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The double life dilemma: young South Asian women in violent relationships

Discusses the barriers that South Asian women face in leaving an abusive relationship. Lists the reasons for the difficulties within the culture. Provides a list of culturally sensitive services.

Published: 2000
Racial discrimination as a health risk for female youth: implications for policy and healthcare delivery in Canada: final report  
http://www.whiwh.com/Research/ePub_RacialDiscrimination.pdf

Presents the findings of a participatory research process involving young women of colour that explored how racism impacts their access to quality healthcare, health education and health information.

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Published: 2003
Canada: the new frontier for Filipino mail-order brides  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662653343/index_e.html

Seeks to bring out the voices, experiences and struggles of Filipino mail-order brides in Canada.

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Published: 2000
The health of minority women  
http://www.4woman.gov/owh/pub/minority/

Examines various topics regarding the health of minority women in the United States, which includes African American or Black women, Hispanic women or Latinas, Asian American women, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander women and American Indian/Alaska Native women. Looks at barriers limiting access to health care, the use of preventive health services, and health status and concerns.

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Published: 2003
Alone in Canada: 21 ways to make it better: a self-help guide for single newcomers (Tamil)  
http://www.camh.net/About_Addiction_Mental_Health/Mental_Health_Information/Alone_in_Canada/alone_in_canada_tamil.pdf
Covers a range of topics, in Tamil, explaining Canadian life in order to aid newcomers in learning about Canadian customs and in integrating themselves into Canadian society. (See Details)
Published: 2001
The contribution of intimate partner violence to health disparities for women of color  
http://endabuse.org/health/ejournal/archive/1-4/ipv_health_disparities.php
Provides an overview of the health consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) for minority women including increased risk for HIV/AIDS and the hidden epidemic of forced sex. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Responding to the needs of ethnocultural minority women in situations of spousal assault
Focuses on collecting the views of those who work most directly with ethnocultural minority spousal assault victims.
Published: 1995
Filipino nurses doing domestic work in Canada: a stalled development
Examines the economic, political and social barriers encountered by Filipino nurses doing domestic work in Canada. Presents recommendations and proposes policy changes to the Canadian and Philippine governments and key institutions in British Columbia.
Published: 2000
Substance use and Indo-Canadian women  
http://www.womenfdn.org/Resources/info/pdfs/indoCanadian.pdf
Describes the current state of substance use for Indo-Canadian women and outlines possible risk factors. Offers suggestions to overcoming the social and cultural barriers. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Young women of color and their risk for HIV and other STIs  
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/iag/ywoc.pdf
Examines the socioeconomic, cultural, and gender barriers limit the ability of some young women of colour in the United States to receive information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, access culturally appropriate health care, and reduce sexual risks. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 2003