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Women and girls last? Averting the second post Katrina disaster

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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. 

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Includes bibliographical references.

Providing gender responsive aid in Haiti

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Feminist Peace Network
Publication Date: 
2010

Within the context of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, explains why women need different kinds of aid and contribute differently than men when responding to disaster.

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After the quake, depend on women

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Author: 
Marie St. Cyr
Publisher: 
Madre
Publication Date: 
2010

Using the context of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, discusses why women should be integral to designing and carrying out relief efforts.

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Atira Women’s Resource Society

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All women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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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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NGO - Non Government Organization
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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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Online
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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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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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Trans-Canada homelessness highway: a women's route map

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Women’s Housing Equality Network
Publication Date: 
2008

Map of Canada that provides detailed information about the “routes” to women's homelessness, including federal, provincial and territorial policies that contribute to homelessness, and the policy changes that are needed to ensure women have access to housing that is adequate, affordable, safe and secure.

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“A story I never heard before”: Aboriginal young women, homelessness, and restoring connections

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Volume 6, Number 3, pp. 31-54
Publisher: 
Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health,
Publication Date: 
Winter 2008

Explores the stories of the nine homeless Aboriginal girls, placing their stories in context of colonialism in Canada and the destructive legacy of residential schools.

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Poly-substance use among male and female street youth in Toronto, Canada

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Online
Author: 
Maritt J. Kirst
Patricia Erickson
Carol Strike
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Volume 2, Number 2, pp. 123-139
Publisher: 
International Journal of Social Inquiry
Publication Date: 
2009

Examines how health and social factors may have different impacts on street youths’ drug use patterns according to gender.

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