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Body Image and eating disorders


Womens Health.govWomen's Health.gov

The National Women's Health Information Center is a service of the Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OWH works to improve the health and well-being of women and girls in the United States through its innovative programs, educating health professionals, and
motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information.

National Eating Disorders AssociationNEDA

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues. NEDA is dedicated to expanding public understanding and prevention of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected along with support for their families through education, advocacy and research.

 

Body Image HealthBody Image Health

This website provides information and tools for parents, teachers, and others who wish to prevent body image, eating, fitness and weight problems before they start.

 

Love Your Body DayLove Your Body Day

In response to unhealthy and exploitive images of women in the media, NOW Foundation established the Love Your Body Campaign to promote positive, healthy images of women and girls, protest harmful and offensive advertisements, and raise awareness about women's health issues.

 

National Institute of Mental HealthNational Institute of Mental Health

The NIMH is the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders. Their mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.

 

 

Global Women's Issues


Women for Women InternationalWomen for Women International

Women for Women International mobilizes women to change their lives by bringing a holistic approach to addressing the unique needs of women in conflictand post-conflict environments. We begin by working with women who may have lost everything in conflict and often have nowhere else to turn. Participation in our one-year program launches women on a journey from victim to survivor to active citizen. We identify services to support graduates of the program as they continue to strive for greater social, economic and political participation in their communities.

 

Pathfinder InternationalPathfinder International

Pathfinder International believes that reproductive health is a basic human right. When parents can choose the timing of pregnancies and the size of their families, women's lives are improved and children grow up healthier. PathfinderInternational provides women, men, and adolescents throughout the developing world with access to quality family planning and reproductive health information and services. Pathfinder works to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, to provide care to women suffering from the complications of unsafe abortion, and to advocate for sound reproductive health policies in the U.S. and abroad.

 

MADREMADRE

Madre is an international women's human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women's organizations worldwide to addressissues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education, and other human rights. MADRE provides resources, training, and support to enable our sister organizations to meet concrete needs in their communities while working to shift the balance of power to promote long-term development and social justice.

 

Global Fund for Women The Global Fund for Women is an international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice. We advocate for and defend women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups around the world.

 


Global Grassroots Global Grassroots is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which invests in socialentrepreneurship to advance women's wellbeing in poor countries. Our Mission is to unite, empower and support relief of poor, distressed and underprivileged women worldwide.

 

 

 LGBT ISSUES

 

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)GLAD

Founded in 1978, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is New England's leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.  Providing litigation, advocacy, and educational work in all areas of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights and the rights of people living with HIV, GLAD has a full-time legal staff and a network of cooperating attorneys across New England.

 

Love Makes a Family of Connecticut Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family (LMF) is a statewide non-profit advocacy organization working for equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in Connecticut. We carry out our mission through community education, grassroots organizing and legislative advocacy and lobbying.

 

National Gay and Lesbian Task ForceThe mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and by building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement's premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.

 

Men's Issues

Men Can Stop RapeMen Can Stop Rape

Men Can Stop Rape mobilizes male youth to prevent men's violence against women. We build young men's capacity to challenge harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, to value alternative visions of male strength, and to embrace their vital role as allies with women and girls in fostering healthy relationships and gender equity.

Dads and DaughtersDads and Daughters

Dads and Daughters believes that all families benefit when active, engaged father-daughter relationships help girls grow--and when dads, daughters and others help overcome obstacles for girls and women. We are the world's only organization maximizing the power and potential of father-daughter relationships. We support fathers and stepfathers (no matter where they are) with tools to make a better life for every girl.

 

Men Stopping ViolenceMen Stopping Violence

 Men Stopping Violence works locally and nationally to dismantle belief systems, social structures, and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men themselves. We look to the violence against women's movement to keep the reality of the problem and the vision of the solution before us. We believe that all forms of oppression are interconnected. Social justice work in the areas of race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation are all critical to ending violence against women.

 

NOMASNational Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)

NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist, dedicated to enhancing men's lives, and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion, and physical abilities. NOMAS affirms that working to make this nation's ideals of equality substantive is the finest expression of what it means to be men.

