Organisations

Strategies and Tools against Social Exclusion and Poverty (STEP) Programme

Switzerland

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4 route des Morillons
CH 1211 Geneva 22

STEP is an operational tool to promote the extension of social protection for men and women workers in the informal economy. This is achieved by bolstering the confidence of the excluded so that they realise that not only do they have the right to seek basic human security and universal and equitable access to social protection services, but that they also have the ability. Making efforts to make women more visible in their social and economic roles. This contributes to the overall preparations for the follow up to the 4th World Conference on Women in Bejing (1995) through the "Bejing plus 5" in 2000. Through a participatory approach, STEP works in the field of microinsurance as a means for the excluded to claim their basic human security, such as equitable access to health care and other social protection services. The STEP strategies include the implementation of development projects, action research, advocacy and policy dialogue. STEP works in partnership with governments, workers' and employers' organisations, international development organisations, research centres, group-based organisations (social economy) and selected NGOs

WASTE: Advisors on Urban Environment and Development

Netherlands

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Nieuwehaven 201
2801 CN Gouda

WATE is a non-profit organisation for development projects in countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. WASTE worls for organisations that aim at a sustainable improvement of the livnig conditions of the urban low-income population and of the urban environment in general

Bureau International Catholique de l'Enfance (BICE)

Switzerland

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11 rue de Cornavin
1201 Geneva

BICE aims to help achieve the integral growth of the child. In its work, BICE makes sure that the child does not become dependent, but is an active partner in his or her own development, and that of his or her human environment. The BICE resource centre is open to the public

Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT)|Royal Tropical Institute

Netherlands

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PO Box 1092 HA Amsterdam

The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) is an independent centre of knowledge and expertise in the areas of international and intercultural cooperation. The aims of KIT are to contribute to sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and cultural preservation and exchange. Within the Netherlands, it seeks to promote interest in and support for these issues. KIT's goals are to maximise access to good quality health care in low and middle income countries; promote awareness through theatre, print publications, information dissemination and workshops; and to provide training in the Netherlands and abroad. KIT’s wide range of health-related activities are carried out by staff in the departments of Development Policy and Practice, Biomedical Research, Information and Library Services, KIT Publishers, Tropenmuseum and Tropentheater.
KIT is a core member of Share-Net, the Netherlands Network on Sexual & Reproductive Health and AIDS. Share-Net seeks to contribute to improving the international sexual and reproductive health and rights situation as well as the HIV/AIDS situation, guided by principles of human rights, equity and equality and empowerment. For further information see http://www.share-net.nl/

Misereor

Germany

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PO Box 101545
52015 Aachen

Supports developmental projects in compliance with the principle of "help towards self help", regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or nationality. Also promotes the rights of the poor in the Third World through action in Germany and Europe. Its resource centre is open to the public

Comic Relief

UK

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5th Floor
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP
UK

Comic Relief exists to tackle poverty and promote social justice by helping disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa to realise their aspirations and potential. They do this by raising funds and awareness, and allocating funds donated by the public to charitable projects across the UK and Africa

Motivation

UK

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Brockley Academy, Brockley Lane
Backwell
Bristol BS48 4AQ

Motivation aim to establish self sustaining wheelchair prduction and distribution services, mainly in developing countries, with the associated training in education and healthcare needed for wheelcharir users to live full and independent lives

World Health Organization (WHO)

Switzerland

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Avenue Appia 20
CH-1211 Geneva 27

Charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on suggestions of human health, WHO has developed a host of networks and mechanisms for generating data, applying facts to problems and recommending solutions that will lead to sustained improvements in health. The WHO resource centre is open to the public

Grandma's

UK

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PO Box 1392
London SW6 4EJ

Grandma's provides practical support to families and children affected by HIV/AIDS by building and maintaining relationships with the children concerned. The services provided include babysitting, support around hospital appointments, keywork visits on a weekly basis. Future plans incluse daycare and short-term respite facilities

International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO)

Canada

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65 Wellesley St.
E., Suite 403
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1G7

Aims: Gathering and disseminating information; Analysis on key issues; coordination of the development of CBO/NGO's positions on these issues; Working as partners with key international agencies to ensure that the concerns and interests of CBO/NGO's are anticipated and represented; Strengthening the response in communities with fewer resources; Promote and support the work of CBO/NGOs around the worls in the prevention of AIDS and care and treatment for PWHAs

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