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Young women's guide: challenge the assumptions!

Provides a practical tool to help educators begin to make a gender, race and class analysis central to the existing curriculum, pedagogy and the learning environment. Content is designed on a cross-disciplinary basis in order to be relevant and applicable in a variety of subject areas - social sciences, family studies, science, language arts and women's studies. The collection of young women's voices reflects how assumptions held by the dominant culture restrict young women's lives: assumptions about race, woman's place, sexuality, relationships, physical ability, equality and others. (See Details)

Published: 1998
Women and employment: removing fiscal barriers to women's labour force participation
Analyzes how Canadian fiscal policy reinforces barriers women face when they try to gain equal access to full-time work with equal pay. Examines proposals that would remove or reduce these barriers. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Engendering social policy
Explores a diversity of theoretical and methodological perspectives engaging with issues that have vexed feminist analysts and activists over more than two decades, such as: how social policy constructs gendered relations, the difference/equality debate, representations and discourses of gender in social policy, the tensions and issues associated with restructuring domestic relations, and feminist alternatives to mainstream social policy solutions. Adopts a comparative and international perspective taking on board the importance of global changes as well as illustrating its argument with practices and research from a number of countries.
Published: 1999
Organizing against violence: an anti-racist & anti-sexist perspective
Summarizes responses to the massacre of two families in Vernon, B.C., including the formation and action strategies of the Coalition of South Asian Women Against Violence. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Women and mental health in New Brunswick: dealing with the consequences of sexism
Gives information on women and mental health in New Brunswick and provides recommendations to the health care system to examine how discrimination affects women's mental health.
Published: 1992
A recognition of being: reconstructing native womanhood
Describes how Native women are reclaiming their cultural traditions and creating positive and powerful images of themselves true to their heritage.
Published: 2000
Privatization, law, and the challenge to feminism
Examines the role of law in privatization projects across policy areas ranging from fiscal and labour policy through family, welfare, and immigration law.
Published: 2002
Challenge the assumptions
Looks at how assumptions about race, a woman's place, sexuality, relationships, physical ability, equality and others, held by the dominant culture, restrict young women's lives.
Published: 1998
Women and the health care industry: an unhealthy relationship?
Provides a critical look at the kind of health care provided for women by mainstream medicine. Argues that the current system is primarily designed to meet the needs of health care providers-especially the drug companies.
Published: 1995
Making family child care work: strategies for improving the working conditions of family childcare providers
Examines licensed providers of child daycare services who work from their homes in three provinces, and provides a legal analysis of their entitlement to benefits such as employment insurance and pension and labour law protection. (See Details)
Published: 2005