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Gaining ground: women, mining and the environment
Presents synthesis of pre-gathering research, sharing at two-day Gaining Ground meeting in September, 2000, Lake Laberge, YT, and subsequent follow-up, of women's experiences of health impacts of mineral development (mining) in their Yukon communities. Expands upon reflections and sharing experienced by women at the Gaining Ground gathering. Seeks to provoke discussion and spur action for positive social change in mining communities. Intends to foster and encourage empowerment of individuals and communities encountering mineral resource development. Addresses specifically women's health issues and lives in mining communities.
Published: 2001
Trade agreements, home care and women's health  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662360565/index_e.html
Seeks to further the understanding of the consequences of trade liberalization for Canadian women in the specific health sector of home care. (See Details)
Published: 2004
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
Private health insurance for women?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39461
Discusses, in response to the Chaoulli decision, the direct and indirect effects of privatized health care on women. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Medical interventional study of war affected Gulu District, Uganda. Part two
Details a plethora of war related physical, mental and psycholgoical malformations in just one of the over 30 Internally Displaced Peoples' Camps of Gulu, that were serious to warrent specialised attention.
Published: 2001
Geneticization and the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy: the marketing of women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/5-lippman.pdf
Examines the consequences of applying the qualifier "genetic" to health and to health care. Raises similar questions about the effects of identifying certain health matters as being about gender, as distinct from sex, pointing out how the increasing marketing of, and markets for, genetics and women's health, constantly twist the meaning of these words as well as co-opt the concept of "choice." (See Details)
Published: 2000
Exposing privatization: women and health care reform in Canada
Examines health care privatization and its impact on women. Highlights the impact of health care reform on women's participation in the decision-making process.
Published: 2002
The feminization of health care migration: women pay the cost of global restructuring  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39468
Looks at the implications for women of richer countries' recruitment of health care workers from developing countries. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Los acuerdos comerciales internationales y la atención a la salud de la mujer
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
The hazards of human developmental gene modification  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/7-newman.pdf
Looks at human developmental gene modification, sometimes termed germ-line gene therapy. Identifies specific dangers for women and for their children where genetic modification of human embryos or fetuses is pursued. Also presents an important gender analysis, pointing out that this kind of genetic experimentation is reliant on the powerful desire and expectation that women will do anything for their children. (See Details)
Published: 2000