Women's rights

Women's rights

Losing ground: the effects of government cutbacks on women in British Columbia, 2001-2005

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English
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Online
Author: 
Gillian Creese
Veronica Strong-Boag
Publisher: 
BC Federation of Labour
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Focuses on the impact that government legislation and policy decisions are having on women in British Colubia. PDF required to read.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women and HIV/AIDS: confronting the crisis

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
UNAIDS
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Discusses women's particular vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS. Provides an anlysis of the situation and practical responses to address the triple threat of gender inequality, poverty and HIV/AIDS.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0897147081

Women's human rights: unfinished business

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Publisher: 
Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Santiago, Chile

Presents a broad perspective on women's human rights with an emphasis on sexual and reproductive rights.

ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMI.W66 2003

Isis-Women's International Cross-Cultural Exchange

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

Promotes justice and empowerment of women globally through documenting violations of women's rights and facilitating the exchange of information and skills, to strengthen women's capacities, potential, and visibility.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
256-41-543953
Email Address: 
isis@starcom.co.ug
Fax Number: 
256-41-543954
Street Address: 
Plot 32 Bukoto Street
City: 
Kamwokya

Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women

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

Works to ensure that development policies and plans influencing women’s health status, included women’s and gender perspectives.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
6-03-2692 9913
Email Address: 
arrow@arrow.po.my
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
6-03-2692 9958
Street Address: 
Ground Floor, Block G Anjung Felda, Jalan Maktab
City: 
Kuala Lumpur
Postal/ZIP Code: 
54000

National Women's Law Center

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Works to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives. Brings to its work extensive subject expertise in the major areas of family economic security, health, employment and education. Uses a variety of tools to maximize its impact in bringing women's concerns to public policy makers, advocates and the public alike, including public policy research, monitoring and analysis; litigation, advocacy and coalition-building; and public education.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(202) 588-5180
Email Address: 
info@nwlc.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
(202) 588-5185
Street Address: 
11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800
City: 
Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036

Institut international de recherche et de formation des Nations Unies pour la promotion de la femme

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Slovakian
Services Provided: 
Research
Training

Works to promote gender equality and women's advancement worldwide through research, training and the collection and dissemination of information.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
+1 (809) 685-2111
Email Address: 
comments@un-instraw.org
Fax Number: 
+1 (809) 685-2117
Street Address: 
César Nicolás Penson 102-A
City: 
Santo Domingo

WOREC Women's Rehabilitation Centre

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
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Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Clinical or health care services

Works to bring about positive change in women's and children's human rights, the social justice system, and for the environmentally sound, economically productive, equitable and sustainable development of the Nepali society.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
977-1-494815
Secondary Telephone: 
977-1-476073
Email Address: 
pub@worecnepal.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
977-1-471104
Street Address: 
PO Box 13233
City: 
Gaurighat, Kathmandu

Canada and the optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): an o

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides some basic information on Canada's commitment to gender equality, domestic human rights legislation, CEDAW and its Optional Protocol, as well as other UN human rights mechanisms.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662320506
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Issued also in French under title: Le Canada et le Protocole facultatif à la Convention sur l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l'égard des femmes (CEDAW).

Status of Women Canada

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Research
Policy development

Promotes gender equity and the full participation of women in Canada's economic, social, cultural, and political life.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
613-995-7835
Email Address: 
webcoord@swc-cfc.gc.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
613-957-3359
TTY/TDD: 
613-996-1322
Street Address: 
10th Fl McDonald Building, 123 Slater St
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1A 1H9
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