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Panos Institute  
http://www.panoscanada.ca/

Panos Canada is part of the global Panos Network: eight autonomous institutes in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.  The Network has a strong focus on the economically and socially disadvantaged.  

 

Individual Panos institutes  have programmes on children & youth, climate,  energy, environment & natural resources, food security, gender, globalisation, health, HIV-AIDS, human security, ICTs, migration, media pluralism, and pastoralism.

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UNIFEM - United Nations Development Fund for Women  
http://www.unifem.undp.org

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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Manitoba Status of Women  
http://www.gov.mb.ca/msw/

Promotes gender equality and the equal participation of all women in society.  Works towards improving the economic, legal, social and health status of women.  Contributes to ending exploitation and violence against women.

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IGWG  
http://www.igwg.org/
Forms a network comprising non-governmental organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), cooperating agencies, and the Bureau for Global Health of USAID. Raises awareness and commmitment to synergies between gender equity and reproductive health/HIV outcomes. Collects empirical data and identifies best practices on gender issues and the interface with reproductive health/HIV. Develops operational tools for the integration of gender approaches into population, health and nutrition programming. Maintains a listserv. (See Details)
Institute for Critical Studies in Gender and Health  
http://www.sfu.ca/~icsgh/
Forms a research community working to bridge and integrate health, social sciences, humanities, and the natural sciences; to use an intersectional anaylsis to better understand how gender relates with other axes of discrimination and disadvantage; and to make connection between different "contexts" in which health is experienced-from the local to the international. (See Details)
Commonwealth Secretariat  
http://www.thecommonwealth.org/index.asp

The Commonwealth Secretariat is the principal inter-governmental organisation of the Commonwealth, implementing the decisions taken by its 54 member governments.

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Women's Research Centre

Community-based non-profit feminist organization. Focus on action research on women's issues, making women's experience visible. We also assist groups in developing their own projects- consultation. In addition, we do workshops and consultations for women's groups, community-based organizations and government departments. The Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization.

Institute for Gender Research  
http://www.ucalgary.ca/gender/
Conducts and facilitates gender-related research on economic, social and humanist issues, to foster awareness of the importance of gender in personal and public life, and to shape public policy on a regional, national and international level. (See Details)
Public Services International  
http://www.world-psi.org/
Forms an international trade union federation for public sector workers. Works towards quality services that everyone can afford, as well as better pay and working conditions of public sector workers. (See Details)
Women in Development and Gender Equity