Search Organizations (English): Violence against women

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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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Metropolitan Toronto Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC)
Promotes the rights of women and children to live free from violence and the threats of violence. Helps build effective partnerships and coalitions of people interested in making their community a safer place. (See Details)
Nuluaq Project
Works to improve the coordination of abuse prevention services and resources in Inuit communities. Conducts research, provides a national Inuit database for abuse prevention and women's shelters and shares information with the public. (See Details)
Coalition for Woman Abuse Policy and Protocol in Prince Edward Island
Forms a partnership of community organizations, government departmetns, professional associations and academic institutions. Works to reduce violence towards women by bringing together front line service providers and policy makers in the areas of Education, Justice, Health and Social Services as well as in professional associations and community organizations and survivors of family violence. Also works to establish policy and protocol which encourage safe, effective and appropriate responses to victims of family violence by service providers, within both government and the community and encourage disclosure and intervention at the earliest point. (See Details)
Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children
Promotes the development of community-centred, action research on violence against women and children. Facilitates the cooperation of individuals, groups and institutions representing the diversity of the community to pursue research questions and training opportunities to understand and prevent abuse. Serves local, national and international communities by producing useful information and tools to assist in the daily work against violence toward women and children. (See Details)
Surrey Women's Centre
Provides free counselling and support services to women, children and families whose lives have been impacted by violence. (See Details)
FREDA Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children
Facilitates and conducts research on violence against women and children in order to raise awareness and effect policy. The Centre works with community groups, frontline service providers, and policy-makers. Web site includes various reports and articles, an on-line newsletter, and links to related sites. (See Details)
Women Today of Huron
Forms a community-based, rural women’s resource centre that works with women and girls in Huron County. Provides programs that aim to enhance the economic self-reliance of women, offer violence prevention education to the community, undertake participatory action research on issues that concern rural women, and get involved in collaborative community initiatives in partnership with sister agencies in Huron County and elsewhere. Web site provides information about their services, programs and projects, as well as a message board. (See Details)
Assaulted Women's Helpline
Provides a 24-hour telephone and TTY line for women in the province of Ontario for: crisis counselling; emotional support; safety planning; guidance around options; and, referrals for shelters, rape crisis centres, legal services and supports, community based supports, criminal justice supports and services, counsellors and therapists, support groups, and culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Also offers training, seminars and workshops for the non-profit and private sector. Web site includes information on abuse and links to other organizations and web sites. (See Details)
YWCA Canada
Works to prevent violence against women. Publishes resources and organize public events to raise awareness. Engages in research to ensure optimum support to women. (See Details)