Disability Studies Unit (DSU)

Sri Lanka

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Faculty of Medicine
University of Kelaniya
PO Box 06

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.

Uganda Youths anti Aids Network (UYAAN)


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PO Box 11566

The organisation carries out general nation wide sensitisation of youth about HIV and AIDS prevention. It also seeks to promote positive attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS and their families in order to minimise the social ills caused by HIV/AIDS. It organises national and international seminars and conferences in order to share and learn. The organisation also provides moral and material support to youths orphaned by HIV/AIDS, while building and supporting community-based efforts.

Pacos Trust


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PO Box 511
89507 Penampang

The PACOS trust is a community-based organisation based in Sabah in Malaysia. It aims to improve the quality of life of the indigenous communities in the region through strengthening community organisations, strengthening indigenous knowledge systems and natural resource management, and improving early childhood care and development. The trust runs a variety of programmes, one being on community early childhood care and development. They run yearly training sessions for indigenous pre-school teachers on how to run a community pre-school. This programme also constantly re-evaluates the indigenous learning curriculum so that it is appropriate to the needs of the community

Action Group for Rural Organisations (AGRO)


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Shunmuga Bhawanam
36/3 Kavitha Ngar, Maharaja Ngar Post
Tirunelveli - 11
Tamil Nadu 627011

Aims: to identify poor farmer's wastelands and help them to bring their lands under forestry; to select poor communities and help them to access better health and other sanitation facilities including safe water and toilets for villages; to improve the standard of living of poor families by providing micro-credit through self-help groups (SHGs)

Hope Clinic Lukuli


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PO Box 4290

Hope Clinic Lukuli is a philanthropic facility which has the purpose of maximising access to accurate, high quality health services. It brings national initiatives to the community at the lowest sustainable price, or free, to reduce financial barriers to health information and care. It is independent of research or faith-based organisations. It employs and develops Ugandan medical staff and treats over 500 patients a month. Management receive no fee or income from the clinic, thereby reducing overhead costs.

Aims Organization


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Aims Complex
Muzaffar Garh
Jatoi District 34400

Objectives: to work for human rights (women, children, youth and farmers), to work for poverty alleviation, to work for physically disabled people, to work for the promotion of health facilities, to work for interfaith and social harmony, to work for environment development, to work for education (formal, non-formal, technical).

Plan International


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Dukes Court
Block A
Duke Street
G21 5BH

Plan International aims to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives by (i) enabling deprived children, their families, and their communities to meet their basic needs and to increase their ability to participate in and benefit from their societies, (ii) building relationships to increase understanding and unity among people of different cultures and countries and (iii) promote the rights and interests of the world's children. Plan works on a variety of themes, specifically focusing on education, health, habitat, livelihoods and building relationships. They are currently running a campaign for universal birth registration



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PO Box 5027
Chapel Hill
NC 27516

Ipas has worked for three decades to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to reduce deaths and injuries of women from unsafe abortion. Ipas's global and country programs include training, research, advocacy, distribution of equipment and supplies for reproductive-health care, and information dissemination. Publishes widely around women's health, reproductive health, abortion, adolescents, international health policies, and violence against women. Ipas has distributors in 30 countries worldwide. The complete contents of many Ipas publications and multimedia materials can be downloaded from the website. Printed copies of most publications are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)


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239 Shawbridge Street
Glasgow G43 1QN

The National Childbirth Trust is a selfhelp organisation based in the UK and primarily aimed at UK parents. Offers childbirth classes and breastfeeding advice. It also publishes and distributes books and information resources that can be adapted for the information needs of parents in developing countries. Topics covered include: pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, early days, parenthood. Publications can be ordered via the website.

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)


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3 Endsleigh Street
London WC1H ODD

IIED is an international policy research institute and non governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development. Its key interests and activities focus around natural resources, climate changes, human settlements, sustainable markets and governance. Publishes widely on environmental and development issues and many IIED publications are available to download free of charge. Alternatively, they can be requested through their online bookshop, Earthprint on: