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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
Tips for social workers, counselors, health workers, teachers, clergy, and others helping victims of rape, domestic violence and  
http://www.justicewomen.com/help_tips_10_02.html
Describes how social workers and other people advocating for and supporting victims of rape, child abuse, and domestic assault can assist their clients. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Resources for research and action: a policy handbook: strategies for effecting change in public policy
Presents a 'how-to' working document for leaders interested in developing provincial and/or municipal policies on women and girls in sport and physical activity. Dddresses advocacy and lobbying as well as policy writing, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation with special reference to the major issues facing females in sport and physical activity. Also includes case studies.
Published: 1991