Women's rights

Women's rights

Women's human rights resources

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English
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Online
Author: 
University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Publisher: 
University of Toronto Bora Laskin Law Library
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A website put up by the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. It contains sections such as: Documents- containing conventions, reports, bibliographies and articles of governmental and non-governmental organizations relating to human rights; Bibliography- women's rights documents with some annotations; and Links to other websites dealing with women's human rights.

Association nationale de la femme et du droit

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Women in certain occupations
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Information provision and referral
Services d'information et de références

Forms an organization that seeks to promote the equality right of women through legal education, research and law reform advocacy. Groupe de femmes pan-canadien à caractère non lucratif qui appuie les droits des femmes à l'égalité par un travail d'éducation, de recherche et de réforme active du droit et qui travaille à l'amélioration du statut juridique des femmes du Canada en exigeant des réformes législatives.

Primary Telephone: 
613- 241-7570
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@nawl.ca
Fax Number: 
613- 241-4657
Street Address: 
303-1066 Somerset W
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1Y 4T3

Feminist Alliance for International Action/Alliance canadienne féministe pour l'action internationale (FAFIA)

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Advocacy
Policy development
Groupe de pression
Élaboration de politiques

Forms an alliance of Canadian women's organizations with the specific goal of assisting Canadian women's organizations to intervene in international fora in order to improve the economic conditions of Canadian women. Forme un organisme féministe qui travaille pour promouvoir la participation des femmes et des groupes de femmes en quête d'égalité aux débats actuels et à venir sur la politique nationale étant donné qu'il s'agit de débats alimentés et influencés par les tendances touchant la mondialisation et la libéralisation du commerce.

Primary Telephone: 
613-233-5500
Email Address: 
fafiadir@web.net
Fax Number: 
613-563-0682
Street Address: 
408-151 Slater St
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1P 5H3

National Action Committee on the Status of Women

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Advocacy
Policy development
Research

Organization that sought to promote the equality rights of women in Canada through legal education, research and law reform advocacy. 
NOTE:
This organization no longer exists. For information about NAC’s history, please see: http://web.archive.org/web/20070820010546/http://www.nac-cca.ca/about/his_e.htm

Sister Vision Educational Press

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NGO - Non Government Organization

SISTER VISION is the first press for Black women and women of colour in Canada. Founded in 1984, it intends to encourage works by women of all cultures, sexual preferences and classes. A conscious political decision was made to distinguish between Black women and women of colour because Black women experienced slavery and its aftermath. However, commonaility and writings are shared with Native Sisters, Asian Sisters and others who define themselves as women of colour. The focus will be on:
- oral history of ordninary women often omitted from traditional history and comtemporary writing;- books for children and young adults;- theory and research to challenge the absence of their voices in Canada feminist theorgy and research.A forum for theoretical works will analyze the political and social lives of Black and Third World women froma feminist perspective.
 
SISTER VISION's traditions include Marie Joseph Angelique, a Black Montreal salve who launched the first documented act of defiance against slavery, and Mary Ann Shadd, the first woman editor in Canada and publisher of one of Canada's early Black newspapers - the Provincial Freeman - in the 1850's. They want to reforge the link between women and colour in Canada and in the Caribbean and Third World women the world over. Their vision is of a global femiinism,interconnecting and weaving women's histories.
 
SISTER VISION welcomes donations, manuscripts and ideas.
 

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 533-9353
Street Address: 
PO Box 217, Stn E
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M6H 4E2
Internal Notes : 
Empty record- updated abstract, cannot find online contact info.

Nipissing Transition House

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization

Nipissing Transition House is a shelter for women in crisis and their children, prioritizing the needs of women fleeing abuse
 
Shelter and Crisis Line (705)476-2429

Primary Telephone: 
(705)494-9589
Secondary Telephone: 
(705)476-2429
Fax Number: 
(705) 476-0274
Street Address: 
547 John St
City: 
North Bay
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
P1B 2M9
Internal Notes : 
Empty record, updated contact info, abstract and link.

Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria

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

The Club, now known as CFUW Victoria, was founded in 1908 as the University Women’s Club of Victoria. In 1919 this Club was one of five founding members of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW). That same year CFUW became a founding member of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW). The Canadian Federation of University Women Victoria(CFUWV), is a voluntary, non partisan, non-profit, self-funded club of more than 250 members who meet together for learning, enjoyment, friendship and fun. We are active in supporting higher education for women and in advocating for women’s rights.

Email Address: 
cfuwvmembership@gmail.com
Street Address: 
202 Robertson St
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8S 3X5

National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC)

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NGO - Non Government Organization

National Action Committee on the Status of Women is an action-oriented organization made up of over 700 groups from all over Canada. In 1971 the NAC started with 30 groups that have expanded to become the largest umbrella organization of women's groups in Canada. Committed to equality and social justice for all women, it focuses mainly on advocating for changes that will improve the STATUS OF WOMEN, such as those in child care, violence against women, poverty and minority rights. In addition to supporting provincial and local issues, the NAC participates in conferences and actions to promote international solidarity between women and advocates for women's equality rights globally.
Once funded almost 100% by the federal government, NAC now raises all of its operating funds through membership fees, donations, project grants and special events. Priorities for each year are set at the annual general meeting. The executive is elected from the membership and, with the exception of the president, comprises voluntary positions.

Street Address: 
201-1537 Charles St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5L 2T2
Internal Notes : 
Empty record, abstract updated, no link or contact info found.

University Women's Club of Cranbrook & District

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English

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.
 

Street Address: 
2700 1st Ave S
City: 
Cranbrook
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V1C 6E8
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