International Alliance of Women (IAW)
Alliance internationale des femmes (AIF)
Alianza Internacional de Mujeres
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1902-02 Washington DC USA
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 Jun 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 C-XC3439 - Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), 1919, Zurich (Switzerland). Current 'Action Programme' adopted Oct 2017, at 37th Congress, Nicosia (Cyprus).
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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Congress (every 3 years); Executive Board (annual); International Committee Meeting. Regional Vice-Presidents (6): Anglophone Africa; Francophone Africa; North America; Arab Region; Asia; Europe. Regional Coordinator (1): Pacific. Commissions (7). Ad-hoc Committees (7).
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