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Action Canada for Population and Development
Undertakes analyses of human rights and sexual & reproductive health.
The Advocacy Project
Assists advocates who are working for social justice, peace, and human rights. Campaigns include stopping the trafficking in women.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Includes HIV/AIDS section.
Amnesty International
Campaigns focus on, among others, children, women, refugees, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender persons. Also manages a network of health professionals. Web site in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.
Association François-Xavier Bagnoud
Major focus on health & human rights advocacy.
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Includes material on testing and confidentiality, prisons, injection drug use, discrimination, and immigration. In English and French.
Center for Health and Gender Equity
Advocates for development policies that promote women's rights and autonomy; violence against women is a priority area.
Center for Reproductive Rights
Nonprofit dedicated to promoting women's equality worldwide by guaranteeing reproductive rights as human rights. Formerly the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy.
Global AIDS Alliance
Coalition based in Washington; campaigns include Stop-AIDS-in-Africa, MEDS4ALL, and Drop-the-Debt-for-AIDS.
Treatment Action Campaign
Global network for communication and organization around access to essential medications for HIV and other diseases.
Harvard School of Public Health, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights
Includes link to the journal Health and Human Rights.
Human Rights Campaign
Lobbies on U.S. issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
Human Rights Education Associates
Supports efforts aimed at introducing human rights concepts and values into educational curricula and teaching practices. Maintains a calendar of events.
Human Rights Watch
Campaigns focus on, among others, AIDS; prisons; drugs; racism; and the rights of women, children, refugees, lesbians, and gays. Numerous publications. See also Human Rights Watch: HIV/AIDS and Human Rights.
HuRiLINK
A project of UNDP, providing resources and information exchange related to human rights and the MDGs.
International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO)
Seeks to promote human rights in the development and implementation of policies and programs responding to all aspects of HIV/AIDS. Web site includes contact information for regional secretariats.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
(Doctors without Borders) Access to Essential Medicines Campaign includes HIV/AIDS drugs.
Refugees International
Advocacy organization serving refugees, displaced persons, and other dispossessed people around the world.
HIV/AIDS, Human Rights & Law
UNAIDS publications on human rights, ethics, and law.
UNIFEM, Gender and HIV/AIDS
Links to, inter alia, a training manual on gender, HIV, and human rights, published in 2000. UNIFEM also collaborates with the International Labour Organization on a program integrating gender, HIV/AIDS, and the care economy. The program highlights the need to increase sources of social protection; address income insecurity; and improve access to health and basic social services that could alleviate the burden of care, especially for women.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Supports a broad range of programmatic activities on violence against women and girls.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Web site in English, French, and Spanish.
WHO: Database on Health and Human Rights Actors
Web site in Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.
WHO: Health and Human Rights
Web site in Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.
Women, Children, and HIV: Resources for Prevention and Treatment
Aims to strengthen advocacy for women's human rights through the effective utilization of information and communication technologies. Supported by, inter alia, UNIFEM, Open Society Institute, and OneWorld Online.
Women's Human Rights Net (whrNET)
Aims to strengthen advocacy for women's human rights through the effective utilization of information and communication technologies. Supported by, inter alia, UNIFEM, Open Society Institute, and OneWorld Online.
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