 National Center for Fathering National Center for Fathering

The mission of the National Center for Fathering is to improve the well-being ofchildren by inspiring and equipping men to be more effectively involved in the lives of children. In response to a dramatic trend towards fatherlessness in America, the Center was founded in 1990 by Dr. Ken Canfield to conduct research on fathers and fathering, and to develop practical resources to prepare dads for nearly every fathering situation.

 

Pay Equity

National Organization for Women* National Organization for Women

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


National Committee on Pay Equity* National Committee on Pay Equity

The National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), founded in 1979, is a coalition of women's and civil rights organizations; labor unions; religious, professional, legal, and educational associations, commissions on women, state and local pay equity coalitions and individuals working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to achieve pay equity.

 

Equal Rights Advocates* Equal Rights Advocates

ERA's mission has been to protect and secure equal rights and economic opportunities for women and girls through litigation and advocacy.

 

 

Reproductive Rights

Planned Parenthood Federation of AmericaPlanned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is America's leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider.  Founded by Margaret Sanger in 1916 as America's first birth control clinic, Planned Parenthood believes that everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, that every child should be wanted and loved, and that women should be in charge of their destinies.
 
Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide provide sexual and reproductive health care, education, and information to millions of women, men, and teens in the United States each year.  Three and a half million Planned Parenthood activists and supporters also serve as advocates for sexual and reproductive rights. 

 

National Abortion FederationNational Abortion Federation

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. We believe that women should be trusted to make private medical decisions in consultation with their health care providers. NAF currently offers quality training and services to abortion providers and unbiased information and referral services to women.

 

Abortion Access ProjectThe Abortion Access Project

The Abortion Access Project is committed to access to safe abortion for all women in the U.S.  We believe that by being clearly focused on abortion within the context of our broader values we will make a significant contribution to women's health and autonomy.

 

 

STD's and AIDS

Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood is America's leading sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider.  Founded by Margaret Sanger in 1916 as America's first birth control clinic, Planned Parenthood believes that everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, that every child should be wanted and loved, and that women should be in charge of their destinies. Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide provide sexual and reproductive health care, education, and information to millions of women, men, and teens in the United States each year.  Three and a half million Planned Parenthood activists and supporters also serve as advocates for sexual and reproductive rights.

 

CDCThe Center for Disease Control'smission is "To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability."

 

The CDC National Prevention Information Network(NPIN) is the U.S. CDCPINreference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN produces, collects, catalogs, processes, stocks, and disseminates materials and information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB to organizations and people working in those disease fields in international, national, state, and local settings. All NPIN services are designed to facilitate sharing of information and resources on education and prevention services, published materials, research findings, and trends among users.

 

4woman.govWomen's Health.gov works to improve the health and well-being of women and girls in the United States through its innovative programs, educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information.

 

 

                   

 Violence Against Women

CONNSACSConnecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS)

CONNSACS is a statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs, which work to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy.

 

The Women and Families CenterWomen and Families Center

Based in Connecticut, the Women and Families Center is committed to eliminating injustice and to improving the quality of life for women and families through services that foster empowerment and independence. 

 

National Organization for Women: Violence Against WomenViolence Against Women

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

 

The National Center for Victims of CrimeThe National Center for Victims of Crime

The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. Since 1985, we have worked with more than 10,000 grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies serving millions of crime victims.

 

The National Sexual Violence Resource CenterNSVRC

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center serves as the nation's principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. It provides national leadership, consultation and technical assistance by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources.

 

Women and Politics

 

Project Vote SmartProject Vote Smart, a citizen's organization, has developed a Voter's Self-Defense System to provide you with the necessary tools to self-govern effectively: abundant, accurate, unbiased and relevant information. As a national library of factual information, Project Vote Smart covers your candidates and elected officials in five basic categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings.

Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October ofVote 411 2006, VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. This website offers information regarding absentee voting, ballot measures, candidate information, election dates and much more!

 

Center for American Women in PoliticsThe Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) is a university-based research, education and public service center. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life. Learn more about our program areas.

