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Position of Quebec Native Women on the Canadian ratification of the American Convention on Human Rights and the Inter-American C  
http://www.faq-qnw.org/convention-americaine/position_paper_am_conv.pdf

Recommends that Canada ratifies these two conventions in order to lend its weight to the protection and promotion of the human rights of Aboriginal peoples in the Americas.

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Published: 2003
Supplement to the memoir on equality: Aboriginal women's perspectives  
http://www.faq-qnw.org/supplement_to_equality/supp_memoir_equality.pdf

Provides the Aboriginal women's perspective on gender equality.

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Published: 2004
Brief on equality: Aboriginal women's perspectives

Presents the organization’s comments on some of the "Recommended Government Policy Focuses and Areas of Intervention" outlined by the Conseil du statut de la femme (Quebec).

Published: 2004
Women  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/sites/default/files/images/4.pdf

Looks at women's mental health and addictions issues, including eating disorders, mothering, rural issues, benzodiazepines, and workplaces.

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Published: 2004
Reducing health disparities and promoting equity for vulnerable populations. Aboriginal Canada: synthesis paper

Reivews the health disparities among Aboriginal peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) in Canada, all direct and indirect results of social, economic, cultural and political inequities.

Published: 2004
Aboriginal shelters in Canada

Provides a listing of Aboriginal shelters for each province and territory.

Published: 2004
Report by the Women and Justice Tripartite Committee

Provides recommendations aimed at the training and role of police officers and of Attorney General's prosecutors working with Aboriginal women victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Published: 2003
Aboriginal domestic violence in Canada

Examines family violence and abuse in Aboriginal communities. Presents a framework for intervention that addresses root causes and identifies a set of strategies for reducing the levels of domestic violence and abuse.

Published: 2003
Federally sentenced Aboriginal women in maximum security: what happened to the promises of “creating choices”?

Examines the experiences of Aboriginal women in federal maximum security prisons in Canada by conducting indepth interviews with incarcerated Aboriginal women. Aims to make the voices of these women heard and explore and critique the policies and programs that Correctional Services Canada (CSC) has in place to help reduce the security levels of Aboriginal women. Concludes by stating that CSC responsibility and obligation to incarcerated Aboriginal women has not been fulfilled, but has been remiss in respecting their ethnic, cultural and spiritual beliefs. Although CSC policy have mandated intentions to implement programs that recognize Aboriginal culture and spiritual beliefs, discrimination and racism against FSAW have been sited extensively.

Published: 1999
Survey of federally sentenced Aboriginal women in the community  
http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/text/prgrm/fsw/nativesurvey/surveye03-eng.shtml

Summarizes interviews with federally sentenced Aboriginal women all of whom have served federal time in prison. Interviewees reflect on issues of brutality, violence, racism, and oppression. Reveals that the majority of these women have been subjected to childhood violence, sexual assault, or rape.

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Published: 1995