Organizations Directory

Empowering African Women in the Diaspora
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EAWID wants to be the shoulder you can lean on in times of distress.
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Empowering African Women in the Diaspora (EAWID) is an organization based in Denmark.

EAWID offers free consultancy services for African women in distress in Diaspora. We acknowledge the need for African Women in Diaspora, who need to talk to someone without judgement and prejudice. We are here to help, assist, advice, mentor or guide you in the right direction.

We are social advisers/workers by profession among other professions. So, we respect and maintains the right to privacy and non-disclosure agreement.

We are versed in issues ranging from violence at home, integration & immigration, marriage & divorce issues, custody issues, Au-pair (changing families/Mistreatment), cultural shock issues and also personal issues one might need advice or just someone to talk to.

Over the past years, we have seen or heard of one or a few of our fellow African sisters, who are in a domestic violence or family violence situation. There are many types of domestic violence, including social, physical, economic, sexual, emotional and spiritual abuse.

You might know someone, a family member or a friend who has lost someone special in there life's because of domestic violence. We have women who have lost their children to the system, lost custody rights or visitation rights due to a kind of domestic abuse.

Many times, the women find themselves with multiple needs and highly complex situations, which may require knowledge and access to the legal systems. Some women try to take refuge at the women shelters homes, only to return to their abusive partners as their immigration status might end with deportation once they leave their partners.

We know this is a very complex topic and situation, whereby many women tend to keep silence for fear of being judged or prejudiced til when it is too late. Do not wait until the last minute.

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+4591716310
European Federation of Black Women Business Leaders
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Welcome to the European Federation of Black Women Business Leaders.? The federation was founded by Dr Yvonne Thompson in February 1996 on her return from Washington where she was invited by Dr Mary Walker ? the then President of the National Federation of Black Women Business Owners our American counterpart who have been working with and supporting minority women business owners since 1984.

European Network Against Racism
Address: 67 Rue Ducale, 5th Floor
Brussels B-1000
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ENAR is the only pan-European anti-racism network that combines advocacy for racial equality and facilitating cooperation among civil society anti-racism actors in Europe. The organisation was set up in 1998 by grassroots activists on a mission to achieve legal changes at European level and make decisive progress towards racial equality in all EU Member States. Since then, ENAR has grown and achieved a great deal.

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+ 32 (0)2 229 35 70
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+ 32 (0)2 229 35 75
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67 Rue Ducale, 5th Floor
Brussels
Forum for Adoption Politics
Address: N?rre All? 7
Copenhagen N 2200
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Forum for Adoption Politics is an organization for everyone who questions the system of transnational adoption as it is being practiced in Denmark today. The mission of the organization is, among other things, to position adoptees as experts on their own lived experiences believing that adoptee voices should, as a minimum, become an equal part in the formulation of adoption-related policies. We wish to foster debate which in the long run will lead to radical reform of the system of transnational adoption.

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+45 26 74 49 69
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Verdenskulturcenteret
N?rre All? 7 2200 K?benhavn N
FORWARD ? Germany e.V.
Address: Dr. Tobe Levin Freifrau von Gleichen
Martin-Luther Str. 35
D-60389 Frankfurt/M. D-60389
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Foundation for Women's Health, Research, and Development

There are numerous forms of ritual violence that women and girls are subjected to worldwide.?Violence and violations of human rights that are inflicted on them include, among others, the mutilation of their genitals, in the language of the World Health Organization: female genital mutilation: FGM.

Our international and non-profit organization was established in 1998 to engage globally in ending this harmful form of traditional practices.?We support the most diverse projects in the prevalent countries, which are suitable to strengthen women and are active in the country to support women who have suffered FGM as well as girls who are at risk.

