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United Nations Women  
http://www.unwomen.org/

Advocates the improvement of the status of women of the world and the achievement of their equality with men. Aims to ensure the participation of women as equal partners with men in all aspects of human endeavour.

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Canadian Women and Geography Study Group  
http://www.umanitoba.ca/environment/envirogeog/CWAG/contact.htm

CWAG aims to provide a forum for people interested in issues of access, equity, and the well-being of women in geography and for those whose research is linked to questions of gender as they relate to relations of class, race/ethnicity, sexuality, nationality, and ability. CWAG particularly encourages student membership and participation in CWAG activities, including conference sessions, social events, newsletter contributions, and other opportunities.

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YMCA Canada  
http://www.ymca.ca/

The country’s oldest largest women's multi-service organization. With 33 Member Associations operating in more than 400 districts and communities across the country, their Turning Point Programs for Women™ - which address personal safety, economic security and well-being – reach out to 1 million women and girls in nine provinces and one territory. YWCA is the largest national provider of shelter to women, serving 25,000 women, children and teen girls including 6,000 fleeing domestic violence each year. They are the largest provider of literacy, life skills, employment and counselling programs in the country, and the second largest provider of childcare services. YWCA Canada is a member association of the World YWCA which unites 25 million women and girls worldwide and spans 125 countries.

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Canadian Council For Refugees  
http://ccrweb.ca/

A non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees in Canada and around the world and to the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada.  The membership is made up of organizations involved in the settlement, sponsorship and protection of refugees and immigrants.  The Council serves the networking, information-exchange and advocacy needs of its membership.

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University Women's Club of Cranbrook & District  
http://www.cfuw-cranbrook.com/

Founded in 1919, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a national, non-profit, non-governmental, women's equality-seeking organization of close to 10,000 women graduates, students and associate members in 112 Clubs across Canada. CFUW has special consultative status at the United Nations and is represented at the Sectoral Committee on Education at the Canadian Sub-Committee for UNESCO. CFUW is the largest of the 79 affiliates of the International Federation of University Women.

 

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Haliman-Norfolk Women's Shelter  
http://www.hnws.on.ca/

Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Sevices is a charitable, non-profit corporation governed by an elected Board of Directors. Programs and services are funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Child & Youth Services and the Ministry of Health. Project Grants have been made availible through the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ministry of the Attorney General. Our many programs and services are enhanced by the generous support of community donations.

 

In addition to the services and programs for women who have experienced abuse and children who witness abuse, we educate and advocate for social, cultural and political change for women's equality and human rights.

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Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women  
http://www.nald.ca/litweb/other/cclow/

The Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW), was a national feminist organization dedicated to addressing education and training issues for girls and women. Disbanding in 2001, their vision was women's social, political and economic equality through expanded learning opportunities; their focus areas being literacy, equity in education and job training.


Over the years (1970's - 2001) the CCLOW accumulated a large collection of important literature, which everyone wanted to see preserved. In answer to this, the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) has created a comprehensive, searchable archive of all the CCLOW's literature, including:


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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)
Q Web  
http://www.qweb.kvinnoforum.se/

Forms a worldwide network for exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas on women's health and gender issues. Documents projects on women's empowerment and health in Sweden and world-wide with focus on developing countries. Disseminates information on ongoing local and global activities on gender and health. Enhances contacts for short and long term exchange, interaction and co-operation.

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Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)  
http://www.leaf.ca
Promotes equality for women primarily using the sex equality provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; sponsors test cases before the Canadian courts, human rights commissions and government agencies on behalf of women; to provide public education on the issue of sex equality. (See Details)