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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
Challenge the assumptions
Looks at how assumptions about race, a woman's place, sexuality, relationships, physical ability, equality and others, held by the dominant culture, restrict young women's lives.
Published: 1998
New prenatal screening recommendations discriminatory  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39435
Discusses, with regards to new recommendations from the SOGC for pregnant women, how it is critical that value-neutral information convey not just the challenges of Down syndrome but also the richly rewarding lives possible for those with Down syndrome. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
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
Making family child care work: strategies for improving the working conditions of family childcare providers  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/0662381041/index_e.html
Examines licensed providers of child daycare services who work from their homes in three provinces, and provides a legal analysis of their entitlement to benefits such as employment insurance and pension and labour law protection. (See Details)
Published: 2005