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Index October 2010

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2010-10-01: Uwezo;
2010-10-01: Twaweza.org;
2010-10-01: Habitat for Humanity Eurasia;
2010-10-02: GRAIN.org;
2010-10-02: Droit, Ethique, Santé – réseau Sénégalais;
2010-10-02: Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions COHRE;
2010-10-03: Children’s Relief International CRI;
2010-10-03: E-MINE – Electronic Mine Information Network;
2010-10-03: Conciliation Resources CR;
2010-10-04: Peace and Security Liaison Group PSLG;
2010-10-04: Alliance for Peacebuilding;
2010-10-04: European Peacebuilding Liaison Office EPLO;
2010-10-05: Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa AWEPA;
2010-10-05: Commission for Africa;
2010-10-05: Progressive Democrats of America PDA;
2010-10-06: Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative CHRI;
2010-10-06: Cultural Survival;
2010-10-06: Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers;
2010-10-07: African Studies Centre ASC;
2010-10-07: Connecting Africa;
2010-10-07: Global Connections;
2010-10-07: Development Policy Review Network DPRN;
2010-10-08: Committee to Protect Journalists CPJ – defending journalists worldwide;
2010-10-08: Safe Harbor – Alternative Mental Health;
2010-10-08: Asian Peasant Coalition;
2010-10-09: Block Center (The) of Dr. Mary Ann Block;
2010-10-09: Health Research Foundation HRF by Dr. Doris J. Rapp;
2010-10-09: DrugFreeChildren.org;
2010-10-10: Zamana;
2010-10-10: International Community School ICS;
2010-10-10: International Slavery Museum, Liverpool;
2010-10-11: Children’s Society;
2010-10-11: Still Human Still Here;
2010-10-11: Guttmacher Institute;
2010-10-12: National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers NOCIRC;
2010-10-12: International Coalition for Genital Integrity ICGI;
2010-10-12: Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children;
2010-10-12: our provider’s statistics;
2010-10-13: measure communication.org;
2010-10-13: Tostan.org;
2010-10-13: Global Reproductive Health Forum / resp. Women’s Human Rights Resources Programme WHRR;
2010-10-14: Media Channel;
2010-10-14: Communication for Social Change CFSC;
2010-10-14: African’s Children Choir;
2010-10-15: TRI-AD – Indian Tribal Services;
2010-10-15: Center for Information and Population Activities CEDPA;
2010-10-15: Road Back (from drugs);
2010-10-16: Natural Solutions;
2010-10-16: Natural Health Education;
2010-10-16: Natural News.com;
2010-10-17: Center for Communication Programs CCP;
2010-10-17: Feminist.com;
2010-10-17: Equality Now;
2010-10-18: Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace;
2010-10-18: Aide et Action, changing the world through education;
2010-10-18: Al-Hakim Foundation;
2010-10-19: Free the Children;
2010-10-19: Reading Rockets.org;
2010-10-19: AdLit.org;
2010-10-20: ColorinColorado.org;
2010-10-20: LD (learning disabilities) Online;
2010-10-21: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation NAPF;
2010-10-21: ICRAC-CIRAC;
2010-10-21: African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR;
2010-10-22: Alternative Education Resource Association AERO;
2010-10-22: School of Living;
2010-10-22: Education International EI;
2010-10-23: PROSPER – the loans marketplace;
2010-10-23: Virgin Money;
2010-10-23: Reform Campaign.net;
2010-10-24: Ramzy Baroud’s Website;
2010-10-24: Roots and Shoots;
2010-10-24: Roots&Schoots (Jane Goodall’s);
2010-10-25: DOHA DEBATES;
2010-10-25: Fellowship for Intentional Community FIC;
2010-10-25: International Communities IC;
2019-10-26: Southern Yucatán Peninsular Region SYPR Project;
2019-10-26: Skystream;
2019-10-26: American Solar Energy Society ASES;
2010-10-27: Actionwork;
2010-10-27: Committee on World Food Security CFS;
2010-10-27: South-South Learning on Social Protection;
2010-10-28: International Rehabilitation Council for Tortured Victims IRCT;
2010-10-28: Physicians for Human Rights PHR;
2010-10-28: International Council of Nurses ICN;
2010-10-29: AidData;
2010-10-29: enable – Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities;
2010-10-29: enable – Can Technology Help People With Dementia?
2010-10-30: United Nations’ Cyber Schoolbus;
2010-10-30: Alternatives to Meds Center;
2010-10-30: Mind Freedom International MFI;
2010-10-31: Helen Bamber Foundation;
2010-10-31: PeaceWomen Project;
2010-10-31: ONEVOICE.

ONEVOICE

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in arabic, hebrew and english

OneVoice is a non profit organization and citizen activism movement working in Israel and the Palestinian territories to achieve a two-state solution through non-violent means. An initiative of The PeaceWorks Foundation, the organization is headquartered in New York City, with field offices in Tel Aviv, Ramallah, and Gaza City, and international offices in London and Ottawa.[1] … (full long presentation on wikipedia).

english Homepage;
Programs: OneVoice Israel, OneVoice Palestine, OneVoice Europe, OneVoice International;
Timelines; Board; Media Center; Get Involved; Partners;
Addresses (1 of 4): OneVoice Europe, P.O. Box 817, Richmond TW9 3WA, England, UK;
Contact.

