Women and poverty

Women and poverty

Women's poverty and the recession

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English
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Online
Author: 
Monica Townson
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Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines Canada's high rates of women's poverty and critiques federal government policies that have helped contribute to it. Reveals that almost one-quarter (24%) of Canadian women are raising children on their own and 14% of single older women are poor.

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Visit their website to download a copy of the report and factsheet or to order a copy of the report.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-1-897569-72-6
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references. Printed copies of the report can be purchased from the CCPA for: $10.

Women Thrive Worldwide fundraising guide for women’s community-based organizations

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English
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Online
Author: 
Ann Corbett
Anisa Ali
Catherine Lockman
Publisher: 
Women Thrive Worldwide
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Washington DC

A guide for women’s community-based organizations to help them navigate the complex world of international assistance and fundraising. Outlines the basic concepts of professional fundraising,  and provides both practical advice based on years of experience in professional fundraising in the United States and detailed instructions on how to write grant proposals, budgets and reports, using principles and methods that are applicable globally and can be tailored to local environments.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Women Thrive Worldwide

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Groups Served: 
All women
Low income women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

Formerly the Women's Edge Coalition, Women Thrive Worldwide is a non-profit organization that shapes U.S. policy to help women in developing countries lift themselves out of povertyFounded in 1998, Women Thrive develops, shapes, and advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty. They focus on making U.S. international assistance and trade programs prioritize women, and bring together a diverse coalition of over 50 organizations and 40,000 individuals united in the belief that empowering women is not only right, it’s also the key to ending global poverty.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
202.884.8396
Email Address: 
thrive@womenthrive.org
Fax Number: 
202.884.8366
Street Address: 
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Addt'l Street Address: 
Suite 600
City: 
Washington, D.C.
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20009
Country: 
USA

A practical guide to PhotoVoice: sharing pictures, telling stories and changing communities

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Beverly Palibroda
Brigette Krieg
Lisa Murdock
Joanne Havelock
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A step by step guide on how to bring together small groups of women to capture their stories foster discussion of their community's issues such as women's poverty, food security and health.

In a PhotoVoice project, after training from a professional photographer, women use a disposable camera to take pictures that represent their experiences of living in poverty, and the policies and programs they would like to change or keep. The women then meet to share their pictures and talk about what the photos mean to them. Their powerful images can be showcased in public showings, to broaden awareness of the realities of living in poverty and stimulate action for just social and economic policies to improve women's lives.

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Visit their website to order a copy. Also available online.
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Order using for $12 the online form or phone (204) 982-6630. Includes bibliographical references.

Prosperity for the majority: toward economic security for women

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English
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Online
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YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2010

Pre-Budget Submission to the House Standing Committee on Finance calling for a National Housing Strategy with a gender lens, funding for women’s housing in Northern Canada, funding for programs serving homeless women, coordinated policies for violence against women, and increased federal transfer payments for legal aid.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Poverty and aging

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English
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Online
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Ontario Women's Health Council

A Gender and Health Collaborative Curriculum training module for health professionals that looks at the issues facing older people in poverty in Canada, as seen through a gender lens.

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Available online.

Integrating poverty and gender into health programmes: a sourcebook for health professionals (module on ageing)

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
World Health Organization, Western Pacific Region
Publication Date: 
2006

Intended for health professionals, this sourcebook also serves as a good primer for others seeking to understand the complex links between poverty, gender and aging.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9290612339
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66 pages Price: 10.00 US$ Price for developing countries: 7.00 US$

PhotoVoice: freedom from poverty - a Photovoice project

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Presents a Photovoice display by 12 Regina women from diverse backgrounds and social locations. Represents their experiences of living in Regina, and the barriers and the supports found in their communities.

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Available online.

Outside looking in: Prince Albert Youth Photovoice project

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Presents a Photovoice project display by low-income youth in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Represents their experiences of living in poverty, and the barriers and the supports found in their communities.

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Available online.

“Recipes for hunger: Saskatchewan women speak about food insecurity”, a webinar for organizations across Canada

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
February 2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Explores in a webinar format how policies & initiatives aimed to address food security (right to food) influence women’s health in urban, rural and remote locations in Saskatchewan. Reports on research by Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence researcher Yvonne Hanson, entitled “Gender Lens on Food Insecurity: Comparative Case Studies on Women’s Health in Urban, Rural and Remote Locations in Saskatchewan”. (54 minutes)

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Available online.
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