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Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors

Addresses the relationship between environmental risk factors and breast cancer through a variety of research and education strategies. Translates scientific findings and data into understandable and accessible information.

NOTE: The BCERF Program on the Cancer Risk of Environmental Chemicals in the Home and Workplace closed on March 31, 210. For more information, go to:

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United Nations Women

Advocates the improvement of the status of women of the world and the achievement of their equality with men. Aims to ensure the participation of women as equal partners with men in all aspects of human endeavour.

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Medical Letter

The Medical Letter, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that publishes critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of previously approved drugs in its newsletters The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics and Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter.

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UNIFEM - United Nations Development Fund for Women

UNIFEM promotes women's empowerment and gender equality on a global level; works to ensure participation of women in all levels of development planning and practice, and acts as a catalyst within the UN system, supporting efforts that link the needs and concerns of women to all critical issues on the national, regional and global agendas; focuses its work at country level within context of the UN Resident Coordinating System. Playing a strong advocacy role, the Fund concentrates on fostering a multilateral policy dialogue on women's empowerment.

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International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region

Forms an organization that works to ensure access to family planning and to address the range of sexual and reproductive health issues that affect the integral health of women, men and adolescents.

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Introduces an educational campaign that challenges the myths promoted by the pharmaceutical industry and calls for research on the many causes of women's sexual problems. (See Details)
Cambridge University Press
Ford Foundation
Works mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. (See Details)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
WomanSource Documentation Centre
WomanSource is a comprehensive specialized collection of women and development materials. The collections include both print and nonprint current materials such as handbooks, directories, field reports, unpublished papers, books, working papers, training materials, conference reports, subject and organizational files, funding files, periodicals, tapes, videos, slides, and clippings. Materials are collected in English and Spanish. Some ephemeral in French, Arabic and Portuguese. Other services include online access to the Internet, a database of recently published books and over 800 periodicals, research services for a fee, access and participation in electronic mail conferences, networking among Women's Documentation Centres; a document exchange program, capacity building workshops in Information and Communications as well as monitor and evaluation of policies.