Many organizations are already working toward peaceful solutions for global
conflicts. Others seek to end the economic disparity which is at the
root of many of those conflicts.
Here are links to some of these organizations:
- Airline Ambassadors International. AAI is affiliated with the United Nations and is recognized by the US Congress. It began as a network of airline employees using their pass privileges to help others and has expanded into a network of students, medical professionals, families and retirees who volunteer as "Ambassadors of Goodwill" in their home communities and abroad. It provides a way for members to share their unique skills and talents to care for others and bring compassion into action.
International. AI seeks to defend and promote human rights around
the world with special emphasis on political prisoners.
- A Future Without War
- Code Pink.
Women for peace.
- Commission On The Status Of Women, County of San Diego. The Commission is mandated to study and advise the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on areas of concern to women‚s lives and needs in San Diego County.
for Women. A San Diego group which supports, among other activities,
the Indian Banking Project (small business loans to women in India).
- Global Exchange. Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.
- Global Village Foundation
In March 2002, Bonita Chamberlin started her own income generating project based
jewelry made in Afghanistan. All revenues are returned to the area.
Last year, Bonita sent back just shy of $65,000, starting a primary
a healthcare clinic, hiring a woman doctor, clearing two landmine
fields: of which one is a reforestation program for indigenous fruits
and nuts, and timber; and the other, an irrigation project for wheat
and barley. In 2004, Bonita sent back $170,000 and has now started
a school for boys and an orphanage.
- Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
- Jewish World Watch
- Just Like My Child. Tackling poverty and promoting self-reliance, village by village, in rural Uganda.
- National Organization for Women. NOW is the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the United States. Our purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in society — sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination.
- Peace X Peace,
Women Connecting for Peace. Their Educational Outreach includes the
making of the powerful documentary: "Peace By Peace: Women on
the Frontlines" which
profiles women peacebuilders around the world.
- Project Concern International
- San Diego Grantmakers
Equity Council. Women's Equity Council Promotes women's rights,
equality, and opportunities through programs for International Women's
Day and conferences to apprise the public on the status of women
and girls, both in the San Diego -Tijuana region and globally. The
Council also advocates and monitors the implementation of the Beijing
Platform for Action from the UN's 4th World Conference on Women in
- US Women Connect. National Women's action network linking U.S. women for collective action on the U.S. women's agenda.
- Women For Women International