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Voice of Women for Peace; La Voix des Femmes pour la Paix (1988) 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4, 416-603-7915, Phone; 603-7916, Fax ; email: email@example.com ; web site: http://www.interlog.com/~vowVolunteers for Peace ("VFP") promotes International Voluntary Service as an effective means of intercultural education and community service. We provide programs where people from diverse backgrounds can work together to help overcome the need, violence and environmental decay facing our planet. Workcamps are truly the microcosm of a world where nations join together giving priority to improving life for humanity. They are a practical way to both prevent and resolve conflict. By participating in a workcamp, you’ll help sow the seeds of peace. We hope that you will join us in this effort! International Workcamps are a short-term form of international voluntary service that emerged from war-torn Europe back in 1920. They are an affordable (most programs are US$200 for a 2-3 week program) and meaningful way that you can travel, live and work in a foreign country. Intercultural immersion, communicating and adapting is what the programs are all about. They are a way you can respond positively to the many challenges facing our planet by getting to know people and working with them to improve their lives in some tangible way. For many, they are a good way to "test the waters" of international service with a great variety of programs worldwide. For more information, web site: http://www.vfp.org/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; VFP 1034 Tiffany Road, Belmont, Vermont 05730 USA; Tel: 802-259-2759; Fax: 802-259-2922
War Child, founded in 1993, aims to draw attention to the plight of children in zones of armed conflict. In addition, War Child implements vital humanitarian projects in support of childrens' psychological and physical rehabilitation. While the activities of War Child focused initially on war-affected children in the former Yugoslavia, in recent year's the organization has expanded its operations to include relief and development projects in war-affected regions in Africa, Asia, Central America and the Middle East. By raising money through public appeals, concerts and other entertainment events, War Child is able to bring immediate material and psychological aid to traumatized children of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. War Child Canada, 110 Clarence St. Unit #1, Ottawa ON K1N 5P6, Canada; Toll-Free Phone# 1-877-WC Canada (1-877-922-2623); or 1-613-562-3334; Fax#: 1-613-562-9821email: email@example.com ; web site http://www.warchild.ca ; internationally http://www.warchild.org/ ; firstname.lastname@example.org
War, Peace and Security WWW Server, Presented by Information Resource Centre, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, Canada (more than 8700 links). http://www.cfcsc.dnd.ca/index.html ; Peace and Disarmament links: http://www.cfcsc.dnd.ca/links/peace/peaceg.html ; International relations: conflict and conflict resolution links: http://www.cfcsc.dnd.ca/links/intrel/confli.html
The War Resisters League affirms that all war is a crime against humanity. We therefore are determined not to support any kind of war, international or civil, and to strive non-violently for the removal of all causes of war. http://www.serve.com/wrl/
"WE, THE PEOPLE" (peace organizations unification) Initiative: A Peace Messenger Initiative Dedicated To The United Nations. Acting in concert, we do make a difference in the quality of our lives, our institutions, our environment and our planetary future. Through co-operation, we manifest the essential spirit that unites us amid our diverse ways. The "WE THE PEOPLES" Initiative is a co-operative movement to unite the strengths of existing organizations and projects toward making Peace a practical reality in the 21st century. http://www.wethepeoples.org/welcome.htm
Who's Who in the World of Crime (Source: Criminial Intelligence Service of Canada)
The Wisdom Fund advances social justice and interfaith understanding by disseminating The Truth About Islam,and by providing concise statements of Islamic values, beliefs, news, commentary, and resources for concerned Muslims, citizens, and activists. http://www.twf.org/index.html
Women in Black: An International Movement of Women for
Peace - The international movement of Women in
Black began in Jerusalem in January 1988, one month after the first Palestinian
intifada broke out, with a small group of Israeli women who carried out a simple
form of protest: Once a week at the same hour and in the same location - a major
traffic intersection - they donned black clothing and raised a black sign in the
shape of a hand with white lettering that read "Stop the Occupation".
The idea spread quickly and spontaneously to other places in Israel. It was a
simple form of protest that women could do easily. We didn't have to get to the
big city, we could bring our children, there was no chanting or marching, and
the medium was the message. Within months, vigils sprang up throughout Israel.
