Advocacy

Advocacy

Nuclear Information and Resource Service

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy

Founded in 1978 to be the US national information and networking center for citizens and environmental activists concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and sustainable energy issues. Has expanded both programatically and geographically to initiate large-scale organizing and public education campaigns on specific issues, such as preventing construction of new reactors, radioactive waste transportation, deregulation of radioactive materials, and more. With international programs and affiliation with WISE (World Information Service on Energy) the network spans more than a dozen offices and programs across the globe. 

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
301-270-NIRS (301-270-6477)
Email Address: 
nirsnet@nirs.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
301-270-4291
Street Address: 
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 340
City: 
Takoma Park
Province: 
MD
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20912
Country: 
USA

South Asian Women's Community Centre

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Hindi
Tamil
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

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.

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

The Global Justice Center

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy

The Global Justice Center is a human rights organization that works with judges,  parliamentarians and civil society leaders on the strategic and timely enforcement  of international equality guarantees.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
212.725.6530
Email Address: 
info@globaljusticecenter
Street Address: 
25 East 21st Street
Addt'l Street Address: 
10th Floor
City: 
New York
Province: 
NY
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10010
Country: 
USA

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

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Spanish
Chinese
Arabic
Russian
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Research
Advocacy
Policy development

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.

Contact Info
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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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

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

AIDS and law exchange (AIDSLEX)

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

This web portal is a tool for activists, community organizations, researchers, policy-makers, journalists, health workers and anyone who seeks quick and easy access to a wide range of resources about HIV, human rights and the law. It aims to help people around the world communicate and share information, materials and strategies, with the ultimate goal of contributing to a global effort to protect and promote the human rights of people living with or vulnerable to HIV and AIDS.

The site contains an e-Library, discussion forums, and the People Connector, which is a growing list of people around the world working on human rights and legal issues related to HIV/AIDS.

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Email Address: 
info@aidslex.org
Website/URL: 

North Coast Transition Society

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

The Hope Haven Transition House Society is a feminist organization committed to addressing family violence with and on behalf of our community. Dedicated to the empowerment of women and children. They provide safe, secure, and confidential refuge to women and children. They advocate social changes towards a non-violent society.  They provide and promote community awareness and education on violence against women and children and they provide ongoing support for women and their children to make independent decisions about their future.  These services shall be provided regardless of religion, race, colour, ethnic background, language, martial status, disability, class, sexual orientation. They do not charge fees for services provided.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
250-627-8959
Email Address: 
nctspr@gmail.com
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
250-624-3919
Addt'l Street Address: 
PO Box 907
City: 
Prince Rupert
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8J 4B7

National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Training
Community education/development
Advocacy

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

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(306) 763-4714
Email Address: 
info@nnapf.org
Website/URL: 
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
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

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.

Contact Info
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

Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

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.

Contact Info
Email Address: 
igwg@prb.org
Website/URL: 
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