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Losing ground: the effects of government cutbacks on women in British Columbia, 2001-2005

Focuses on the impact that government legislation and policy decisions are having on women in British Colubia. PDF required to read.

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Published: 2005
Women's human rights resources

A website put up by the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. It contains sections such as: Documents- containing conventions, reports, bibliographies and articles of governmental and non-governmental organizations relating to human rights; Bibliography- women's rights documents with some annotations; and Links to other websites dealing with women's human rights.

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Published: 1999
Women's equality and the fiscal imbalance
Discusses how increased federal transfers to the provinces and territories represent a real opportunity for Canada to better comply with its human rights obligations to women, but only if governments agree to develop common standards and designate monies for programs and services on which women heavily rely. It also de-mystifies some of the terms of the current debate and articulates what is at stake for women. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Canada and the optional protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): an o
Provides some basic information on Canada's commitment to gender equality, domestic human rights legislation, CEDAW and its Optional Protocol, as well as other UN human rights mechanisms. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Women's human rights: unfinished business
Presents a broad perspective on women's human rights with an emphasis on sexual and reproductive rights.
Published: 2003
Women and HIV/AIDS: confronting the crisis
Discusses women's particular vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS. Provides an anlysis of the situation and practical responses to address the triple threat of gender inequality, poverty and HIV/AIDS. (See Details)
Published: 2004
50 ways to improve women's lives: the essential women's guide for achieving equality, health, and success
Addresses topics that affect women on a personal and political level, and provides readers with ways to move beyond arguments and turn inspiration into action.
Published: 2005
Womenlead in the fight against AIDS
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
In her own words: violations of women's human rights and HIV
Presents the transcript of a tribunal at the XVI International AIDS Conference that looked at women's disproportionate vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Empowering young women to lead change
Provides a manual with activities to motivate and enable young women to believe in their abilities to catalyze change and to mobilize others to do the same. (See Details)
Published: 2006