Several months after the first Women in Black vigil in Israel, "solidarity
vigils" began in other countries: Initial reports came from the United
States and Canada, and these later spread to Europe and Australia. Some vigils
were primarily Jewish, while in other cities, the groups were mixed Jewish and
Palestinian. Around 1990, Women in Black vigils took off with a life of their
own. They formed in many countries, and many of these had nothing to do with the
Israeli occupation. In Italy, Women in Black protest a range of issues, from the
Israeli occupation to the violence of the Mafia and other organized crime. In
Germany, Women in Black have protested neo-Nazism, racism against migrant
workers, and nuclear arms. Women in Black in Belgrade and Zagreb set a profound
example of interethnic cooperation that was an inspiration to their countrywomen
and men. And, in India, Women in Black hold vigils that call for an end to the
ill treatment of women by religious fundamentalists. Women in Black has become a
movement of women of conscience of all denominations and nationalities who hold
vigils to protest violence in their part of the world: war, interethnic
conflict, militarism, the arms industry, racism, neo-Nazism, violence against
women, violence in the neighborhoods, etc. Each vigil is autonomous, setting its
own policy and guidelines, though in all the vigils the women dress in black,
symbolizing the tragedy of the victims of violence. What unites us all is our
commitment to justice and a world free of violence. The movement of Women in
Black in Israel won the Aachen Peace Prize (1991); the peace award of the city
of San Giovanni d'Asso in Italy (1994); and the Jewish Peace Fellowship's
"Peacemaker Award" (2001). In 2001, the international movement of
Women in Black was honored with the Millennium Peace Prize for Women, awarded by
the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). On June 8, 2001, over
100 groups of Women in Black from around the world (listed in the web site
below) held vigils to protest Israel's ongoing occupation of the
Palestinian territories. This international protest was initiated and organized
by the Coalition of Women for a Just Peace, an umbrella organization of ten
Israeli women's peace organizations. Web site of Women in Black http://womeninblack.net/
. Web site of the Coalition of Women for a
Just Peace: http://www.geocities.com/womancoalition .
Other Informational Links: Bat
Shalom ; Middle
East Childrens Alliance ; UK
Women in Black ; Minnesota
Metro Univ - Women in Black ; Women
In Black Vigil On Serbia ; Women
in Black, NYC ; Beijing
Women's Conference, Women in Black ; Women
in Black, Santa Cruz, CA
KPFA Flashpoints Radio Show (Middle East Children's Alliance's Barbara Lubin is a frequent guest); Green Women and Progressive Politics ; Prayers for Peace in the Middle East
WOMEN'S DAY ACTION - The last century saw a great leap forward in the struggle for women's rights, but women are still treated as second-class citizens all over the world. Amnesty International pays tribute to the struggle for women's rights in the twentieth year of the UN Women's Convention and five years after 189 governments adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, setting out commitments and steps for achieving those commitments under the goals of equality, development and peace. English: http://www.amnesty.org/ailib/intcam/women/index.html
World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO) is an international membership organization uniting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and well-being, and providing the mechanism and support needed for NGOs to connect, partner, share, inspire, and multiply their contributions to solve humanity's basic problems. WANGO assists its member organizations in accomplishing their tasks relative to creating a better society and world: economically, socially, environmentally, politically, and morally. With its global network of NGOs, WANGO has become an international leader in tackling issues of serious global concern. During 2000 and 2001, WANGO conducted or co-sponsored conferences and seminars in over 150 nations. 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 529, New York, NY 10017, Phone: 212.826.8999; Fax: 212.826.3352; Email: email@example.com ; web site http://www.wango.org
World Commission For Peace And Human Rights Council, a growing international Human Rights Organization. We are working on number of humanitarian assistance programmes Including Monitoring & Reporting of Human Rights Violations , Clearing the world of Land mines menace ,chemical, biological warfare, Abolition of War and conflict resolution. This web site aims to provide you with our latest campaigns, as well as being the best ever network for providing information on human rights.The web page is constantly being updated and you will some pages under construction, don't lose hope do return anyway, as we are still building. We have put a lot of effort in compiling the information but we keep looking forward for your comments and views, which will be hopefully mailed continiously, and which we regard as very respectable. Contact H/Q Pakistan: World Commission for Peace & Human Rights Council, Room No. 11-A 2nd Floor Taj Mehal Plaza, 6th Road ,Rawalpind, Pakistan. Tel: +92-51-411704; Fax: +92-51-419407; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; web site http://www.worphco.cjb.net/ . International USA: Fax No. +1-815-3770521; Tel: No. +1-888-TELEBOT- Ext: 411704; Email: email@example.com
WORLD FEDERATION OF UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATIONS/FEDERATION MONDIALE DES ASSOCIATIONS POUR LES NATIONS UNIES: A peoples' movement for the United Nations. WFUNA New York office: One UN Plaza, DC1 - 1177 , Phone 212 963 5610; Fax 212 963 0447; Email firstname.lastname@example.org . WFUNA Geneva Office: E4 - 2A; Palais des Nations; Phone 41 22 917 3239; Fax 917 0185; Email email@example.com . Website: www.wfuna.org
THE WORLD FUTURE SOCIETY is a nonprofit, nonpartisan scientific and educational association with some 30,000 members worldwide. Membership in the Society, including a subscription to THE FUTURIST magazine and numerous other benefits, is just $45 per year. For more information on the Society and all its programs, publications, and services, contact Membership Director Susan Echard, firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit http://www.wfs.org . Also see Peace and the Future.
