Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF)

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1 Dec 1945, Paris (France). Statutes modified, Apr 1994, Paris.


Unite women regardless of race, nationality, religion and political opinion, so that they may work together to win, implement and defend their rights as mothers, workers and citizens; defend the rights of children to life, well-being and education; win and defend national independence and democratic freedoms, eliminate apartheid, racial discrimination and fascism; work for peace and universal disarmament.

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Works for: (1) women's rights in society and in the family and for their right to work, to receive equal pay for equal work, to receive education at all levels and for recognition of their social and cultural life - supports women suffering oppression, racial discrimination, apartheid, any form of fascism, colonialism or neocolonialism, through solidarity activities, study trips, seminars, round-table meetings and publications; (2) the right to health care and adequate nutrition, so children do not die of hunger; (3) children's, especially girls', right to education, protection of children from violence and respect for their individual rights. With respect to peace, works: (1) for preservation and consolidation of peace; against the arms race (including weapons of mass destruction and nuclear weapons); (2) against constantly increasing military expenditure. With respect to NGO activities: was an initiator of the proclamation by the United Nations of 'International Women's Year' and contributed to the implementation of 'United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development, Peace'.


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United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (General); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 89 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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