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Unequal treatment: confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care  
http://books.nap.edu/catalog/10260.html
Explores how persons of colour experience the health care environment. Examines how disparities in treatment may arise in health care systems and looks at aspects of the clinical encounter that may contribute to such disparities. Highlights the potential of cross-cultural education to improve provider-patient communication and offers a detailed look at how to integrate cross-cultural learning within the health professions. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Seen but not heard: Aboriginal women and women of colour in the academy
Examines the experiences of women of colour and aboriginal women scholars with issues of equality in the academy.
Published: 2001
Gender inequalities in health: a Swedish perspective
Examines basic concepts, possible hypotheses, explanatory models, and policy situations for the biological and social causes of the differences in health between men and women.
Published: 2001
Privatization, law, and the challenge to feminism
Examines the role of law in privatization projects across policy areas ranging from fiscal and labour policy through family, welfare, and immigration law.
Published: 2002
Fat as a therapeutic issue: raising awareness in ourselves and our clients  
http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/documents/Fatastherapeuticissue.pdf
Discusses fat prejudice among therapists. Examines how therapists can confront those feelings and provide good care to all their clients. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Turning the tide: CEDAW and the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS pandemic  
http://www.undp.org/unifem/public/turningtide/
Examines how CEDAW can be put to work to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic from a gender perspective. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Women at the margins: neglect, punishment, and resistance
Addresses the barriers that isolate marginalized women from the mainstream, strip them from citizenship and render them expendable.
Published: 2002
In her own words: violations of women's human rights and HIV  
http://www.iwhc.org/document.cfm?documentID=296
Presents the transcript of a tribunal at the XVI International AIDS Conference that looked at women's disproportionate vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Lesbian health: current assessment and directions for the future
Examines the current knowledge on lesbian health. Provides a thorough investigation of political pressures, community attitudes, and professional concerns in lesbian health.
Published: 1999
Gender equity and peacebuilding from rhetoric to reality: a discussion paper  
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. 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. Details gender discrimination which 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