How it works /Programming Tracks: OneVoice’s approach is designed to appeal to the enlightened self-interest of the Israeli and Palestinian people. The majority of people on both sides realize that they have everything to gain by ensuring the independence and security of ‘the other’ and thus are prepared to compromise in order to do so. Continue Reading…

PeaceWomen Project

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women for peace, peace for women – a project of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Linked on our blogs with WILPF.

  • … PeaceWomen is a project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). PeaceWomen is located in WILPF’s United Nations Office in New York City. The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an ECOSOC accredited non-governmental organization, the oldest women’s peace group in the world …
  • … Watch the video: Security, what is it, 1.59 min … (about 1/2).

Homepage/Portal;
Initiatives; Resources; Advocacy- /education tools; Organization; News, events; Commitments database; Translations; Donate;
Address: PeaceWomen Project, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, UN Office, 777 United Nations Plaza, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10017, USA;
Contact.

About 2/2: The PeaceWomen Project promotes the role of women in preventing conflict, and the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security.  Continue Reading…

Helen Bamber Foundation

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working with survivors of cruelty

  • Our Purpose: The Helen Bamber Foundation is a UK-based human rights organisation, formed in April 2005 to help rebuild lives and inspire a new self-esteem in survivors of gross human rights violations.
  • Our Aims: At the Helen Bamber Foundation we believe that survivors are by nature courageous and resilient. We seek to draw upon their inner resources providing them with the support they need to recover from past trauma, deal with current hardships and lay the foundations for a better future … (Purpose 1/2).

Homepage;
Our work /overview; Building Awareness; Advocacy; Education; Rehab; Make a referal; Delivering support; Donate: Skills, Money;
Address: The Helen Bamber Foundation, 5 Museum House, 25 Museum Street, London WC1A 1JT, UK;
Contact.

Purpose 2/2 … /The Need: The world continues to manufacture victims at an alarming rate and yet durable solutions remain as illusive as ever.  Continue Reading…

Mind Freedom International MFI

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Linked on our blogs with DrugFreeChildren.org.

MindFreedom International is a nonprofit organization that unites 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups with thousands of individual members to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities.
Vision: A nonviolent revolution in mental health care … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Accessibility; Campaigns; Global; Choice; Directory Alternatives; MFI Shield; Members; Why Join;
Addresses – Mind Freedom International: 454 Willamette, Suite 216, Eugene, OR 97401-2643, USA;
or P.O. Box 11284, Eugene, OR 97440-3484, USA;
Contact.

About 2/2: MindFreedom Mission Statement:  Continue Reading…

Alternatives to Meds Center

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  • See the short video on the Head of each page, 3.40 min.
  • Are you ready to get healthy and change your life? Would you like to address a serious health related issue such as stress, depression, anxiety, or biochemical cravings? Are you interested in natural health care solutions that can help individuals get off prescription medications and restore them to a natural state of well-being? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then you are ready to discover natural ways to get healthy again. (Homepage).

Program; Alternative Mental Health; Addictive Behaviors; Orthomolecular Nutrition; Lab Test; Dr. Hutton; News;
2 Addresses: Alternative To Meds Center:Business Office, 40 Goodrow Lane, Sedona AZ 86336, USA;
or Moon Dance Residence, 110 Moon Dance Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA;
Contact.

Neurotoxin Removal Process, Detoxification: This program was designed for persons who have accumulated toxins and to specifically remove those toxins.  Continue Reading…

United Nations’ Cyber Schoolbus

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global teaching and learning project – in the 6 UN languages – Linked on our blogs with What Should Be Done About Child Soldiers?

The United Nations Cyberschoolbus was created in 1996 as the online education component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. The Global Teaching and Learning Project produces high quality teaching materials and activities designed for educational use (at primary, intermediate and secondary school levels) and for training teachers. The vision of this Project is to provide exceptional educational resources (both online and in print) to students growing up in a world undergoing increased globalization. The Global Teaching and Learning Project is part of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information … (full text mission statement).

english Homepage;
Curriculum (Issues); Resources; Quizzes and Games; Community; Gallery; FACs;
See also: Voices of Youth,
Convention on the Rights of Child CRC;

Contact /feedback (scroll down).

About Project /Highlights: Our interactive database, InfoNation, is accessed by thousands of users monthly who pull up accurate official and up-to-date information and statistics regarding the countries of the world. Continue Reading…

enable – Can Technology Help People With Dementia?

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  • Dementia affects nearly 6 million people in Europe, and the number is increasing. Many people with mild to moderate dementia want to live at home and manage daily tasks themselves. However, their ability to maintain relationships or to handle different tasks and activities deteriorates progressively and reduces their quality of life. Even people with mild dementia experience frequent failures. This can lead to worries and depression, and in turn to poorer functioning than otherwise could be possible.
  • The ENABLE National Reports: … (full text and links on the Homepage).


Technology
; Dissemination; Project Work; Archives; Gallery; Partners;
Funded by the European Commission under the Programme Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources.
Contact: not found.

