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Children's Rights Groups

Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws that protect children from arbitrary treatment, abuse, neglect, exploitation and other forms of maltreatment; and which promote social measures that are designed to enhance the well-being of children.

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Constitutional/Civil Rights Groups

Organizations that work to protect the rights of people guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and which promote the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that extend individual rights or more effectively protect them. In Canada, these rights include the defined fundamental freedoms of conscience and religion; freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of association together with specific rights relating to democracy, mobility, equality, official languages, minority language education and legal rights.

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Death With Dignity Advocacy Groups

Organizations that promote death with dignity laws which support the right of terminally ill people to end their lives in a planned manner either by active means e.g., physician-assisted dying or by the removal of life support per a signed medical directive.

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Disability Rights Groups

Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws or other social measures that protect the rights of people who have physical, mental, developmental or learning disabilities and maximize their ability to enjoy the same opportunities, resources and privileges as the mainstream population.

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Ethnocultural Advocacy Groups

Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of one or more specific ethnocultural groups.

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Immigrant Rights Groups

Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures which protect the rights and interests of individuals who have newly arrived in the country or which govern the process by which individuals and families are granted permission to immigrate.

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LGBTQ Advocacy Groups

Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning or are in the process of coming out.

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Mental Health Associations

Organizations whose members are mental health service providers, consumers, parents and advocates who have affiliated for the purpose of improving mental health services, preventing mental illness, promoting social conditions which enhance the potential for good mental health and advocating for an environment of awareness and tolerance. Many mental health associations provide information about and referral to local mental health resources, public education regarding mental illness, advocacy, and technical assistance and training on issues affecting their members.

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Reproductive Rights Groups

Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures which preserve a woman's right to reproductive health care including contraception, sterilization and the choice to terminate her pregnancy. Reproductive rights groups may also urge action on other issues such as assuring availability of sex education to young people, preventing violence at abortion clinics and protecting women seeking an abortion from harassment.

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Right to Life Groups

Organizations that support the passage of legislation which assigns legal rights to unborn human beings and seeks to criminalize the termination of unwanted pregnancies. Some groups also support measures which seek to prevent capital punishment, euthanasia, assisted suicide and other similar life and death interventions.

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Senior Advocacy Groups

Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of older adults.

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Victim's Rights Groups

Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of crime victims.

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Women's Advocacy Groups

Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of women.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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