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Red Mundial de Mujeres por los Derechos Reproductivos
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)
Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment
Forms a multi-racial alliance of feminist activists, health practitioners and scholars committed to promoting the social and economic empowerment of women in a context of global peace and justice and to eliminating poverty, inequality, racism, and environmental degradation. Builds collaborations among the public health, drug treatment and reproductive rights communities to resist the unethical tactics of the cash-for-sterilization program known as C.R.A.C.K. Monitors and opposes quinacrine chemical sterilization. Provides new analysis on the experiences of women of color with the violence of law enforcement. Opposes the 'greening of hate,' the penetration of the environmental movement by conservative anti-immigrant individuals and organizations. Surveys secondary-school social studies textbooks on population and the environment and working to develop alternative curricula. Educates population and environmental organizations on the problems of using demographic alarmism and rationales in explaining the causes of global problems. Campaigns against immunological contraceptives and dangerous contraceptive practices. (See Details)
Family Care International
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)
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.
Population Action International
PAI fosters the development of U.S. and international policy on urgent population and reproductive health issues through an integrated program of research, advocacy and communications. PAI seeks to make clear the linkages between population, reproductive health, the environment and development. Serving as a bridge between the academic and policymaking communities, PAI shares its findings through the dissemination of strategic, action-oriented publications; participation in and sponsoring of conferences, meetings and seminars; and other efforts to educate and inform policymakers and the general public, as well as colleagues in the health, environment, development and related fields, around the world. (See Details)
Medical Students for Choice – Toronto
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)
Center for Health and Gender Equity
Forms an international reproductive health and rights organization that seeks to ensure that the operational policies and practices of international institutions promote informed choices in the delivery of reproductive health technologies, including contraceptive methods, are based on gender-sensitive approaches to the prevention of unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and sexually transmitted diseases, address gender-based violence and coercion as a key factor in high rates of reproductive morbidity and mortality, and as a violation of women's fundamental human rights, promote the development of equitable health systems through health sector reforms that are responsive to reproductive and sexual rights concerns. Analyzes key operational policies and the involvement of U.S.-supported donor institutions within focus countries conducting field research and demonstration projects to fill critical gaps in information. Develops conceptual frameworks to change the discourse within and across issue areas. Analyzes program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Advocates for changes in budgets and priorities, and in the legal and policy framework of U.S. international assistance. (See Details)
Feminist Women's Health Center
Forms a nonprofit organization that promotes and protects a woman's right to choose and receive reproductive health care. Provides woman-centered health care in a safe environment that promotes empowerment, mutual trust, and compassion. (See Details)
Marie Stopes International
Provides sexual and reproductive health information and services worldwide.
Fédération du Québec pour le planning des naissances
A feminist group of women and individuals making reproductive health and sexuality its priorities of work. The FQPN promotes access to critical and reliable information, freedom of choice, as well as accessible services making it possible for women to make enlightened decisions and to assume responsibility for their own sexual health.



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