Summary: The objectives of ENABLE were:   Continue Reading…

enable – Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities

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is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities

Homepage;
Disability and the UN; Conference of States; Accessibility; News; Resources; Support-Group;
See also: Social Policy, Development; DESA; MDGs;
Address: Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Two United Nations Plaza, DC2-1382, New York, NY 10017, USA;
Contact.

Our Work: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol are serviced by a joint Secretariat, consisting of staff of both the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), based in New York, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva. Continue Reading…

AidData

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Linked on our blogs with Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting. – Picked up on Weitzenegger’s latest Newsletter.

… Who is AidData? The AidData team includes scholars in economics, political science, sociology, and computer science, development practitioners, and NGO researchers based out of Development Gateway in Washington, DC, the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and Brigham Young University in Provo, UT … more information available here (about/ scroll down).

Homepage;
Projects; Data; Research Releases; Publications; Blog; Help;
Addresses (1 of 3/see contact): AidData, c/o Development Gateway Office, Development Gateway Foundation, 1889 F Street, NW, Second Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006, USA;
Contact.

About: AidData attempts to capture the universe of development finance and foreign aid, increase the value of data by providing more descriptive information about development activities, provide data in an accessible format, and strengthen efforts to improve donor and recipient strategic planning and coordination.  Continue Reading…

International Council of Nurses ICN

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also in french and spanish

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNAs), representing the more than 13 million nurses worldwide.  Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals.  Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce … (about ICN).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Pillars, Programmes; Projects; Networks; Events; News; Publications; ICN Forums; Links;
Address: International Council of Nurses, 3. , Place Jean Marteau, 1201 – Geneva, Switzerland;
Contact.

Mission: To represent nursing worldwide, advancing the profession and influencing health policy. Continue Reading…

Physicians for Human Rights PHR

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PHR was founded in 1986 on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to investigate the health consequences of human rights violations and work to stop them. We are headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an office in Washington, DC. We are a non-profit, non-sectarian organization funded through private foundations and by individual donors. Membership is open to all, not only health professionals. PHR shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. (About).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Action Center; Student Advocacy; Library; Staff, Board; Reports; Press; Get involved; Jobs; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 2): PHR, National Office, Physicians for Human Rights, 2 Arrow Street, Suite 301, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA;
Contact.

History: Physicians for Human Rights began with an insight and a vision.  Continue Reading…

International Rehabilitation Council for Tortured Victims IRCT

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  • Our work can be divided into three mutually reinforcing areas: offering rehabilitation services to torture survivors; countering impunity for perpetrators and promoting justice for survivors; and raising awareness among policy-makers and citizens.
  • Because torture is a political act, the rehabilitation of torture survivors is often also perceived as political … (full text abourt /what we do).

Homepage;
Defining Torture; Convention; Rehabilitation; Reparation; Victim’s Voices; Touched; Fighters; Facts; IRCT members; News; Calendar; Links; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 2): International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims IRCT, Borgergade 13, P.O. Box 9049,  DK-1022, Copenhagen K, Denmark;
Contact online.

What is the IRCT? The IRCT is the umbrella for more than 140 independent torture rehabilitation organisations in over 70 countries. Each year our members treat more than 100,000 torture survivors and their families.  Continue Reading…

South-South Learning on Social Protection

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Linked with Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting, – Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Newsletter.

The South-South Learning on Social Protection gateway is an online collaborative platform for policy dialogue and knowledge-sharing amongst social protection practitioners in the Global South … (about 1/2).

Homepage; News; Events; Experts; Multimedia; Forum; Partners;
Address: Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco O, 7º andar, UNDP/IPC-IG, Brasília, Distrito Federal, 70052-900, Brasil;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … It is an initiative of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth to foster South-South collaboration. Continue Reading…

Committee on World Food Security CFS

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global food security crisis, a UN project – in all 6 UN languages

… The primary aim of the Task Force is to promote a unified response to the challenge of achieving global food security, including by facilitating the creation of a prioritized plan of action and coordinating its implementation … (full text about).

english Homepage;
Structure, functions; Countries; Documents; News; Progress report; Events; Links; see also: UN’s Global Food Security Crisis, Taskforce; Addresses: Via Paolo di Dono 44, 00142 Rome, Italy; / Villa La Pelouse, Palais Des Nations, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland; / 2 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY; USA;
Contacts (scroll down).

Background /The Global Food Security Crisis:  … The extraordinary rise of global food prices in early 2008 posed a major threat to global food and nutrition security and caused a host of humanitarian, human rights, socio-economic, environmental, developmental, political and security-related consequences.   Continue Reading…

Actionwork

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film, theatre and education – empower yourself now

Actionwork is the world’s leading theatre and film company dealing with bullying, violence and empowerment. We produced the world’s first anti-bullying festival and Britain’s first ever national anti-bullying conference for young people … (anti-bullying 1/2).

Homepage;
Films; Shows; Resources; Roadshow; Workshop; Staff;
Address: Actionwork, PO Box 433, Weston Super Mare, BS24 0WY, England, UK;
Contact.

