Women's rights

Women's rights

A woman’s place is at the policy table… and how citizens’ assemblies are helping make that happen

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Chi Nguyen
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses Citizens' Assemblies, a new mechanism for decision-making in the political process that has the potential to bring more women to Canada's decision-making tables and to transform politics in the process.

Women as environmental decision makers in Quebec

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Caroline Voyer
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the work of Le Réseau québécois des femmes en environnement (RQFE) in taking action to support better access to environmental decision-making positions for women in Quebec.

Centre for Women's Global Leadership

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Educational Institution
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English
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Information provision and referral
Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
732-932-8782
Email Address: 
cwgl@igc.org
Fax Number: 
732-932-1180
Street Address: 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 160 Ryders Lane
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New Brunswick
Province: 
New Jersey
Postal/ZIP Code: 
08901-8555

Women's equality and the fiscal imbalance

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English
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Online
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FAFIA
Publication Date: 
2007

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.

Equality for women: beyond the illusion

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English
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Expert Panel on Accountability Mechanisms for Gender Equality
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Studies accountability and provides advice on strengthening gender equality in Canada.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662424905
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

In her own words: violations of women's human rights and HIV

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English
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Online
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Paulette Nicholas
Judith Auerbach
Sophie Dilmitis
Lynde Francis
Anandi Yuvaraj
Anjali Gopalan
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
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International Women's Health Coalition, International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, and Association for Women's Rights in Development
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents the transcript of a tribunal at the XVI International AIDS Conference that looked at women's disproportionate vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.

Empowering young women to lead change

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English
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Online
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World YWCA
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World YWCA
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

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.

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Womenlead in the fight against AIDS

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English
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Online
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The Centre for Development and Population Activities
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

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.

50 ways to improve women's lives: the essential women's guide for achieving equality, health, and success

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English
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Paper
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National Council of Women's Organizations
Publisher: 
Inner Ocean Publishing, Inc.
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Makawao, Maui, HI

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.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1930722451
WOMI.N38 2005
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, November 2005: Women and women's organizations have played an active role in protecting and enriching women's rights. With the growing influence of the fundamentalist movement in both Canada and the United States, women must continue to work hard to improve the lives of women. Advocating for rights is something organizations do well. But as an individual, it might feel overwhelming. This book can help. It speaks to women who aren't policy experts but who are living the issues that women's organizations speak so passionately about. Experts describe the issues and offer concrete, doable things to help, no matter how much or how little time we have to dedicate to these causes at any given moment. The essays are grouped together into sections, and the book starts with the section "Do It for Your Health." Not surprising, really, because we can't accomplish much without good health for ourselves and our loved ones.

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
Spanish
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy

Works to cause policy, institutional and individual change that will improve the lives of women and girls everywhere.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-594-3773
Email Address: 
awid@awid.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
416-594-0330
Street Address: 
150-215 Spadina Ave
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5T 2C7
Country: 
Canada
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