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Global industry/global solutions: options for change in the garment sector: summary of workshop discussion and list of participa

Reports on a workshop that looked at the state of garment workers (mostly women) in Canada and internationally. Proposes recommendations for future action to protect these workers' rights.

Published: 1998
Security matters  
http://web2.uwindsor.ca/courses/sociology/maticka/star/pdfs/security_matters_prnt.pdf

Discusses some of the more common safety and security concerns for sex trade workers and provides tips on how to deal with them.

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Published: 2004
Health matters

Looks at some of the most common health concerns among sex trade workers, and provides tips on how to deal with them.

Published: 2004
Dancing matters  
http://web2.uwindsor.ca/courses/sociology/maticka/star/pdfs/dancing_matters_prnt.pdf

Examines some of the most common health and safety concerns raised by exotic dancers and provides tips for how to deal with them.

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Published: 2004
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
Depression & work function: bridging the gap between mental health care & the workplace

Discusses how depression is a common and recurrent disorder that causes significant occupational disability. Argues that bridging the gap between the healthcare system and the workplace is crucial if progress is to be made in more effectively managing depression in the workplace.

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
Effects of mining on women's health in Labrador West

Studies the effects of mining extraction on women’s health in Labrador West. Provides recommendations.

Published: 2004
Barefoot research: a workers' manual for organizing on work security  
www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/ses/info/publ/barefoot.htm

Describes the changes in economy and how it's resulted in increased economic insecurity and inequality in the workplace. Demonstrates these changes have weakened the voices of workers and results in a decline in working conditions.

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Published: 2002
Improving the health of women in the workplace: action plan developed by the participants at the Symposium on the Health of Women  
www.unites.vgam.ca/cinbiose/anglais/pub/pubactionplan.html

Discusses women's work in a variety of fields and factors that affect women in the work place. Presents an action plan to better understand and ameliorate women's needs and concerns in the workplace.

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Published: 1998