Anti-Bullying 2/2: … Each year we tour the national anti-bullying roadshow all over the UK and abroad. We produce anti-bullying films, anti-bullying shows, anti-bullying workshops, anti-bullying training and provide a whole host of anti-bullying resources, and activities.  Continue Reading…

American Solar Energy Society ASES

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Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation’s leading association of solar professionals & advocates. Our mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy. We advance education, research and policy … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Programs; Tesla Test Drive; News; Blog; Staff; Get involved; JOIN us; Technical Divisions; GreenStart Job Board;
Address: American Solar Energy Society, 4760 Walnut Street, Suite 106, Boulder, Colorado 80301, USA;
Contact: Carolyn Beach at 303.443.3130 x107 or by e-mail.

About 2/2: … Leading for more than 50 years: ASES leads national efforts to increase the use of solar energy, energy efficiency and other sustainable technologies in the U.S. Continue Reading…

Skystream

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Complete residential wind power systems – A wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Windpower, Inc. - also in french, in german and in spanish

For 20 years, Southwest Windpower, Inc. has been bringing low-cost, reliable, clean energy to the world. As the world’s largest producer of small wind generators, we’ve pioneered new technologies to make renewable energy simple. Our latest effort, the Skystream 3.7™, was developed jointly with the U.S. Department of Energy. The initial prototype has been operating at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado for almost two years and has undergone extensive duration, performance, and reliability testing. (full text About Skystream). See also: Southwest Windpower-USA.

english Homepage Skystream;
How it works; Will it work for me; Where to buy; Resources; UpClose; Product Photos;
Address: Skystream Energy Europe GmbH, Mannesmannstr. 6, 50996 Cologne, Germany;
Contacts.

About Southwest Windpower /Mission Statement: The mission of Southwest Windpower is to be a global leader as a responsible designer, producer and provider of wind turbines up to 40kW, offering wind products chosen by customers for their quality, focused technology, performance, reliability, aesthetics, quietness, simplicity and lowest cost of energy … MoreContinue Reading…

Southern Yucatán Peninsular Region (SYPR) Project

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The Southern Yucatán Peninsular Region (SYPR) project was designed from the outset as a fully integrated, land change science effort, devoted to understanding deforestation and land-use change in the Southern Yucatán (SY) in the full dimensions of the coupled human-environment or social-ecological system as subsequently articulated in the GLP Science Plan. On-going since 1997, the project has involved partnerships among Clark University, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur [Chetumal y Campeche units], Harvard University, Rutgers University, and the University of Virginia … (Project Overview 1/2).

Homepage;
Research; People; Support;
Contacts.

Project Overview 2/2: The SY, that portion of southwestern Quintana Roo and southeastern Campeche, Mexico residing above 150 m elevation, occupies the uplands or meseta rising above the Caribbean and Gulf coastal plains of the Yucatán Peninsula.  Continue Reading…

International Communities IC

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Intentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing communities, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives, intentional living, alternative communities, cooperative living, and other projects where people strive together with a common vision … (IC Homepage).

Articles; Newsletter; Membership; Resources; Links; Donate; see also: Directory; Magazine;
Contact.

About the IC website; The Intentional Communities Website came online in 1994 and is published by the Fellowship for Intentional Community. Continue Reading…

Fellowship for Intentional Community FIC

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  • TO EMBRACE THE DIVERSITY THAT EXISTS AMONG COMMUNITIES and to facilitate increased interaction between communitarians and the wider culture;
  • TO BUILD COOPERATIVE SPIRIT WITHIN AND AMONG COMMUNITIES through shared celebrations, joint ventures, and activities that build awareness of our common humanity; …
  • … TO SUPPORT EDUCATION, RESEARCH, ARCHIVES, AND PUBLISHING about contemporary and historic intentional communities; … (full text Purposes).

Homepage;
Events, Conferences; Projects, Services; Membership; Endowment Fund; Board Meetings; Get involved;
Contact.

Endow FIC’s (Fellowship’s) Online Directory and Website: We invite you to make an earmarked donation or pledge in support of our Endowment. Continue Reading…

DOHA DEBATES

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Linked with France and its ban for the face veil – A Debate, with Burqa versus Human Rights, with picture of the year, with I wonder if all Muslim know this – Islam a la Taliban, with the Burqa,prison or protection, with Swissness and Islamic fundamentalism, and with Swissness in danger – the minarets and we.

  • The Doha Debates are chaired by the award-winning former BBC correspondent and interviewer Tim Sebastian, who founded them in 2004 and secured their editorial independence.
  • Although the Debates are financed by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, no government, official body or broadcaster has any control over what is said at the sessions or who is invited … (about the debates 1/2).

Homepage;
Research, Polls; News; Mediabook; Newsletter; Gallery;  Debates: Past, Overseas’, Specials’, Attend them;
Address: The Doha Debates, Qatar Foundation, Education City, PO Box 5825, Doha, Qatar;
Contact.

About the debates 2/2: … Televised eight times a year by BBC World News, the Debates are based on a centuries-old format, refined by the famous Oxford Union. Continue Reading…

Roots&Schoots (Jane Goodall’s)

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… The Who, What and Why of Roots & Shoots: The Roots & Shoots programme is about making positive change happen – for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With tens of thousands of young people in almost 100 countries, the Roots & Shoots network branches out across the globe, connecting youth of all ages who share a common desire to help make our world a better place. This powerful, youth-driven network fosters a fun, flexible and supportive environment where young people come together to share ideas and inspiration, implement successful community service projects and participate in special events and international campaigns … (full text Who we are).

