The following groups have confirmed participation in the Honor Diaries coalition:
The AHA Foundation works to protect and defend the basic rights and freedoms of women and girls in the West from oppression committed in the name of religion and culture.
Afghan Women’s Writing Project (AWW)
AWW hopes to empower Afghan women to tell their own stories and truths. Participation in their projects promotes greater economic independence for AWWP writers by strengthening computer literacy, writing skills and self-confidence. We also seek to encourage the inclusion of women’s voices in Afghanistan’s national dialogue, and to support the women in forming a community within Afghanistan, and becoming part of an international community beyond their own borders.
All Afghan Women’s Union
AAWU is a field-based, non-governmental, non-political women’s association that empowers the most vulnerable Afghan women through resource mobilization, networking, vocational and human rights training, and advocacy training.
Alliance of Iranian Women
Founded by Manda Zand Ervin, Alliance of Iranian Women works to raise awareness of the plight of the women and children of Iran among Western leaders, media, and human rights and women’s rights organizations.
American Islamic Forum for Democracy
American Islamic Forum for Democracy directly confronts the ideologies of political Islam and openly counters the common belief that the Muslim faith is inextricably rooted to the concept of the Islamic State. Founded by Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, AIFD looks to build the future of Islam through the concepts of liberty and freedom.
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center works with abused Americans in foreign countries to provide domestic violence and child abuse advocacy, resources and tools so that they can live their lives free of abuse either in the foreign country or back in the United States.
A CALL TO MEN
A CALL TO MEN is a leading national violence prevention organization providing training and education for men, boys and communities with the aim of preventing domestic and sexual violence.
Basira (British Arabs Supporting Integration, Recognition & Awareness)
BASIRA is inspired from the Arabic word meaning the use of intellect and reasoning for a future vision based on wisdom and humanity that serves the interests of everyone.
BASIRA will pursue, through relevant Arab film screenings, violations of women’s rights in the volatile region of the Middle East. We wish to emphasise that women’s rights can only be protected by a truly democratic infrastructure to secure them and the region a better future.
BASIRA is a voice from the British Arab diaspora, women and men, who are still connected by our emotions and care for those living back home. We will work to empower women and support them in their call for equality and justice.
CAASE (Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation)
CAASE envisions a community free from all forms of sexual exploitation, including sexual assault and the commercial sex trade. CAASE addresses the culture, institutions, and individuals that perpetrate, profit from, or support sexual exploitation. Our work includes prevention, policy reform, community engagement, and legal services.
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan is a non-profit organization that strives to end the oppression of women, create opportunities for Afghan women, and educate Canadians about the rights of women in Afghanistan.
The Clarion Project’s vision is to challenge Islamic extremism by creating broad-based awareness about the nature of the threats it poses and providing a platform for moderate Muslim voices.
Congress of Racial Equality
Congress of Racial Equality is the third-oldest and one of the “big four” civil rights groups in the United States, using the principles of truth, logic, and courage to promote harmony and healing in all aspects of society and work toward the ultimate goal of true equality throughout the world.
Cooperation Center for Afghanistan
CCA is a non-governmental and non-political organization that works toward gender equality, non-violent conflict transformation and women’s rights in rural Afghanistan. CCA runs a safe house and provides support for victims of family violence.
The Fistula Foundation aims to raise awareness of and funding for fistula treatment, prevention and educational programs worldwide. It is the largest private charitable foundation supporting fistula treatment globally.
Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow
The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow empowers Canadian Muslims to celebrate Canada’s cultural diversity by organizing open and free intellectual discourse, offering religious, historical and practical education, and maintaining dialogue with other faiths.
FORWARD is an African Diaspora women’s campaign and support charity that works toward advancing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of African girls and women, striving to put an end to child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).
GirlForward empowers refugee girls by providing them with individual mentorship, leadership opportunities and educational programs.
Girls’ Globe is a growing network of bloggers from around the world working to raise awareness and educate others about global issues concerning the rights, health, and empowerment of women and girls.
Humans In Crisis
Humans in Crisis works in Nepal and the United States to empower communities in need through education and innovation. They provide training in education and skills, organizational capacity-building, and training for health workers.
IKWRO -Iranian Kurdish Women’s Rights Organization.
Provides advice, advocacy, referral and support to women and men in the Arabic, Kurdish and Farsi languages in the UK.
