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Groups and projects described in this book

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Many community-based groups around the world shared stories about their work with us. Here is a list of the stories we included, with contact information for the groups.

Chapter 3: Gender and Health

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Red Thread unites women in Guyana,
Email: [email protected]

Young men against machismo in Ecuador, from Cascos Rosa (Pink Helmets)

The Gender Seminar for Men, HASIK (Harnessing Self-reliant Initiatives and Knowledge), Quezon City, Philippines (no website or email available)

Girls become leaders in Zimbabwe, from The Girl Child Network

Rights of widows in Kenya, GROOTS (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood),
Email: [email protected]

Ending child marriage in Malawi, Girls Empowerment Network (GENET),
Email: [email protected]

Chapter 4: Sexuality and Sexual Health

Accepting new ideas about sexuality in Nepal, from RHEST

Ending discrimination to promote health in Guyana, SASOD, the Society against Sexual Orientation Discrimination,
Email: [email protected]

Dear Auntie Stella in Zimbabwe, from Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC)

Helping couples have healthier sexual relationships in Nigeria, from INCRESE (International Centre for Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights)

Group discussion to understand differences in sexuality in Malawi and Zambia, from Strategies for Hope, UK
Email: [email protected]

Women build confidence to discuss sex in Pakistan, from Rahnuma, Planned Parenthood,
Youth Helpline: 0800-44488

Stepping Stones method, from Strategies for Hope

Chapter 5: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Wellness check-ups for STI testing in Papua New Guinea, from Marie Stopes International

Puppet theater in Lucknow, India, from Breakthrough’s Rights Advocates

Men and HIV prevention in Tanzania, from The CHAMPION Project, Engender Health

Men as Partners (MAP), from Engender Health, South Africa

Sisters for Life microfinance project in South Africa, from University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Straight Talk media and sexual health in Uganda, from Straight Talk
E-mail: [email protected]

School-based programs promote sexual health in Colombia, from PROFAMILIA

Chapter 6: Ending Gender-based Violence

Lessons from the Oakland Men’s Project, from www.paulkivel.com

Critical thinking helps boys question gender injustice in Nigeria, from Conscientizing Male Adolescents (CMA)

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The White Ribbon Campaign, from Canada: White Ribbon Canada, South Africa: White Ribbon South Africa, India: EKTA

Breakthrough India, from Breakthrough TV

Puntos de Encuentro in Nicaragua, from SextoSentido TV

Raising Voices, Uganda, Raising Voices

Ambush Theatre in South Africa, from Sonke Gender Justice Network, About Ambush Theatre

"Through Our Eyes" videos about violence and rape in Liberia, from Africa - Community Radio

Workers organize for safer streets in Sri Lanka, Katunayake Free Trade Zone Workers Union (KFTZWU)
Email: [email protected]

Transgender women prevent violence in Colombia, from Santamaría Fundación

A school program to stop the cycle of violence in Nairobi, Kenya, from Rehma Ta Allah Community Development Group

Independent court systems in India, from Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA)

Chapter 7: Protecting Women's Health with Family Planning

Women’s group changes men’s opinions in Nepal, from Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS)

Family planning and indigenous culture and traditions in Ecuador, Jambi Huasi (House of Health), GlobeMed at Loyola University,
Email: [email protected]

Working with community leaders supports family planning in Ghana, West Africa, The Navrongo Community-based Health Planning and Service.
Email: Fred Binka: [email protected], James Phillips: [email protected]

Chapter 8: Healthy Pregnancies and Safe Births

Men learn about birth and danger signs in Afghanistan, from Birth Life Saving Skills (BLiSS)

Chapter 9: Preventing Deaths from Unsafe Abortion

Maternal deaths and the struggle for safe abortion in Nepal, and The long struggle for legal and safe abortion in Nepal, from Rural Health Education Services Trust (RHEST)

Helping women who need abortions in Mexico, from MARIA Fund for Social Justice,
Email: [email protected]

Chapter 10: Building a Women's Health Movement

Women mobilize to meet their health needs in India, from Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)
Email: [email protected]

Kurd Men for Equality, from Kurd Men For Equality

Social media to create safe zones for women in Egypt, from HarrassMap

Disability activists design a more accessible city, from Freedom of Movement Society

People’s Health Tribunals improve health services in India, from Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA)

Appendix A: Advocate for Women's Rights Using International Law

Protecting Women and Children's Rights in Nepal, from Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD)