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Aboriginal women too often the victims of racialized, sexualized violence  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39430
Examines the urgent state of affairs regarding the safety of Aboriginal women in Canada. Discusses the Sisters In Spirit Initiative. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Health carelessness and the plight of immigrant women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_4_Winter_Spring.pdf

This article shares stories of immigrant women living in Manitoba. Examines what can happen to newcomers who need medical care, yet are still struggling to understand the health-care system, its culture and society. Illustrates the challenges immigrant women face in having their needs met. 

 


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Published: 1993
Aboriginal women too often the victims of racialized, sexualized violence   
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39430

Discusses how Aboriginal women are over represented as victims of racialized, sexualized violence, and too often targeted because of their gender and their Aboriginal identity. Takes a look at the Sisters in Spirit initiative which was put in place to address the alarmingly high numbers of missing, murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Midwifery in transition  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_2_Summer_Fall.pdf

This article discusses the regulation of midwifery and white privilege. Explores how white midwifery can work to create an  inclusive practice in order to provide appropriate care for a diversity of women. 

 


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Published: 1993
Racism: a threat to women’s health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/networkmagazine/racismathreattowomenshealth

An annotated compilation of resources on the effects of racism on women’s health, in honour of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21).

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Published: 2013
More than sexist ...  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_1_Spring.pdf

This article discusses the use of sex selection and other reproductive technologies. Centres issues of race and class. 

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Published: 1991
The case against depo provera  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Fall.pdf

This article discusses depo provera. Highlights the controversy of discriminatory and unsafe research methods, discusses the drug industry, potential health effects on women, racist practices. 

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Published: 1982
Black women organize for health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1984_Healthsharing_Vol_5_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article consists of an interview with one of the founders of the Toronto's Immigrant Women's Centre about the black women's health conference "'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired." 

 

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Published: 1984
In whose interest?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article explores the impact of new reproductive technologies on women of colour. Calls on the white feminist movement to integrate anti-racism as an integral and vital part of feminism. 

 

 

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Published: 1991
A population at risk  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article discusses immigrant women, refugee women and visible minority women and mental health. Identifies factors that constitute stress in the lives of these women and so create a vulnerability to psychosomatic problems. Explores how the needs addressed can be met. 

 

 

 

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Published: 1991