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  • List of Acronyms
  • AAPSO—Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organization

  • AAWORD—Association of African Women for Research and Development

  • AIWC—All India Women's Conference

  • APDC—UN Asia Pacific Development Centre

  • APCWD—Asian Pacific Centre for Women and Development

  • APWLD—Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development

  • BPFA—Beijing Platform for Action

  • CESI—Centre for Economic and Social Information

  • CBWM—Committee of the Bulgarian Women's Movement

  • CEDAW—UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

  • CLADEM— Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights

  • CONGO—Conference of NGOs

  • CSW—Commission on the Status of Women

  • CWGL—Center for Women's Global Leadership

  • DAC—Development Assistance Committee

  • DAWN—Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era

  • DDPA—Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

  • FAO—UN Food and Agriculture Organization

  • FLS—Forward-Looking Strategies

  • FWCW—Fourth World Conference on Women

  • HRC—Human Rights Conference

  • IAFFE—International Association for Feminist Economics

  • ICO—International Catholic Organization

  • ICPD—International Conference on Population and Development [End Page 7]

  • ILO—International Labour Organization

  • INC—Indian National Congress

  • INSTRAW— UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

  • IPPF—International Planned Parenthood Federation

  • IWRAW—International Women's Rights Action Watch

  • IWY—International Women's Year

  • IWTC—International Women's Tribune Center

  • LDCs—Less Developed Countries

  • NAACP—National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

  • NCOIWY— National Commission for the Observation of International Women's Year

  • NGO—Non-Governmental Organization

  • NIC—National Initiative Committee

  • NIEO—New International Economic Order

  • NOW—National Organization for Women

  • NWC—National Women's Conference

  • NWICO—New World International Communications Order

  • OECD—Office for Economic Cooperation and Development

  • OIWI—Office of International Women's Issues

  • OPI—UN Office of Public Information

  • PICW—President's Interagency Council on Women

  • SAP—Structural Adjustment Programmes

  • SIDA—Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

  • UN—United Nations

  • UNDAW—UN Division for the Advancement of Women

  • UNESCO—UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

  • UNICED—United Nations Conference on Environment and Development [End Page 8]

  • UNICEF—United Nations of International Children's Emergency Fund

  • USAID—United States Agency for International Development

  • WAND—Women and Development Unit of the University of the West Indies

  • WAD—Women and Development

  • WAO—Women's Action Organization

  • WCAR— Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance

  • WCRC—Women of Color Resource Center

  • WEAL—Women's Equity Action League

  • WFPC—Women's' Foreign Policy Council

  • WID—Women in Development

  • WIDF—Women's International Democratic Federation

  • WILD—Women's Institute for Leadership Development

  • WILDAF—Women in Law and Development in Africa

  • WILPF—Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

  • WIN—Women's International Network

  • WSSD—World Summit on Social Development

  • WUCWO—World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations

  • YWCA—Young Women's Christian Association [End Page 9]



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