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Recent issues impacting women's imprisonment in Canada

Highlights activities, advocacy and issues untertaken by the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies regarding women and the justice system in Canada. Describes support for federally sentenced women, review of self defence issues for battered women who defend themselves, and countering the push for regressive law and order types of response.

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Family mediation in Canada: implications for women's equality

Examines the design and delivery of altrnate dispute resolution services and practices in Canada from a critical feminist perspective, with a specific focus on mediation services.

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Published: 1998
The unwritten story of women's role in the birth of occupational health and safety legislation

Accounts for women's role in the formation of trade unions and development of collective bargaining, as well as in labour's historical struggle to improve day-to-day conditions from the late 1900s to the underground work of the 1950s and on to the 1970 passage of the US Occupational Safety and Health Act. (See Details)

Published: 1999
Access to care, access to justice: the legal debate over private health insurance in Canada
Explores the role that courts may begin to play in health care and how this new role is of crucial importance to the Canadian public and their governments.
Published: 2005
A difficult labour: experiences of registering to be a midwife in British Columbia
Investigates the experiences of the first group of women who applied to register as midwives in British Columbia.
Published: 2001
Fact sheets: alternatives to incarceration
Advocates for alternatives to emprisonment as means of justice. Provides statistics and facts on the human and fiscal costs of prison, the importance of community options, women in prison and the need to address the long term results of abuse & trauma. (See Details)
The ethical and human rights implications of prenatal technologies: the need for federal leadership and regulations
Discusses reproductive technologies and their implications for women's equality and recognition of disability rights. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Illegal direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising in Canada, 1999 to 2001: when drug companies skirt the law and the gove
Follows a campaign and complaint process regarding direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs.
Published: 2002
Trials of labour: the re-emergence of midwifery
Looks at contemporary midwifery practice in Canada and the role of the state in shaping and defining that practice.
Published: 1994
Double jeopardy: motherwork and the law
Shows how the law fails to take into consideration the many different circumstances under which women mother and the work they do. Argues that law and social policy can serve mothers better by reflecting these realities and guaranteeing their right to social and economic security.
Published: 2001