Karma Nirvana is a registered charity that supports victims and survivors of forced marriage and honor-based abuse, and works to raise public awareness on these issues. The project was established by Jasvinder Sanghera, a survivor of forced marriage.
The Coexist Initiative was founded in 2002 as a non -profit network for men and boys organizations that work in the areas of sexual and gender – based violence (SGBV) and HIV prevention in Kenya. Our main focus groups are men, boys and communities although our programs are also cross-cutting.
LibForAll’s mission is to encourage the growth of peaceful, tolerant and free societies – built upon a foundation of civil and economic liberty and the rule of law – in order to reduce religious extremism and discredit the use of terror worldwide.
The SAFSS (Settlement Assistance & Family Support Services) focuses on assisting, as well as providing support group services for, victims of abuse and isolated Afghani senior women.
Men Can Stop Rape
Men Can Stop Rape is an award-winning non-profit organization that has been redefining masculinity since 1997 in an effort to prevent violence against women.
Sheena Singh, an artist of several cultural backgrounds, is the founder of Creative Cultural Communications and created the Multicultural Calendar to impress the message that the essence of all human beings is the same.
Nika Water is a for-profit bottled water company that donates 100% of their profits, through our charity partners, to clean water and education projects in developing countries around the world.
Safe Hands for Girls
Safe Hands for Girls is an organization focused on protecting young girls and women from the practice of Female Genital Mutilation in all its forms and to provide support to victims and survivors of FGM in The United States and abroad. It was founded and led by a young female who herself was put through the practice at the age of a week in her home country of The Gambia before being forced into a marriage at the tender age of 15 and brought to the United States. This gives here unmatched first hand experience in the lifelong harmful effects of the practice as she continues to suffer and endure them on a daily basis.
“The Women’s Movement”, based in Pakistan, focuses on cultural and creative activity, including theater and dance, to raise awareness of the low status and position of women as well as social, political, economic and cultural discrimination.
The Henry Jackson Society
The Henry Jackson Society is a cross-partisan, British-based think-tank. Our founders and supporters are united by a common interest in fostering a strong British and European commitment towards freedom, liberty, constitutional democracy, human rights, governmental and institutional reform and a robust foreign, security and defense policy and transatlantic alliance.
The Womanity Foundation
The Womanity Foundation (formerly the Smiling Children Foundation) is an independent private foundation established in 2005. Guided by our vision to contribute to a world where all women and men have equal and full social, economic and political participation, the Womanity Foundation undertakes to empower girls and women to shape their future and accelerate progress within their communities. Ten of thousands of girls and women benefit from the programs we presently run in Afghanistan, Brazil, India, Israel, Morocco and the Palestinian Territories.
Women for Action
Women for Action is a multimedia entity that advocates issues for women. Our organization strives to create compelling content and media for the purpose of championing women and their work. We propose to confront issues that are seldom brought to the forefront, in order to start a discussion, exchange a dialogue, or even initiate a wave of action. Our mission is to introduce ideas that coexist within heterogeneity. The objective is to promote and motivate cohesive strategies and ideas amongst women and men, heterosexual and LGBTQ communities, religious and non secular groups, as well as closing gaps on generational ideologies. In a healthy and productive multicultural society, consciousness and respect for all parties and groups, and its members, can be “the” solution.
Women’s Voices Now
Women’s Voices Now promotes the free expression of all women living in Muslim-majority societies through film, art, writing and social media with the goal of empowering women and giving voice to the struggle for civil, economic, and political rights.
Shuhada Organization is a non-profit, non-political, non-governmental organization providing services in the sectors of health, education, human rights, and women’s empowerment. The organization’s aim is to make Afghanistan a more healthy, prosperous and discrimination-free country.
United Nations Association of the USA Greater Chicago Chapter
United Nations Association of the USA Greater Chicago Chapter: The United Nations Association of the USA Greater Chicago Chapter (UNA-GCC) and its members work with foreign policy makers, political decision makers, schools, colleges, universities, non-profit and other organizations in the Greater Chicago Area to build knowledge, understanding, informed opinion, and new ideas on the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Through various task forces and projects, UNA-GCC strives to improve public awareness and participation in global issues.
World Pulse is an action media network powered by women from 190 countries. They believe that when women are heard, they will change the world. Their mission is to lift and unite women’s voices to accelerate their impact for the world. Through a growing web-based platform, women are speaking out and connecting to create solutions from the frontlines of today’s most pressing issues.