International Alliance of Women (IAW)

The International Alliance of Women (IAW)

The International Alliance of Women (IAW) is an international NGO comprising of 50 member organizations involved in the promotion of women’s human rights, of equality and of the empowerment of women. The IAW has general consultative status at the UN Economic and Social Council and is accredited to many specialized UN agencies, has participatory status with the Council of Europe and is represented at the Arab League, the African Union and other international organizations.

IAW is a feminist, nonpartisan and nonreligious organization demanding de facto gender equality & women’s human rights in all spheres of life (according to UN CEDAW). You can download the IAW centenary edition (in pdf form) from this Wikipedia link. The motto of IAW is "Equal Rights - Equal Responsibilities."

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Email: iawsecgen[at] &

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EWL event "Progress towards a Europe free from all forms of male violence" to mark the 10th aniversary of the Istanbul Convention, 12 May 2021.

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