  (976-1) 312184
Email: m_amraa@yahoo.com, mwngoc@owc.org.mn
Web: http://www.owc.org.mn/mwngoc/english/

Mongolian Social Democratic Women's Movement
A non-government organization which is a member of the socialist international women.
Mailing Address: Ulaanbaatar-210644, POB 578
Tel: (976-1) 329267
Fax: (976-1) 322055

Mongolian Women's Federation
Promotes the activities aimed at protecting women s rights in all aspects of human life: political, spiritual and social. It also aims to protect all women's rights and interests regardless of their ideology, social status, religion and nationality.
Mailing Address: Ulaanbaatar-46, Mongolia
Tel: (976-1) 328336, 320790
Fax: (976-1) 320790
Email: monwofed@magicnet.mn
Web: www.wirc.mn/ngo/ngo24.htm

Women for Social Progress Movement
Address: National History Museum Bldg R-104, Ulaanbaatar 11-20a, Mongolia
Tel:: (976-1) 312171,322340
Fax: (976 - 1) 322340
Email: wsp@magicnet.mn

Women's Lawyers Association
It provides legal services to women and engage in policy and other forms of advocacy with other women's groups, as part of efforts to protect and promote women's rights and dignity, advance women's leadership and increase their participation in social development as well as contribute to the establishment of a legal system that is responsive to the needs and protective of the rights of the people, particularly women.
Address: Apartment 38, House 24, 6th Khoroo, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tel:  976-1- 322212
Fax: 976-1-322212
Email: mwla@magicnet.mn

Union of Democratic Socialist Women
Address: Room 405, Central bldg of the MPRP, Baga toiruu 37/1, Ulaanbaatar-11, Mongolia
Mailing Address: Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar 11, P.O.B-46/450
Tel: 976-1- 321137
Fax: 976-1-320368
Email: MMATSEL@magicnet.mn

Women for Democracy Movement
It seeks to facilitate creating a favorable environment for women's equal participation in development, politics and society. It promotes women's activities during the pre-election campaigns and supports women's participation in decision-making processes.
Address: Room 202 Mongolian Democratic Union Building, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tel/Fax: 976-1-457591

Women Leaders' Foundation
The "Women Leaders" Foundation was established to help the Mongolian government
implement the long-term objectives of "Women's Participation in Power and Decision
Making". This effort is guaranteed under the Civil Service Law to provide equal
opportunities to men and women.
Address: Room -301, Baga Toiruu - 37B Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tel: 976-91197177, 976-9614632
Fax: 976-1-328798
Email: WLFound@hotmail.com

Women for Social Progress Movement
An advocacy, oversight and public education organization concerned with the issues of democratic governance and gender equality.
Address: National Museum Building, Room 104, Ulaanbaatar 11, 20a, Mongolia
Tel: 976 1 312171
Fax: 976 1 322340
Email: wsp@magicnet.mn
Web: www.mirc.mn/ngo/ngo26/htm

Women's Section, Department of Population and Social Policy
Ministry of Population Policy Labour
Mongolia's national machinery for the advancement of women
Address: Khuvsgalchdyn Avenue, MPPL, Ulaanbaatar-38, Mongolia

BURMA (MYANMAR)

Myanmar National Committee for Women's Affairs
Myanmar's national machinery for the advancement of women
Address: 64 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Yangon, Myanmar

Shan Women's Action Network (SWAN)
SWAN is a founding member of the Women's League of Burma (WLB), an umbrella women's organization comprising eleven women's groups from Burma. SWAN, through its affiliation with other women's organizations, establishes common platforms to promote the role of women from Burma in the struggle for democracy and human rights in their country.
Email: kenneri@shanwomen.org
Web: www.shanwomen.org

Women's League of Burma (WLB)
The Women's League of Burma (WLB) is an umbrella organization comprising 11 already-existing women's organizations of different ethnic backgrounds from Burma. WLB was founded on December 9,1999. Its mission is to work for women's empowerment and advancement of the status of women, and to work for the increased participation of women in all spheres of society in the democracy movement, and in peace and national reconciliation processes through capacity building, advocacy, research and documentation.
Email: wlb@womenofburma.org
Web: www.womenofburma.org

Burmese Women's Union (Thailand)
An independent organization with the aim to organize women along the Thailand-Burma, India-Burma and China-Burma borders as well as internationally. BWU opens its membership to all women of Burma regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, marital status, sexual preference, or livelihood. The word “Burmese” used by the union represents the residents of Burma.
Address: PO Box 42, Mae Hong Son 58000 Thailand
Tel/Fax(66-53) 611 146
Email: bwunion@cm-sun.cm.ksc.co.th

Burmese Women's Union (USA)
Address: 42-42 80th Street, #7W, Elmhurst, New York 11373 USA
Tel/Fax: (718) 672-6941
Email: bwu.ny@ibm.net

Human Rights Watch/Women's Rights Project
Composed of a group of women's rights activists who use international human rights law and norms to promote respect for women's rights throughout the world.
Address: 1522 K Street, NW, #910, Washington, DC 20005-1202 USA
Tel: (202) 371-6592 fax: (202) 371-0124
Email: hrwdc@hrw.org

Images Asia (Women's Programme)
Address: PO Box 2, Prasingha PO, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
Tel; (66-53) 211 282 fax: (66-53) 406 155
Email: sitthi@cm.ksc.co.th

International Rescue Committee
Address: Women's Commission on Refugee Women and Children, 19 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 33, Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Tel: (66-2) 260-2870/1
Fax: (66-2) 258-5653
Email: ircbkk@netserv.chula.ac.th

Karenni Women's Organization
Address: PO Box 19, Mae Hong Song 58000 Thailand
Contact Person: Ah Mn Doe
Tel: 66 53 611691
Fax: 66 53 612 469
Email: ooreh@cm.kse.co.th

Karen Women's Organization
The Karen Women's Organization is one of the 12 groups in the Women's League for Burma -- a central umbrella group formed primarily to give coherence to a number of very small projects and to make it easier for international donors to direct aid.
Address: PO Box 5, Mae Sot Tak 63110 Thailand
Email: krcwdg@loxinfo.co.th

Women's Association of Shan State
Address: PO Box 41, Mae Hong Song 58000 Thailand

Women's Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE)
WEAVE works in partnership with ethnic minority people on Thai-Burma border believing that the empowerment of women and development of their status benefits the whole community.
Address: PO Box 58, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50202 Thailand
Tel/Fax: (66-53) 260 193
Web: www.weave-women.org

Women's Rights and Welfare Association of Burma (WRWAB)
To promote the status of Burmese women as a major aim, the Women's Rights and Welfare Association of Burma (WRWAB) was formed in February 1995 in New Delhi. Initially, it was a grouping of Burmese women who were staying in Delhi. However, within a year after its formation, the organization expanded its membership to the border areas, particularly in Manipur and Mizoram States of India.
Address: A5-A/332, Janta Quarter, Janak Puri, New Delhi 110058 India
Tel/Fax: (91-11) 553 0276
Email: burtu.atubto@net.in