Organisations

Population Concern

UK

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Studio 325, Highgate Studios
53-79 Highgate Road
London NW5 1TL

Works for the improvement of the quality of life worldwide by advancing the right of all people (with an emphasis on women and young people) to exercise free and informed reproductive health choices, and to have access to confidential family planning and sexual and reproductive health services

Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand (PPAT)

Thailand

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8 Soi Vibhavadi-Rangsit 44
Ladyao
Chatuchak
Bangkok 10900

PPAT's objectives are to provide information, guidance, counselling, education and training about family planning, reproductive/sexual health, sex education, family life education, empowerment of women and quality of life development for the general public and more specifically its target groups. It also aims to stimulate and promote the individual's responsibility toward their families in order to improve the quality of life of each family and community, and the country as a whole. It has a network of 7 clinics. The resource centre is open to the public

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)

Thailand

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37/1 Soi Petchburi 15
Petchburi Rd
Bangkok 10400

PATH is an international NGO dedicated to improving health and family planning services in developing countries by the development, adaptation and production of appropriate technological and communication materials. PATH directs an HIV/AIDS education and prevention project for Injecting drug users. It is also developing HIV/AIDS counselling material and workshops for all sectors of society. PATH finances the development of locally produced contraceptives and new testing technology. The resource centre is not open to the public

Vietnam Development Information Centre (VDIC)

Vietnam

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Ground Floor 63 Ly Thai To Street
Hanoi

The VDIC library is an open access reference library which stocks project documents and general development information from the World Bank Group and a wide range of official development agencies working in Vietnam. The library provides current statistical and project related information on development activities in Vietnam and the Southeast Asia region, and has documentation covering activities over the past five years. The library is a member of the World Bank's Public Information Center network. The database can searched online (http://205.245.67.131/uhtbin/cgisirsi/v06o0GlHYB/255140011/60/55/X). The VDIC bookstore offers, for sale, books in English and in Vietnamese, on a variety of topics dealing with development in Vietnam and development issues in general. In order to promote use of development literature and statistics, the bookstore operates on a non-profit basis and has priced the books accordingly.

Young Lives Project

UK

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Young Lives Project
Department of International Development
Queen Elizabeth House
University of Oxford
3 Mansfield Road
Oxford OX1 3TB

Young Lives is an international study of childhood poverty, involving 12,000 children in 4 countries over 15 years. It is led by a team in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford in association with research and policy partners in the 4 study countries: Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.

Through researching different aspects of children's lives, we seek to improve policies and programmes for children.

ActionAid International

South Africa

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PostNet Suite No 248
Private Bag x31
Saxonwold 2132
Johannesburg

ActionAid International works in 35 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Through long term development, relief and peace building work, ActionAid aims to secure lasting improvements in people's quality of lives and to support poor and marginalised groups to secure their basic rights to live a more fulfilled and dignified life. ActionAid works in partnership with over 2,000 civil society partners ranging from village-based AIDS support and women’s credit groups to national peasants’ movements and global education campaigns. ActionAid also works with national and local governments in poor countries to ensure that they respect, protect and fulfil their citizens’ human rights. ActionAid’s work reaches 13 million of the world’s poorest people and it employs 1,800 staff - 90% of them from developing countries

Youth Career Initiative (YCI)

UK

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International Tourism Partnership
Business in the Community
137 Shepherdess Walk
London
N1 7RQ
United Kingdom

ITP’s Youth Career Initiative (YCI) offers young people who are particularly vulnerable the opportunity to gain the skills and experience they need to take the first step in their career.

The three-month programme starts with classroom training in basic hospitality and English language skills. Then, through our unique partnership with world-leading hotel companies, we offer hands-on experience within the hotel industry.

We support young people, aged 18-24, who have faced a wide range of barriers, including people from low income families, those living without parental care, survivors of human trafficking, refugees and people with disabilities.

YCI creates an opportunity for both professional and personal development, equipping our graduates with the practical skills and self-belief to reach for greater goals.