Search Resources (English): Women with disabilities

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Breaking the barriers: a study of personal safety issues for women with disabilities using public transportation
Examines the safety problems faced by women with disabilities using the various transportation systems available to persons with disabilities. Provides recommendations to redress the identified problems and concerns.
Published: 1995
Challenges of change: midlife, menopause and disability  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/afi/disability.html
Examines the barriers and challenges disabled women face as they approach midlife and menopause. Details how women with disabilities have particular information and service needs during their menopausal years. (See Details)
Published: 2003
The last sisters: health issues of women with disabilities  
http://dawn.thot.net/cgill_pub.html
Discusses particular concerns for women with disabilities, including abuse, mental health, disability policy, access, gender inequity, service barriers, invalidation of sexuality and reproductive health, medical negligence, depression and suicide. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Women with disabilities and mothering: sharing our stories, exploring our options: a symposium report
Discusses some of the issues women with disabilities face during motherhood.
Published: 1994
New Brunswick women with disabilities  
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Fact%20sheet2006%20DisabilitiesENG.doc
Provides statistical data on education, labour force participation, and income levels of women with disabilities in New Brunswick. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Disablement and feminisation of poverty   
http://dawn.thot.net/mbarile1.html
Explores the economic and social experiences of women with disabilities in Canada. Offers statistics and discusses the topics of poverty, diversity, feminism and disablement, and exclusion. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Bridging the gaps: Survey examines accessibility at women’s shelters   
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/41613

Adapted from the full report Disabled Women and Shelter Access: Early Findings of the National Accessibility and Accommodation Survey.

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Published: 2009
Dissonant disabilities: women with chronic illnesses explore their lives  
http://www.cspi.org/books/dissonant_disabilities

Delves into the key issues in the lives of women with chronic illnesses from the point of view of the women themselves. Explores how society reacts to women with chronic illness and how women living with chronic illness cope with the uncertainty of their bodies in a society that desires certainty. 

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Published: 2008
Successful aging of women with intellectual disabilities: the Toronto experience  
http://www.oadd.org/index.php?page=387

Identifies some key issues in aging for older women with intellectual disabilities from the perspectives of the women themselves.

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Published: 2003
In our own words  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_3_Fall_Winter.pdf

This article profiles nine organizations working to better women’s health.   

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Published: 1992