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League of Nations, 1919-1946 An intergovernmental organization founded as part of the Treaty of Versailles after WWI. More info 1919 74 154 1
World Woman's Party, 1938-1954 An international offshoot of the U.S. National Woman’s Party that worked to advance equal rights for women internationally. More info 1938 11 27 1
Africa-America Institute, 1953- Supports U.S. education for Africans and informs U.S. policies about Africa. More info 1953 18 34 1
International Labor Organization, 1919- Part of the League of Nations and then the UN; promoted the rights of women workers. International intergovernmental organization founded in the post-World War I period with a longstanding interest in issues of women workers. More info 1919 13 69 1
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1915- Grew out of the women’s peace conference at The Hague in 1915. More info 1915 48 143 2
Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association, 1928- Focuses on women’s issues in the Pacific region More info 1928 48 91 2
International Council of Women for the Darker Races of the World The ICWDR was a small group established in 1922 by Margaret Murray Washington of Tuskegee Institute. This organization of African-American educators and club-women dedicated itself to studying the status of women and children of color around the world and took an interest in the peace movement, the U.S. occupation of Haiti, and Ethiopia’s struggle against Italian occupation. More info 1920 2 21 2
United Nations. Commission on the Status of Women Sponsors studies and makes reports to the UN regarding the interests of women. More info 1946 96 214 2
International Women's Tribune Centre, 1976- Founded in New York City following the Mexico City Women’s Conference to provide training and networking for women activists internationally. More info 1976 69 94 3
International Federation of Business and Professional Women, 1930- Focuses on women’s economic interests More info 1930 35 53 3
Open Door International for the Economic Emancipation of the Woman Worker, 1929-1974 Promoted gender equality in the workplace More info 1929 21 20 3
Equal Rights International Geneva-based organization that supported equal rights for women internationally in the 1930s. More info 1930 4 15 4
Inter-American Commission of Women, 1928- The Inter-American Commission of Women (Comisión Interamericana de Mujeres (CIM)) was established at the International Conference of American States held in Havana, Cuba in 1928 where Doris Stevens criticized the Organization of American States (OAS) for not including women as delegates to the assembly. The CIM was created as a division of the OAS to promote women’s political and civil rights. Today, the CIM promotes women’s political, cultural, economic, civil, and social rights and legal measures to end discrimination against women. It meets every two years. Each American state sends one delegate to attend. Documents in this digital archive include conference proceedings, comparative studies of women’s economic lives, and CIM reports to the OAS and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). More info 1928 105 136 4
International Alliance of Women, 1904- Promoted woman suffrage and equal citizenship. More info 1904 54 161 5
Peace and Disarmament Committee of the Women's International Organisations Geneva-based umbrella group for women’s organizations supporting peace and disarmament through the League of Nations. More info 1931 136 131 6
International Council of Women, 1888- Promotes women’s interests from a conservative perspective More info 1888 112 267 9
Committee of Correspondence, New York, NY N.Y.-based group promoting women’s leadership skills in newly independent countries. More info 1952 16 56 11
Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund, 1947- League of Women Voters-founded group promoting women’s participation in politics internationally. More info 1947 0 12 12
World Young Women's Christian Association, 1890- Promotes a wide range of issues including peace, social justice, and sexual and reproductive health. Women’s Christian organization addressing such issues as peace with justice, women’s sexual and reproductive rights, women’s economic empowerment and women’s human rights. More info 1890 47 207 21
All India Women's Conference, 1927- Indian women's organization including British and Indian women affiliated with the International Council of Women. More info 1927 8 8 0
Amnesty International, 1961- NGO with growing concern for women's human rights. More info 1961 4 4 0
Arab Women's Solidarity Association, 1982- Association promoting women's rights in a context of Arab national liberation. More info 1982 4 3 0
Associated Country Women of the World, 1933- An organization of rural women. More info 1933 38 46 0
Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, 1915-1962 British affiliate of the International Abolitionist Federation. More info 1915 1 1 0
Association for Women's Rights in Development, 1982- Contemporary NGO focusing on women’s rights in the development process. More info 1982 0 4 0
Catholics for a Free Choice, Washington, DC Catholic lay organization focused on public policy on such women's issues as abortion and contraception. More info 1973 5 3 0
Center for Women's Global Leadership, 1989- U.S.-based center preparing women for leadership and influencing policymaking from a feminist perspective. More info 1989 2 4 0
Central Committee on the United Study of Foreign Missions Interdenominational Protestant group publishing works in support of women’s missionary activities. More info 1900 3 0 0
Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era, 1984- Promotes women’s equality in the global south. More info 1984 4 15 0
Ecumenical Decade. Churches in Solidarity with Women (1988-1998) Decade designated by the World Council of Churches working to end discrimination against women in churches and communities. More info 1988 1 2 0
Egyptian Feminist Union Egyptian affiliate of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. More info 1923 2 7 0
Equality Now, New York, NY Contemporary NGO focusing on the protection and promotion of women’s human rights internationally. More info 1992 13 2 0
European Women’s Lobby A body founded by the European Commission to defend women's rights and the interests of women throughout Europe. More info 1990 7 6 0
Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women, 1994- Combats human trafficking and aids trafficked women. More info 1994 5 4 0
Independent Congresses of Women Independent conferences of women that promoted feminism internationally in Europe and the United States. More info 1878 0 3 0
International Abolitionist Federation, 1875- Combats prostitution and trafficking in women and children. More info 1875 15 21 0
International Birth Control Congresses Early birth control conferences sponsored by the International Neo-Malthusian Federation. More info 1900 0 1 0
International Co-operative Women's Guild, 1921-1963 An international women’s organization supporting efforts to promote women’s political status and the rights of women workers. More info 1921 2 4 0
International Committee of Women for Permanent Peace The organization that took over the work of the International Congress of Women at The Hague, 1915 and contributed to the founding of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in 1919. More info 1915 0 4 0
International Congress of Women at The Hague, 1915 5 0 0
International Council of Jewish Women, 1912- Strengthens relationships among Jewish women and Promotes social welfare More info 1912 29 41 0
International Federation of University Women, 1919- Focuses on women’s education More info 1919 47 134 0
International Federation of Working Women, 1919-1923 Short lived organization that promoted the rights of working women and sought worldwide protective legislation for women. Championed the rights of working women and international peace. More info 1919 21 25 0
International Planned Parenthood Federation, 1952- Provides family planning and reproductive health services globally. More info 1952 38 44 0
International Women's Rights Action Watch A contemporary NGO that defends the human rights of women and girls. More info 1985 58 71 0
Jewish Association for the Protection of Girls and Women An organization opposing trafficking among Jewish women international migrants. More info 1885 3 3 0
League of Women Voters, 1920- Developed international committees to address foreign affairs More info 1920 14 29 0
Liaison Committee of Women's International Organisations, 1925-1967 An umbrella group created to promote women’s issues and women’s participation in the League of Nations. More info 1925 35 42 0
MADRE, 1985- A women’s organization informed in international human rights issues and dedicated to exposing unjust aspects of U.S. foreign policy. More info 1983 5 4 0
Medical Women's International Association The Medical Women’s International Association represents women doctors from around the globe as a non-political, non-sectarian, and non-profit nongovernmental organization (NGO). More info 1919 6 3 0

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