If you have any questions,
You need advice,
Would you like a seminar,
A lecture in your school,
Train your staff,
Preventive action,
You need medical assistance,
A conversation,
Or a decision-making aid

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0049 69 13826078
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Dr. Tobe Levin Freifrau von Gleichen
Martin-Luther Str. 35
D-60389 Frankfurt/M.
Generation Adefra
Address: Potsdamer Stra?e 139
Berlin10783
Deutschland 10783
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ADEFRA e. V. - Schwarze Frauen in Deutschland ist ein kulturpolitisches Forum von und f?r Schwarze Frauen

Der Aktivismus von Schwarzen Frauen in Deutschland ist zentral f?r die Existenz und die Formierung der Schwarzen Bewegung in Deutschland. Dies ist im Kontext von Bewegungstheorien von Relevanz, da die Rolle von Akteurinnen in sozialen Bewegungen (im Nachhinein) oftmals marginalisiert wird. Im deutschen Fall gelten Schwarze lesbische Aktivistinnen der 1980er Jahre nicht nur als Motor f?r die Formulierung eines Schwarzen feministischen Standpunktes in Deutschland, sondern auch als Impuls- und Strukturgeberinnen f?r die Entstehung einer organisierten Schwarzen Gemeinschaft. Die Wissensproduktion ?ber ?Schwarzsein in Deutschland? ist nachhaltig gepr?gt von den Visionen, Begegnungen, dem Austausch und den kritischen Reflexionen Schwarzer Aktivistinnen.

Die Generation Adefra beginnt in der Mitte der 1980er Jahre. Eine Gruppe Schwarzer Aktivistinnen wird durch die Arbeiten und Aufenthalte der karibisch-amerikanischen feministischen Theoretikerin, Lyrikerin und Aktivistin Audre Lorde (1934-1992) in Berlin zusammengebracht und zur Gr?ndung der Initiative Adefra ? Schwarze Frauen in Deutschland inspiriert.

Zu diesem Zusammenschluss der Anfangsaktivistinnen geh?rt die Historikerin Katharina Oguntoye. Sie weist als Gr?ndungsfrau der Initiative Adefra bereits zu den Anfangszeiten der Formation auf die Komplexit?t der Aufgabe, bisher relativ isolierte Schwarze weibliche Subjekte in Deutschland mit ihren zum Teil sehr unterschiedlich entwickelten Lebensinteressen nicht nur zusammenzubringen, sondern auch auf Dauer zusammenzuhalten.

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Potsdamer Stra?e 139
Berlin10783
Deutschland
Ifrah Foundation
Address: 3 MAIN STREET
GLASSLOUGH, CO MONAGHAN, IRELAND
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Our mission is the?Worldwide?Eradication?of?FGM.
WHAT IS FGM/C

FGM/C stands for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, aka Female Circumcision
Defined As The Ritual Removal Of Some Or All Of The External Female Genitalia
Classified In Four Types By Degrees Of Severity From Cutting To Mutilation
Typically Carried Out By A Traditional Circumciser Using A Razor Blade
Usually Without Anesthesia
WHERE IS IT PRACTICED

Widely In 27 African Countries, Yemen And Iraqi Kurdistan
Extensively In Asia And The Middle East
Regularly Within Diaspora Communities Around The Globe
WHERE IS IT MOST PREVALENT

40 Million Women In Egypt Today Live With The Effects Of FGM/C
98% Of Women In Somalia Receive The Severest Type III Or IV FGM/C
ON WHOM IS IT PRACTICED

Exclusively On Young Girls Often Within Days After Birth And Most Usually Prior To Puberty
In 2011 Alone, (Latest Available UNICEF Statistics), Over 23 Million Girls Were Cut
TO WHAT EXTENT

UN Estimates?200 Million Girls And Women Worldwide Are Living With The ?Physical And Psychological Effects Of Female (FGM/C)
WHO Estimates More Than 20 Million Girls Remain At Risk Annually
AMNESTY Estimates Over 180 Thousand Girls Within The Western Diaspora Are Also Annually Cut

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3 MAIN STREET
GLASSLOUGH, CO MONAGHAN, IRELAND
Imkaan
Address: 52-54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT, United Kingdom EC1Y 8RT
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Imkaan is a UK-based, black feminist organisation. We are the?only national second-tier women?s organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and 'Minority Ethnic' (BME) women and girls.
The organisation holds nearly two decades of experience of working around issues such as domestic violence, forced marriage and ?honour-based? violence. We work at local, national and international level, and in partnership with a range of organisations, to improve policy and practice responses to BME women and girls.
Imkaan works with its members to represent the expertise and perspectives of frontline, specialist and dedicated BME women?s organisations that work to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. Imkaan delivers a unique package of support which includes: quality assurance; accredited training and peer education; sustainability support to frontline BME organisations; and facilitation of space for community engagement and development.
Our research activities support the ongoing development of a robust evidence base around the needs and aspirations of BME women and girls, as well as promising practice approaches to addressing violence. Imkaan is at the forefront of programmes and initiatives relating to forms of violence that disproportionately affect BME women and girls.

