World Federation of Right to Die Societies

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The World Federation of Right to Die Societies is an international federation of associations that promote access to voluntary euthanasia. It holds regular international meetings on dying and death.

The World Federation, founded in 1980, consists of 45 right to die organizations from 25 countries. The Federation provides an international link for organizations working to secure or protect the rights of individuals to self-determination at the end of their lives.

Member organizations[edit]



  • Japan: Japan Society for Dying with Dignity (JSDD)


  • Belgium: Association pour le Droit de Mourir dans la Dignité (ADMD-B)
  • Belgium: R.W.S. vzw (Recht op Waardig Sterven vzw)
  • Denmark: Landsforeningen En Værdig Død
  • Europe: Right to Die Europe, RtD-E
  • Finland: EXITUS ry
  • France: Association pour le Droit de Mourir dans la Dignité (ADMD-F)
  • Germany: Dignitas (Sektion Deutschland) e.V. DIGNITATE
  • Ireland: Living Wills Trust (LWT)
  • Italy: EXIT - Italia
  • Italy: Libera Uscita
  • Luxembourg: Association pour le Droit de Mourir dans la Dignité (ADMD-L)
  • Netherlands: De Einder
  • Netherlands: NVVE, Right to Die - NL
  • Norway: Foreningen Retten til en Verdig Død
  • Scotland: Friends at the End (FATE)
  • Spain: Asociación Federal Derecho a Morir Dignamente (AFDMD)
  • Sweden: Rätten Till en Värdig Död (RTVD)
  • Switzerland: Dignitas
  • Switzerland: EXIT Association pour le Droit de Mourir dans la Dignité (Suisse Romande)
  • Switzerland: EXIT-Deutsche Schweiz
  • Switzerland: Lifecircle
  • United Kingdom: Society for Old Age Rational Suicide (SOARS)

Middle East[edit]

  • Israel: LILACH: The Israel Society for the Right to Live and Die with Dignity

North America[edit]

  • Canada: Association Québécoise pour le Droit de Mourir dans la Dignité (AQDMD)
  • Canada: Dying with Dignity
  • Canada: Farewell Foundation
  • Canada: Right to Die Society of Canada
  • United States: AUTONOMY
  • United States: Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization (ERGO)
  • United States: Final Exit Network
  • United States: Hemlock Society of Florida, Inc
  • United States: Hemlock Society of San Diego


  • Australia: Christians Supporting Choice for Voluntary Euthanasia
  • Australia: Dying with Dignity NSW
  • Australia: Dying with Dignity Queensland
  • Australia: Dying With Dignity Tasmania (Inc.)
  • Australia: Dying With Dignity Victoria
  • Australia: Northern Territory Voluntary Euthanasia Society
  • Australia: South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society
  • Australia: West Australia Voluntary Euthanasia Society
  • New Zealand: Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand

South America[edit]

  • Colombia: Fundacion Pro Derecho a Morir Dignamente (DMD Colombia)
  • Venezuela: Derecho a Morir con Dignidad (DMD Venezuela)

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