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December 10th is Human Rights Day; a day to acknowledge the significant human rights abuses still happening around the planet, but also a day in which to recognize the powerful efforts individuals and organizations around the world are making to address these brutalities. One such organization is the Roj Women’s Association. Founded in 2004 in [...]

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The Pixel Project is a global nonprofit organization utilizing social media and various virtual channels to fight Violence against Women.  Founder and President Regina Yau hatched The Pixel Project in early 2009 in response to an outcry for funding by the Malaysia Women’s Aid Organization.  Partnered with a wide range of organizations including Stirring the [...]

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JAN Trust :  London Imagine being a woman relocated or forced to move in order to survive, suddenly finding yourself in a completely different environment and culture.  The barriers one faces in this type of situation include the inability to access employment opportunities, lack of social and economical status, poverty, depression, discrimination, and often violence [...]

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Sambhali Trust : Rajasthan India Visiting Rajasthan one might see the golden glows of desert landscape and a bustling bazaar filled with the streaming colors of men and women.  Beneath this beautiful landscape however lies generations of societal discrimination in the form of a caste system.  Within Rajasthan society many women have little or no [...]

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ELI – Denver, CO Volunteering internationally is an invaluable way to gain insight into the inner workings of an NGO, and to cultivate potential valuable connections with organizations, individuals, and affiliates.  These are just a few of the many benefits that volunteering abroad through ELI offers. ELI stands for Experiential Learning International, and was founded [...]

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Cross Cultural Solutions is one of the premier international volunteer NGOs based out of the United States. Founded in 1995 by Executive Director Steven Rosenthal, CCS has provided volunteer opportunities abroad to thousands of individuals. The programs are diverse not only in geographical location (CCS has local partnerships in 12 countries) but also in focus. [...]

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Jolkona is a new tech non-profit based out of Seattle, Washington. The name ‘Jolkona’ means ‘drop’ in Bengali, giving one the image of a drop of water radiating outwards in concentric circles. Its mission aptly reflects this concept of the ripple effect. Jolkona “connect(s) people with global philanthropic opportunities and show the impact of one’s [...]

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New Course is a local nonprofit located in Seattle, WA that works to connect women with vital resources such as water, food, healthcare, education, and security in countries such as Africa, South East Asia, and Indonesia.  Through sustainable development and natural-resource management New Course helps to improve the overall health and well-being of families and communities. [...]

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She’s the First is a not-for-profit located in New York, NY that sponsor’s girls’ education in the developing world.  Their goal is to help young women become the first in their families and sometimes villages to graduate from high school. This organization hatched only two years ago in 2009 by a passionate twenty three year [...]

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Vittana is a small nonprofit that, although headquartered in Seattle, Washington, has a global reach. Though only a few years old itself, Vittana is already piloting projects in different countries to establish a microfinance model that will work wherever it lands. Guided by a team of highly qualified and experienced people, Vittana is doing ground-breaking [...]

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