The Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN) has led and participated in numerous efforts and projects.  Our current work falls into four main efforts.  There are many synergies between these, and many projects, events and funding fit across multiple efforts. 

Since 1998 WIN has been a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC), a significant policy making body to the UN.  With that status WIN can accredit official Delegates to UN Meetings and participates the UN Commission on the Status of Women.


See specifics at UN CSW / Beijing+ pages:  UN CSW

Also see the past World Conference on Women pages:






The History

Calling the Circle of Women from the USA and Uganda, Afghanistan, Japan, Iran, and beyond for full participation in our governments and economies

Calling the Circle is the first step in our international strategy for linking women’s organizations aroudn the world for collective action on mutual concerns.  Our goal is to create a global network similar to the California Women’s Agenda (CAWA) that can utilize and build on collective knowledge, resources and leadership skills, and function on the ground and electronically across cultural and digital divides.


 Click the logo’s above or links below to see details for each circle:

Afghan  Circle

                            also see: Afghanistan Diary 


Ugandan Circle

                         also see: the Circle in California

                                           the Circle in Uganda

                                          the Kayunga Land Project


 Japanese Circle

Iranian Circle

Filipina  Circle



WIN led the follow up to implement the Beijing Platform at the grassroots in California.  The California Women’s Agenda (CAWA) is a state action alliance of over 600 organizations.  CAWA links millions of women and girls in collective action.




Cities for CEDAW

Cities for CEDAW is a campaign to implement a “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” (CEDAW) ordinance at the county and municipal levels.

Resources and more information can be found at:  CEDAW