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Women in Canada: a gender-based statistical report 2005

Presents a portrait of Canadian women including their demographic profile, family status, health, educational attainment, labour force characteristics, and income levels.

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Published: 2006
Understanding violence by women: a review of the literature

Documents publications from 1984 to 1994 that highlight the main views and interpretations of violence by women and identifies recent literature to act as a guide for the development of programmes. Includes works in: criminology, sociology, psychology, psychiatry, social work and education. Concludes with recommendations for innovative programme development.

Published: 1995
Outreach notebook for the NIH guidelines on inclusion of women and minorities as subjects in clinical research

Developed in response to the 1994 NIH guidelines on the inclusion of women and minorities in clinical research. Seeks to address potential issues that may arise as a result of NIH's attempt to recruit greater numbers of women and minorities into clinical studies in an attempt to more accurately reflect these groups in medical studies. Developed to provide guidance of key issues in the recruitment and retention of individuals into studies to investigators and their research teams.

Summary of the recommendations from the National Conference on Women and HIV/AIDS held in Toronto, Ontario on May 25-28, 2000

Provides a summary of recommendations surrounding women and HIV/AIDS. Summaries are broken into four categories: Legal, Ethical and Public Policy Issues; Prevention; Support; Treatment.

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Published: 2002
Women and the Canadian labour market: transitions towards the future
Analyses the experiences of women from a variety of perspectives. Presents a multifaceted analysis examining women's participation in the labour market, the number of hours they devote to paid work, their earnings, where they work and their occupations. Also includes an analysis of the impact of policy initiatives as they pertain to women's participation in the labour market.
Published: 1998
Forms a feminist web site that provides the Directory of Canadian Women’s Resources, a searchable database of over 4,000 women’s groups in Canada, a Links Section, which contains thousands of annotated links to international and Canadian women’s sites, and a News and Resources, including Bulletin Boards. / Forme un site Web féministe offrant les ressources suivantes : l’Annuaire des ressources pour femmes du Canada, une base de données consultable qui regroupe plus de 4 000 groupes de femmes au Canada, une section Liens, qui regroupe des centaines d’hyperliens annotés vers des sites internationaux et canadiens de femmes, et une section Nouvelles et ressources, y compris des babillards d’information. (See Details)
The young and the breastless: young women take on breast cancer their way
Describes what occured during a networking event dedicated to young women living with breast cancer called The Young and the Breastless. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Woman: an intimate geography
Provides a tour of female anatomy and physiology that explores everything from organs to orgasm, and delves into topics such as exercise, menopause, and the mysterious properties of breast milk.
Published: 2000
Mixed messages: women, tobacco and the media
Results of a research project examining the representation of women and smoking in four media, including women's magazines, newspapers, films, and TV, between 1989 and 1994. Reveals that images of tobacco and smoking are present in media consumed by young girls and women. Also suggests that media does not portray women as independent or making healthy choices. Combined, these facts make it more difficult for girls and young women to avoid tobacco and make healthy lifestyle choices. Concludes by recommeding that young women be taught media literacy, and that anti-tobacco education and health promotion be developed that is addressed towards girls and young women.
Published: 1996
Women and HIV/AIDS: support issues!OpenDocument
Recognizes that long term support systems for all persons living with HIV are necessary. Discusses support issues specific to women including isolation, relationships, sexuality, family, health and support services, and violence. (See Details)
Published: 2000