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Isis-Women’s International Cross - Cultural ExchangeIsis-Women’s International Cross - Cultural Exchange
Isis-Women’s International Cross-Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) exists to promote justice and empowerment of women globally through documenting violations of women’s rights and facilitating the exchange of information and skills to strengthen women’s capacities, potential and visibility. Isis-WICCE utilizes different creative strategies to generate and share information and knowledge to enable women to enhance their leadership potential and participate in decision making skills. For more information, visit:

Johs Hopkins University
Johs Hopkins UniversityThe mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world. For more information, visit:

medica mondiale
medica mondialeOur work with war-traumatised women and girls is based on principles and quality features which we have developed from our project work experience and which are regularly revised and refined. National and international work teams and an ever growing circle of international women experts are involved in this process. Terms that we keep using in our work – such as “empowerment”, “resource orientation” and “integrated approach” – are reflected in the basic principles. For more information, visit:

Medical Research Council, South Africa
Medical Research Council, South AfricaThe MRC’s mission is to improve the nation’s health and quality of life through promoting and conducting relevant and responsive health research. The MRC is responsible for, and passionate about, the transformation and development of South Africa through the role of health research in building a healthy nation. It does this through the translation of research results into policy, practice, health promotion and health products. For more information, visit

MOSAICMOSAIC is an organisation with a strong understanding of and expertise in the field of domestic violence. It is a community based, non-governmental organisation (NGO) with a specific focus on for women and youth preventing and reducing abuse and domestic violence, particularly for women and youth living in disadvantaged communities. MOSAIC delivers a range of social support services and projects to clients (mainly women and female youth) caught up in gender based violence, and in more recent years because of the strong correlation between rape/sexual violence and the chances of becoming HIV positive, to those infected and /or affected by HIV/AIDS. For more information, visit

Population Council
Population CouncilThe Population Council is an international, non-profit, nongovernmental organization that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Population Council opened an office in South Africa in 1999, initially to support HIV and AIDS operations research under the US Agency for International Development–funded Horizons programme. The programme expanded to include work on reproductive health, gender, and youth. The Council has established new partnerships with other bilateral donors, foundations, the Government of South Africa, non-governmental organizations, and universities. For more information on the Population Council in South Africa visit:

Sexual Violence Research InitiativeSexual Violence Research Initiative
The SVRI aims to promote research on sexual violence and generate empirical data that ensures sexual violence is recognised as a priority public health problem. The SVRI does this by building an experienced and committed network of researchers, policy makers, activists and donors to ensure that the many aspects of sexual violence are addressed from the perspective of different disciplines and cultures. For more information, visit

The International Rescue Committee The International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. For more information, visit:

World Health Organization (WHO)World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. For more information, visit: