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In her own words: violations of women's human rights and HIV
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
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
The stigma of obesity: a review and update

Examines the evidence that obese people face many forms of prejudice because of their weight, comparable to rates of racial discrimination, especially among women. Fids that women, for example, are 16 times more likely to report weight-related employment discrimination than men.

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Published: 2009
Double exposure the fight against reproductive hazards in the workplace

This article discusses exclusionary practices by industries; how often women have been excluded from jobs traditionally worked by men that may involve occupational hazards to reproduction; Discusses risks for men; Calls for improvement of work environment rather than discrimination of workers; Includes excerpt from “Workplace Hazards to Reproduction” Jennifer Penney, Health November 1978.

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Published: 1980
Black women organize for health

This article consists of an interview with one of the founders of the Toronto's Immigrant Women's Centre about the black women's health conference "'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired." 


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Published: 1984
Achieving health for all: the epp report

This article examines The Epp Report. Discuses the proposed movement from the individual model. Illustrates the value of the report in terms of health promotion and health strategies.

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Published: 1987
We are family

This article shares the story of a lesbian couple denied coverage with OHIP. Discusses the importance of access to health care. Redefines "family". 

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Published: 1989
Selective abortion

This article draws connections between reproductive technologies, disability and eugenics. Shares a critic and statistical information from The Disabled Women's Network (DAWN). 



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Published: 1993
More than sexist ...

This article discusses the use of sex selection and other reproductive technologies. Centres issues of race and class. 

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Published: 1991