International Alliance of Women (IAW)

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

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History

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 Oct 2017, at 37th Congress, Nicosia (Cyprus).

Aims

Promote human rights and empowerment of women in all spheres of life; ensure that the status of every individual without distinction on grounds of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, religious or political persuasion or any other ground shall be based on respect for the person; promote social justice; work for peace and good understanding among peoples.

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Activities

Events/meetings; advocacy/lobbying/activism; networking/liaising.

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Languages

English, French.

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (General); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Consultative Status); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Liaison Status); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (General Category); World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations); United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); Council of Europe (CE) (Participatory Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 22 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 42 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 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

B1152

Last News Received

28. Nov 2018
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