European Women's Leadership Organizations

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Asociatia Pro Democratia
Asociatia Pro Democratia (APD) is a non-governmental, non profit and non-partisan organization with a mission to strengthen democracy in Romania by encouraging civic participation.

Contact: 17 Maresal Al. Averescu Bd., St. Ecaterina Social Center – Building F, 3rd floor, 1st District, Bucharest; 4-021-222-82-45;

The Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa
AWEPA forges cooperation with African Parliaments to strengthen parliamentary democracy in Africa, and to attain the Millennium Development goals by supporting human rights, development, and democracy in Africa.

Contact: Prins Hendrikkade 48-G, 1012 AC Amsterdam, The Netherlands;; +31-20524-5678

Center for Partnership and Equality: International Gender Policy Network
The International Gender Policy Network (IGPN) is a non-profit, non-governmental network organization aimed at promoting gender equitable and gender sensitive public policy at all levels of global society.

Contact: 4 Natiunile Unite Blvd., Block 106, Entrance A, 3rd Floor, Apartment 11, District 5, Bucharest, Romania; (+4021)-335-4175;

Club de Madrid
The project works directly with women leaders and women’s groups in the Greater Horn of Africa and the Andean Region to promote interaction and dialogue with national, regional and international decision-making structures and mechanisms to engage in conflict prevention, management and resolution.

Contact: Carrera de San Jerónimo, nº 15, 3ª planta, 28014 Madrid, Spain;; +34-91154-8230

Engender works to make Scotland a fairer, safer place where women can flourish and contribute to both the social and market economies with dignity, freedom and justice. Their website is also a space for keeping up with gendered issues, discussion and interaction.

Contact: 1a Haddington Place Edinburgh EH7 4AE, Scotland, UK;; +44-131558-9596

European Women’s Lobby
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union (EU), working to promote women’s rights and equality between women and men.

Contact: 18 rue Hydraulique 1210 Brussels, Belgium;; +32-2217-9020

The Gender Task Force
The Gender Task Force is a South East European regional initiative under the Regional Cooperation Council that calls for an equal and active role for women in the development and implementation of the South Eastern European region’s stabilization and democratization process.

Contact: Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat, Trg Bosne i Hercegovine 1/V, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina;; +387-33561-700

Women in Decision-Making
Women in Decision-Making provides information about women in political decision-making positions in the European Union, in Member States of the European Economic Area and in the Candidate Countries. Data are collected on national, regional and on the European level.

Contact: Cuvrystraße 1, 10997 Berlin, Germany; +49 30 61 79 70 20/21;

Women Resource and Development Agency
The Women’s Resource and Development Agency is a charity which provides support for women’s groups and networks across Northern Ireland. The WRDA works with women’s groups in the most severely disadvantaged communities to advance women’s equality and participation in society.

Contact: Women’s Development Agency, 6 Mount Charles, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT7 1, New Zealand;; 028-9023-0212