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Viruses of inequality: women's health and human rights  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Discusses HIV/AIDS and its links to issues of democratic reform and post-conflict renewal in South Africa.

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Published: 2006
Brief: study on the key legal issues affecting the subject of on-reserve matrimonial real property upon the breakdown of a marriage or common law relationship and the policy context in which they are situated  
http://www.faq-qnw.org/human_rights/brief_human_rights.pdf

Reports on the difficulties faced by First Nations women in regard to matrimonial property on Indian Reserves.

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Published: 2003
Discussion paper: Aboriginal women and section 67 of the Canadian Human Rights Act

Examines how section 67 of the Canadian Human Rights Act fails Aboriginal women.

Annotated bibliography: sexuality and human rights  
http://www.iwhc.org/storage/iwhc/docUploads/SexRtsBiblio.pdf?documentID=33

Provides an introduction to the issue of sexual rights/sexuality and human rights.

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The right to health: a resource manual for NGOs

Offers practical advice on how to undertake the advocacy work and monitoring strategies that are involved in adopting a human rights approach to health.

Published: 2004
Position of Quebec Native Women on the Canadian ratification of the American Convention on Human Rights and the Inter-American C  
http://www.faq-qnw.org/convention-americaine/position_paper_am_conv.pdf

Recommends that Canada ratifies these two conventions in order to lend its weight to the protection and promotion of the human rights of Aboriginal peoples in the Americas.

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Published: 2003
Sex, work, rights: changing Canada's criminal laws to protect sex workers' health and human rights

Explains how Canada’s criminal laws related to prostitution affect the health and the human rights of sex workers. Recommends changes to those laws to improve the lives of sex workers.

Published: 2005
Sex, work, rights: reforming Canadian criminal laws on prostitution: fact sheets

Presents a series of 10 info sheets examining the need for reform to Canada’s prostitution laws to protect and promote the health and human rights of sex workers.

Published: 2005
Strengthening the Canada Social Transfer

Argues that new ways of ensuring that social programs comply with human rights norms, including appropriate accountability mechanisms, are needed.

Published: 2006
"Vectors, vessels and victions": HIV/AIDS and women's human rights in Canada  
http://www.aidslaw.ca/publications/interfaces/downloadFile.php?ref=529

Argues that inequality and violations of women’s human rights in Canada still contribute to their vulnerability and to the challenges they face in seeking treatment for HIV/AIDS.

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Published: 2005