Organisations

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH)

Nigeria

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PO Box 30259, Secretariat
Ibadan, Oyo State

ARFH's vision is to ensure the improved reproductive health status of individuals in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Its mission is to initiate, promote, and implemetn quality community based reroductive health programmes that meet the needs of men, women and youth through training, technical assistance and programme support to individuals ans organisations in Nigeria and eleswhere in Africa. The ARFH resource centre is open to the public

Baby Milk Action (BMA)

UK

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23 St Andrew's St
Cambridge CB1 3AX

BMA aims to save infant lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate marketing policies and practices of the baby feeding industry and by ensuring that mothers and infants worldwide are effectively represented wherever decisions affecting infant feeding are made

CBM

Germany

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Christian Blind Mission e.V.
Nibelungenstrasse 124
D-64625 Bensheim

A Christian disability-focused NGO with a focus upon the developing world

Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (HIVOS)

Netherlands

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Raamweg 16
2596 HL Den Haag

Hivos is an organisation working to further emancipation and democracy and to combat poverty in developing countries. It provides financial support to over 800 local private organisations in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and South-eastern Europe. The acitivities of these organisations centre around the 5 Hivos policy themes: economy and credit facilities, culture and the arts, women and development, sustainable development, and human rights and AIDS. Hivos works to fight poverty, to make society a more equitable place to live, and lobbies to influence policy in favour of these objectives. In a European context, Hivos works closely with like-minded development organisations in Alliance2015, a network of organisations that aim to fight poverty and provide healthcare and education for all by 2015. Within the Netherlands, Hivos joins forces with civil society organisations that have expertise in one or more of its own major policy domains. HIVOS is also a member of the South North Federation, a broad coalition of Dutch NGOs, working on development, environment, human rights, fair trade, health and investment.

Centro de Estudios Economicos y Sociales de la Juventud (CEPESJU)

Peru

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Coronel Zegarra 722
Jesus Maria
Lima 11

CESIP works for the strengthening of civil society and building skills for personal development, community leadership and management, and the exercising of citizens’ rights by women, children and adolescents. Its mission is to contribute to “building citizenship with equity.” CESIP constucts programmes for the benefit of children, adolencents and youth in order to better their chances of taking control of and making their own lives better. The CEPESJU resource centre is open to the public

NWWC Health Education Centre

India

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Vahithabhavan Arriyancode
Ottasekharamangalam PO
Pin 695125, TVPM, Kerala

PADS work towards world peace and disarmament through poverty eradication, health, development and information gathering and sharing including networking. Resource centre open to the public

Y Care International (YMCA)

UK

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3-9 Southampton Row
London WC1B 5HY

The international development agency of the YMCA movement. Focuses on the needs and contributions of young people in the developing world, who face the severest of economic and social conditions. They aim to provide financial support for projects that aim to promote self-sufficiency. Funds are chanelled through local YMCAs, which develop projects with their local communities. They aim to broaden the opportunities available to marginalised young people and enable them to escape the poverty trap. They also aim to raise the awareness of development issues in the UK

Association for Health and Environmental Dvt (AHED)

Egypt

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17 Beirut Street
Apartment #501
Heliopolis, Cairo

AHED's objectives are to assist in identifying appropriate strategies and policies in areas of health, disability and environment which particularly respond to the needs of the most disadvantaged and marginalised groups; to raise awareness and advocate around these issues through campaigning, dissemination of information and training; to develop the development of grassroots comprehensive interventions and models through which these strategies can be tested, evaluated and lessons learned disseminated; to help strengthen cooperation and integration amongst diferent bodies working in the above areas; and to facilitate and assist in the empowerment of marginalised groups through the development of organisations representing their interests. Its resource centre is open to the public

The Story Workshop

Malawi

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Private Bag 266
Blantyre

The Story Workshop Educational Trust is a non-profit educational media group creating entertainment for social change in Malawi. A team of artists and scholars use a mix of advocacy and social mobilisation techniques to further human rights, gender equity, food security, HIV/AIDS education, conservation, literacy and economic development. Activities include radio soap operas, radio magazines, music, village drama and other forms of popular entertainment. See http://www.comminit.com/pds04-17-99/sld-784.html for a summary of a radio soap that they produce.

Tearfund

UK

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100 Church Road
Teddington
Middlesex
TW11 8QE

Tearfund is a Christian international relief and development agency with more than 40 years' experience. We work with partners and the local church across the world to tackle the complex challenges of poverty. Tearfund is recognised as a leader in its work, integrating community development, disaster response and recovery, disaster risk reduction and advocacy.  Tearfund works in more than 50 countries worldwide, in partnership with communities, churches and local organisations to overcome poverty and injustice. 

Cordaid

Netherlands

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PO Box 16440
2500BK The Haag

Cordaid is one of the biggest international development organisations. Together with more than a thousand local organisations, Cordaid fights poverty and injustice in over forty countries throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe and the Netherlands. Cordaid works to create a permanent healthy, liveable environment and sufficient income for poor and vulnerable groups in cities in developing countries. Particular attention is paid to women, young people, the elderly and refugees. Cordaid is working in the themes of health and care, peace and conflict, access to markets, quality of urban life, the rights and care of marginalised groups, and HIV/AIDS

Wemos Foundation

Netherlands

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PO Box 1693
1000 BR
Amsterdam

Wemos is an advocacy group, which aims to improve the health of men, women and children in developing countries by influencing international policy. They believe that international standards, legislation and agreements are necessary in protecting and promoting people's health in developing countries. Wemos follows five distinct strategies: lobbying, information gathering, cooperation with partners in the developing countries, cooperation with other organizations, and campaigning among Dutch healthcare professionals. In particular, Wemos looks at the impact that internatioanl policies and agreements have on the health of people in the developing world.

International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)

Belgium

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International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)
Rue de l'Industrie 10
B-1000 Brussels
Belgium

"The International Disability and Development Consortium is a global consortium of 28 disability and development non-governmental organisations (NGOs), mainstream development NGOs and disabled people's organisations (DPOs) supporting disability and development work in more than 100 countries around the world.

The aim of IDDC is to promote inclusive development internationally, with a special focus on promoting the full and effective enjoyment of human rights by all persons with disabilities living in economically poor communities in lower and middle-income countries."

Disability Studies Unit (DSU)

Sri Lanka

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Faculty of Medicine
University of Kelaniya
PO Box 06
Ragama

DSU's aims and objectives are to promote CBR internationally and in Sri Lanka through education, research and disemination of information. DSU has disabled staff. DSU has a resource centre which is open to the public and an enquiry service which is accessible by letter or telephone. It also facilitates the training of speech and language therapists and conducts research on disability issues.

Oxfam

UK

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Policy and Practice Web Team
Oxfam House
John Smith Drive
Oxford
OX4 2JY

Oxfam GB is a development, relief, and campaigning organisation dedicated to finding lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. They believe that every human being is entitled to a life of dignity and opportunity; and they work with poor communities, local partners, volunteers, and supporters to help this become a reality. Oxfam's HIV and AIDS work includes efforts to mainstream action on HIV and AIDS into all of its programmes, as well as activities specifically on responding to the challenges of the epidemic. The work on mainstreaming is well-documented and can be found at http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_we_do/issues/hivaids/mainstreaming.htm

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