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Unequal, Unfair, Ineffective and Inefficient - Gender Inequity in Health: Why it exists and how we can change it

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Report of the Women and Gender Equity Knowledge Network of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health

Gender inequality damages the physical and mental health of millions of girls and women across the globe, and also of boys and men despite the many tangible benefits it gives men through resources, power, authority and control.  Because of the numbers of people involved and the magnitude of the problems, taking action to improve gender equity in health and to address women’s rights to health is one of the most direct and potent ways to reduce health inequities and ensure effective use of health resources. Deepening and consistently implementing human rights instruments can be a powerful mechanism to motivate and mobilize governments, people and especially women themselves.  For the full report.

Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care

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Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care has posted election materials on their website. Includes a poster and brochure with the theme Overdue: Early Learning and Care for Every Child.

The Caregiver's Handbook

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The Caregiver's Handbook was designed for caregivers in Nova Scotia. It includes information about health, financial and legal issues related to caregiving, and will help connect caregivers with existing services.

A community-based health promotion resource handbook, designed in collaboration with caregivers, to inform and support friend and family caregivers

More information.

Global: Gender equality, work and health

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This publication documents the relationship between gender inequality and health and safety problems. It reviews gender issues in research, policies and programmes on work and health, and highlights some specific issues for women, including the types of jobs they do, as well as their need to reconcile the demands of work and family. Biological differences between women and men also are considered in relation to hazards they face in the workplace. Implications of the findings and recommendations for legislation and policy are discussed.

Gender equality, work and health: A review of the evidence WHO, 2006 . Full report.

Mental Health: Coping with Stress

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Health Canada

Stress is a fact of daily life and is the result of both the good and bad things that happen. Too much stress can cause serious health concerns, but there are many ways of dealing with stress that can reduce your risk. For more information go to:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/life-vie/stress_e.html .

Exploring Social Locations: Women's Health And Policy in Canada

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Course offering at Simon Fraser University

"Exploring Social Locations" is a new, innovative, and interactive approach to learning about gender, women's health, and health policy in Canada. The course will explore analytical and constructive aspects of theory, practice, and policy from critical, feminist, and anti-racist perspectives. Each section of the course will be facilitated by leading provincial, national, and international scholars, activists, community-based researchers and policy makers.

"Exploring Social Locations" is open to community-based and academic health researchers, activists, students, and policy analysts across the province of British Columbia.   The course will be offered to members of the community through Continuing Studies at SFU or by permission of the instructor. It will also be accessible via video-conference to selected locations in the province.

For more information, contact Rodney Hunt: rhunt@sfu.ca

This course is co-sponsored by the Institute for Critical Studies in Gender and Health (SFU) and the Women's Health Research Network www.whrn.ca.

http://www.sfu.ca/cstudies/health/courses/hlth302-303.htm

Family Planning- Integrated HIV Services: A Framework for Integrating Family Planning and Antiretroviral Therapy Services

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The ACQUIRE Project is pleased to announce the publication of Family Planning-Integrated HIV Services: A Framework for Integrating Family Planning and Antiretroviral Therapy Services. This document was developed for two main purposes: a) to stimulate critical thinking regarding programmatic gaps related to the reproductive health needs of women and couples living with HIV and b) to assist community and facility-based HIV care and treatment providers and supervisors in tailoring services to reflect the family planning needs of the users and communities they serve. Based on demand from the field, this document was developed to look systematically at service delivery consideration to achieve integration. The ACQUIRE Project has field-tested portions of this document among program colleagues interested in integration in Bolivia, Ghana, and Uganda.
To read the document, please go to http://www.acquireprojectorg/fileadmin/user_upload/ACQUIRE/Publications/FP-HIV-Integration_framework_final.pdf

Highs & Lows: Canadian Perspectives on Women and Substance Use

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Nancy Poole and Lorraine Greaves, Editors

Women's and girls; substance use is now recognized as an important health, economic and social issue in Canada. However, most books about alcohol and other drug use do not address the unique needs and circumstances of this population.

Highs & Lows draws on the latest theory and research to offer strategies for improving practice and developing policy to support women with substance use problems. This unique book includes contributions from nearly 100 experts on women's substance use, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, clinical therapists, health promoters, academics, alternative health care providers, women's health advocates- and women who have been affected by substance use.

More information about highs & Lows is available at www.camh.net.

Gender, governance and women's political participation

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INSTRAW's (United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women) objective in launching this section is to open a space for the analysis of the interrelationship between gender, governance and women's political participation. These pages are intended to be an introduction to this theme, as well as a source of updated information and a space for the exchange of experiences for researchers, activists, policy makers and professionals.

The section offers a brief background and analytical framework on the theme and a glossary, fact-sheet, annotated bibliography, directory of organizations and other resources, as well as a brief description of INSTRAW's activities related to the theme.

INSTRAW considers that integrating a gender perspective into governance and the current decentralization processes is fundamental for obtaining an equitable and inclusive human sustainable development. At the same time, it is necessary to have a greater and transformative presence of women in decision-making positions along with a strong women's and feminist movement that favour the recognition of women's rights, their empowerment and the exercise of their full citizenship. http://tinyurl.com/9o8fj .

Practical Guide and Methods to Advance Women's Legal Rights

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USAID Women's Legal Rights Initiative

The USAID Women's Legal Rights Initiative (WLR) is excited to announce the availability of the program final report, Practical Guide and Methods to Advance Women's Legal Rights.

The report describes WLR's methods, tools, and successes in four key result areas:

1. Improving legislation to protect women's legal rights,

2. Enhancing justice sector capacity to interpret and enforce women's legal rights,

3. Strengthening civil society's capacity to advocate for legal protections for women, and

4. Increasing public awareness of women's legal rights.

The report includes references to USAID's Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) where the reader can access WLR documents that were produced in the course of program implementation. These documents have been published on the DEC for use by others who wish to duplicate or adapt WLR's approach to the advancement of women's legal rights.

The report may be downloaded from the USAID Office of Women in Development website.

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