Homepage;
Mission Updates; News; Archive; Resource; Who’s talking; Calendar; Donate; Accessibility;
Address: Roots & Shoots, c/o Jasmina Marcheva, 39E Silwood Street, London, SE16 2TE, UK;
Contact.

About: The Roots & Shoots programme is about making positive change happen – for our communities, for animals and for the environment. Continue Reading…

Roots and Shoots

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Roots and Shoots is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales, No. 3400781. Registered Charity No. 1064070/0

  • … The charity was set up in 1982 by Linda Phillips, who is still the Director, to help disadvantaged young people from Lambeth and Southwark prepare for the world of work. Up to twenty 16 – 19 year olds, all with educational problems or issues , spend a year with us. All have been unable to cope at school and many are at odds with the world when they arrive at Roots and Shoots … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Foundation Learning; Wildlife Garden; News, Events; Friends; Hire;
Address: Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, London, SE11 6DN, UK;
Map and Contact.

About 2/2 … /Training: We take an holistic approach to the students’ training, teaching key skills and general life skills alongside horticulture or retail, working towards an NVQ Level 1 qualification in one of these subjects. Continue Reading…

Ramzy Baroud’s Website

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Linked with The Violence Debate: Teaching the Oppressed How to Fight Oppression.

Palestinian-American journalist, author and former Al-Jazeera producer, Ramzy Baroud taught Mass Communication at Australia’s Curtin University of Technology, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Palestine Chronicle … (Biography 1/2).

Homepage;
News; Letters; Weekly Article; Books; Gallery; Syndication; Links;
Address: Ramzy Baroud, PO Box 196, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043, USA;
Contact.

Biography 2/2: … Baroud’s work has been published in hundreds of newspapers and journals worldwide, including The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, The Miami Herald, The Japan Times, Al-Ahram Weekly, Asia Times and nearly every English language publication throughout the Middle East.  Continue Reading…

Reform Campaign.net

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world campaign for in-dept reform of the system of international institutions – in many languages

MANIFESTO FOR IN-DEPTH REFORM OF THE SYSTEM OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS:
We, citizens of the world, determined to safeguard future generations from war, poverty, injustice, cultural uniformisation and environmental degradation,
DECLARE the particular seriousness of the problems and challenges facing humanity and, in particular, that the globalisation process is increasing the interdependence and complexity of world problems and widening the gap between rich and poor people; whilst markets become increasingly global, the influence of political institutions required for their democratic, equitable and effective functioning decreases every day … (full long text Manifesto).

english Homepage;
Who we are; Why; Who supports; Supporting lists; Political; Committees; Ubuntu Forum; Multi-Actor Dialogue; CS-TV;
Contact /Join.

CAMPAIGN OBJECTIVES:   Continue Reading…

Virgin Money

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Everyone’s better off with simplicity in a complex world. We’re here to help structure your social loan

We like to toot our own horn. We like it even better when others do it for us. See what they’re saying about Virgin Money, and about our years pioneering private loans and mortgages as CircleLending. (News).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Social Loans; Our Approach; My Account; Worldwide; Help others; Careers; History;
Contact.

About Virgin Money; You may know us by our music, our planes or our mobile phones. You may have heard the name Branson or seen the glowing red and white logo in Times Square. Continue Reading…

PROSPER – the loans marketplace

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Personal Loans and Online Investing – Prosper connects people who want to invest money with people who want to borrow money

Prosper Loans Marketplace is America’s largest peer-to-peer lending marketplace. Connecting people to people eliminates the need for borrowers to go through a bank for a loan—and fewer middlemen means lenders who invest their money on Prosper also benefit. (How it Works).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Invest; Get a Loan; Institutionals; Trade; Connections; Management Team; Join; Jobs; Academics; Partners;
Address: Prosper Marketplace, Inc., 111 Sutter Street, 22nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA;
Contact.

About /Company Overview: Headquartered on the top floor of the historic Hunter-Dulin building in San Francisco
Hunter-Dulin Building.  Continue Reading…

Education International EI

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the voice of education workers worldwide – also in french and in spanish

  • Education International represents nearly 30 million teachers and education workers.
  • Our 402 member organisations operate in 173 countries and territories, from pre-school to university.
  • As the world’s largest Global Union Federation, and the only one representing education workers in every corner of the globe, Education International unites all teachers and education workers no matter where they are.
  • Education International protects the rights of every teacher and education worker, and every student they educate … (about 1/2 /full text Introduction).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Principal Aims; Constitution, By-laws; Stucture; Research Centre; Membership; Career; Regions; News; Articles; Publications;
Development Cooperation; EFAIDS; Global Action Week; World Teacher’s Day; Links;
Contact.

About EI /Overview: It is a fundamental human right for all to have a free quality public education. Education International insists that this should be achieved through the establishment, protection and promotion of publicly funded and regulated systems of education that provide equality of educational opportunity.   Continue Reading…

School of Living

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a non-profit, tax exempt educational network – Linked with Alternative Education Resource Association AERO.

  • To associate a selected group of artists, craftsmen, and teachers in a demonstration of the contribution which decentralized, self-sufficient living in the country may make to redress the economic and psychological insecurities of our industrialized age;
  • To study and deelop the possibilities of the home and homestead as a productive and creative institution;
  • To offer those who may be able to come only for short visits a place to study homesteading, and their part in making life more meaningful here and now. (Statement of purpose).

