Organisations

Minority Rights Group (MRG)

UK

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54 Commercial Street
London E1 6LT

The Minority Rights Group works to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide and to promote co-operation and understanding between communities. It does this through publishing reports and training manuals, working with partners on training events and maintaining a presence at international forums. It promotes the active participation of minorities and indigenous peoples in decisions affecting their lives, promotes the implementation of international standards, develops conflict resolution and reconciliation initiatives and advocates the needs for mainstreaming minority rights in development policies. Minority Rights Group International is a significant organisation in the field of cultural diversity. It also places a strong emphasis on gender issues, and some of the publications give a brief reference to issues that impact early childhood development, such as lack of access to health services for certain indigenous groups (though there is no specific programme on early childhood development). The resource centre is not open to the public

Bellanet International Secretariat

Canada

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c/o IDRC
PO Box 8500
Ottawa, ON K1G 3H9

Bellanet helps the international community to work together more effectively, especially through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Bellanet works to help development partners in the South and in the North improve their use of knowledge adn ICTs to achieve their goals. Through this work they aim to contribute to better-informed policies, a more coordinated approach to development, and ultimately, measurably greater impact. The programme focuses on building institutional and individual collaboration skills, and maximizing the potential of ICTs to support collaborative work.

APSIDES

France

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Maison des Sociétés
Square Grimma
Bron 69500

APSIDES focuses on the rehabilitation of physically disabled people in the community.

The Bharath Abhyudaya Seva Samithi

India

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D N0 25-17-131, old 7th Lane
Srinivasaraothota
Guntur-522 004
Andhra Pradesh

BASS works for the overall development of people in rural and urban areas through community based social, economical, educational, health care and emergency relief and rehabilitation services in Guntur district for the last 29 years. BASS organises communities to become community based organisations (CBO), peoples organisations (Federations) empowering through training, awareness on government programs, health care, education and creating opportunities to learn skills for increasing their socio-economic status in the society. Motivate them to active participation in grama sabha to solve their community issues in the process of empowerment. BASS prioritises health care to the needy communities through awareness generation, relief and rehabilitation. BASS collaborates with various Government Ministries, Departments and national and international agencies

SUN- Save the Underprivileged and the Needy (SUN)

Bangladesh

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College Road 1st Lane
Barisal-8200

Vision of the Organisation: A congenial Society that afford equitable opportunities to all
Mission of the Organisation: Enhance capacity building of Private Voluntary Development Organisations (PVDOs) and community people, both urban and rural, to effect positive change in society by providing need-based, technical assistance and oversight

Spinal Cord Injury Association-Nepal (SCIAN)

Nepal

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Spinal Cord Injury Association-Nepal
P. O. box 148 Pokhara
Malepatan, Pokhara

Spinal Cord Injury Association-Nepal is a registered non profit making social organisation working for the rehabilitation of the spinal injuries and other disabled people since its inception in 2000. The organisation implements the following activities /programs: Awareness raising / Advocacy, skill development training, income generation programs, assistive devices support, schooling support,peer council ling,net working, referrals.

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