Top 10 NGO websites in India
NGO’s are non-governmental organizations which operates independently form the government of the state. The concept of the NGO’s was started by the UNO (United Nations Organization). The NGO’s can have various type of orientation depending upon the activities it takes on such as the Human Resource activities, environmental issues, natural disaster, AIDS or any other epidemic. Below listed are the top 10 NGO websites :
1. Amnesty International :
Amnesty International popularly known as AI is a non-governmental organization with over 3 million members across the planet. Founded in 1961 in London by lawyer Peter Benenson, following the publication of the article "The Forgotten Prisoners" in The Observer 28 May 1961.
They have offices in 80 countries and can be contacted at Amnesty International in case you want to donate some amount and be a part of that noble gesture.
2. Human Rights watch:
Headquartered in New York Human Rights watch is an eminent name in Human rights NGO’s. The organization was established in 1978 and has been doing quality work in the field of curbing Human Rights Violation for more than 30 years now. The organization has a staff of over 280 members across the global comprising country experts, lawyers, journalists and academics stalwarts of different nationalities. The organization reports about the violation of Human Rights are published in over 90 countries thereby making a note to the people in command to take some action. The organization has offices in Berlin, Beirut, Brussels, Chicago, Geneva, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo, Toronto, and Washington.
3. Oxfam :
The organization was originally founded in Oxford. United Kingdom in 1942 by some quakers, social activists and Oxford academics. The organization works on four major problems namely :Economic Justice, Essential Services, Rights in Crisis, and Gender Justice.Economic justice focuses on making fairer rules for the farmers and peasants so that they should get there dues and the impact of natural disasters and climatic fluctuations should be minimized.
Essential Services mean that the government of the state should fulfill it’s responsibilities towards it’s citizens. The government should make the policies keeping in mind what is required by the countrymen. The basic necessities of life such as food, shelter and water should be available to all and sundry.
Rights in crisis : It means better protection and greater assistance by working with local organizations. The organization works on the framework of human security with a greater focus on preventing conflict, peace-building and reconciliation.
Gender Justice means providing equal amount of rights to both the genders. The women should also have a say in decision making and should be provided with quality education. The violence against the women should be curbed and eradicated that would allow a more round up development of the human race.
4. Tactical Technology Collective
Tactical Technology Collective is an organization that trains advocated about the rights in the social media, digital security, mobile phones and informational design. The organization was established in 2003 and works on three parameters mainly such as Act, Reveal and Protect. Tactical Tech has a European Office, in Germany, and an Asian office, in India, and regional staff in South Africa, the UK, Jordan and the Philippines. The organization has a belief that if each and every individual will have knowledge about their rights than they will be able to make a positive change to the society and will lead to a better tomorrow.
Care is a leading Indian national developmental organization which believes in its vision of eradicating poverty and a society where men and women have equal rights. They are trying very hard to improve the status of basic education, improve the standard of child and maternal health, prevent the spread of epidemics like HIV and TB. CARE is particularly concerned for women and children because the organization thinks that they are the most vulnerable part of the society and therefore should be looked after with a little bit more attention. They have been serving people for the last 61 years and has helped millions of women and girls eradicate poverty from their lives. The foundation is operational in more than 84 countries across the world and has helped more than 122 million people in living a better quality of life.
6. Transparency International India
Transparency International India is the Indian chapter of the Transparency International, a civil society that has it’s headquarters based in Berlin that has a vision of corruption free planet. The non-party and non-profit organization has an Asian pacific forum comprising of nations like China, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives and others. The organization publishes an yearly report of Corruption Perceptions Index, a comparative listing of corruption worldwide which states the position and the level of corruption in each country. They are also very clear in stating that they do not have any kind of donor pumping money in their ventures. They are working on a herculean task as the form of corruption differs from one form to another in every country.
7. Open Society Institute
The institute was founded in 1993 by the billionaire George Soros. The main aim of the institute is to have a government system in every country that is accountable to it’s citizens and give a real meaning to the word democracy. Mr. Soros has pledged $100 million to Human Rights Watch in 2010 over the course of 10 years. He also pledged $750,000 to the Open Society Justice Initiative which deals with the terrorism issues world over. The aim of the organization is to eradciate issues related to national security and counter terrorism in any form. The funding of the organization is entirely non-transparent.
Greenpeace is an NGO organization that is working on the environmental issues such as global warming, deforestation, nuclear issues and various types of pollution. The organization takes action on the various studies carried out by researchers and relies on donation from it’s 2.9 million supporters. They don’t take a single penny form any government and enjoys a status of general consultive in the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Greenpeace is known for its direct actions and is the most known environmental organization in the world. Greenpeace received international attention during the 1980s when the French intelligence agency bombed the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland's WaitemataHarbour, one of the most well-known vessels operated by Greenpeace, killing one individual.
9. One World
One World : The One World organization is governed by the OWIF (One World International Foundation) – whose vision is to have a world where all are treated equally and have equal command over the resources available to fulfill their needs. The organization spans over five different continents and publishes it’s content in 9 different languages. The organization helps people to feel protected and nurture their own lives. The organization was established in 1951 and since then has been working towards the betterment of the people by working to provide them a better quality of life.
Sahana software was originally developed by the Srilankan IT community to recover from the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami disaster. Sahana is a Sinhalese (one of the national languages of Sri Lanka) word meaning relief. But the organization is growing ever since and in 2009 it was officially declared as a non-profit-organization. The organization works on many challenges such as to eradicate human suffering, disaster management and how to use the technology effectively to recover quickly from a disaster. The organization also helps the disaster victims to get back to normal lives by training them and providing them the requirements. The wokforce includes software developers and United Nation agencies which work together for the goal of the organization.