 

The White House Project, a national, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization The White House Project(501c3), aims to advance women's leadership in all communities and sectors, up to the U.S. presidency. By filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women, we make American institutions, businesses and government truly representative. Through multi-platform programs, The White House Project creates a culture where America's most valuable untapped resource-women-can succeed in all realms.

 

Girls in GovernmentGirls in Government is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, education and advocacy organization dedicated to encouraging girls of all ages to accept leadership roles, participate in political life, and pledge their commitment to the advancement of justice and democracy. The website offers many resources for girls, including Women Who Rule, Girls Who Rule, polls, and quizzes.

 

 Breast Cancer

The American Cancer SocietyAmerican Cancer Societyis the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

 

National Cancer InstituteThe National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

 

Breast Cancer Action carries the voices of Breast Cancer Actionpeople affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic.

 

 

National Breast Cacner FoundationThe National Breast Cancer Foundation - Since its inception, NBCF has played a vital role in helping tens of thousands of women through educational programs and free mammograms. Because of the generous donations of both individuals and corporations, we have developed strong partnerships with medical facilities, associations and corporations across the country. We are grateful for their continued efforts in reaching out to save lives every day.

 

 

Heart Health

National Coalition for Women with Heart DiseaseThe National Coalition for Women with Heart Diesease is the nation's only national patient advocacy organization serving the 8,000,000 American women living with heart disease and provides them support, information and advocacy. We aim to improve their quality of life and healthcare, to include early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.

 

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose American Heart Associationmission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."

 

4woman.gov4woman.gov works to improve the health and well-being of women and girls in the United States through its innovative programs, educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information.

 

 

Women's History

cwhf logoConnecticut Women's Hall of Fame - The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization, was inaugurated in Hartford in 1994. For the first time in 300 years of state history, the collective achievements of Connecticut women, past and present, were publicly celebrated. The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame showcases the contributions Connecticut women-well known and less famous-have made to their communities, the state and the nation.

 

National Women's History Project - National Women's History Project
With an emphasis on positive role models and the importance of women from all backgrounds, the NWHP has developed a nationwide constituency of teachers, students, parents, public employees, businesses, organizations, and individuals who understand the critical link between knowing about historical women and making a positive difference in today's world. 

 

History's WomenHistory's Women - A magazine highlighting the extraordinary achievements of women throughout history and recognizing the obstacles they have had to overcome in order to reach their goals.

 

 

The National Women's History Museum - National Women's History Museum

The National Women's History Museum (NWHM), founded in 1996, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women, and integrating this rich heritage fully into our nation's history. 

 

National Women's Hall of FameNational Women's Hall of Fame -
In 1969, a group of women and men of Seneca Falls created the National Women's Hall of Fame, believing that the contribution of American women deserved a permanent home in the small village where it all began. The Hall is home to exhibits, artifacts of historical interest, a research library and office. The National Women's Hall of Fame, a national membership organization, holds as its mission: "To honor in perpetuity these women, citizens of the United States of America whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, have been the greatest value for the development of their country."

Women and Sports

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was Feminist Majorityfounded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.

 

Women's Sports FoundationOur mission at the Women's Sports Foundation is simple: to advance the lives of girls and women through sport and physical activity. We live out our mission in many different ways.

 

Tucker CenterTucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport - The first and only one of its kind in the world, the Tucker Center is an interdisciplinary research center leading a pioneering effort to examine how sport and physical activity affect the lives of girls and women, their families, and communities.

 

 

Connecticut Organizations

Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is dedicated to CWEALFempowering women, girls and their families to achieve equal opportunities in their personal and professional lives.

 

Permanent Commission on the Status of WomenThe Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) was established by the State Legislature in 1973. Seventeen appointed volunteer Commissioners join a staff and volunteers to work to eliminate sex discrimination in Connecticut. They are to inform leaders about the nature and scope of discrimination, to serve as a liaison between government and private interest groups concerned with services for women, to promote consideration of women for governmental positions, and to work with state agencies to access programs and practices as they affect women.

 

Love Makes a Family of ConnecticutLove Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family (LMF) is a statewide non-profit advocacy organization working for equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in Connecticut. We carry out our mission through community education, grassroots organizing and legislative advocacy and lobbying.