World Love Inc. is dedicated to present and
past world citizens who are now suffering and who have suffered .
The World Revolution is a new, large-scale, activist social movement for progressive social change. It attempts to resolve in a definitive and comprehensive manner the major social problems of our world and our era. The WR Agenda - Major Objectives and issue areas: 1. Peace, 2. Social Justice, 3. Economic Development, 4. Ecological Balance, 5. (Ethical Culture). Basic Methodology: 1. Develop large-scale activist social movement; 2. Unify and expand upon existing social change programs, groups and organizations. 3. Develop new methods, strategies and forces for social change. 4. Create a much more powerful, active, and organized force to effect comprehensive social change. The World Revolution is a new, large-scale, activist social movement for progressive social change. It attempts to resolve in a definitive and comprehensive manner the major social problems of our world and our era. For more information: WR General Information, 4505 University Ave NE #537, Seattle, WA 98105 - USA Email: email@example.com ; Web: www.worldrevolution.org
The World Social Forum (WSF) represents a deliberate attempt to focus an alternative social and economic structure to the neoliberal model represented by the World Economic Forum. The alternative is reflected in the Forum’s theme that "Another World is Possible". The first WSF held in Porto Alegre, Brazil in January 2001 was attended by approximately 20,000 people. The second WSF II held in Porto Alegre January 2002, was an extraordinary event attended by between 50,000 and 60,000 people including 1000 delegates from Italy and 700 France. (Reports of this meeting are available on request. See also the Forum’s website www.forumsocialmundial.org.br )
World Unity &
Peace Education Department (WUPED),
Women Building Peace - Join the campaign in calling for governments and the United Nations to: 1. Include women in peace negotiations as decision-makers. 2. Put women at the heart of reconstruction and reconciliation. 3. Strengthen the protection and representation of refugee and displaced women. 4. End impunity for crimes committed against women and ensure redress. 5. Give women and women's organisations the support and resources they need to build peace. For more information, contact Women Building Peace, International Alert, 1 Glyn Street, London SE11 5HT Tel: +44 (0)20 7793 8383 Fax: +44 (0)20 7793 7975; email firstname.lastname@example.org ; web site http://www.international-alert.org/women/
Women for Women in Afghanistan is a Canadian solidarity group, passionately committed to raising awareness to the plight of women in Afghanistan. Click here for more.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF),1213 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, U.S.A. works to create an environment of political, economic, social and psychological freedom for all members of the human community, so that true peace can be enjoyed by all. It was the wisdom of our founding foremothers in 1915 that peace is not rooted only in treaties between great powers or a turning away of weapons alone, but can only flourish when it is also planted in the soil of justice, freedom, non-violence, opportunity and equality for all. They understood and WILPF still organizes in the understanding, that all the problems that lead countries to domestic and international violence are all connected and all need to be solved in order to achieve sustainable peace. http://www.wilpf.org
World Centers of Compassion for Children is a non-profit organization founded by Nobel Peace laureate, Betty Williams, in Gulf Breeze, Florida, in March 1997. The creation of safe and nurturing environments called World Centers of Compassion for Children which will be located in areas devastated by war, conflict and poverty. The mission is to feed, clothe and nurture these children while creating an environment in which we can help to reconnect the child to the family and the family to a community capable of sustaining itself without destroying it's most precious resource - the children of the world. http://www.compassioncenters.org/
World Citizens Assembly, 2671 Southcourt, Palo Alto, CA 94303, U.S.A.
