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Inaugural International Institute on Gender and HIV/AIDS: strengthening the connection between practice, policy and research

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Barbara Clow
Publisher: 
International Institute on Gender and HIV/AIDS
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Reports on the Inaugural International Institute on Gender and HIV/AIDS (IIGHA) held 7-11 June 2004 at the Kopanong Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Afica.

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ACEWH AIDS.C53 2005
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Review, Network Fall 2005: The Inaugural International Institute on Gender and HIV/AIDS (IIGHA) was held 7-11 June 2004 at the Kopanong Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Eighty-eight participants, including senior government decision makers, researchers, programme managers and practitioners, activists and advocates from Botswana, Canada, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland, gathered together with representatives from regional and international organizations. They met to share their experiences and expertise on the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and to build partnerships and capacity to address the role of gender in HIV prevention, treatment, care, support and impact mitigation, share expertise and experience, and enable mutual learning based on good practices and lessons learned. The goal of the Institute is to strengthen the connections between practice, policy and research in order to enhance or extend existing efforts to tackle issues of gender and HIV/AIDS through the creation of a global network of expertise on gender-based analysis and planning in HIV/AIDS. This document not only provides us with a comprehensive report of the conference, but also introduces and presents the rich history of the Institute.

Gendered cities: built and physical environments

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English
Translated Title: 
Les villes qui favorisent l’égalité entre les sexes : les milieux bâtis et les environnements physiques
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Prabha Khosla
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explores the current form and structure of urban centres. Demonstrates how a gender-sensitive built environment would integrate the economies of unpaid work in the home with paid work outside the home.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Gender mainstreaming in local governments

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English
Translated Title: 
L’intégration d’une perspective du genre au sein des gouvernements locaux
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Sonja Greckol
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Outlines key definitions, strategies, and challenges of gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting. Provides an overview of initiatives developed by Ottawa and Montreal to address gender and diversity at the municipal level.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Racialized and immigrant women in cities

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English
Translated Title: 
Les femmes racisées et les femmes immigrantes vivant dans les villes
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Kamlyn Ng-See-Quan
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Outlines who racialized and immigrant women are, some challenges racialized and immigrant women experience in cities, and government responsibilities.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women's poverty in cities

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English
Translated Title: 
La pauvreté chez les femmes en milieu urbain
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Prabha Khosla
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides a sketch of poverty with some figures and a discussion of its measurement. Discusses the discriminatory economic and social policy changes in the country that violate women’s social and economic rights.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women with disabilities in the urban environment

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English
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Women with disabilities in the urban environment
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Rafia Haniff-Cleofas
Rabia Khedr
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at the social participation of women with disabilities. Examines how issues of identity, accessibility, poverty, housing supports, transportation, and urban governance intersect with one another.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Invisible: issues in women's occupational health = Invisible : la santé des travailleuses

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Karen Messing (ed.)
Barbara Neis (ed.)
Lucie Dumais (ed.)
Publisher: 
Gynergy Books
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown, PEI

Describes hazards for working women and reveals gender biases in research on occupational health. Explore les risques pour les femmes qui travaillent et révèle des biais en recherche sur la santé des travailleuses.

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ISBN 0921881371
WORK.M47 1995
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Summer 2000: This bilingual collection of essays is meant to raise awareness of the risks in women's jobs, bring attention to the gender biases in research and attempt to explain the delays in recognition of women's occupational health problems.

Young women work: community economic development to reduce women's poverty and improve income

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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: 
Molly McCracken
Kate Dykman
Francine Parent
Ivy Lopez
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Describes barriers and opportunities for young women. Outlines community economic development approaches to preventing poverty among young women ages 15 to 24.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0973504870
PWHCE POVR.M33 2005
Project #105
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Fall 2005: Young women work -- in their homes, in our community, in schools, with other youth and in the labour force. But young women who live in poverty continue to find themselves unable to make our economy or society work for them. Struggling to stay in school, working for low wages, and lacking childcare, young women face many challenges. At risk of a future living in poverty, and possibly raising another generation to do the same, young women want to work to build a better future and community. This participatory feminist research project sought to describe the barriers and opportunities for young women in the "new" economy, and outlines Community Economic Development approaches to preventing poverty among young women ages 15 to 24. The authors found that young women are ready and willing to participate in holistic programs that respect their cultural backgrounds, and build strong futures for themselves, their families and their communities.

The women's complete wellness book

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English
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Paper
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Debra R. Judelson
Diana L. Dell
Publisher: 
St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Emphasizes ways to help women of all ages stay healthy using prevention, screening, and early detection.

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ISBN 0312254725
WOMH.A44 1998
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Includes index. --- Review, Network Spring 2001: A health reference book that emphasizes prevention and overall well-being covering a range of topics from sleep to violence for women of all ages, along with features about breast cancer and menopause. It contains important information on finding the right doctor or health practitioner, advice often missing from health guide books.

Endometriosis: the complete reference for taking charge of your health

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Mary Lou Ballweg
Endometriosis Association
Publisher: 
Contemporary Books
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides information on endometriosis and its relation to other health concerns, including certain cancers and autoimmune problems.

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ENDO.B35 2003 (CWHN Offices)
ISBN 0071412484
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Spring 2006: Endometriosis is a chronic, sometimes disabling condition that remains a challenge to the medical community. It affects approximately 10 to 15% of women of reproductive age, and there are indications that the number is increasing. As more women receive a diagnosis, more, albeit slowly, is being learned about the disease. Endometriosis is not just a pelvic, gynaecological disease anymore—it’s finally being recognized as a whole-body hormone and immune disease. Ballweg with the Endometriosis Association has provided this reference book of clear, accessible and readable information on the many facets of endometriosis to make sense of what is known, and what still remains a medical mystery.
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