International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC)

Centre de la tribune internationale de la femme (CTIF)
Centro de la Tribuna Internacional de la Mujer (CTIM)

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History

Sep 1976, New York NY (USA), as International Women's Year Tribune Project (IWY/TP), following IWY Tribune meeting, 1975, Mexico City (Mexico). Incorporated in the State of New York (USA), Jan 1978, under the present name. Ceased to exist 2015.

Aims

Respond to and support initiatives of women throughout the global South actively working to promote more equitable and active participation of women within the development process of their countries; function as a communication and information support service for women and women's groups in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Middle East, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia; provide technical assistance and training on low-cost media, information communication technologies, etc.

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Activities

Works in 4 main areas:

 • 'Governance Program' - aims to track policy deliberations and monitor policy implementation of selected policies and facilitate the engagement of women, particularly from the Global South, in the workings of the UN by identifying points for strategic intervention; also aims to present global policy initiatives in a format and language understandable to women at community level.

 • 'Human Rights, Human Security and Peacebuilding Program' - responds to the need to make knowledge and know-how about UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and other new legal mechanisms available to women at community level.

 • 'Basic Needs, Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Women's Economic Empowerment' - aims to surface best practices on the use of ICTs for women's economic empowerment and create mechanisms through which women can further improve such practices and innovate new uses to accurately respond to their economic needs.

 • 'Women, Ink Program' - offers books on women and development to facilitate the exchange of experiences and support the generation of knowledge for, by and about women working for social, political, economic and cultural change; distributes over 250 books from about 70 small presses and organizations worldwide.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros B).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 16 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Information Services

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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Women
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

UIA Org ID

F0170

Last News Received

26. Aug 2015
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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