Sites and Mailing Lists

New Website! The Women's Court of Canada

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The Women’s Court of Canada is an innovative project bringing together academics, activists, and litigators in order literally to rewrite the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms equality jurisprudence. Taking inspiration from Oscar Wilde, who once said “the only duty we owe to history is to rewrite it”, the Women’s Court operates as a virtual court, and ‘reconsiders’ leading equality decisions. The Women’s Court renders alternative decisions as a means of articulating fresh conceptions of substantive equality.

Looking for new bloggers. koshan@ucalgary.ca ;megan.evansmaxwell@utoronto.ca.


4000 years for choice

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"4000 years for choice" is a new arts activism project developed by University of Illinois student, Heather Ault. It's a project to send, weekly, an educational, encouraging, beautifully designed pro-choice postcard to the 165 reproductive health clinics targeted by the Right wing for harassment during their current offensive campaign.  

4000 Years for Choice develops visual narratives about the practices of contraception and abortion from around the world for the past 4000 years. The project hopes to celebrate, inspire, and empower women and men in their reproductive lives!

Check out the website to see the postcard designs (you can buy poster-sized versions to support the project), the clinics receiving the cards, and a timeline of 4000 years of information about technologies of contraception and abortion.


UNIFEM Ending Violence against Women and Girls Virtual Knowledge Centre

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To assist countries and practitioners, UNIFEM is launching a global virtual knowledge centre on how to address violence against women and girls.

This is a one-stop centre to support practitioners around the world in effective design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes that aim to end violence against women and girls. The web-based site brings together lessons learned to date and recommended practices gleaned from initiatives large and small, whether originating from the women's movement, civil society organizations, governments, the UN System or other actors. While capturing the leading experiences from all regions of the world, its primary intended audience is in developing countries and other resource-poor settings.

Available in English, Spanish and French at this website

New website: Antigone Connect

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Antigone Connect is an online site working to engage women's organizations and feminists across the country to work collaboratively for women's rights and equality in Canada and around the world.

We are hoping to create a powerful online network that will be able to help lead the Canadian women's movement forward in the coming years. As we approach Canada's 150th Anniversary, we are all aware that there is a great deal more to be done in Canada to ensure women's equality. More women in politics and managerial positions, accessible child care, changes to the Indian Act, equal pay, and equal pensions are just a few of the things that the Royal Commission on the Status of Women identified as necessary for equality nearly fifty years ago. They have still not been fully realized and this is going to take cooperation and coordination to accomplish.

Visit the site here: http://antigoneconnect.ning.com/

New site marks Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) centenary

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CPHA, a voluntary, non-governmental organization, was formed 100 years ago by a small group of doctors who were concerned about the state of public health in Canada. CPHA was constituted through an Act of Parliament and held its first annual conference at McGill University in December 1911, attended by the Governor General, the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Quebec.

Visit the site.

My Pink Button - blog response

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A few days ago Amy Allina brought this new product line, "My pink Button" to our awareness with a listserv post titled "[NEWVIEW] "Restore" your sexual confidence. Dye your vagina pink." thanks, Amy.!

Now the indefatigable Betty Dodson has written a sarcastic yet informative response to the pink button product line, do have a look:

http://dodsonandross.com/blogs/christina-cicchelli/2010/01/move-over-labiaplasty-now-theres-pink-button

Leonore Tiefer, PhD

ltiefer@mindspring.com

212-533-2774

We have a new name! Womennet has changed its name to WomenCan

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Please update your links and bookmarks to our new address: www.womencan.ca.

And please also update your listing on WomenCan.ca!

Listings in the Directory of Canadian Women's Resources are free, and there are now more than four thousand entries available to help Canadian women. To be listed, or to make a change in your listing, e-mail: info@womencan.ca. Please include any information you would like in the listing, such as a short description of the services you offer, location, or telephone number.

The WomenCan website has a new look as well as a new name! There is also a new Newsletter Archives section, where you can view old newsletters and refer a friend to subscribe to the newsletter.

We have a Links Section with thousands of links to Canadian as well as international women’s sites. We also frequently update our Bulletin Boards, on which we can post upcoming events, calls for volunteers, job postings, conferences and more. Our Community News Section contains news from each province, and our Resource Section contains many books, brochures, studies and other publications organized by topic. Send us any information you would like to have listed at:  info@womencan.ca!

Remember Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) virtual community

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We welcome those of you who are interested to participate in the Remember Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE) virtual community. ROSE is dedicated to supporting and mentoring the development of women*s memorial making and the prevention of violence against women. The ROSE website was created to contribute to feminist efforts to counter the denial of violence against women that is so prevalent in
societies here and around the world. We envision that the website will provide a participatory, multi-dimensional forum for exchange and support among women and men in Canada and around the world who are working to stop violence against women.

To join ROSE, please go to the website and click *Sign Up* (upper right, below the banner) and follow the directions from there.

New knowledge exchange network for agencies across Canada that serve women with substance use issues

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If you are interested in networking with other researchers, professionals and agencies in the addictions field, and would like to receive practice-related, clinically relevant information on serving women with substance use issues, then we would like to introduce you and your agency to Connections! Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Connections is a new knowledge exchange network for agencies across Canada that serve women with substance use issues. We believe that women with substance use issues will receive better services if researchers and service providers work together to share information, network, and collaborate.

Please visit our website for more information.

The Canadian Best Practices Portal for Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention

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The primary goals of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian Best Practices Portal are to:
- Develop and disseminate best practices information for chronic disease prevention and control interventions

- Provide decision makers with a comprehensive and standardized resource about best practices for chronic disease prevention and control

- Create awareness of the overall Canadian Best Practices System through communication and marketing activities targeted to key audience:

Visit the Canadian Best Practices Portal.

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