IIWR-Manitoba frequently accesses resources on the web and has put together a listing that might be useful to others wanting to know more about the human rights of women, what it means in reality and what others are doing to make a difference. All of these organizations have a human rights perspective for women and girls. If you have suggestions to add, please contact us.

The Institute for International Women’s Rights – Global College

The Institute for International Women’s Rights (Global College, U of Winnipeg) provides opportunities for research, learning, dialogue, and action on Women’s Rights in collaboration with groups and organizations within the university, such as the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies, and in the larger community.

UN Women
UN Women is the UN Agency with the mandate to support gender equality and the empowerment of women

The United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality

Check out the listing under topics and UN entities for a listing of many subjects pertinent to women and human rights

Equality Effect
The equality effect is an international network of human rights advocates working collaboratively to improve the lives of women and girls by using existing human rights law to achieve concrete change. IIWR-Manitoba contributed funds to support their work.

UNICEF is the world’s leading child-focused humanitarian organization with considerable work to support girls. This is the link to UNICEF Canada.

MATCH International, and the International Fund for Women work to support women’s projects in the global south. The International Fund for Women is Canada’s only global fund for women and you can donate online. It is a Registered Charity in Canada. The International Fund invests in innovative women’s organizations to end violence and discrimination against women.

Global Fund for Women
With headquarters in the US, the global fund for women works to advance the rights of women and girls worldwide by increasing the resources for and investing in women-led organizations and women’s collective leadership for change.

Soroptimist Club
One of many international NGOs, Soroptimist International’s focus is support for women and girls. There is a Soroptimist Club in Winnipeg.

Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)

Since 1985, LEAF has intervened in over 90 cases that have advanced equality in Canada. LEAF education programs educate and empower both young women and men by teaching them about sexual rights, responsibilities, and the meaning of consent in law, so that they are less likely to become victims – or perpetrators.


The purpose of this site is to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on the role of gender equality issues in achieving development goals. It aims to inform dialogue, learning and the sharing of good practice around areas such as gender mainstreaming, measuring change, legal and policy frameworks on gender and human rights, and successful initiatives from the field.

Human Rights Resolution

Accelerating efforts to eliminate violence against women: preventing and responding to violence against women and girls, including indigenous women and girls