NGO - Non Government Organization

NGO - Non Government Organization

Rainbow Health Network

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Groups Served: 
Lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Seeks to promote optimal health and wellness of people and communities of all gender identities and sexual orientations, including – and not limited to - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Two-Spirit, Transsexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning people and allies. They are a volunteer network with limited resources whose activities are focused primarily in Toronto, and their advocacy and lobbying primarily in Ontario, but they are open to sharing information and support across provincial and national borders.

Primary Telephone: 
416-392-6878 ext 4049
Email Address: 
http://www.rainbowhealthnetwork.ca/contact/
Street Address: 
Box 822, Station A
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5W 1G3
Country: 
Canada

RebELLEs

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Groups Served: 
Youth
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

Organizers of the First Pancandian RebELLEs gathering in Montreal in 2008 and the second gathering in Winnipeg in 2011.

Email Address: 
info@rebelles.org

Centre de santé des femmes de Montréal

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Clinical or health care services
Residence
Support group/peer support

Encourages women to take charge of their  health care individually as well as collectively. Involved in developing alternative practices and works mainly in gynecological health. Offers an information health line, abortion services, and workshops on gynecological health.

Although services are offered in French and English , this website is in French only.

Primary Telephone: 
514-270-6110
Secondary Telephone: 
1-514-270-6114
Email Address: 
info@csfmontreal.qc.ca
Fax Number: 
514-270-6115
Street Address: 
3401 av de Lorimier
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Quebec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H2K 3X5

Tribute to a Fighter: S. Joyce Attis

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Madeleine Boscoe
Anne Rochon Ford
Edition: 
Vol. 13 No. 2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The movement to raise public awareness in Canada about concerns associated with breast implants lost one of its most hard-working and committed advocates recently. Joyce Attis, known to many as the voice for breast implant victims, died in Toronto on November 25, 2010, following complications from surgery.

 

Order Information: 
Available online only
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 14800039

Because I am a girl: the state of the world's girls 2008 - special focus: in the shadow of war

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English
Translated Title: 
« Parce que je suis une fille » : la situation des filles dans le monde 2008 – le point sur les filles dans l’ombre de la guerre
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Nikki van der Gaag
Publisher: 
Plan International
Publication Date: 
2008

Reports on the double discrimination of gender and age that girls face, describing how this discrimination affects them during times of war.

Available From: 
Order Information: 
Available online.

Reproductive health

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Women’s Refugee Commission
Publication Date: 
2011

Describes the Reproductive Health Program of the Women's Refugee Commission. Links to several resources on reproductive health for women in crisis settings, including a factsheet that outlines the issues and possible responses.

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Order Information: 
Available online.

Guidelines for gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian settings

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English
Translated Title: 
Directives en vue d’interventions contre la violence basée sur le sexe dans les situations de crise humanitaire
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Online
Publisher: 
Inter-agency Standing Committee
Publication Date: 
2005

Describes how to prevent and respond to the sexual violence against women and girls that worsens during armed conflicts.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Katrina, natural disasters and sexual violence

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
New York City Alliance against Sexual Assault

Factsheet that explains why rapes often occur in the aftermath of natural disasters and other humanitarian crises.

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Available online.

The tsunami’s impact on women

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Oxfam International
Publication Date: 
2005

Oxfam Briefing Note that explains why and how the 2004 Asian tsunami hit women harder than men. 

Available From: 
Order Information: 
Available online.

Women and girls last? Averting the second post Katrina disaster

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Elaine Enarson
Publisher: 
Understanding Katrina: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, Social Science Reseach Council
Publication Date: 
2006

Describes how natural disasters affect women differently than men, and how disaster planning must fully involve women as well as men. 

Order Information: 
Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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