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"Pomagamy". Nowoczesne Pismo Wolontariuszy www.pomagamy.pl
Pomagamy (We Are Helping) is an online service and free publication created by volunteers for volunteers. The aim is to call attention to the suffering of others and to combat indifference. The publication contains many articles and announcements for openminded people wanting to help others.
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Access to Justice Network (ACJNet) www.acjnet.org
The Access to Justice Network (ACJNet) is an organization working online to facilitate communication between individuals and exchange of information and educational materials related to the justice system and legal issues relevant to Canadian residents. The website offers services such as legal advice, access to Canadian law documents, articles and documents on legal topics, and links to related sites.
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Alberta Justice www.justice.gov.ab.ca/home
Alberta Justice/Alberta Solicitor General is an official government website devoted to the justice and court systems of the province of Alberta, Canada. The aim of the website is to provide interested persons with reliable information about Alberta's legal system and the related administration. The site contains a wealth of information and links to other government pages.
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Amadeu Antonio Stiftung (Initiative für Zivilgesellschaft Und Demokratische Kultur) - Foundation for Civil Society and Democratic Culture www.amadeu-antonio-stiftung.de
Amadeu Antonio Stiftung (AAS) was founded in 1998. Its main purpose is to combat right-wing extremism, racism and antisemitism. AAS is active in Germany, mainly in the states of the former East Germany, where the threat from right-wing extremists is greatest.
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Association mondiale pour l'école instrument de paix (EIP) www.eip-cifedhop.org
EIP is an international non-governmental organization for peace and the promotion of human rights.
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Autism-Europe www.autismeurope.org
Autism-Europe is an association working to expand the rights of people with autism and of their families, and to intervene when their rights are threatened. It organizes many campaigns related to autism.
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Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management www.berghof-center.org
The Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management initiates, monitors and finances projects and institutions that share the goal of developing models and procedures for constructive management of ethnically based political conflicts. The website contains a collection of resources on methods of conflict resolution.
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Bündnis Aktiver Fußballfans (BAFF) www.aktive-fans.de
Bündnis Aktiver Fußballfans (BAFF) the Alliance of Active Football Fans, was created in 1993 in Germany. It brings together 200 related organizations and individual members. BAFF is part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network. The Alliance is concerned with protecting the rights of fans.
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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators www.arbitrators.org
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is an organization for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators from all over the world. It aims to resolve conflicts in a quick, easy and financially efficient way. The Institute is active in several sectors: financial services, insurance, the media and telecommunications.
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Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) www.cpt.org
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is a North American organization associated with the Mennonite religious community, focused on conflict resolution based on Christian principles, as opposed to methods based on violence and war.
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CODEP. The Conflict, Development and Peace Network www.codep.org.uk
The Conflict, Development and Peace Network (CODEP) aims to reduce violent conflict and to help the worst-affected victims. Many nongovernmental organizations, educational institutions and government agencies participate in the effort. The CODEP website is an independent discussion forum enabling exchange of valuable information.
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Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) www.cre.gov.uk
The Commission for Racial Equality is an organization established in 1976 to combat discrimination and racism in Great Britain. It promotes good-neighbor relations between ethnic communities. The website contains information about the ethnic groups that make up British society, many articles and publications, and many links.
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Council of Europe www.coe.int
The Council of Europe, created in 1949, is the oldest European political institution. It consists of 46 member nations. COE objectives include protection of human rights, parliamentary democracy and the rule of law; development of continent-wide agreements in order to harmonize the social policies and legal practices of individual nations; and raising awareness of a European identity based on the common values present in various cultures.
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Crosspoint Anti Racism www.magenta.nl/crosspoint/index.html
Crosspoint Anti Racism is the largest online collection of links to organizations dedicated to human rights, antifascism, antiracism and refugees. It was created by the Magenta Foundation based in Amsterdam, which works to combat all forms of discrimination against minority groups. Crosspoint currently offers over 2,000 links to organizations in 114 countries.
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Education International (EI) www.ei-ie.org
Education International (EI) is an association of education personnel from 165 countries and regions of the world. It defends teachers' and educators' interests, and promotes peace, democracy and social justice in public education. Special emphasis is placed on combatting racism and discrimination, and on the rights of women, minorities and indigenous people.
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EUMC - European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia eumc.eu.int
The European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia is an independent body of the European Union, founded in 1997. The Centre provides objective and reliable comparative data on racism, xenophobia, islamophobia and antisemitism in European countries. Its objective is to help the EU and member states define the nature and extent of these phenomena and to develop courses of action against them. The website offers descriptions of organizations dedicated to combating racism and xenophobia, and links to projects, analyses and reports.
