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Challenging heterosexism: towards non-heterosexist policy and regulation in health and social security agencies  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/fact_sheets/moving11.pdf

Summarizes research findings. Examines heterosexism and its impact on lesbians in rural Newfoundland.

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Published: 2000
Discussion paper: Aboriginal women and section 67 of the Canadian Human Rights Act

Examines how section 67 of the Canadian Human Rights Act fails Aboriginal women.

Brief regarding the consultation assemblies concerning the First Nations Governance Act (Bill C-7) by the House of Commons Stand  
http://www.faq-qnw.org/human_rights/brief_human_rights.pdf

Details the negative impacts of Bill C-7 for Aboriginal women.

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Published: 2003
Sex, work, rights: reforming Canadian criminal laws on prostitution: fact sheets

Presents a series of 10 info sheets examining the need for reform to Canada’s prostitution laws to protect and promote the health and human rights of sex workers.

Published: 2005
Stigma and discrimination around mental disorders and addictions  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/stigma

Looks at how discrimination can negatively impact on recovery for people dealing with mental health issues or substance abuse.

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Published: 2003
Young women's guide: challenge the assumptions!  
www.tgmag.ca

Provides a practical tool to help educators begin to make a gender, race and class analysis central to the existing curriculum, pedagogy and the learning environment. Content is designed on a cross-disciplinary basis in order to be relevant and applicable in a variety of subject areas - social sciences, family studies, science, language arts and women's studies. The collection of young women's voices reflects how assumptions held by the dominant culture restrict young women's lives: assumptions about race, woman's place, sexuality, relationships, physical ability, equality and others. (See Details)

Published: 1998
Canada's creeping economic apartheid  
www.tdrc.net/resources/public/economicapartheid.pdf

Documents how racism shapes the way Canada's non-white population lives and works in Canada. Demonstrates how racism is impacting multiple communities of racialised groups. Concludes with recommendations for the development of a National Urban Strategy that will target urban poverty with racialised community issues as a core part. (See Details)

Published: 2001
Challenge the assumptions
Looks at how assumptions about race, a woman's place, sexuality, relationships, physical ability, equality and others, held by the dominant culture, restrict young women's lives.
Published: 1998
New prenatal screening recommendations discriminatory  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39435
Discusses, with regards to new recommendations from the SOGC for pregnant women, how it is critical that value-neutral information convey not just the challenges of Down syndrome but also the richly rewarding lives possible for those with Down syndrome. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Gender equity and peacebuilding. From rhetoric to reality: finding the way  
http://www.icrw.org/docs/gender_peace_report_0303.pdf
Presents a review of recent literature on issues of gender in the context of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction, prepared as background material for an international workshop on gender equity and peacebuilding jointly convened by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Indicates a slow but positive shift in international opinion and understanding about the consequences of conflict on women and the importance of their participation in peacebuilding processes and post-conflict social transformation. Argues that gender discrimination continues through political exclusion, economic marginalization, and sexual violence during and after conflict, denying women their human rights and constraining the potential for development. (See Details)
Published: 2003