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Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights  
http://www.sexualhealthandrights.ca

Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights is a progressive, pro-choice charitable organization committed to advancing and upholding sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally.


 










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International Union of Sex Workers  
http://www.iusw.org/

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The International Union of Sex Workers (IUSW) campaigns for the human, civil and labour rights of those who work in the sex industry.

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National Association of Women and the Law  
http://www.nawl.ca/

The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is an incorporated not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of Canadian women through legal education, research, and law reform advocacy.

Created at a conference held at the University of Windsor law school in 1974. Since then NAWL has used its unique research and educational strategies to raise public awareness about legal issues affecting women.

Has played a major role in the following milestones towards Canadian women's equality:

  • inclusion of Sections 15 and 28 in the Charter of Rights & Freedoms,
  • amendments to sexual assault laws,
  • positive changes to family law and to the Divorce Act,
  • rape shield legislation, and
  • criminal harassment legislation.
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Feminist Alliance for International Action/Alliance canadienne féministe pour l'action internationale (FAFIA)  
http://www.fafia-afai.org/

Forms an alliance of Canadian women's organizations with the specific goal of assisting Canadian women's organizations to intervene in international fora in order to improve the economic conditions of Canadian women. Forme un organisme féministe qui travaille pour promouvoir la participation des femmes et des groupes de femmes en quête d'égalité aux débats actuels et à venir sur la politique nationale étant donné qu'il s'agit de débats alimentés et influencés par les tendances touchant la mondialisation et la libéralisation du commerce.

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Rights & Democracy (International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development)  
http://www.ichrdd.ca/site/home/index.php

A non-partisan organization with an international mandate, created by Canada's Parliament in 1988 to encourage and support the universal values of human rights and the promotion of democratic institutions and practices around the world.

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Haliman-Norfolk Women's Shelter  
http://www.hnws.on.ca/

Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Sevices is a charitable, non-profit corporation governed by an elected Board of Directors. Programs and services are funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Child & Youth Services and the Ministry of Health. Project Grants have been made availible through the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ministry of the Attorney General. Our many programs and services are enhanced by the generous support of community donations.

 

In addition to the services and programs for women who have experienced abuse and children who witness abuse, we educate and advocate for social, cultural and political change for women's equality and human rights.

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Commonwealth Secretariat  
http://www.thecommonwealth.org/index.asp

The Commonwealth Secretariat is the principal inter-governmental organisation of the Commonwealth, implementing the decisions taken by its 54 member governments.

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Conseil de l'Europe  
http://www.coe.int/

Groups together 45 countries, including 21 countries from Central and Eastern Europe. Works to defend human rights, parliamentary democracy and the rule of law, develop continent-wide agreements to standardise member countries' social and legal practices, and promote awareness of a European identity based on shared values and cutting across different cultures. Regroupe 45 pays dont 21 Etats de l'Europe centrale et orientale. (See Details)

Canadian Human Rights Commission  
http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/
Investigates and tries to settle complaints of discrimination in employment and in the provision of services within federal jurisdiction. Ensures that federally regulated employers provide equal opportunities for employment to the four designated groups: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. Develops and conducts information and discrimination prevention programs. // Tente de régler les plaintes de discrimination en emploi et dans la prestation de services relevant de la compétence fédérale en faisant enquête sur ces plaintes. S'assure que les employeurs sous réglementation fédérale assurent des chances égales d’emploi aux quatre groupes désignés : les femmes, les Autochtones, les personnes handicapées et les membres des minorités visibles. Développe et met en oeuvre des programmes d’information et de prévention de la discrimination. (See Details)
Amnesty International  
http://web.amnesty.org/
Forms a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. (See Details)