General Arab Women Federation (GAWF)

Fédération générale des femmes arabes
Federación General de Mujeres Arabes

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History

1944, as All Arab Women's Federation. Also referred to as General Federation of Arab Women.

Aims

Defend Arab women's rights, improve their status and strengthen their resources to participate in society; fight for the establishment of just peace and support national liberation movements and resistance of all forms of racial discrimination; promote cooperation among Arab women; enhance women's role in the family and in children's education; make women aware of their rights; take part in the economic and social process in society in cooperation with other organizations; help overseas Arab women maintain their national identity and link them with the homeland.

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Activities

Has set out and monitors a strategy on the basis of the 'Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies up to the Year 2000', defining general objectives relating to developing society and specific concerns on conditions and specificities of women. Has conducted a survey to identify obstacles to this strategy and drawn up a plan of action for Arab women's organizations 1994-2000. Organizes conferences, meetings and fora. Set up a Training Centre for Women Leaders, which includes an Information Centre.

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Consultative Status

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

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

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 19 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Women

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

UIA Org ID

D5922

Last News Received

2009
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