Advocacy

Advocacy

The Havens Sexual Assault Referral Centres (UK)

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Counseling

The aims of the havens are to provide both excellent holistic care for sexual assault and gold standard evidence collection. The havens are jointly funded by the Metropolitan Police and the 31 NHS Primary Care Trusts in London. They also offer specialised and accredited education and training focusing on victim care.

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Country: 
United Kingdom

White Ribbon Campaign

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

Organization of men working to end violence against women (VAW). Campaigns are led by both men and women, even though the focus is on educating men and boys. In some countries it is a general public education effort focused on ending violence against women.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(416) 920-6684
Email Address: 
info@whiteribbon.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
(416) 920-1678
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-328-2228
Street Address: 
365 Bloor St. East
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4W 3L4
Country: 
Canada

PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

Advises the Minister Responsible with respect to matters relating to the status of women, the development of public awareness regarding issues affecting women, and the promotion of change in attitudes within the community in order that women may enjoy an equality of opportunity.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
902-368-4510
Email Address: 
peistatusofwomen@eastlink.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
902-368-3269
Street Address: 
PO Box 2000
Addt'l Street Address: 
161 St. Peter's Rd
City: 
Charlottetown
Province: 
PE
Postal/ZIP Code: 
C1A 7N8
Country: 
Canada

Health Nexus

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

A health promotion organization that works to help individuals and organizations to implement health promotion strategies that address the determinants of health and aim to enhance community well-being. Also strives to connect communities with resources, form partnerships, and advocate for change.


Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(416) 408-2249
Email Address: 
info@healthnexus.ca
Fax Number: 
(416) 408-2122
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-397-9567
Street Address: 
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 301
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5G 1Z8
Country: 
Canada

Rainbow Health Network

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Groups Served: 
Lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Seeks to promote optimal health and wellness of people and communities of all gender identities and sexual orientations, including – and not limited to - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Two-Spirit, Transsexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning people and allies. They are a volunteer network with limited resources whose activities are focused primarily in Toronto, and their advocacy and lobbying primarily in Ontario, but they are open to sharing information and support across provincial and national borders.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-392-6878 ext 4049
Email Address: 
http://www.rainbowhealthnetwork.ca/contact/
Street Address: 
Box 822, Station A
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5W 1G3
Country: 
Canada

RebELLEs

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Groups Served: 
Youth
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

Organizers of the First Pancandian RebELLEs gathering in Montreal in 2008 and the second gathering in Winnipeg in 2011.

Contact Info
Email Address: 
info@rebelles.org

Because I am a girl: the state of the world's girls 2008 - special focus: in the shadow of war

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Resource Language: 
English
Translated Title: 
« Parce que je suis une fille » : la situation des filles dans le monde 2008 – le point sur les filles dans l’ombre de la guerre
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Nikki van der Gaag
Publisher: 
Plan International
Publication Date: 
2008

Reports on the double discrimination of gender and age that girls face, describing how this discrimination affects them during times of war.

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Order Information: 
Available online.

Reproductive health

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Women’s Refugee Commission
Publication Date: 
2011

Describes the Reproductive Health Program of the Women's Refugee Commission. Links to several resources on reproductive health for women in crisis settings, including a factsheet that outlines the issues and possible responses.

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Order Information: 
Available online.

Katrina, natural disasters and sexual violence

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
New York City Alliance against Sexual Assault

Factsheet that explains why rapes often occur in the aftermath of natural disasters and other humanitarian crises.

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Available online.

Providing gender responsive aid in Haiti

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Feminist Peace Network
Publication Date: 
2010

Within the context of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, explains why women need different kinds of aid and contribute differently than men when responding to disaster.

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Available online.
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