Homepage;
What’s new; Calendar; Current projects; Green revolution; Land trust; Permaculture; AERO; BWOB;
Membership; Links; Geonomics, resp Georgism; Georgist Websites;
Address: School of Living, 215 Julian Woods Lane, Julian, PA 16844, USA;
Contact.

A (very) brief history: In the 1920’s Ralph Borsodi became concerned with the problems of urbanized society and left the city to build his first homestead. Continue Reading…

Alternative Education Resource Association AERO

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the education revolution – also in spanish

Linked with School of Living.

AERO’s mission is to help create an education revolution to make student-centered alternatives available to everyone. (Mission).

Homepage;
Networking; Resources; Consultations; Staff; Videos; Blog; Cafépress; YouTube; Turning Points; Membership; Find; Start; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 3): AERO, Main Office, 417 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights, NY, 11577, USA;
Contact.

About: The Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) was founded in 1989 by Jerry Mintz. AERO is a branch of the School of Living, a non-profit organization founded in 1934 by Ralph Borsodi.   Continue Reading…

African Commission on Human and People’s Rights ACHPR

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Commission Africaine des Droits de l’Homme et des Peuples CADHP

Established by the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights which came into force on 21 October 1986 after its adoption in Nairobi (Kenya) in 1981 by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity OAU, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights is charged with ensuring the promotion and protection of Human and Peoples’ Rights throughout the African Continent. The Commission has its headquarters in Banjul, The Gambia … (History 1/2).

english Homepage;
AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS and special African Rights for Children, Women, Refugees; African Court; CONSTITUTIVE ACT OF THE AFRICAN UNION; Mandat; Sessions; News; Ratifications; Activity reports; Members; Vacancy;
Address: ACHPR – CADHP, No 31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District, Western Region, P.O.Box 673, Banjul, The Gambia;
Contact.

History 2/2: :  For almost two decades after the creation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in May 1963, the focus of the Organisation remained almost entirely the decolonisation of the continent and the eradication of apartheid. Continue Reading…

ICRAC-CIRAC

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International Committee for the Respect and Application of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights ICRAC /
Comité International pour le Respect et l’Application e la Charte Affricaine des Droits de l’Homme et des Peuples CIRAC

This NGO has no own website, but the consultative status with the UN / ECOSOC and an observer status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights ACHPR.

It is named /described:

  • on UNOG.ch.
  • and on FINAL REPORT: Global Symposium +5 on Information for Humanitarian Action, 22 – 26 October 2007, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 86 pdf pages.

Address: Case postale 82, CH-1211 Genève 20/Suisse, Tel +1 79 795 78 06, Fax 22 733 10 30, e-mail.
Contact person: Mr. Wasiluadio Mavula Maluza, président and chief administrator;

Secretary Berhane Tewelde-Medhin, representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation NAPF

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committed to a world freee of nuclear weapons – Linked with Nuclear Dangers and Opportunities in the Middle East.

  • Vision: Our vision is a world at peace, free of the threat of war and free of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Mission: To advance initiatives to eliminate the nuclear weapons threat to all life, to foster the global rule of law, and to build an enduring legacy of peace through education and advocacy.
  • Guiding Principles: … (full text Vision).

Homepage;
Issues; Programs; Resources; People; Staff; Peace Store; Donate; Download brochure;
Mailing Address: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 1, PMB 121, Santa Barbara, California 93108-2794, USA;
Physical Address: 1622 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA;
Contact.

About: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons. Continue Reading…

LD (learning disabilities) Online

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  • LD OnLine.org is the world’s leading website on LD (learning disabilities) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder),
  • LD OnLine.org is serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Site Index;
LD Basics; ADHD Basics; Q/A; LD Topics; Adults’ with LD; more on ADHD; Educators; Parents; Kids;
Resources; Experts; Calendar; Multimedia; Newsletters; Forums; Jobs; Support;
Address: LD OnLine, WETA Public Television, 2775 S. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22206, USA;
Contact.

About 2/2: … LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.   Continue Reading…

ColorinColorado.org

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a bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners – also in spanish

Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs). Colorín Colorado is an educational initiative of WETA disambiguation, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation’s capital.Major funding comes from the American Federation of Teachers, with additional support from the National Institute for Literacy and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Resources; Background Info; Topics A-Z; Why our name; Authors/Books; Multimedia;
For: Educators, Families, Librarians;
Contact online.

About 2/2: … Colorín Colorado actively seeks private, corporate and government support to expand the Colorín Colorado effort. Please contact us to learn more. Continue Reading…

AdLit.org

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resources for parents and educators of kids in grades 4-12 – also in spanish

AdLit.org is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers. AdLit.org is an educational initiative of WETA disambiguation, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation’s capital, and is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and by the Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation … (full text about).

Homepage;
Hot Topics; Researches, Reports; Newsletters; Webcasts; Media; Books, Authors;
For: Teachers, College, Classroom Strategies, Fun;
Address: AdLit.org, WETA, 2775 S. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22206, USA;
Contact.

