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Gender mainstreaming in local governments

Outlines key definitions, strategies, and challenges of gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting. Provides an overview of initiatives developed by Ottawa and Montreal to address gender and diversity at the municipal level.

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Published: 2005
Debt cancellation and other economic policies that affect health and especially safe motherhood

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding international debt and its impact on health and safe motherhood.

Published: 2002
Action plan for Saskatchewan women: moving forward

Outlines goals and steps to be taken to ensure the economic equality and security, safety, health and well-being, and equitable partnership of women in that province.

Published: 2003
Canadian women in the global economy: factsheet on government commitments and important international economic organizations

Introduces the major international and inter-governmental players in the global economy within the context of existing commitments made by the Canadian government on women and the economy. Provides information on where international economic decisions are made, who in Canada is working in these areas and where women could be active.

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Published: 1999
Papers on economic equality prepared for the economic equality workshop
Presents the papers prepared for a two-day workshop on economic equality for women. These papers explore such issues as the wage gap, undergraduate Economics students, women and part-time work, child care, the implications of the NAFTA side-agreements for women, and Latin American immigration to Canada and the implications for ESL provision, among others.
Published: 1994
Summary of proceedings of the economic equality workshop
Presents the proceedings and abstracts of the Economic Equality Workshop organized by Status of Women Canada. Sessions explored feminist economimcs, the impact of economic restructuring on women, changing waged/unwaged patterns, work and family responsibilities.
Published: 1994
Gender budget initiatives: why they matter in Canada
Finds that if women are to be equal benefactors of federal budget surpluses, the federal government must stop ignoring its domestic and international commitments to undertake gender budget analysis in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2005
UN Platform for Action Committee (Manitoba) 1997 conference: striving for gender equality and economic independence: post confer
Examines the impact of economic globalization on the income security of women. Argues that economic restructuring has intensified inequalities based on race, gender, and class, as well as devastated national economies, leading to increased unemployment, dismantling of social programs, erosion of democratic structures, and the violation of human rights. Calls for women's organizations to work toward a world that is based on greater economic and social justice, equality, and an end to women's poverty.
Published: 1997
Social watch 2005 Canada: divided and distracted: regionalism as obstacle to reducing poverty and inequality
Documents how recent federal reinvestments in social programs failed to relieve deep poverty in Canada because there was no national unity of purpose about how to use that money. (See Details)
Published: 2005
International trade agreements and women's access to healthcare
Describes the uprising difficulties due to the creation of the International Trade Agreement and its effect on women's access to healthcare. Details the effects of poverty and being unable to attain affordable, good quality medicines and healthcare.
Published: 2002