NGO - Non Government Organization

NGO - Non Government Organization

Making room for sexual minorities in long-term care

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English
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Online
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Senior Pride Network

Discusses how long-term facilities can and must make their facilities welcoming and accessible to GLBT people, both as residents and as staff members.

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Successful aging of women with intellectual disabilities: the Toronto experience

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English
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Online
Author: 
Maaike Canrinus
Yona Lunsky
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Volume 10, Number 1
Publisher: 
Journal on Developmental Disabilities
Publication Date: 
2003

Identifies some key issues in aging for older women with intellectual disabilities from the perspectives of the women themselves.

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Includes bibliographic references.

Alcohol and the elderly

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English
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Online
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International Center for Alcohol Policies

One of a series of online resources discussing alcohol research, offering a gendered look at alcohol use among the elderly.

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Includes bibliographic references.

Safe cosmetics campaign (Breast Cancer Action Montreal)

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English
Translated Title: 
Cosmetiques sécuritaires (Action cancer du sein de Montréal )
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Online

Breast Cancer Action Montreal (BCAM) is a non-profit activist/advocacy group directed by women who have been sensitized to the trauma of breast cancer (affecting themselves or someone close to them) and who are committed — long-term — to erasing the disease. They educate about environmental toxins linked to breast cancer. The goal of this Safe Cosmetics Campaign is to provide accurate and unbiased information on the scientific data on the health effects of cosmetics and to provide a platform for demanding political and regulatory changes.

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Hormone disrupters and women’s health: reasons for concern

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Collaborative on Health and the Environment
Publication Date: 
2008

Informative and accessible brochure on the topic of endocrine disruption and women’s health. (Scroll down the webpage given to download the downloadable brochure.)

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.

State of the evidence: the connection between breast cancer and the environment

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Janet Gray Ph.D.
Janet Nudelman, M.D.
Connie Engel, Ph.D.
Publisher: 
Breast Cancer Fund (US)
Publication Date: 
2008

A comprehensive report on the environmental exposures linked to increased breast cancer risk, including natural and synthetic estrogens; xenoestrogens and other endocrine-disrupting compounds; carcinogenic chemicals and radiation.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Worldwatch Institute

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
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Research
Advocacy
Policy development

Delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. Focuses on the 21st-century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society.

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(202) 452-1999
Email Address: 
worldwatch@worldwatch.org
Fax Number: 
Fax: (+1) 202.296.7365
Street Address: 
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW
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Washington, D.C.
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036
Country: 
Canada

Women and climate change: vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities

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English
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Online
Author: 
Lorena Aguilar
Publisher: 
Worldwatch Institute
Publication Date: 
2009

From State of the World 2009: Into a Warming World, this report looks at the international impacts of climate change on women.

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New online tool on Coalescing on Women and Substance Use website

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Learn more about trauma-informed approaches and practices in Canada with this newly developed online tool. It features an overview of four topics related to “trauma-informed” approaches when working with women with mental health and substance use concerns, along with highlights of promising practices, policy challenges . . . and thoughts of where to go next.  Under each of the four topics you’ll find:

  • examples of trauma informed work in action,
  • links to recommended readings,
  • links to  curricula and training resources, and web resources,
  • links to webcasts on the topics

A PDF version is also available for download.

The tool is based on research completed in 2010 with service providers and health system planners from across Canada, funded by Health Canada’s Women’s Health Contribution Program.  The developers of the tool at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health are working on several other current projects on trauma-informed practice, and would appreciate any feedback people have on the material in the tool.  Please contact Tina Talbot at ctalbot@cw.bc.ca

Find the online tool on Coalescing on Women and Substance Use website.

Serious gaps: how the lack of sex/gender-based analysis impairs health

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English
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Online
Author: 
Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo
Edition: 
Volume 15, Number 10, pages 1116-1122
Publisher: 
Journal of Women's Health
Publication Date: 
December 2006

A commentary that takes a critical look at the need for SGBA in health research, practice and policy for improving health outcomes for women.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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