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Where is the money for women's rights? Assessing the role of donors in the promotion of women's rights and the support of women'

Explores trends in the funding landscape to propose possible strategies for women's organisations to get the resources they need to advance in their work.

Published: 2006
Losing ground: the effects of government cutbacks on women in British Columbia, 2001-2005  
http://www.bcfed.ca/files/1670-05rep_iwd_reese_strong_boag_losing_ground_report.pdf

Focuses on the impact that government legislation and policy decisions are having on women in British Colubia. PDF required to read.

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Published: 2005
Public policy toolkit

Works to contribute to the capacity of women's equality-seeking organizations to participate in the federal public policy process.

Published: 2003
Transgender and women's substantive equality: national consultation report  
http://www.nawl.ca/ns/en/documents/Pub_Brief_Trans03_en.pdf

Provides a summary of the discussions and overview of the National Consultation on Transgender and Women's Substantive Equality Rights.

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Published: 2003
Transgender and women's substantive equality: discussion paper  
http://www.nawl.ca/ns/en/documents/Pub_Brief_Trans03_en.pdf

Raises and discusses questions of relevance to law reform initiatives pertaining to the relation between transgender and women's substantive equality rights.

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Published: 2003
Trans inclusion policy manual for women's organizations  
http://www.transalliancesociety.org/education/documents/02womenpolicy.pdf
Written to assist women's services in developing trans inclusive policies. Offers the steps needed prior to developing a policy, followed by suggestions for writing and implementing a policy. Link requirs PDF reader. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Grassroots organizations play an instrumental role in government accountability and contribute to healthy public policies: Statu  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/cwhn/swc-oped.html
Regarding the recent cuts to Status of Women Canada, the author discusses how grassroots women's organizations across the country fulfill an essential democratic process and function as an accountability mechanism to government. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Helping ourselves: a handbook for women starting groups
Provides information on what women need to know before starting a self-help group, how to assess if self-help is for them, how to contact other women to begin a group, how to start, how to develop skills, and how to end a group.
Published: 1985
Funding through the women's program: women's groups speak out  
http://www.parl.gc.ca/infocomdoc/38/1/parlbus/commbus/house/FEWO/report/RP1861931//FEWO_Rpt03-e.htm
Presents a report based on the testimony of the diverse women's groups and equality-seeking organizations, from Newfoundland to British Columbia, which participated in two roundtables on funding. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Marching to different drummers: health advocacy groups in Canada and funding from the pharmaceutical industry  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/corpFunding.pdf
Explores drug company funding of health and disease advocacy groups. Argues that it creates a conflict of interest that needs to be recognized and addressed. (See Details)
Published: 2005