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Women's poverty, women's health: the role of access to justice  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/womens-poverty-toc.pdf

Addresses the role of access to justice in responding to women's increased poverty and reduced health resulting from government restructuring. Considers the interrelationship of social assistance and justice, examining selected services accessed by poor women, the changes effected as part of government restructuring in recent years, their impact on women's health, and the potential in legal responses.

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Published: 2001
Report by the Women and Justice Tripartite Committee

Provides recommendations aimed at the training and role of police officers and of Attorney General's prosecutors working with Aboriginal women victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Published: 2003
Legal options  
http://www.abusehelplines.org/info_victims.php#where

Provides links to Web sites that explain the various legal options open to women who have been abused.

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Published: 2002
Justice issues: sexual harassment  
www.owjn.org/issues/s-harass.htm

Outlines issues surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace, including recent legal decisions and their ramifications for workplace harassment policy.

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Published: 2001
Justice issues: child support  
www.owjn.org/issues/child.htm

Provides general information on child support legislation and the actions an individual can take to obtain child support.

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Published: 2000
Recognition of lesbian couples: an inalienable right  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662312813/index_e.html

Provides a critical analysis of incrementalist strategy and the formal equality approach as applied to the legal recognition of same-sex couples in Canada.

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Published: 2002
The impact of relationship recognition on lesbian women in Canada: still separate and only somewhat "equivalent"  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662659406/index_e.html

Evaluates how the fact of relationship recognition affects lesbian and gay couples in terms of their legal, economic and social status.

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Published: 2001
First Nations women, governance and the Indian Act: a collection of policy research reports  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/066231140X/index_e.html

Contains a collection of policy research reports on the effects of the Indian Act on women's roles in First Nations governments.

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Published: 2001
Getting a foot in the door: women, civil legal aid and access to justice  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/footinthedoor/index_e.html

Articulates principles that can be used to design and deliver civil legal aid services to women.

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Published: 1998
Gay and lesbian legal issues and HIV/AIDS: final report  
www.aidslaw.ca/

Reviews how, historically, gay men and lesbians have suffered persistent patterns of discrimination and persecution, and how the advent of HIV and AIDS has intensified and extended discrimination against them. Provides a detailed analysis of how, in 1998, Canadian law treats gay men and lesbians, as well as some examples of discrimination in two other areas, behavioural research and health and social services. Assesses the impact of stigma and discrimination in the context of HIV/AIDS. (See Details)

Published: 1998