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Aboriginal women too often the victims of racialized, sexualized violence  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39430
Examines the urgent state of affairs regarding the safety of Aboriginal women in Canada. Discusses the Sisters In Spirit Initiative. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Immigrant women and psychiatrists  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article shares experiences of immigrant women undergoing therapy. Identifies some immigrant women's expectations, treatments and disillusions with therapy. 

 


 


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Published: 1991
Healthshock  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article explores some experiences of immigrant women accessing health care services in Canada. Suggests ways to begin to break down some of the barriers to access and equality that exist in our health care system between the health care worker  and the consumer of those services. 

 

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Published: 1991
Giving birth the “white man’s way”  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article identifies the colonizing of childbirth in the north and the consequences for Inuit communities. Discusses how to improve access to culturally appropriate care for the First Nations of Canada. 

 


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Published: 1992
Mi’kmaq women and health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_3_Fall_Winter.pdf

This article speaks to the health issues that face the Mi'kmaq people today that are directly related to the effects of colonization. Illustrates how Mi'kmaq women are reclaiming their traditional healing role. 

 

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Published: 1992
Health carelessness and the plight of immigrant women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_4_Winter_Spring.pdf

This article shares stories of immigrant women living in Manitoba. Examines what can happen to newcomers who need medical care, yet are still struggling to understand the health-care system, its culture and society. Illustrates the challenges immigrant women face in having their needs met. 

 


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Published: 1993
Aboriginal women too often the victims of racialized, sexualized violence   
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39430

Discusses how Aboriginal women are over represented as victims of racialized, sexualized violence, and too often targeted because of their gender and their Aboriginal identity. Takes a look at the Sisters in Spirit initiative which was put in place to address the alarmingly high numbers of missing, murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Midwifery in transition  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article discusses the regulation of midwifery and white privilege. Explores how white midwifery can work to create an  inclusive practice in order to provide appropriate care for a diversity of women. 

 


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Published: 1993
Racism: a threat to women’s health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/networkmagazine/racismathreattowomenshealth

An annotated compilation of resources on the effects of racism on women’s health, in honour of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21).

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Published: 2013
More than sexist ...  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_1_Spring.pdf

This article discusses the use of sex selection and other reproductive technologies. Centres issues of race and class. 

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Published: 1991