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Resisting psychiatry

This article illustrates self-help alternatives for psychiatric survivors. Discuses implications of a medical model which perpetuates negative values and stereotypes about psychiatric survivors. 

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Published: 1990
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
A tradition of pain

This article examines the tradition of female genital mutilation. Discusses the health effects for women who have experienced FGM.

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Published: 1993
Healthcare in crisis

This article discusses how the North American Free Trade Agreement will affect Canadian healthcare and social programs. Explains NAFTA. Explores how to reform health care in Canada.  


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Published: 1993
Prairie women prepared for disaster: an emergency planning guide for women's community organizations

The Guide it will explain why planning ahead is so important for women’s organizations, move you through the vital preliminary planning steps, introduce you to tools and resources for writing your tailor‐made emergency plan through the entire disaster cycle.  It moves you on to the all‐important issue of keeping an emergency plan alive through regular updating, practice, outreach to emergency managers, and networking for neighborhood preparedness. The Guide ends with a brief introduction to the global movement of women for social change to reduce avoidable harm. It may not be obvious yet, but emergency planning is part of
this and by doing this work you are part of it, too.

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Published: May 2009
Community-based research ethics: a process

Working with the Dalhousie Health Law Institute and the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, this project developed a mechanism for ethics review of community-based research where existing ethics reviews processes are either not available or are inappropriate

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Published: 2000
Our story

This article is the first of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Identifies the story of the seven- women group; describes their process.

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Published: 1982
Working with violence

In the following article, three women who work at an emergency shelter for women are asked to talk about the impact of their work. 



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Published: 1984
Not quite a refuge: refugee women in canada

This article speaks to experiences of refugee women in Canada. Barriers for refugee women seeking health care and social services. Describes inadequacies of services for refugee women and how they can be improved. 

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Published: 1988
Earth, air and water: women fight for the environment in india

This article explores stories of women fighting for the environment in India; the nonviolent ecological movement in Uttar Pradesh, the great Bhopal tragedy and the 34 year fisherfolk agitation witnessed in the state of Kerala. Connections made between women, poverty and victims of environmental destruction.


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Published: 1989