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Guidelines for examining women, work and caring in the new millennium  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no1EN.pdf

Analyses the forces, structure and relationships that construct women as carers and undervalue care work.

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Published: 2002
Women's health and wellbeing in six Nova Scotia fishing communities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/fishing-communities.pdf

Explores how women’s health and well-being were being affected by recent changes in fishing communities in Nova Scotia.

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Published: 2001
Social and economic stress: women's health in fishing communities  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving12.pdf

Examines how women's health and well-being are affected by the downturn in the fisheries.

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Published: 2001
Who's on the line? Women in call centres project  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving6.pdf

Summaries research findings on women working in the call-centre industry. Examines job stress, coping strategies, and buffers experienced by these women.

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Published: 2000
Who's on the line? Women in call centres talk about their work and its impact on their health and well-being  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/whos-line.pdf

Presents the findings of a study into the perceptions and experiences of female call centre workers about the ways in which this type of work might influence their physical, psychological, emotional and social well-being. The project explores job stressors, coping strategies and buffers experienced by female call centre workers. The qualitative inquiry used face-to-face interviews with 25 women who worked in a variety of call centres (sales and service, telemarketing and fundraising, market research and survey, as well as medical services) in the Halifax Regional Municipality. (See Details)

Published: 2000
Building alliances to improve women's occupational health  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/messing.pdf
Presents problems facing women workers and how women workers have attempted to deal with them, with some indications of the important issues. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Equity and diversity approaches for women care caregivers: the impact of health reform  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/cesfm.pdf
Highlights unexpected consequences of health and social service reforms developed without due consideration for their specific impact on women, particularly women caregivers. (See Details)
Published: 1999
The legal system and its impact on women's health: a largely uninvestigated terrain  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/havkivsky-legal.pdf
Considers the potential and limitations of the legal system in women's struggle for social justice. The argument put forward in the paper is that though rarely taken into account when examining women's health, the legal system is a key determinant of women's health. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Will the Canadian government's commitment to use a gender-based analysis result in public policies reflecting the diversity of w  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/williams.pdf
Describes where gender equity and gender-based analysis strategies come from and discusses where they might be going. (See Details)
Published: 1999
HIV/AIDS on rise for Canadian women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39481
Looks at the reasons for women's increased vulnerability to HIV infection. Explores actions governments and policy-makers can take to help stem the tide of infection rates. (See Details)
Published: 2005