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South Asian Women's Community Centre

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The South Asian Women’s Community Centre helps women achieve their full potential in the Québec and Canadian societies and also helps them become independent.

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Street Address: 
1035 Rachel St. East
City: 
Montréal
Province: 
QC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
QC H2J 2J5
Country: 
Canada

United Nations Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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The principal human rights official of the United Nations. The High Commissioner heads OHCHR and spearheads the United Nations' human rights efforts. They offer leadership, work objectively, educate and take action to empower individuals and assist States in upholding human rights. They are a part of the United Nations Secretariat.

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Primary Telephone: 
+41 22 917 9220
Email Address: 
InfoDesk@ohchr.org
Street Address: 
Palais Wilson
Addt'l Street Address: 
52 rue des Pâquis
City: 
CH-1201 Geneva
Country: 
Switzerland

Global HIV Prevention Working Group

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An international panel of more than 50 leading public health experts, clinicians, biomedical and behavioral researchers, advocates and people affected by HIV/AIDS, convened by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The Working Group was launched in 2002 to inform global policy-making, program planning, and donor decisions on HIV prevention.

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Email Address: 
info@globalhivprevention.org

Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center (BABCERC)

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All women
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Educational Institution
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One of four centers nationwide that studies the environmental causes of breast cancer by focusing on mammary gland development during puberty when the breast may be especially vulnerable to environmental influences. The Center is based at the University of California San Francisco under the leadership of Dr. Robert A. Hiatt, Director of Population Sciences, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Primary Telephone: 
415.514.8183
Email Address: 
bayarea@bcerc.org
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University of California, San Francisco
Addt'l Street Address: 
Box 0560
City: 
San Francisco
Province: 
CA
Postal/ZIP Code: 
94143-0560
Country: 
USA

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (US)

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An independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.  The IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, whose aim is to help those in government and the private sector make informed health decisions by providing evidence upon which they can rely.  Many of the studies that the IOM undertakes begin as specific mandates from Congress; still others are requested by federal agencies and independent organizations. The IOM also convenes a series of forums, roundtables, and standing committees, as well as other activities, to facilitate discussion, discovery, and critical, cross-disciplinary thinking.

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Primary Telephone: 
202-334-2000
Email Address: 
iomwww@nas.edu
Website/URL: 
Street Address: 
The Keck Center
Addt'l Street Address: 
500 Fifth Street, NW
City: 
Washington, DC
Country: 
USA

National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation

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NNAPF is committed to facilitate a process to empower First Nations and Inuit in developing their capacity to address addictions and related issues.

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Primary Telephone: 
(306) 763-4714
Email Address: 
info@nnapf.org
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Fax Number: 
(306) 763-5993
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-866-763-4714
Street Address: 
Box 183
City: 
Muskoday
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S0J 3H0
Country: 
Canada

Women Thrive Worldwide

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All women
Low income women
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Formerly the Women's Edge Coalition, Women Thrive Worldwide is a non-profit organization that shapes U.S. policy to help women in developing countries lift themselves out of povertyFounded in 1998, Women Thrive develops, shapes, and advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty. They focus on making U.S. international assistance and trade programs prioritize women, and bring together a diverse coalition of over 50 organizations and 40,000 individuals united in the belief that empowering women is not only right, it’s also the key to ending global poverty.

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Primary Telephone: 
202.884.8396
Email Address: 
thrive@womenthrive.org
Fax Number: 
202.884.8366
Street Address: 
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Addt'l Street Address: 
Suite 600
City: 
Washington, D.C.
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20009
Country: 
USA

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health

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Established in 2005 by the Government of Canada, and funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada, the NCCAH is one of six centres in the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health program, each focusing on a different aspect of public health. Together, the centres help improve response to chronic disease and injury, infectious diseases, environmental health and health disparities. 

The NCCAH’s key program areas are the social determinants of Aboriginal health addressing underlying causes of illness and disease, and child and youth health. 

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Primary Telephone: 
250-960-5250
Email Address: 
nccah@unbc.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
250-960-5644
Street Address: 
3333 University Way
City: 
Prince George
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V2N 4Z9
Country: 
Canada

Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)

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All women
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Established in 1997 as a network comprising nongovernmental organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), cooperating agencies, and the Bureau for Global Health of USAID. Promotes gender equity within population, health, and nutrition programs with the goal of improving reproductive health/HIV/AIDS outcomes and fostering sustainable development. Has 60 to 80 active members and maintains a listserv with more than 1,200 subscribers. A major focus of the group has been on gender education, advocacy, and the development of operational tools.

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Email Address: 
igwg@prb.org
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Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD)

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OSSD is an affiliate of the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) that works to enhance the knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds.

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Primary Telephone: 
202-496-5009
Email Address: 
ossdwebmaster@swhr.org
Fax Number: 
202-833-3472
Street Address: 
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 701
City: 
Washington, DC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036
Country: 
USA
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