International Council Of Women

Objectives and Mission: 

To further equal rights and responsibilities among men and women in all areas by eliminating discrirnination based on birth, race, gender, language and religion. To support efforts in favour of peace through negotiation, arbitration and conciliation. To promote the insertion of women in development and decision-making bodies. To strengthen harmony and understanding among women thanks to international contacts.
Priority issues: Status of women, legislation concerning women, health, development, education.

General description: 

Organizes regional seminars on human rights, literacy, education, the advancement of women and their participation in economic and social development. European Centre of the International Council of Women promotes women's interests with the European Union. International Standing Committees (5): ['Status of Women'] Sub-Committees - Legislation; Implementation of Conventions; Human Rights; International Relations and Peace. ['Sustainable Development'] Sub-Committees - Economics; Consumer Affairs; Women in Employment; Rural and Urban Women. ['General Wellbeing'] Sub-Committees - Health; Environment; Habitat; Nutrition. ['Communication'] Sub-Committees - Education; Mass Media; Arts and Letters; Music. ['Social Issues'] Sub-Committees - Child and Family; Youth; Ageing; Migration.

Country Presence: 
Argentina
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Field of Interest: 
Development, Education, Girl Child, Health, Women, Women's Education