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GBA Workshop - Phase 2

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The Aboriginal Women's Health and Healing Research Group has now launched a new web page on Gender Based Analysis (GBA).  The resources on this page were created from the AWHHRG September 10-11, 2007 GBA-Phase 2 Workshop.  The summary report from this workshop will be available in December 2007.

The Beauty and the Breast

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This blog looks at breast implants in the context of everything — safety, feminism, parenting, media, and the surrounding culture that has enabled the rise of extreme beauty measures. Whenever implants are mentioned in the mainstream media, the stories start on the false premise that implants are safe. Their intention is to chip away at that premise and become the go-to place to get the other side of the story whenever there’s news about implants.

Therapeutics Initiative

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This website provides physicians and pharmacists with unbiased, evidence-based information about drug therapies.  Based at the University of British Columbia, this site provides current and useful information independent of government, the pharmaceutical industry, and other vested interests. The Therapeutics Initiative shares the information in the form of  letters.

Making Us Visible: Promoting Access to Breast Health and Breast Cancer Services for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

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Making Us Visible is a ground breaking initiative, funded by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Chapter.  This project is a partnership between Sherbourne Health Centre and other community agencies eager to develop health promotion activities and support for lesbian and bisexual women in the area of breast health and breast cancer.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

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The Mental Health Commission of Canada launches its' website which will provide an initial point of contact with the Commission, and begin to inform Canadians about their mandate and activities.

Housing rights: A Canadian web site

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The goal of this website is to provide housing workers and advocates across Canada with information and tools to enable them to overcome - using a human rights framework - the barriers that keep people from accessing and retaining adequate housing.

http://www.equalityrights.org/cher/ .

Gender Based Analysis Blog

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The Gender Based Analysis Blog on the Aboriginal Women's Health and Healing Research Group (AWHHRG) website is now active. Please login and share your thoughts on: http://awhhrg.ca/blog/ .

All Blog submissions will be utilized by AWHHRG to develop an Aboriginal framework for GBA.

RH Reality Check: Information and Analysis for Reproductive Health

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RH Reality Check is an online community and publication serving individuals and organizations committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights.

RH Reality Check is guided by the issues and recommendations identified in the Program of Action agreed on at the International Conference on Population and Development at Cairo in 1994. Protection is our watchword-we are contributing to the global effort to empower people with the information, services and leadership they need to safeguard their sexual and reproductive health and rights and to guard against false attacks and misinformation. RH Reality Check exists as a resource for evidence-based information, provocative commentary, and interactive dialogue.

http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/about-us .

MommyBlogsToronto joins the BlogHers Act initiative by launching BlogHers Act Canada, a one-year blogging activism initiative

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MommyBlogsToronto (http://mommyblogstoronto.com ), the better than a playdate destination for Canadian parents, has joined forces with BlogHer (http://blogher.org ), the Webs number one guide to women bloggers, to promote blogger action on political and social issues.

BlogHer recently announced a new global activism initiative called BlogHers Act ( http://blogher.org/node/20421 ). This initiative will harness the energies, ingenuity and influence of women who blog to execute on a 12-month plan of action focused on a single global issue.

MommyBlogsToronto is proud to announce plans to work in parallel with this initiative, leading a uniquely local charge to encourage Canadian bloggers and blog readers to take action on an issue of concern to Canadian women. They are currently seeking input from readers to identify this issue and will announce the chosen direction at BlogHer Conference 07, taking place in Chicago on July 27-29.

To learn more and join in the inspiring discussion visit MommyBlogsToronto at http://mommyblogstoronto.typepad.com/mommy_blogs_toronto/2007/07/we-talk-a-lot-a.html and BlogHer at http://blogher.org/node/21784 .

Resources on Youth Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS

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The Interagency Youth Working Group (IYWG) announces the launch of a new Web site, "Resources on Youth Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS" - www.youthwg.org .

This unique global resource provides materials designed for those working with youth in developing countries. The site features:

guidance on key program areas and best practices

publications grouped by organizations with major youth resources

an easily searchable database of more than 900 recent resources

research tools

training materials

Web sites for youth. and more

The site includes information on the IYWG, a network of nongovernmental agencies, donors, and cooperating agencies supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve reproductive health and prevent HIV/AIDS among young people ages 10 to 24. Details, including slide presentations, of the first IYWG meeting in May 2007, are available: http://www.infoforhealth.org/youthwg/iywg/7may07.shtml

The site is hosted by the INFO Project, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, with content managed by Family Health International. More than 15 organizations collaborated to create the site. If you would like information on how to contribute, or if you have questions about the IYWG, please e-mail youthwg@fhi.org.

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