International Alliance of Women (IAW)

Alliance internationale des femmes (AIF)
Alianza Internacional de Mujeres
Internationaler Frauen-Verband

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Feb 1902, Washington DC (USA), under the inspiration of Susan Anthony, Elisabeth Stanton and Carrie Chapmann Cat, as International Alliance of Women for Suffrage and Legal Citizenship -- Alliance internationale pour le suffrage et l'action civique et politique des femmes. At 2nd meeting, 3-4 June 1904, Berlin (Germany), formally constituted under the name International Woman Suffrage Alliance -- Alliance internationale pour le suffrage des femmes, also known as International Suffrage Alliance. Congress of 1926, Paris (France), changed name to International Alliance of Women for Suffrage and Equal Citizenship. Present name adopted 1946, with the sub-title Equal Rights - Equal Responsibilities -- Droits égaux - responsabilités égales. Individual members meeting in congress, 28 Apr 1915, The Hague (Netherlands), were instrumental in setting up 'International Women's Committee for a Durable Peace', which became Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), 1919, Zurich (Switzerland). Current 'Action Programme' adopted Nov 2007, at 34th Congress, Delhi (India).


Secure all such reforms as necessary to establish a real equality of liberties, status and opportunities between men and women and work for equal partnership between men and women in all spheres of life; urge women to accept their responsibilities and use their rights and influence in public life to ensure that the status of every individual, without distinction of sex, race or creed, is based on respect for the person as the only guarantee for individual freedom and peace; promote a better quality of life and good understanding among peoples.

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Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 20 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 40 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 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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