Adolescent Literacy 101: By Rafael Heller, Ph.D. – Over the first few years of school, it is crucial for children to master the basics of reading, from sounding out letters and words to making sense of whole books. Continue Reading…

Free the Children

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children helping children through education

  • Mission: Through leadership training at home and community development projects abroad, Free The Children empowers youth everywhere to make a difference.
  • Progress: We’re proud to showcase the many achievements that Free The Children has been a part of … (full text about).

Homepage; Sitemap;
What we do; How we work; Internat. Programs; Youth; Get educated; History; Get involved; Partners; FAQs; Donate;
Addresses (1 of 5): Free The Children Intl. Office, 233 Carlton Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2L2, Canada;
Contact.

Join the team, make a difference: Free The Children is looking for passionate and dedicated world changers. Continue Reading…

Reading Rockets.org

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Launching Young Readers – teaching kids to read and helping tdhose who struggle – also in spanish

  • Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
  • The Reading Rockets project is comprised of PBS television programs, available on videotape and DVD; online services, including the websites ReadingRockets.org and ColorinColorado.org; and professional development opportunities … (full text about).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Topics A-Z; Blogs; Newsletters; For: Parents, Teachers, Principals, Librarians, Schoolpsychologists,
FAQs; for classroom teachers; Reading 101; Who’s at risk; What else matters; Glossary; No Child Left Behind;
Address: Reading Rockets, WETA Public Television, 2775 S. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22206, USA;
Contact.

ABCs of Teaching Reading: If reading came naturally, teaching reading would be a much easier job. Continue Reading…

Aide et Action, changing the world through education

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in french: Aide et Action, l’éducation change le monde

  • Aide et Action, an international non-governmental organisation and the top child sponsorship organisation in France, focuses on improving access to quality education internationally. Aide et Action operates in Africa (Mali, Senegal, Niger, Guinea, Benin, Burkina Faso, Togo, Tanzania, Malawi, Madagascar), in Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Myanmar), in Latin America-Caribbean (Haiti, Dominican Republic) and in France.
  • A vision: Aide et Action envisions a world where quality education will be accessible to all as the basis for mutual understanding, personal empowerment, and equitable societies throughout the world.
  • A mission: … (full text about /vision, mission, values).

english Homepage; Sitemap;
Major Themes; Why; How; History; News, Press; Annual report; Get involved; Partners; Donate;
Addresses (2 of 8): – Aide et Action International, Rue des Paquis, 11, 1201 Genève, Switzerland;
- Aide et Action France, 53 Boulevard de Charonne, 75545 PARIS Cedex 11, France;
Contact.

About /who we are: Aide et Action in brief: Continue Reading…

Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace

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This planet belongs to us all; we are all earth citizens. What would be our ideal society to live in? How would people relate to each other? Most importantly, how would people relate to self? What kind of harmony and balance would we find in all organizations and infrastructures? How would people rate themselves on the spectrum of love and inner peace? In 1778, Jean-Jacques Rousseau proclaimed that children are perfectly designed organisms, ready to learn from their surroundings as to grow into virtuous adults. Children are the mirror of society in which they live reflecting back to us the answers to these questions. Let’s take a moment to reflect: Are we happy with the results? … (full text our Philosophy).

Homepage;
Peace Education News; Peace-Cafés; Conferences; School Peace Program; Blog; Team; We need Help; Links;
Address: Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace, 27 King William Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 1A3;
Contact.

About: Bob Stewart, a visionary and one of the founding directors incorporated the Canadian Centre for Teaching Peace as a non-profit organization on September 23, 1997.  Continue Reading…

Al-Hakim Foundation

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The Al-Hakim Foundation is an international educational and welfare non-profit organization – in english and arabic

  • With UN Consultastive Status since 2007.
  • The Foundation was established in July 2004 for promoting intellectual excellence, religious dialogue and cultural understanding. It brings relief to the poor and those thus disposed, providing access to education and promoting democracy and good governance within civil society … (full long text Mission).

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Culture; Democracy; Women Affair; Humanitarian Relief; Human Rights; Cultural Dialoge;
Affilate; Conferences; Educations Centers; Activity at UN;
Addresses: Al-Hakim Foundation, 245 E.40th street #5D, New York, NY, 10016, USA;
Al-Hakim Foundation, Route de Ferney, 150, P.O. Box: 2100, 1211 Genève 2, Switzerland;
Contact.

About us: The Al-Hakim Foundation is an international educational and welfare non-profit organization.   Continue Reading…

Equality Now

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Equality Now works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world through the mobilization of public pressure. Issues of concern to Equality Now include: RAPE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS, TRAFFICKING, FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, GENDER DISCRIMINATION – also in french, in spanish and arabic

Equality Now was founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses … (about 1/2).

Frontpage; english Homepage;
Action Network; Campaigns; Take action; Join us; Events; Press; Support;
Address (1 of 3): Equality Now, PO Box 20646, Columbus Circle Station, New York, NY 10023, USA;
Contact.

About 2/2: … Through its Women’s Action Network of concerned groups and individuals around the world, Equality Now:  Continue Reading…

Feminist.com

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Committed to Awareness, Education, Activism, Empowerment

Feminist.com is a thriving online community fostering awareness, education and activism for women all across the world. We serve as the Internet’s definitive hub for resources and information dedicated to women’s equality, justice, wellness and safety. Like a “feminist Google,” Feminist.com facilitates connections between women and the many, varied organizations serving their needs and interests worldwide … (about /what and who 1/2).