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Eurasia Foundation www.efsccp.org, eurasia.org.ru
The Eurasia Foundation is a privately managed grant-awarding organization dedicated to funding programs that build democratic and free market institutions in the twelve new independent states of the former Soviet Union: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
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European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) www.coe.int/ecri
ECRI is part of the Council of Europe dedicated to fighting racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance at the European level, especially from the perspective of human rights.
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European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment www.cpt.coe.int
The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) is an organization mandated by the Council of Europe. The mission of CPT is to protect human rights, with special attention to the rights of detainees. CPT monitors the treatment and living conditions of inmates.
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European Ombudsman www.euro-ombudsman.eu.int
The European Ombudsman is a department of the European Union created in 1995 by the European Parliament. The European Ombudsman accepts complaints from citizens of the European Union as well as individuals and legal entities residing or based permanently inside the EU, regarding cases of poor administration by institutions or organs of the European Union.
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Forum for Dialogue Among Nations www.dialog.org.pl
The foundation aims to create a climate of tolerance and promote democratic values, as well as to draw together the nations that, throughout the centuries, have lived side by side and co-written the history, tradition and culture of Poland.
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France Libertés Fondation Danielle Mitterrand www.france-libertes.fr
France Libertés Fondation Danielle Mitterrand, established by Danielle Mitterrand, has partner organizations all over the world. Its mission is to protect human rights and to combat injustice and social exclusion.
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Fundacja Klub Obywatelski (Civic Club Foundation) klub-obywatelski.org.pl
The Civic Club Foundation is an independent organization established in 1998 at the initiative of people from groups that played major roles in Poland's political transformation after 1989. The Foundation carries out projects supporting the development of an informed democratic society, women's participation in political life, and Poland's integration with European institutions.
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GELD – Le Groupe d’Etude et de Lutte contre les Discriminations www.le114.com
GELD – Le Groupe d'Etude et de Lutte contre les Discriminations is a government-supported public interest agency dedicated to studying and combatting racial, gender and religious discrimination. It runs a free national hotline in France.
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Global Policy Forum www.globalpolicy.org
The Global Policy Forum (GPF) is a non-profit organization created in 1993 by an international group of citizens interested in promoting civil society values. GPF works to strengthen international law and to increase accountability when decisions having global consequences are made. GPF has advisory status in the UN.
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Institut für Rechtspolitik an der Universität Trier (IRP) www.irp.uni-trier.de
The Institut für Rechtspolitik is engaged in research on the law, especially in the area of human rights. Since 1972 the institute has organized a forum bringing together renowned politicians and academics to discuss human rights developments and challenges in Germany and Europe-wide.
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Institute For European Constitutional Law (IECL) www.uni-trier.de/~ievr/eng/welcome.htm
The Institute For European Constitutional Law (IECL) is part of the Faculty of Law at the University of Trier in Germany. It conducts comparative analyses and assesses constitutional law in Europe and worldwide.
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International Organization for Migration www.iom.int
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is dedicated to migration issues in the broadest context. It undertakes many initiatives to help migrants and refugees all over the world. IOM is one of the largest and most versatile organizations dealing with migration issues.
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International Peace Bureau www.ipb.org
The International Peace Bureau (IPB) is the oldest federation of organizations working for peace. IPB is 112 years old, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1910.
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Internet Centre Anti-Racism Europe I-CARE www.icare.to
I-CARE is an online forum for cooperation among European NGOs, and a center for information about migration and about combatting discrimination and racism. The goal of this cooperation is to promote universal standards for protection of human rights, and non-discrimination principles in particular.
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Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law www.bureau.kz
The Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law succeeds the Kazakhstan-American Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law.
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King Baudouin Foundation www.kbs-frb.be
The King Baudouin Foundation (KBF), with headquarters in Brussels, was established in 1976. Its main objective is to improve people's living conditions. KBF focuses on issues such as social justice, civil society and philanthropy.
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Le Respect – ça Change l’École (Respect – Changing Schools) www.education.gouv.fr
"Le Respect – ça Change l’École" is a project carried out by the French Ministry of Education, dedicated to fighting violence in schools and promoting tolerance among students.
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LICRA - Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et Antisémitisme www.licra.org
Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et Antisémitisme (LICRA), established in 1927, is the oldest French organization dealing with issues related to combatting racism and antisemitism in the international forum.
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MacArthur Foundation www.macfound.ru
The MacArthur Foundation promotes international peace and security as well as human rights by awarding financial aid, in the form of grants, to local organizations protecting human rights in Russia, and by providing financial assistance to projects addressing the development of global security.
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Minority Rights Group International www.minorityrights.org
Minority Rights Group International is a nongovernmental organization acting to protect the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities. The organization works to focus public attention on the circumstances and problems of minority groups, and to promote understanding and cooperation between communities. The website offers a range of educational materials about overcoming stereotypes and discrimination, as well as The Outsider, a publication dedicated to minority issues.