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020 7842 8525
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Kulturf?reningen Maisha
Address: Stockholm, Sweden
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The Maisha initiative was launched in 2007 with the aim to make visible the contributions of women and role models within the African diaspora in Sweden. The association presents cultural events; seminars, workshops and promotion of cultural exchange between the African continent and Sweden. The major event since 2008 has been the Maisha gala, African Diaspora Awards.

Kf Maisha skapar m?ten och arrangerar evenemang. Vi vill bidra till att berika bilden av Afrika och den afrikanska diasporan genom kultur.

?r 2008 h?lls den f?rsta Maishagalan med syftet att uppm?rksamma de som gjort betydande g?rningar kopplade till den afrikanska kontinenten. Syftet var att berika och nyansera mediebilden av Afrika, synligg?ra kvinnor samt lyfta fram f?rebilder inte minst dagens unga. Projektet utmynnade i bildandet av kulturf?reningen Maisha, ett namn som betyder ?liv? p? swahili. F?reningen verkar f?r att skapa fler tillf?llen till m?ten mellan m?nniskor ? f?r vad vore livet utan kultur och m?ten?

Om kulturf?reningen MAISHA
I och med att Kulturf?reningen Maisha bildades breddades verksamheten:
Maishagalan ?r ett ?rligt ?terkommande evenemang d?r flera priser delas ut bland andra i f?ljande kategorier: ?rets inspirat?r, ?rets entrepren?r, ?rets artist, ?rets nykomling och ?rets Diaspora pris. Utm?rkelserna Maishas Hederspris, Hedersomn?mnande samt Pionj?rpris har tidigare delats ut.
Stolt! d?r vi lyfter fram oetablerade unga kulturut?vare och skapar ett forum f?r kultur och dialog. Stolt! h?lls f?r f?rsta g?ngen 2009.

Global Education d?r ambitionen ?r att bidra till en h?llbar samh?llsutveckling.
Kulturprogram med seminarier d?r fokus ?r att uppm?rksamma personer som verkar i den afrikanska diasporans tecken.

Vi samverkar med andra f?reningar och skapar en plattform f?r bildandet av nya n?tverk, d?r m?tet mellan det svenska och afrikanska ?r en del.
Plusgiro: 69 59 31-6 f?r dig som vill st?dja oss med valfritt belopp eller genom att bli medlem.

Bli st?dmedlem! Avgiften f?r medlemskap ?r f?r n?rvarande 100kr/per ?r.

Som medlem f?r du:
Maisha nyhetsbrev flera g?nger per ?r
M?jlighet att delta i olika aktiviteter
Rabatt p? events, seminarier och andra evenemang som vi arrangerar.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Love and Care for People
Address: 8 Radharc Na Coille, Rathcoole, Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland
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Everyone, no matter their age or social background, wants to be happy. We all want to feel safe and accepted in our homes and communities, and we all want to be loved and cared for, this is exactly why we are here!
Love and Care for People is an?organisation?that raises awareness about family violence including among others: Forced Marriage, Reproductive Abuse, Honour Based Violence, Disownment, Child marriage, Abusive Relationships, Spousal Abuse, Intimate Partner Abuse and Child Abuse.

Our services include?counselling, personal development?programmes?that promote the well-being and financial independence of survivors, vocational skills training, recreational services, business and financial skills training, mentoring, coaching?in order to foster confidence and independence.

We connect victims, survivors, and those at risk of family violence and financial instability in a nurturing environment and we provide access to life-changing opportunities that will support them to empower themselves, heal, take ownership, and ultimately transform their lives

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+353 (89) 9540247
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8 Radharc Na Coille, Rathcoole, Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland

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