Homepage;
Activism; Anti-Violence; Resources; Events; What’s new; (more) News; Newsletter; Ask Amy; Partner Links; Best of Feminist Web;
Contact.

About /what and who 2/2: … As a library, a promoter of activism, a networking engine, and an Internet “home” for women all over the world, Feminist.com advances women-friendly organizations, increases civic involvement, and promotes self-sufficiency, spiritual health and general wellness. Continue Reading…

Center for Communication Programs CCP

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of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – We have five core areas of expertise:

  • Social and behavior change communication—we consistently find new, participatory ways to reach audiences with persuasive messages.
  • Knowledge management—we make information easily accessible through efficient capture, organization, and delivery mechanisms.
  • Training and capacity building—we seek to develop a cadre of public health professionals who are well-versed in strategic communication.
  • Strategic advocacy—we use an evidence-based approach to deliver accurate information and achieve measurable results.
  • Research and evaluation—our scientific, research-based approach guides the development, implementation and evaluation of all of our programs. (What we do).

Homepage; Sitemap;
Health, Behavior, Society; Resource Center; News; Staff; Careers; Get involved; Donate;
Address: CCP Headquarter, 111 Market Place, Suite 310, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA;
Contacts.

Who we are: OUR VISION: CCP envisions a world in which communication saves lives, improves health, and enhances well-being.  Continue Reading…

Natural News.com

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natural health, natural living, natural news

The NaturalNews Network is a non-profit collection of public education websites covering topics that empower individuals to make positive changes in their health, environmental sensitivity, consumer choices and informed skepticism. The NaturalNews Network is owned and operated by Truth Publishing International, Ltd., a Taiwan corporation. It is not  recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit in the United States, but it operates without a profit incentive, and its key writer, Mike Adams, receives absolutely no payment for his time, articles or books other than reimbursement for items purchased in order to conduct product reviews … (about 1/2).

Homepage;
Reference Infos; Latest News; Special Reports; Write for Natural News; Newsletter;
Contact / Feedback Form.

About 2/2 and links to the many Issues: … The vast majority of our content is freely given away at no charge. Continue Reading…

Natural Health Education

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rogue chemist turned consumer health advocate

Who the Heck is The People’s Chemist: Shane is an award winning chemist and author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures. He runs on slippery floors. He doesn’t carry a cell phone or business cards, just cash and a bad attitude. Heights scare him, the government doesn’t … (about 1/2).

Homepage and Newsletter; Sitemap;
Cures database; Stop Pain; Obese and Diabethics; Fat loss; Stinky Sulfur Awards; Death by Sugar Calculator;
(Contact) / Register for Online free learning;.

About 2/2: … He has punched a drunk person and minutes later bought a drink for a nice old lady. Continue Reading…

Natural Solutions

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Natural remedies and healthy solutions

  • Mission: Natural Solutions guides and inspires you to make conscious choices about your health, your family’s health, your community, and our world.
  • About Natural Solutions: Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living (formerly Alternative Medicine) magazine has been the trusted voice in natural health since 1994. Our content reflects our readers’ commitment to healthy, natural living. In every issue, we highlight health information pertaining to all aspects of our lives—food, beauty, family, pets, home, and beyond … (about 1/2 /Mission).

Homepage;
Health conditions; Wellness; Recipes; Blog; Subscribe; Corporate Partners;
Address: Natural Solutions/InnoVision Health Media Inc., 2995 Wilderness Place, Suite 205, Boulder, CO 80301-5408, USA;
Contacts.

About 2/2 /Writers Guidelines: Natural Solutions works with the top health writers in the country to develop research-backed content that emphasizes practical solutions and gives readers the information they need to better care for themselves and the planet. Continue Reading…

The Road Back (from drugs)

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there is hope, there is a solution – also in Netherlands, in Russian and in Slovak.

  • The Road Back program has been in use since 1999. Well over 30,000 people are now drug free after following these simple but powerful procedures.
  • The Road Back Program is a non-profit 501(C)3 Public Charity. All donations are tax deductable in the United States and Canada. Our service and help is completely free.
  • In 1999, our founder, Jim Harper began investigating antidepressants and the cause of their adverse reactions … (about us 1/2).

Homepage;
How to start; Physician Training; Reducing /Cold Turkey; Weight Loss; Newsletter; Testimonials; Glossary; References; FAQs;
Contact.

About us 2/2: … One common denominator was found with every adverse reaction caused by antidepressants as well as all other psychotropic medication.

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Center for Information and Population Activities CEDPA

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Mission: CEDPA equips and mobilizes women and girls to achieve gender equality. Their equality is essential to building stronger families, communities, and societies. We envision a world in which women and girls are able to fulfill their dreams free from the constraints of poverty and inequality and in which their full worth is realized and valued. We work so that women can control more resources and contribute meaningfully in decision making at all levels … (about 1/2).

Homepage; Sitemap;
What we do; Where we work; News; Publications; Donate;
Address: CEDPA, 1120 20th Street NW, Suite 720, Washington, DC 20036, USA;
Contact.

About 2/2: … Our Core Values: Continue Reading…