Some of the noteworthy organisations, NGOs and local community initiatives addressing GBV and related causes, organised by region. 

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  • 16 Days Campaign: The year 2015 marks the 24th year of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, initiated in 1991 and coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership @16DaysCampaign
  • GBV Information Management System: IMS for gender based violence is an initiative providing a simple system for GBV project managers to collect, store and analyse their data, and to enable the safe and ethical sharing of reported GBV incident data. 
  • GBV Prevention Network: Network of activists and organizations working to prevent violence against women. The Network is over 500 members strong, working in 18 different countries in the Horn, East and Southern Africa. @GBVnet
  • International Rescue Committee: Helping people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future including health care, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children. @theIRC
  • International Women's Media Foundation: Our work celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to report and bear witness to global issues. Through our programs and grants we empower women journalists with the training, opportunities, and support to become leaders in the news industry. @IWMF
  • Madre: An international women's human rights organization partnering with community-based women's groups worldwide facing war and disaster. MADRE trains grassroots women’s groups to advocate for policies based on rights, locally, nationally and globally. @MADREspeaks
  • Peace X Peace: A global network of peacebuilders in 128 countries working to provide perspectives, analysis, tools, and resources on women’s power to build peace. Advocating for women as the most direct and powerful way to create cultures of peace around the world. @PeaceXPeace
  • Physicians for Human Rights: PHR use medicine and science to document and call attention to mass atrocities. PHR was founded on the idea that physicians, scientists, and other health professionals possess unique skills that lend significant credibility to the investigation and documentation of human rights abuses. @P4HR
  • White Ribbon: Launched in 1991, the White Ribbon Campaign is the largest global campaign by men to combat violence against women, to promote gender equality and to foster a new understanding of masculinity. @whiteribbon
  • Women Across Frontiers: We seek to raise awareness of pressing women’s rights issues through on-the-ground original reporting, interviews, profiles, and commentary. We provide a platform for women’s rights advocates, their allies, and thriving women’s empowerment projects working successfully for change around the world. @WomenAFrontiers
  • Women's International League for Peace & Freedom: We use existing international legal and political frameworks to achieve fundamental change in the way states conceptualise and address issues of gender, militarism, peace and security. 
  •  Women Under Siege: is a journalism project that investigates how rape and other forms of sexualized violence are used as tools in genocide and conflict throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. @WomenUndrSiege




  • IKWRO: Founded by Diana Nammi in 2002, the Iranian Kurdish Women’s Rights Organization (IKWRO) combats forced marriages, FGM and honor-based violence against women from the Middle East and Afghanistan living in the United Kingdom. @IKWRO

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