WORLD CITIZEN FOUNDATION web site lists resources on World Citizenship, World Government, and World Law found. http://www.worldcitizen.org
WORLD CONFERENCE ON RELIGIONS AND PEACE (WCRP) addresses critical problems in areas such as conflict resolution, human rights, and development. It has chapters in 32 countries and it promotes peace in cooperation with the United Nations and other major agencies. International address: WCRP, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017, USA. Email: email@example.com . Tel: 212-687-2163. Fax: 212-983-0566.
The World Conference on Religion and Peace, Peace Education Standing Commission consists of a multi-national team under the leadership of Professor Dr. Johannes Lähnemann, educationalist in Protestant religion and internationally acknowledged specialist in inter-religious dialogue. Only too often do religions become involved in political, national or economic interests, thereby merely contributing to the exacerbation and escalation of conflicts. And yet, we do find in every religion certain messages of peace, reconciliation and harmony which on the other hand obstruct exacerbation, violence and war. Today, more than ever, each religion has to take upon itself the job of rediscovering and encouraging the traditional sources of peace within its own walls and putting these to practical work in the striving for peace and reconciliation. http://www.wcrp.de/pesc/index.html
World Constitution and Parliament Association, 1480 Hoyt St., Suite 31, Lakewood CO 80215, U.S.A.
World Federalist Association, 418 Seventh Street SE, Washington, DC 20003, U.S.A., http://www.web.net/~wfcnat/
World Federalists of Canada, 207 - 145 Spruce Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6P1. Mr. Fergus Watt, Executive Director. Telephone 613-232-0647. The following summarizes the programs administered by the WFC: Canadian Network for an International Criminal Court; United Nations Parliamentary Assembly; UN Peacekeeping; Issues Actions Groups; Coalitions. The World Federalist Foundation is a national registered charitable organization which supports research and educational projects, particularly in the areas of international and world law. http://www.web.net/~wfcnat/
World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) - Founded in Luxembourg on 2 August, 1946 as the peoples movement for the United Nations the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is the only international, non-governmental organisation devoted entirely to the support of the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter. WFUNA's founders were both idealists and realists. While convinced that fostering genuine peace, security and justice throughout the world depended on a strong United Nations, they realised that this strength could only develop with the support of informed public opinion in the member states. As men and women who had fought for their countries in the Allied Armies, in the resistance movement and in the underground armies during World War II, they were determined to put in place an organisation committed to furthering the aims of the newly created world body - to help save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. With Member United Nations Associations (UNAs) located in over 82 countries in every region of the world, WFUNA spans the ideological divide, representing the views of people from various political, economic and social systems. Through activism, advocacy, research, educational programmes and the media, WFUNA's image of UNAs forms a unique "human bridge" between the UN System, their national governments and their country's people. http://www.wfuna.org/
World Peace 2000, Box 570, Roosevelt, NJ 08555-0570, Fax 609-443-4307, UN NGO Representative for Pathways To Peace: Robert Alan Silverstein. Web Site: www.worldpeace2000.org, E-Mail: Wpeace2000@aol.com
World Peace Club provides information on how to: START a WORLD PEACE Club in your school, community or home...; LEARN about peace and how to be a peacemaker...; TEACH peace by working your problems out peacefully, and sharing your Peace Know-How...; MAKE A DIFFERENCE in your community - Lend a Helping Hand... http://www.peaceclub.com/
World Policy Institute, 777 U.N. Plaza, New York NY 10017, U.S.A.
The World Without War Council, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010, U.S.A. Seeks to mobilize public concern about the war problem and does this partly by operating a bookstore (421 South Wabush, Chicago IL 60605) from which a great variety of peace-oriented literature can be purchased.
