International Civil Society Action Network – ICAN

ICAN is a non-profit independent organization whose mission is to support civil society activism in promoting women’s rights, peace and human security in countries affected by conflict, transition and closed political space. ICAN offers thought leadership, gendered analyses and partnerships that globally connect locally-rooted women-led organizations. ICAN facilitates its partners’ access to international arenas in order to inform and influence peace and security policies; provides resources to enable their impact in their communities; and supports their connectivity to enhance knowledge exchange, storytelling and collective action.

ICAN has been LWF strategic partners since 2015. ICAN is the main source of funding for the LWF peace project “Taking the Lead to Promote Peace Culture, Pluralism and Inclusion” which started in January 2016 and is on going

Website: http://www.icanpeacework.org

United Nations Democracy Fund - UNDEF

UNDEF was established by the UN Secretary-General in 2005 as a United Nations General Trust Fund to support democratization efforts around the world. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes.

UNDEF funded our Center of Excellence to Mainstream Women in the Democratisation Process project

Website: http://www.un.org/democracyfund/

Mennonite Economic Development Associates - MEDA

MEDA is an international economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty. Founded in 1953 by a group of Mennonite business professionals, we partner with the poor to start or grow small and medium-sized businesses in developing regions around the world.

MEDA partnered with LWF for the Libyan Women Economic Empowerment project.



Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations.

Website: https://www.hivos.org/

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries. One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

Website: https://www.oxfam.org/en

Hivos and Oxfam jointly sponsor the Women on the Frontline program intiated in 2014 of which LWF is a member

The Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen – AFAEMME

AFAEMME is a federation of businesswomen associations which was launched in 2002 in Barcelona (Spain). AFAEMME currently comprises 47 member organisations from 24 Mediterranean countries. AFAEMME is a coordinator of European and Mediterranean business and gender equality projects and ground-breaking research, a networking platform for businesswomen and women entrepreneurs from all over the Mediterranean and a Euro-Mediterranean lobby for strengthening gender equality and facilitating the access of women to decision-making positions in the economy.

LWF is currently the only Libyan member organisation of the AFAEMME network.

Website: http://www.afaemme.org/

United Nations Support Mission in Libya – UNSMIL

The United Nations Support Mission for Libya is a special political mission established in 2011 by the UN Security Council in its Resolution 2009 (September 2011) at the request of the Libyan authorities following six months of armed conflict to support the country's new transitional authorities in their post-conflict efforts. All UN activities for the Libyan people are guided by the principle of national ownership.

UNSMIL has supported several activities organised by LWF including the International Women’s Day celebration.

Website: http://unsmil.unmissions.org/

Center of Arab Woman for Training and Research – CAWTAR

The Center of Arab Woman for Training and Research (CAWTAR) was created on March 7, 1993 in response to the request of a number of Arab governments and civil society organizations and institutions. His Royal Highness, Prince Talal Ibn Abdulaziz is the center’s president. CAWTAR was additionally created to provide the region with a center of research and studies relating to gender and the status of women, of advocacy for the improvement of women’s status and of data collection, indicators and statistics.

CAWTAR has supported several activities organised by LWF including the Capacity Building Program for Female GNC Members and the “Embedding Womens Right’s into the Libyan Constitution” workshop.

Website: http://www.cawtar.org/

DanChurchAid - DCA

DanChurchAid’s aim is to strengthen the world’s poorest people in their struggle for a life in dignity. DanChurchAid is rooted in the Danish National Evangelical Lutheran Church, but is active wherever we find the need is highest, regardless of religion, gender, political beliefs, race, national or ethnic origins, handicaps or sexual orientation.

DCA funded the Civillian Aliance … Project organised by LWF

Website: https://www.danchurchaid.org/

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