Search Resources (English): Immigrant women

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Status positive: Supporting women immigrants and refugees with HIV/AIDS

Discusses The Government of Canada's Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS, and the lack of women's involvement in HIV/AIDS research and decision making , a significant problem that results in limited access to treatment and supports specifically for women.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008
Women in health

This article profiles four women's health organizations working with immigrant women. Identifying needs and what constitutes culturally appropriate care. 


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Published: 1991
Immigrant women, family violence, and pathways out of homelessness

This report states that there has been little investigation into the connections between family violence, immigration, and homelessness of women. Abused immigrant women and Canadian-born women face similar barriers to independent living; however, the migration process can present additional challenges for immigrant women. For abused immigrant women, homelessness is often cyclical and compounded by a range of factors; ability to speak English , knowledge of Canadian systems, cultural background, and family structure all profoundly affect the immigrant woman’s experience of the pathways into and out of homelessness. In order to prevent homelessness and to plan programs and policies for populations, theoretical models that address key solutions and acknowledge critical temporal factors are required.

The report was prepared for the National Secretariat on Homelessness and eceived funding from the National Research Program of the National Homelessness Initiative and the Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration (PCERII).

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Published: May 2006
In our words: profiles of organizations working to better women's health

This article profiles organizations across Canada working to better women's health. Lists mission statements, program intentions and community involvement. 

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Published: 1992
Post traumatic stress disorder: the lived experience of immigrant, refugee and visible minority women

The report provides excerpts from the stories recounted by immigrant and refugee women and information about how they addressed their experiences with community based services, what was useful to them in their healing, and what the barriers were. It also describes the knowledge and awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among physicians, psychiatrists and other service providers and their experiences with immigrant and refugee women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Finally, the study also begins to draw parallels with the experiences of Aboriginal women.

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Reaching out : women working with immigrant women

This article introduces Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWWIW), a women's group in New Brunswick for immigrant and refugee women. Shares success they have had in making their program accessible. Systemic challenges: racism and sexism. 


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Published: 1992