Crossregional - Allies

ActionAid is an international organisation, working with over 25 million people in more than 40 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice. ActionAid believes the people whose lives our work affects should decide how we’re run. It helps people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. To this end, one of its programmes defends the rights of women and girls to live free from gender-based violence, have dignity in the face of HIV and AIDS, control their sexuality, and enjoy economic empowerment. 

APC WNSP is global network of women who support women networking for social change and women's empowerment, through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The network promotes gender equality in the design, development, implementation, access to and use of ICTs and in the policy decisions and frameworks that regulate them. APC WNSP is part of the Association for Progressive Communications.

The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-orientated membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. AWID’s mission is to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of women’s rights advocates, organizations and movements internationally to effectively advance the rights of women. JASS collaborates with AWID through the Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative.

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The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) vision is a world in which poverty does not exist, social justice prevails and sustainable growth promotes human wellbeing. Their key strategic aims are: building new alliances, co-constructing knowledge, engaging in dynamic policy environments, and building their institutional capacity to be fit for purpose.


The Nobel Women’s Initiative was established in 2006 by 6 sister Nobel Peace Laureates, who bring together their extraordinary experiences in a united effort for peace, justice and equality. Its mission is to work as women Nobel Peace Laureates to use the visibility and prestige of the Nobel Prize to promote, spotlight, and amplify the work of women's rights activists, researchers, and organizations worldwide.