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Experiences of immigrant and refugee women in Quebec with the health care system  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/ bulletin-vol1no1EN.pdf

Examines the health experiences of immigrant and refugee women and looks at whether they are receiving adequate and appropriate care from the Canadian health care system.

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Published: 2000
Advancing policy and research responses to immigrant and refugee women's health in Canada  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/en/resources/im-ref_health/immigration.html

Presents an overview of Canadian research on immigrant and refugee women's health. Suggests next steps to advance a dialogue in policy and research development on immigrant and refugee women's health.

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Published: 2001
Gender based violence bibliography

Provides a web-based bibliography to improve international and local capacity to address GBV among refugee and internally displaced populations.

Immigrant and refugee women  
http://www.criaw-icref.ca/factSheets/quick_e.htm

Examines how Canadian immigration policy can affect women differently. Explores stereotypes often surrounding immigrant and refugee women. Looks at health risks, violence issues, and problems of global trafficking of women. This link takes you to the fact sheet site and you can scroll down and open the text only or use a PDF reader.

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Published: 2003
Immigrant women and substance use: current issues, programs and recommendations  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/whsr-rssf/pdf/WHSR_Chap_7_e.pdf

Examines immigrant, refugee, ethnic and racial minority women's health promotion needs in relation to substance use. Also discusses barriers and issues these women face in accessing substance use health services.

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Published: 1996
The health of immigrants and refugees in Canada  
http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/1494/1683

Examines health status issues, as well as health care delivery policies and procedures, for immigrant and refugees in Canada. Identifies gaps in research.

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Published: 2004
Culture, violence, and inequality  
http://www.harbour.sfu.ca/freda/articles/culture.htm
Examines the positive and negative perceptions of cultural difference and the real impact of inequalities for women of colour, and immigrant and refugee women from racialized communities. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1997
The health of women: minority/diversity perspectives  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/am-back-promo_14_e.html
Identifies health issues that have an impact on the life chances of immigrant, racial minority, refugee, and marginalized women in the United States. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA). (See Details)
Published: 1996
Race, ethnicity and women's health
Examines and reports on various research projects on immigration, refugee, and African Nova Scotian women in Atlantic Canada, sponsored by ACEWH, that have initiated a critical body of policy-based research on health needs by ethnic origin. Explores the major barriers between ethnic sub-populations and good health care, including language and communication barriers, cultural barriers, and the lack of medical research and knowledge on minority women's health needs and concerns.
Published: 2002
Issues that abused immigrant and refugee women deal with  
http://www.womanabuseprevention.com/html/communities.html
Highlights difficulties that abused immigrant and refugee women face in leaving abusive relationships, including ignorance of their own civil rights. (See Details)
Published: 1997