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Gender equity and peacebuilding. From rhetoric to reality: finding the way  
http://www.icrw.org/docs/gender_peace_report_0303.pdf
Presents a review of recent literature on issues of gender in the context of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction, prepared as background material for an international workshop on gender equity and peacebuilding jointly convened by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Indicates a slow but positive shift in international opinion and understanding about the consequences of conflict on women and the importance of their participation in peacebuilding processes and post-conflict social transformation. Argues that gender discrimination continues through political exclusion, economic marginalization, and sexual violence during and after conflict, denying women their human rights and constraining the potential for development. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Don't we count as people? Saskatchewan social welfare policy and women's health  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/dontWeCount.pdf
Explores how women's health is affected by the policies governing the delivery of benefits under the Saskatchewan Assistance Act. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Care and consequences: the impact of health care reform
Explores the language surrounding health care reform and the dichotomies that have emerged as part of the health care debate.
Published: 2000
Care, women and AIDS  
http://data.unaids.org/GCWA/GCWA_BG_Care_en.pdf
Explores the impact that HIV and AIDS have had on the role that all over the world women are expected to take in domestic work and in providing care to family members. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Gender and economic globalization: an annotated bibliography  
http://www.ids.ac.uk/bridge/reports/bb12.pdf
This bibliography focuses on the economic aspects of globalisation and the impact on gender relations, rather than of international governance and human rights. The annoted bibliography is organized into three sections: a) the impact of globilisation (inlcuding structural adjustment and liberalisation, economic crisis and debt, employment, and social issues), b) trade agreements, policy and financial institutions, and c) responses, guides, tools, and general approaches. (See Details)
Virtual and actual realities: a feminist environmentalist analysis of the computer industry  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/VirtualActualComplete.pdf
Looks at both the production side and consumption side of personal computers from cradle to grave and describes the impact of each stage in the life cycle on women and the environment. (See Details)
Published: 2002
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
Position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada: nutrition and women's health  
http://www.dietitians.ca/news/downloads/highlights_research_summer04_ada_position.pdf
States that women have specific nutritional needs and vulnerabilities and, as such, are at unique risk for various nutrition-related diseases and conditions. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Why having a national home care program is a women's issue  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39563
Debates how the burden of home care, while becoming an incresing concern for governments, health care providers, family members and individuals who need such care, rests especially on women, who give and receive the vast majority of home care. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Women, what do these signs have in common?: recognizing the effects of abuse-related trauma
Discusses traumas related to childhood experiences of physical, sexual or emotional violence, often referred to as "abuse-related trauma."
Published: 2000