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Participatory action research: a guide to becoming a researcher for social change  
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Provides an accessible tool for community organizations to plan, conduct, and communicatio their own participatory action research. Written from a feminist perspective, but is aimed at all social justice organizations. Offers the basics about putting together a participatory action research project and how to implement the final recommendations.

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Published: 2002
Advocacy: building skills for NGO leaders  
http://www.cedpa.org/content/publication/detail/666

A three-day, six-session curriculum designed as a companion piece to "Cairo, Beijing and Beyond: A Handbook on Advocacy for Women Leaders", this manual uses participatory methodologies and is based on CEDPA's experience in building the skills of non-governmental organization (NGO) leaders to advocate for change in the reproductive health arena. While the background information and role play scenarios deal directly with reproductive health issues, a trainer can adapt the sessions for other contexts.

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Published: 1999
Building bridges: women living with disabilities speak out
Discusses important issues facing women with disabilities in an effort to raise awareness and provides suggestions to bring about positive change to enhance the quality of life for all people living with disabilities.
Published: 1999
Writing for change: an interactive guide to effective writing, writing for science and writing for advocacy  
http://web.idrc.ca/IMAGES/books/WFC_English/WFC_English/
Provides an interactive CD-ROM and users' guide, designed pirmarily for people working in the non-profit sector. Demonstrates how to produce reports, memos, e-mails or letters, as well as scientific papers and documents to help campaign or persuade. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Womenlead in the fight against AIDS  
http://www.cedpa.org/content/publication/detail/871
Presents the profiles of twelve women who are on the front lines in the fight against AIDS. Looks at how the pandemic affects the lives of women and their families, and the way forward. (See Details)
Published: 2006
2000 Good Reasons to March
2000 Good Reasons to March is based on comments gathered during the International Preparatory Meetin of the World March of Women in the Year 2000. During this meeting, held in Montreal, activists and representatives of organizations from the four corners of the earth, present their concerns on issues relating to poverty and violence against women. From India to Cuba, France to Hong Kong, Algeria to Morocco, Rwanda to Croatia, women from all over the world share their views on globalization, redistribution of wealth, recognition of rights and what steps should be taken to ensure a better quality of life for women.
Published: 1998
Why gender and women’s health?  
http://www.who.int/gender/genderandwomen/en/
Describes why the WHO department devoted to gender and health also has a special role as an advocate for women’s health. (See Details)
Published: 2004
kickaction: girls and young women acting for social change  
http://www.kickaction.ca/
Presents a web site for girls and young women who are acting for positive change in their lives, families, communities and governments. (See Details)
Published: 2006-
Health Canada policy toolkit for public involvement in decision making
Provides a policy framework and practical guidelines for public involvement in developing policy, delivering programs and improving Canada's health system.
Published: 2000
The Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action
Provides the complete text of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action as well as the statement of United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, read at the conclusion of the Fourth World Conference on Women. It calls for the integration of gender perspectives in all policies and programmes and focuses on concrete measures to address the critical areas of concern worldwide.
Published: 1995