 

CONNSACSConnecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS)

CONNSACS is a statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs, which work to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy.

 

The Women and Families CenterWomen and Families Center

Based in Connecticut, the Women and Families Center is committed to eliminating injustice and to improving the quality of life for women and families through services that foster empowerment and independence. 

 

League of Women VotersThe League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

 

The mission of Planned Parenthood of Connecticut is to protect the fundamental Planned Parenthood of Connecticutright of all individuals to manage their own fertility and sexual health, and to ensure access to the services, education and information to realize that right.

Connecticut Breast Cancer The Connecticut Breast Cancer Coalition/Foundation (CBCC/F) is a nonprofit, grassroots advocacy effort in the fight against breast cancer. CBCC/F is a coalition of individuals and organizations, breast cancer survivors and those who love them, as well as medical professionals, government officials and business leaders who are joined in their concern over the breast cancer epidemic in the state of Connecticut. We are dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer through education, legislation and advocacy. CBCC/F celebrates and honors breast cancer survivors and all those whose lives have been stolen by breast cancer.

 

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Connecticut - Our mission is clear ... To eradicate breast cancer as a life threatening disease Komen CTthrough research, education, screening and treatment. This mission is supported by hundreds of dedicated staff, volunteers, race participants and sponsors whose committment serves as our strength.

 

WOMEN VETERANS

 

Grace

 Grace After Fire serves as a peer support system designed specifically for women Veterans. Table Talk™ focuses on gender specific aspects through  structured interaction with trained facilitators and fellow peers while identifying and addressing barriers women Veterans face on the path to positive change. The program provides educational materials and activities that promote self-knowledge, self-understanding, self-development and self-renewal for the woman Veteran.

Real Warriors The Real Warriors Campaign is a multimedia public awareness campaign designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with Real Warriorsinvisible wounds. Launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) in 2009, the campaign is an integral part of the Defense Department’s overall effort to encourage warriors and families to seek appropriate care and support for psychological health concerns.

 

OTHERs

Feminist.com is an eleven-year-old activist community and portal of resources and information that supports women's equality, justice, wellness and safety. The Feminist.comFeminist.com web site was founded to initiate and facilitate grassroots mobilization, networking and communication around important political, health and educational issues related to women. Our web site is dedicated to promoting and sustaining women's well-being through the principles embodied in our motto: "Awareness, Education, Activism and Empowerment".

 

Safety on CampusSecurity On Campus, Inc. is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization whose mission is to prevent violence, substance abuse and other crimes in college and university campus communities across the United States, and to compassionately assist the victims of these crimes.

 

For more than 125 years, the American Association of University Women has beenAAUW one of the nation's leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls. AAUW is composed of three corporations: the Association and the AAUW Educational Foundation, and a supporting affiliate of the Association, the AAUW Leadership and Training Institute.

 

Women's International CenterThe mission of Women's International Center: To Acknowledge, Honor and Encourage Women. To celebrate women and their positive, enduring contributions to humanity through the Living Legacy Awards. Since 1984, WIC has brought the world together to praise and honor women at the annual gala event held in San Diego, California. To inform and educate through WIC's force on the pervasive outreach of the Internet.

 

The Celebration of Women Writers recognizes the contributions of women writersCelebration of Women Writers throughout history. Women have written almost every imaginable type of work: novels, poems, letters, biographies, travel books, religious commentaries, histories, economic and scientific works. Our goal is to promote awareness of the breadth and variety of women's writing.


Department of JusticeThe mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is to provide federal leadership to reduce violence against women, and to administer justice for and strengthen services to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This is accomplished by developing and supporting the capacity of state, local, tribal, and non-profit entities involved in responding to violence against women.

 

Anti-Defamation League - The immediate object of the League is to stop, by Anti-Defamation Leagueappeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.

 

Sport in SocietyThe Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University is the world's leading social justice organization that uses sport to create social change.The flagship organization located in the heart of Boston, Mass. was founded in 1984 by Dr. Richard Lapchick and touts a branch in Baltimore, Md. Through research, education, and advocacy the center works locally, nationally, and internationally to promote physical activity, health, violence prevention, and diversity among young people, adults, and college and professional athletes.

 

Real Warriors