Role of Women's Organization

Women’s organisations are an important part of current affairs for the UPSC civil services exam. This is important from the prelims point of view and also to enhance your answers in the mains papers, especially in topics related to social issues. Women empowerment is a current topic and one that has reverberations across different domains. Issues of health, labour laws, education, employment, sexual harassment issues, safety concerns, women’s representation in politics and Parliament are all related to women empowerment the and equal rights movement. There is the issue of feminism and the pros and cons of it. There are many organisations that work in this sphere in India and internationally also. Some of them are very old and have origins in the pre-independence era.

The following table gives a list of major women’s organisations across the world.

Important international organization exclusively for Women empowerment

Associations of Junior Leagues International Relief Society
Christian Women in Media Association Soroptimist International
Council of Women World Leaders St. Joan’s International Alliance
Ellevate Network Third World Organization for Women in Science
Equality Now UN Women
International Alliance of Women UNIFEM – United Nations Development Fund for Women
International Association of Women Police Woman’s Christian Temperance Union
International Council of Women Women’s Commission For Refugee Women
International Federation of Business and Professional Women Women’s Environment & Development Organization
International Federation of University Women Women’s International Democratic Federation
International Inner Wheel Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
International Women’s Suffrage Alliance Women’s International Zionist Organization
National Women’s Political Caucus Women’s World Wide Web (W4)
Nobel Women’s Initiative World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
P.E.O. Sisterhood Young Women’s Christian Association
Quota International

Zonta International

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