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Organization logo: The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)

  The Center for Victims of Torture is an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. The Center’s mission is to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and their communities and to stop torture worldwide.  

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  The IRCT is a health-based umbrella organization that supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and the prevention of torture worldwide. Its members comprise more than 140 independent organizations in over 70 countries. Its work is governed by these member organizations. Today, it is the largest membership-based civil society organization to work in the field…

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This 96-page report documents the coercive nature of manual scavenging. It is based on research Human Rights Watch conducted between November 2013 and July 2014 in the Indian states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. According to Government of India statistics, the states chosen have had the highest number of people engaged in manual scavenging. Over 135 interviews were conducted, including with women and men who currently or previously practiced manual scavenging, rights activists, trade union workers, lawyers, and government officials.

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In the last century, women in the U.S. have made substantial gains in claiming their rights. Women now participate and hold leadership positions in all areas of public life. However, women still face unfriendly family support policies, discrimination in pay and advancement, inadequate sex harassment and sex discrimination laws, and social security, housing, and health care policies that harm women.

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Organization logo: Cure Violence

Cure Violence is a teaching, training, research and assessment NGO focused on a health approach to violence prevention. Cities and organizations implementing the Cure Violence health model regularly experience reductions in violence within the first year ranging from 40-70% and greater reductions in subsequent years. They provide cities and organizations with the training and technical…

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Organization logo: Women's UN Report Network (WUNRN)

The Women’s UN Report Program & Network (WUNRN) is a non-governmental organization to implement the conclusions and recommendations of a United Nations Study on Freedom of Religion of Belief and the Status of Women From the Viewpoint of Religion and Traditions. This study is a major, universal, comprehensive U.N. approach to intolerance and discrimination against…

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The following is a list of organizations sorted by region that perform medical assistance, stress management and psychosocial counseling on behalf of women human rights defenders (WHRDs).

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