Women and poverty

Women and poverty

Women & the economy

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English
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Online
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UNPAC Manitoba
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Forms an interactive website that discusses many topics regarding women's economic inequality. Includes sections on women and globalization, economics 101, women's economic contributions, economic alternatives, women's differenct experiences, and women's personal stories.

Sexual violence and dislocation as social risk factors involved in the acquisition of HIV among women in Manitoba

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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: 
Iris McKeown
Sharon Reid
Shelley Turner
Pam Orr
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines past experiences of violence or threat of violence in the home and community of HIV+ women, as well as the economic circumstances that contribute to the acquisition of HIV.

ISBN/ISSN: 
PWHCE AIDS.M35 2002
Project #25
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Includes bibliographical references.

International Center for Research on Women

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
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Research
Advocacy

Forms an organization that works to improve the lives of women in poverty,advance women's equality and human rights, and contribute to the broader economic and social well-being.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
202-797-0007
Email Address: 
info@icrw.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
202-797-0020
Street Address: 
302-1717 Massachusetts Ave NW
City: 
Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036

Canada's failure to act: women's inequality deepens

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English
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Online
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Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses Canada’s compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Details that the Government of Canada's cut to social programs have exacerbated women's poverty and further decreased their quality of life. Recommends that the government take action on a whole series of issues, ranging from maternity benefits and childcare, to socially assisted housing, funding for crises centres and women's shelters and proactive measures to increase women's participation in the political process.

Women and housing in Canada: barriers to equality

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English
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Online
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Maureen Callaghan
Leilani Farha
Bruce Porter
Publisher: 
Centre for Equality Rights in Accomodation
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Discusses federal government programs and policies from the standpoint of the particular barriers facing low income women in meeting their housing needs. Situates women's homelessness within the context of women's poverty and it thus assesses not only programs and policies related to housing, but also those related to income support. Offers recommendations and presents innovative strategies through which the federal government could respond to the growing crisis of women's homelessness in Canada.

Breaking the links between poverty and violence against women: a resource guide

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English
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Jane Gurr
Louise Mailloux
Dianne Kinnon
Suzanne Doerge
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National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines what it means to be a woman living with poverty and violence. Gives examples of outreach efforts, programs for low-income women, direct services and mutual support activities geared to help women. Lists resources and contact agencies to get further information.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662244540
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Includes bibliographical references.

Rags and riches: wealth inequality in Canada

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Steve Kerstetter
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Analyzes statistical data regarding wealth distribution in Canada. Demonstrates that there exists a persistant inequality in the distribution of wealth. Stresses that lone-parent families headed by women were the poorest of all families in Canada in terms of their wealth,just as lone-parent families headed by women are among the poorest families year after year in terms of their current incomes.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0886272912

Rural women speak about the face of poverty: final report

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Colleen Purdon
Publisher: 
The Rural Women and Poverty Action Committee
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Owen Sound, ON

Presents the results of consultations held with women living in poverty in rural Ontario. Provides recommendations for further research.

Available From: 
ISBN/ISSN: 
POVR.P87 2002
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Includes bibliographical references.

Trade, gender and poverty: background paper

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Nilüfer Çagatay
Publisher: 
United Nations Development Program
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Provides a review of the theoretical and empirical literature on gender inequalities and internation trade, paying special attention to the impact of trade liberalization policies on gendered patterns of employment and work conditions. Relates this discussion to the debates on the relationship between trade and policy, between inequality and poverty, Also explores whether and how gender inequalities in earnings and employment conditions affect the international competitive position of an economy and whether competitive pressures under trade liberalization pose an obstacle to achieving gender equality in labour markets. Concludes with some recommendations on the type of trade and public policies that can help reduce gender inequalities.

ISBN/ISSN: 
GEND.C34 2001

Left in the cold: women, health and the demise of social housing policies

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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
Author: 
Darlene Rude
Kathleen Thompson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Details housing policies and their effect on women's health and their experiences with living in or have lived in sub-standard housing.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0968969224
PWHCE POVR.R83 2001
Project #35
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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