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Moscow School of Human Rights www.mshr.ru
The Moscow School of Human Rights is a nongovernmental, non-profit organization, which aims to disseminate knowledge about human rights and democratization. The website includes publication lists, links, and information about the activities of the organization's staff.
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Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples (MRAP, Movement Against Racism and for Friendship Between Nations) www.mrap.asso.fr
Movement against racism, and in support of friendship between nations.
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North-South Centre (The European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity) www.coe.int/T/E/North-South_Centre
The North-South Centre, also known as the European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity, works to support cooperation and solidarity between northern and southern regions of the world. The Centre works to promote democracy and respect for human rights in Europe and beyond. The Centre was established under the Council of Europe in 1989 to serve as its "window on the world".
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Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR-UNOG) www.unhchr.ch
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR-UNOG) aims to promote and protect human rights around the world. The office informs governments and the global community about the status of human rights protection around the world, and about violations of international standards. The organization strives to create an international community that opposes violence and endeavors to respect the law.
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Open Republic - The Association Against Antisemitism and Xenophobia or.icm.edu.pl
The Open Republic Association's goal is to foster tolerance and combat anti-Semitism and xenophobia, mainly by initiating and supporting educational activities, documenting manifestations of prejudice and making the public aware of them.
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Peacemakers Trust www.peacemakers.ca
The Peacemakers Trust is a Canadian charitable organization established in 1999, dedicated to research and education about conflict transformation and peacebuilding around the world. The website offers many materials: case studies, academic publications, a comprehensive bibliography and many links.
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Rromano Kham Foundation users.pcnet.ro/helin/Khamhtml.htm
The Rromano Kham Foundation works to ensure that Romani children and youth have equal opportunities to participate in society through equal access to education, assistance in developing a sense of self-worth and ethnic belonging, and efforts to prevent discrimination, segregation, and ethnic and racial stereotyping.
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Search for Common Ground. The European Center for Common Ground www.sfcg.org
Search for Common Ground (SCG) is a nongovernmental organization active on four continents. It seeks models for prevention and peaceful resolution of conflicts related to ethnic, economic and environmental problems. It works in a decentralized fashion, operating in specific locations where conflicts occur. The organization is active in artistic and cultural domains; its activities focus on developmental support for children and youth. The website includes publications, analyses of events, and tools for conflict resolution.
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Slough Refugee Support www.sloughrefugeesupport.org.uk
The primary objective of Slough Refugee Support (SRS) is to help asylum seekers and refugees coming to Great Britain adjust to life in a new country. The organization informs newcomers of their rights and supports them in dealing with public institutions. SRS also runs English classes and a campaign to raise public awareness of the situation of asylum seekers and refugees in Great Britain.
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SOS.Racisme www.sos-racisme.org
SOS.Racisme is a French organization established in 1983 to eliminate racial discrimination and promote social equality through education.
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Stowarzyszenie Praw Człowieka im. Haliny Nieć, Halina Niec Human Rights Association www.niecassociation.org
The Halina Niec Human Rights Association is a nongovernmental organization bringing together law students, practicing lawyers and researchers, mainly from Central Europe. Its objective is to improve the quality of services provided by legal institutions, and to promulgate human rights standards.
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Stowarzyszenie Romów – Limanowa, Association of Roma in Limanowa www.euroregion-tatry.pl/romaorg
The objectives of the Association of Roma in Limanowa are to create conditions for the full participation of Roma in Polish society, to strive for equal treatment of Roma as citizens of Poland, and to represent members of the Romani minority before local authorities. The Association works to preserve and cultivate Romani language, traditions and culture, supports artistic initiatives, and cares for the needs of Romani youth attending public schools.
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The Platform of European Social NGOs (Social Platform) www.socialplatform.org
The Social Platform (SP) is an association of over 30 European nongovernmental organizations involved in promoting the social dimension of the European Union. The goal of SP is to build a Europe based on social justice and fundamental human rights. The organizations involved in the Platform cooperate with the most important EU institutions.
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Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation unpo.org
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation is an international organization bringing together representatives of indigenous peoples, national minorities and independent territories, who have united to protect their cultures, human rights and natural environments, and to jointly seek peaceful methods of resolving conflicts.
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World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP) www.wcrp.org
Religions for Peace is a coalition of representatives of the largest religions of the world, whose purpose is to create a discussion forum for interreligious dialogue and peaceful coexistence. Religions for Peace engages in initiatives related to conflict dynamics, human rights, education for peace, disarmament and security.
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www.civilrights.org www.civilrights.org
Civilrights.org was created by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund as a center of information about human rights.
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