World Vision International is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear withness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. http://wvi.org/
Yahoo Peace and Conflict Studies link page http://www.yahoo.com/Social_Science/Peace_and_Conflict_Studies/
YEARN FOR PEACE SIERRA LEONEis a human rights organisation facing the challenges to make planet earth a peaceful, cleaner and safer enviroment for man. The objective of our organisation is to enable the younger generation in areas of conflict to have faith in the future and to develop a sense of responsibilty towards it. To learn that violence is not the solution to their problems whether political, economical or social: indeed to make it valid for them to believe that is a common future. Above all, let us create a better future in which in the words of CAROL BELLAMY, Executive Director of UNICEF our children:.."are loved and cherised, where their health and safety is paramount, where they can indulge their boundless energy in a just a peaceful and sustainable environment, and where they have every opportunity to become caring and responsible citizens". In this regard, we want to exchange, ideals, vision, projects and creative activities with other organisation around the world in fullfilling the vision to sustain peace on planet earth. Please contact us for further informations and invitaion brochure. Kind regards in peace, Ishmail Mansaray, Co-ordinator, YEARN FOR PEACE SIERRA LEONE. BP.3830,ALMAMYA KALOUM, EN-VILLE,CONAKRY. REP OF GUINEA. TEL:00224-455394; FAX:00224-455393 firstname.lastname@example.org
The YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) is a world-wide Christian, ecumenical, voluntary movement for women and men with special emphasis on the involvement of young people. It seeks to build a human community of justice with love, peace and reconciliation. Founded in 1844, it now works through 14'000 local associations and 45'000'000 members in 122 countries. For more information: International web site http://www.ymca.int ; peace programs http://www.ymca.int/program.html ; Canadian YMCA web site http://www.ymca.ca ; World Alliance of YMCAs, 12 Clos Belmont, 1208 Geneva, Switzerland, Phone: +41-22-8495100, Fax: +41-22-8495110, email email@example.com . YMCA Canada, 42 Charles Street East, 6th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1T4, (416) 967-9622. The World Alliance of YMCAs' Statement on Peace: "Peace has many dimensions. It is not only a state of relationships among nations. We cannot expect to live in a world of peace if we are unable to live in peace with those close to us - even those who differ from us. ...The responsibility for peace begins with each person, in relationship with family and friends, and extends to community life and national activities. There are no simple recipes. It is we ourselves who must seek - act - pray - for ways to be peacemakers."
Kids Can Free the Children, in partnership with Mr. Olara Otunnu and the United Nations Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, is proud to be launching the Youth Ambassadors for Peace Project. Our mission-- through education, advocacy, and action campaigns- is to mobilize the youth of the world to build a "Children-to-Children Network" on the issue of war-affected children. In this capacity, we are organizing many exciting campaigns and initiatives!!!
In addition, we are excited to be launching The "Youth Ambassadors for Peace Website" at http://www.freethechildren.org/peace/kcftc/about.html . This portion of the KCFTC website is youth-friendly and highly interactive. It provides access to important statistics, facts, and information on armed conflict around the world and on how these are effecting children. Included in this website are country and topic studies, interactive games and quizzes, curriculum resources, a comprehensive links page, guides on how to approach the media, concrete actions and campaigns, and other tools that make these pages a major educational resource for youth and teachers.
YWCA -- The mission of the Young Women's Christian Association is to empower women and girls and to work to eliminate racism. Globally, the YWCA represents more than 25 million women throughout 101 countries http://www.ywca.org
YOUTH M-POWER! is an initiative of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) (a merged organization of AFM, CREnet, and SPIDR), and the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM), that seeks to empower youth to develop a culture of respect, constructive conflict resolution and peace. YOUTH M-POWER! is an evolving partnership that seeks to empower youth to develop a culture of respect, constructive conflict resolution, and peace. YOUTH M-POWER! fulfills its mission by developing and making the available the following services and opportunities: An on-line directory of programs and resources for and about youth in conflict resolution; Networking forums to bring together youth and adult dispute resolvers to form partnerships; and Public education and advocacy agendas to support a stronger youth voice and presence in the conflict resolution field and the larger public. For more information about YOUTH M-POWER!, or to share your own ideas and news, contact Winnehl Tubman, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org , or 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20036; Telephone: 202.667.9700, x. 204; Fax: 202.265.1968; web site http://www.youthm-power.org
YouthPeace - Works toward a Non-violent home, school, community and world that respects everyone and works against all forms of violence and hatred. YouthPeace connects the violence in our streets with military violence around the world and promotes strategies and projects that counter violence wherever it is found. http://www.nonviolence.org/wrl/y-index.htm
"Youth for Peace" is a
national youth organization in Pakistan working on peace. It was founded
in November 2000 by a youth group of peace activists. In April 2001, the
organization started its monthly paper "Jawan Fiqar"(young
thought). The main aim of the organization is to fight against
weapons specially nuclear weapons, war, violence, and fundamentalism. The
organization is also working to promote peace education to the youth.
We would appreciate if you please send your publications and
correspondence to us. It will help us in our struggle. (In Pakistan
there is a lack of publications on peace related issues). For more
information, contact Rizwan Atta, Editor Jawan Fiqar, 40-Abbot Road
Lahore, Pakistan, Ph. 92 42 6315162; Email: email@example.com
Youth Service Canada
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