Search Resources (English): Legal issues, Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)

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Women's poverty, women's health: the role of access to justice  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/womens-poverty-toc.pdf

Addresses the role of access to justice in responding to women's increased poverty and reduced health resulting from government restructuring. Considers the interrelationship of social assistance and justice, examining selected services accessed by poor women, the changes effected as part of government restructuring in recent years, their impact on women's health, and the potential in legal responses.

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Published: 2001
The legal system and its impact on women's health: a largely uninvestigated terrain  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/havkivsky-legal.pdf
Considers the potential and limitations of the legal system in women's struggle for social justice. The argument put forward in the paper is that though rarely taken into account when examining women's health, the legal system is a key determinant of women's health. (See Details)
Published: 1999