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Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights  
http://www.sexualhealthandrights.ca

Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights is a progressive, pro-choice charitable organization committed to advancing and upholding sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally.


 










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National Association of Women and the Law  
http://www.nawl.ca/

The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is an incorporated not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of Canadian women through legal education, research, and law reform advocacy.

Created at a conference held at the University of Windsor law school in 1974. Since then NAWL has used its unique research and educational strategies to raise public awareness about legal issues affecting women.

Has played a major role in the following milestones towards Canadian women's equality:

  • inclusion of Sections 15 and 28 in the Charter of Rights & Freedoms,
  • amendments to sexual assault laws,
  • positive changes to family law and to the Divorce Act,
  • rape shield legislation, and
  • criminal harassment legislation.
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The Pro-Choice Action Network (Formerly the British Columbia Coalition for Abortion Clinics)  
http://prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org/index.shtml

The Pro-Choice Action Network (formerly the B.C. Coalition for Abortion Clinics) is the political and activist wing of British Columbia's pro-abortion movement.

 

Supported by donations and individual members and donors, along with thousands of dollars of tax-payer money, it was responsible for the establishment of B.C.'s first free-standing abortion clinic, the Everywoman's Health Centre.

 

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Childbirth by Choice Trust  
http://www.faslink.org/Childbirth%20By%20Choice%20Trust.htm

Educates the public about fertility control issues such as contraceptive use, unintended pregnancy, and abortion. Online resources include educational material aimed at the general public and information for women faced with unintended pregnancies who have specific questions or concerns.

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Ipas  
http://www.ipas.org

Works globally to improve women's lives through a focus on reproductive health. Concentrates on preventing unsafe abortion, improving treatment of its complications, and reducing its consequences. Strives to empower women by increasing access to services that enhance their reproductive and sexual health.

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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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Family Care International  
http://www.familycareintl.org/
Forms an organization dedicated to improving women's sexual and reproductive health and rights in developing countries, with a special emphasis on making pregnancy and childbirth safer. Produces a wide range of resources including guidelines, training materials, and other information tools. (See Details)
Red Mundial de Mujeres por los Derechos Reproductivos  
http://www.wgnrr.org/
Autonomous network of groups and individuals in every continent who are working for and support reproductive rights for women. Reproductive rights means women's rights to decide whether, when and how to have children - regardless of nationality, class, ethnicity, race, age, religion, disability, sexuality or marital status- in the social, economic and political conditions that make such a decision possible. We build links and exchanges between new and existing groups and individuals, national and regional networks in order to break down isolation, deepen our understanding of the issues, share knowledge, skills and experience, and work together internationally to acheive our aims; Attend, support and initiate meetings on Women's Health and reproductive rights at regional and international levels; Organise and participate in international actions and campaigns; Respond to requests from Network members for international solidarity on reproductive rights issues at crucial moments in their campaigns and activities, ie: to fight court cases; Publish a newlsetter to keep everyone informed; Collect and exchange information on reproductive health issues, medical and social research, and laws, policies and services in every country, as well as on Women's Health groups and organisations involved in reproductive health and rights work, on their campaigns, activities and services; Collect and exchange publications and other materials produced on these issues; Respond to requests for information. (See Details)
Center for Reproductive Rights
A non-profit legal organization that promotes and defends women's reproduction rights within the US and internationally. Addresses such topics as human rights, equality, adolescents, safe pregnancy, abortion, and contraception. Website contains press releases, publications, an online bookstore, US legal documents relevant to reproductive rights, reproductive information by region, and discussions of current policy issues.
Medical Students for Choice – Toronto  
http://msfctoronto.tripod.com/
Ensures that training is available for new medical doctors in all aspects of reproductive health, including abortion, through raising awareness of practitioner shortage, the lack of abortion education in medical schools, and escalating violence against abortion providers. Represents students at medical schools across the United States and Canada. Website contains information and statistics about reproduction, a newsletter, and reproductive training opportunities for medical students. Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) is dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive health care choices. MSFC recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion is the absence of trained providers. As medical students, we work to make reproductive health care, including abortion, a part of standard medical education and residency training. (See Details)