Sites and Mailing Lists

The Global Women's Memorial Website

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The Global Women's Memorial website project is dedicated to fostering resistance to violence against women. The Global Women's Memorial is a web portal and template project that will link together all the memorials to women murdered and missing across Canada, offering a central site where memorial activists can connect, collaborate and change the way our society thinks about violence. Based on the principle of "direct democracy," the project will provide a website template for memorial-activists to create their own websites. The template will provide a public forum that will allow memorial makers to share their stories, strategies and visions.

New Women's Health and the Environment Website

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At the April 20th Pittsburgh commemoration of Rachel Carson's 100th birthday, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment's (CHE), Women's Health and the Environment working group and the broader Women's Health and the Environment Initiative launched a new website. The new website contains information about the science linking women's health and the environment and ideas for individual, community, state and national-level advocacy aimed at reducing everybody's exposures to contaminants. There is also a toolkit that anyone can download and share for free.

World Health Organization: The Department of Gender, Women and Health

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The World Health Organization's Department of Gender, Women and Health (GWH) brings attention to the ways in which biological and social differences between women and men affect health and the steps needed to achieve health equity. The main focus of GWH is to promote the inclusion of gender perspectives in the work of the WHO by collaborating with other departments and, regional and country offices. It aims to increase knowledge of gender issues by conducting research, training and advocacy on how socio-cultural factors and discrimination affect health.

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Excerpt from Editorial of first issue:

"Open Medicine is a new general medical journal. It will be paperless and available without charge or any other barrier to access online. We will publish peer-reviewed science and analysis as well as clinical articles. We will provide a forum for informed and inclusive debates on medicine and its application. Open Medicine will be independent of any commercial publisher or association ownership - it will be "owned" by all who read and contribute to it - and will take no advertisements from companies selling pharmaceuticals or medical devices. We will rely on voluntarism, donations and ethical advertising. Any revenue will be used to improve our ability to meet the needs of our readers and contributors.

This first edition of Open Medicine offers carefully reviewed and edited articles for discovery and discussion. In the future, it is our intention to make the journal not only open, but also collaborative. As an example, the editors considered the merits of publishing peer reviews along with accepted papers, and began reviewing the published evidence on the effectiveness of open peer review. Before reaching consensus, we realized that this is a discussion our readers and contributors should actively participate in. As we developed Open Medicine, we made extensive use of a wiki site and quickly realized how well it captured our combined efforts. We will continue to experiment with its use as an editing tool, and are discussing ways to add a wiki to our public site."


ANEB Quebec

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ANEB Québec is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist people suffering directly or indirectly from an eating disorder.

Crossing Borders

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New blog "Crossing Borders" is hosted by The Canadian Creative Arts in Health, Training and Education Journal (CCAHTE). "Crossing Borders" is a work in progress and will be a gathering across professional borders discussing and reflecting on articles in the CCAHTE Journal, a journal for professionals across disciplines including arts informed research related to qualitative methods, as well as stories about the creative arts in action and practice, new projects and programs underway, use of the creative arts in health, training, education, social change and activism. Book reviews, resources, news, articles and related programs/training will also be featured.

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