BEWC: Black European Women’s Council

Black European Women’s Council –BEWC on the “Role of Black Women in an all inclusive Europe, challenges faced by Black European Communities. Main challenge is to identify and address critical needs of Black European Women and children, by raising public awareness both at the national and international level underlining the challenges faced by Black Communities across Europe ensuring that we are recognized on the agenda of the European Union.

CEDAW: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination  against Women

The inaugural session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination  against Women (CEDAW) was held at the United Nations Office at Vienna in October 1982. One of the major responsibilities of the Committee is to monitor States parties’ compliance with their treaty obligations. The Committee discharges this responsibility in a constructive dialogue with representatives of the State party, based on a report the State submits in accordance with article 18 of the Convention. There are now 185 States parties to the Convention.


ECRI is the body of the Council of Europe entrusted with the task of combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance in greater Europe from the perspective of the protection of human rights, in the light of the European Convention on Human Rights, its additional protocols and related case-law.

ENAR: European Network Against Racism


The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) is an EU-wide network of more than 700 organisations working to combat racism in all the EU member states and acts as the voice of the anti-racist movement in Europe. ENAR is determined to fight racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, to promote equality of treatment between European Union citizens and third country nationals, and to link local/regional/national initiatives with European Union initiatives

Equinet, the European Network of Equality Bodies

Equinet brings together 38 organizations from 31 European countries, which are empowered to counteract discrimination as national equality bodies across the range of grounds including age, disability, gender, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.  Equinet works to enable national equality bodies to achieve and exercise their full potential by sustaining and developing a network and a platform at European level.

FRA: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is an advisory body of the European Union. It was established in 2007 by a legal act of the European Union and is based in Vienna, Austria.


Since 1990 PROJOB was involved in promoting economic and social independence and e-quality from a human rights perspective, taking into consideration all categories mentioned in Article 13 of the EU Treaty of Amsterdam. These categories, such as gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and religious orientation and also the different international instruments to promote Equality, Human Rights and Sustainable development.

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Informatie over onderwijssystemen, Nederlandse en buitenlandse diploma’s en beurzen voor studie, stage of onderzoek:

The Rights Forum

The Rights Forum is een kenniscentrum op het gebied van de kwestie-Palestina/Israël, opgericht op initiatief van voormalig minister-president Dries van Agt. De organisatie startte haar werkzaamheden in 2009.


NGO Branch UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

UN 2011 International Year for People of African Descent

The Year aims at strengthening national actions and regional and international cooperation for the benefit of people of African descent in relation to their full enjoyment of economic, cultural, social, civil and political rights, their participation and integration in all political, economic, social and cultural aspects of society, and the promotion of a greater knowledge of and respect for their diverse heritage and culture.


Het Netwerk VN-vrouwenverdrag is een overlegstructuur van verschillende vrouwen- en mensenrechten organisaties en onafhankelijke experts.

De doelstellingen van het Netwerk VN-Vrouwenverdrag zijn:

  • Het bevorderen van informatievoorziening en expertise met betrekking tot het VN-Vrouwenverdrag;
  • Lobbyen voor een goede implementatie van het VN-Vrouwenverdrag;
  • Het gezamenlijk tot stand brengen van schaduwrapportages en andere stukken die bijdragen aan het bovenstaande.

Het Netwerk VN-Vrouwenverdrag heeft een blogspot waarop de rapporteurs en anderen verslag doen van hun wederwaardigheden.

WAVE: Women Against Violence Europe

Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE): netwerk van vrouwenopvanginstellingen uit alle Europese landen. Het netwerk lobbyt voor de verbetering van de positie van vrouwen en het tegengaan van geweld tegen vrouwen. Op de website van het WAVE netwerk staat een overzicht van alle deelnemende organisaties en meer informatie.

WIDE: Women In Development Europe

Women In Development Europe (WIDE) is a European feminist network of women´s organisations, development NGOs, gender specialists and women´s rights activists.

WIDE monitors and influences international economic and development policy and practice from a feminist perspective. WIDE´s work is grounded on women´s rights as the basis for the development of a more just and democratic world order and the search for alternative approaches to the economic mainstream.