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Women's Health: Intersections of Policy, Research, and Practice

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While women comprise the largest segment of health workers, health consumers, and health decision-makers for their families and communities, it has often been difficult for women to make themselves heard. Women’s Health focuses on women’s health issues from multiple perspectives and draw upon research and practice that include both qualitative and quantitative methodologies in data collection and knowledge formation.

Caregiver Connect

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VON Canada (Victorian Order of Nurses) launched a groundbreaking new tool for Canada’s nearly three million caregivers: “Caregiver Connect…from Caring to Sharing/De l’entraide au partage…aidants en réseau.”  This innovative bilingual web portal will provide access to information and resources that caregivers need to care for themselves, to provide better quality care to their family members and/or friends, and to connect and share with other caregivers through a virtual discussion forum. 

HIV/AIDS and Women: A Collection of Resources to Support Policy and Advocacy on HIV/AIDS 2008

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Women, Ink., a programme of the International Women's Tribune Centre, has compiled a collection of materials entitled "HIV/AIDS and Women: Resources to Support Policy and Advocacy." Comprising some 50 action-oriented tools as well as analyses, reports, and case studies, this resource pack was assembled to support informed participation on issues of women and HIV/AIDS at the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS 2008.

The directory of resources specifically addresses the needs of women. Included in this pack are a list of free resources culled from organisations working on gender and HIVAIDS, as well as selected relevant books available for purchase.

Be PINK Adolescent Breast Health Resource Package: For High School and Community Health Educators

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The Be PINK Adolescent Breast Health Resource Package is a school and community groups educational resource for adolescent girls that addresses breast health. The resource provides ready-to-use, interactive, age appropriate activities, educational materials and lessons that reflect current, evidence-based core messages around issues of breast cancer, genetics, physical activity, nutrition, alcohol, tobacco use, information gathering/myth busting, breast anatomy and development, breast and body familiarity and healthy decision-making. The resource encourages youth to “be ‘P.I.N.K.’”: to Practice what they already know about healthy living, to Investigate the information so they can decipher fact from fiction, to know what is Normal for their body and breasts, and to know that Knowledge is power. Games, class discussions, quizzes, power-point presentations and more are all used to facilitate the learning outcomes for each lesson. 

Culturally relevant gender based analysis

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Due to the work completed by the international women’s movement, the need for a gender based analysis (a GBA) gained international acceptance in 1995 following the World Conference on Women’s Five Year Review (Beijing +5), which was adopted by Canada along with many other states. Prior to, and since this time, the international Indigenous women’s movement has been calling for recognition of a CRGBA, meaning a GBA that bridges the persistent analytical gaps between the global women’s movement and the international Indigenous movement by putting forward Indigenous conceptualizations of gender-based analysis, to rights such as the right of self-determination.

A CRGBA ensures that the interconnectedness of individual and collective rights of Indigenous women is adequately recognized at all policy, program and legislative levels, which is related to understanding what the principle of universality of human rights means to Indigenous women. Read this policy paper

How to Establish a Pro-Choice Group on Campus

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Learn the basics for starting and running your own pro-choice group on campus!

Find out why your campus needs a pro-choice group, and how to structure it, recruit members, run meetings, carry out activities, raise funds, and sustain your group.  Download this resource.

Violence Prevention Toolkit

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NWAC YC Violence Prevention Toolkit project funded by Status of Women and was conducted by the NWAC Youth Council and the Youth Department in the course of 2006/07 fiscal year. This three year initiative to 2010 is geared toward youth and services providers in a “Train the Trainer" type workshop with hopes that the trainers will provide additional training in their communities. The participants will be trained on five comprehensive youth Power Point Workshops developed by NWAC youth dealing with the subjects of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Date Violence, Emotional Violence, and Bullying; the Facilitator Guide which instructs facilitators how to use the Toolkit and deliver the Workshops; Fact Sheets and Handouts on all five topics including additional topic of Community Action which teaches youth and communities how to get involved in violence prevention in their communities. The toolkit also contains and Evaluation Forms for delivering the Workshops and the CD containing all Toolkit materials. 

Reflections on Depo Provera

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Women and Health Protection (WHP) announces the launch of a new publication "Reflections on Depo Provera: Contributions to Improving Drug Regulation in Canada " by Laura Shea. Download the PDF from the WHP website.

Mental Health Series

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"Breakdown: Canada 's Mental Health Crisis" is an eight-part series of articles published by the Globe and Mail beginning June 19, 2008. The series tells the stories of a number of Canadians experiencing mental health problems and provides links to articles and other valuable mental health resources. The articles are available online at
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/breakdown

Report on Health Inequalities in Canada

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Canada 's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. David Butler-Jones, released its first annual report on July 18, 2008. The report targets health inequalities and is an assessment of the state of public health in Canada . See the media release with links to the full report.

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