Gender Equality

Gender equality and environmental rights for all

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From the perspectives of local women organisations in countries in transition and developing countries, this document looks at: how to develop a sustainable economy and women’s equal access to resources and finances, the challenge of climate change and sustainable mitigation solutions, especially access for women to safe and sustainable energy issues, the impacts of climate change on women and men and adaptation solutions, the gender issues related to the right of water and sanitation, and protecting women’s health from hazardous chemicals in daily products, waste, fuel and pesticides.

 

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The progress of the world’s women: in pursuit of justice

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UN Women
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2011
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New York, NY, USA

Highlights a tragic paradox for the majority of women: while the past century has seen a transformation in women’s legal rights, with countries in every region expanding the scope of women’s legal entitlements, the laws that exist on paper do not translate to equality and justice for most of the world’s women.

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Global gender gap report 2011

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Ricardo Hausmann
Laura D. Tyson
Saadia Zahidi
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World Economic Forum
Publication Date: 
2011

The sixth annual report from the World Economic Forum finds that women’s economic equality in the world is not keeping pace with our progress in health and education. States that, “Over the past six years, while 85% of countries are improving their gender equality ratios, for the rest of the world the situation is declining, most notably in several African and South American countries.”

Madre

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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An international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women's organizations worldwide to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education and other human rights. They provide resources and training to enable their sister organizations to meet these goals by addressing immediate needs in their communities and developing long-term solutions to the crises they face. 

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(212) 627-0444
Fax Number: 
(212) 675-3704
Street Address: 
121 West 27th Street, #301
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New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10001
Country: 
USA

UN Women

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All women
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Governmental Body
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Spanish
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Policy development

Created in July 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

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1 212 906-6400
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Email Address: 
http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/contact-us/general-inquiries/
Fax Number: 
1 212 906-6705
Street Address: 
304 East 45th Street 15th Floor
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New York
Province: 
NY
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10017
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USA

Women and Health (report of online discussions)

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2010

Part of a series of United Nations online discussions dedicated to the fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000); and was coordinated by WomenWatch, an interagency project of the United Nations Inter-agency Network on Women and Gender

YMCA Canada

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Health promotion
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Support group/peer support
Day services
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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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416-967-9622
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Email Address: 
services@ymca.ca
Fax Number: 
416-967-9618
Street Address: 
6th Floor
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42 Charles St E
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Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
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M4Y 1T4

Canadian Women and Geography Study Group

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All women
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English
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Information provision and referral
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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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Canada
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National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL)

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An incorporated not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of Canadian women through legal education, research, and law reform advocacy.

Primary Telephone: 
613-241-7570
Email Address: 
http://www.nawl.ca/en/contacttop
Fax Number: 
613-241-4657
Street Address: 
2339 Ogilvie Road P.O. Box 46008
City: 
Gloucester
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1J 9M7
Country: 
Canada

National Association of Women and the Law

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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.
Primary Telephone: 
613-241-7570
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Street Address: 
2339 Ogilvie Road
Addt'l Street Address: 
P.O. Box 46008
City: 
Gloucester
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1J 9M7
Country: 
Canada
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