Information provision and referral

Information provision and referral

Katrina, natural disasters and sexual violence

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
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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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The tsunami’s impact on women

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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. 

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Atira Women’s Resource Society

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Housing

Vancouver organization committed to the work of ending violence against women through providing direct service, as well as working to increase awareness of and education around the scope and impact on our communities of men's violence against women and children.

Primary Telephone: 
(604) 331-1407
Email Address: 
info@atira.bc.ca
Fax Number: 
(604) 688-1799
Street Address: 
101 East Cordova Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6A 1K7
Country: 
Canada

Co-operative Housing Federation of BC

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Housing

A co-operative association made up of member housing co-ops and related organizations, in British Columbia.

Primary Telephone: 
604.879.5111
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@chf.bc.ca
Fax Number: 
604.879.4611
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1.866.879.4611
Street Address: 
200-5550 Fraser Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5W 2Z4
Country: 
Canada

Domestic violence relief fund

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
The Community Housing Land Trust Foundation

A manual for housing co-ops in BC to learn how they can welcome women who are victims of violence into their co-ops.

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Matrimonial real property - overview

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English
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Online
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Native Women’s Association of Canada

Discusses how the lack of clarity in matrimonial property laws on reserves in Canada means that women in common law relationships who are experiencing violence, or who have become widowed, may lose their homes.

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SeniorsBC

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English
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Online

Website operated by the British Columbia Seniors' Healthy Living Secretariat that provides information about government programs and services for older adults. Included on the website are sections on health care, finances, benefits, housing, transportation and more.

Public Citizen

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

A nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest group founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts.

Primary Telephone: 
(202) 588-1000
Email Address: 
hrg1@citizen.org
Street Address: 
Member Services, Health Research Group, Litigation Group and Communications Office
Addt'l Street Address: 
1600 20th Street NW
City: 
Washington, D.C.
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20009
Country: 
USA

Autoimmunity: a major women’s health issue

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

Describes the disproportionate incidence of various autoimmune diseases in women, and argues why this group of diseases should be treated as a women’s health issue.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Autoimmune diseases: overview

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
womenshealth.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Provides a clear-language introduction, using Frequently Asked Question format, to autoimmune diseases in women, their symptoms, treatment and management.

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