Advocacy

Advocacy

Cancer: 101 solutions to a preventable epidemic

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
By Liz Armstrong
Guy Dauncey
Anne Wordsworth
Publisher: 
New Society Publishers
Publication Date: 
2007

A book that offers cancer prevention solutions for everyone from individuals to big business to labour to government. Contains practical tools for parents, youth and NGOs.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Hormone disrupters and women’s health: reasons for concern

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Publication Date: 
2008

Informative and accessible brochure on the topic of endocrine disruption and women’s health. (Scroll down the webpage given to download the downloadable brochure.)

Order Information: 
Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.

State of the evidence: the connection between breast cancer and the environment

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Janet Gray Ph.D.
Janet Nudelman, M.D.
Connie Engel, Ph.D.
Publisher: 
Breast Cancer Fund (US)
Publication Date: 
2008

A comprehensive report on the environmental exposures linked to increased breast cancer risk, including natural and synthetic estrogens; xenoestrogens and other endocrine-disrupting compounds; carcinogenic chemicals and radiation.

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Order Information: 
Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Worldwatch Institute

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy
Policy development

Delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. Focuses on the 21st-century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(202) 452-1999
Email Address: 
worldwatch@worldwatch.org
Fax Number: 
Fax: (+1) 202.296.7365
Street Address: 
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW
City: 
Washington, D.C.
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036
Country: 
Canada

Women and climate change: vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities

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English
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Online
Author: 
Lorena Aguilar
Publisher: 
Worldwatch Institute
Publication Date: 
2009

From State of the World 2009: Into a Warming World, this report looks at the international impacts of climate change on women.

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Order Information: 
Available online.

New online tool on Coalescing on Women and Substance Use website

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Learn more about trauma-informed approaches and practices in Canada with this newly developed online tool. It features an overview of four topics related to “trauma-informed” approaches when working with women with mental health and substance use concerns, along with highlights of promising practices, policy challenges . . . and thoughts of where to go next.  Under each of the four topics you’ll find:

  • examples of trauma informed work in action,
  • links to recommended readings,
  • links to  curricula and training resources, and web resources,
  • links to webcasts on the topics

A PDF version is also available for download.

The tool is based on research completed in 2010 with service providers and health system planners from across Canada, funded by Health Canada’s Women’s Health Contribution Program.  The developers of the tool at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health are working on several other current projects on trauma-informed practice, and would appreciate any feedback people have on the material in the tool.  Please contact Tina Talbot at ctalbot@cw.bc.ca

Find the online tool on Coalescing on Women and Substance Use website.

Worst pills, best pills

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English
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Online
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Public Citizen

A site that is operated by Public Citizen out of Washington DC. Provides a limited amount of information on each drug without having to subscribe to the service. Also produces a book which is updated periodically. Free fact sheets available on the site with such topics as “Ten Rules for Safer Drug Use.”

Autoimmunity: a major women’s health issue

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

Describes the disproportionate incidence of various autoimmune diseases in women, and argues why this group of diseases should be treated as a women’s health issue.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Autoimmune diseases: overview

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
womenshealth.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Provides a clear-language introduction, using Frequently Asked Question format, to autoimmune diseases in women, their symptoms, treatment and management.

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Available online.

Blueprint for Action on Women and HIV/AIDS

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

A multi-sector coalition of HIV-positive women, Canadian and international HIV/AIDS organizations, and a variety of women’s and reproductive rights groups advocating for better prevention, services and supports for women and girls infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(613) 230-3580, ext 123
Email Address: 
womensblueprint@gmail.com
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-499-1986, ext 123
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Country: 
Canada
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