Gender-based analysis

Gender-based analysis

Intersections: a newsletter of the Institute of Gender and Health (Spring 2011)

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Intersections : un bulletin de l'Institut de la santé des femmes et des homes (Printemps 2011)
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Online
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Vol. 2, Issue 2
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Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Publication Date: 
Spring 2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

This edition of biannual newsletter is dedicated to the Institute’s strategic direction on work and health, an area that will be the focus of targeted funding opportunities launched by the Institute over the next two years.

Inside this issue:

Message from the Scientific Director
KT Monitor: Women’s Mental Health Symposium Sparks Momentum
IGH Cochrane Corner: Integrating Sex and Gender in Logic Models for Systematic Reviews
News Briefs: The First National Gender, Sex and Health Conference
Trainee Spotlight: 4 Questions for Stéphanie Thibault-Gagnon
Gender and the New Diseases of Occupation
From Womb to Old Age: Sex, Gender and the Health Effects of Work
Hooked on Health in the Fishing Industry
The Shady Side of Work under the Sun

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ISSN 1920-546

Thinking women and health care reform in Canada

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English
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Paper
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Pat Armstrong
Barbara Clow
Karen Grant
Margaret Haworth-Brockman
Beth Jackson
Ann Pederson
Morgan Seeley
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Women's Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A book written by members of Women and Health Care Reform, a national working group housed within the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health, the collection points to the importance of including gender in health sector decision-making. Twelve concise chapters address a wide range of issues, including obesity, maternity care, mental health of health care workers, and private health insurance. 

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Includes bibliographical references.

What a difference sex and gender make: a gender, sex and health research casebook

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L'influence du genre et du sexe : un recueil de cas sur la recherche liée au genre, au sexe et à la santé
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Online
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Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

This peer-reviewed casebook presents a range of research-based accounts that illustrate how attending to gender and sex in health research contributes to advancing knowledge, strengthening science and improving knowledge translation. Written from a critically reflective vantage point, chapters share health researchers' experiences in how they came to understand and engage gender and sex in their work. This collection demonstrates that there is much to be gained from the routine integration of gender and sex across the health research spectrum.

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ISBN: 978-1-100-19250-2
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Includes bibliographical references.

What a difference sex and gender make: a gender, sex and health research casebook (webinar)

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L'influence du genre et du sexe : un recueil de cas sur la recherche liée au genre, au sexe et à la santé (webinaire)
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
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Moderated by Joy Johnson, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
Publisher: 
Institute of Gender and Health of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2012

Three presentations on the IGH's peer-reviewed casebook that presents a range of research-based accounts that illustrate how attending to gender and sex in health research contributes to advancing knowledge, strengthening science and improving knowledge translation. Written from a critically reflective vantage point, chapters share health researchers' experiences in how they came to understand and engage gender and sex in their work. This collection demonstrates that there is much to be gained from the routine integration of gender and sex across the health research spectrum.
Presenting authors:
Adrianna Mendrek (presentation in English): Sex and gender differences in mental health research
Karen Messing (presentation in French): Work exposures and musculoskeletal disorders: how the treatment of gender and sex in population-based surveys can affect detection of exposure-effect relationships
John Oliffe (presentation in English): Mobilizing masculinity to support fathers who want to be smoke free

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Bilingual French/English Q&A.

Visual methods in gender and health research (webinar)

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English
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Dr. Rebecca Haines-Saah
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CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
Publication Date: 
2011

Provides an introduction to how participant-driven visual methods (e.g., photography, video) can be used in gender and health research. Drawing on examples from past research projects the session explores how visual methods enable us to “see” or surface gender in qualitative data. Particular attention is given to the use of visual findings to explore social theories of gender, embodiment, addiction and illness.

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Part of Integrating Gender and Sex in Health Research Webinar Series: Fall 2011.

Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)

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All women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

Established in 1997 as a network comprising nongovernmental organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), cooperating agencies, and the Bureau for Global Health of USAID. Promotes gender equity within population, health, and nutrition programs with the goal of improving reproductive health/HIV/AIDS outcomes and fostering sustainable development. Has 60 to 80 active members and maintains a listserv with more than 1,200 subscribers. A major focus of the group has been on gender education, advocacy, and the development of operational tools.

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Email Address: 
igwg@prb.org

The Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health

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Educational Institution
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English
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Research
Policy development

Based at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, the CGSM is a hub for international scholars, community-based researchers, policy makers, health agencies, practitioners and people with lived experience of mental health and substance use issues who are committed to eliminating social inequities in mental health. The CGSM is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)’s Institute for Gender and Health through a Centres for Research Development program.

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info@socialinequities.ca
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SFU – Harbour Centre
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3277-515 West Hastings Street
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Vancouver
Province: 
BC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6B 5K3
Country: 
Canada

Women in Canada: a gender-based statistical report 2010-2011

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Femmes au Canada : rapport statistique fondé sur le sexe 2010-2011
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Online
Author: 
Vincent Ferrao
Cara Williams
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Sixth edition
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

The 25th anniversary of this publication includes chapters on immigrant women, women in a visible minority, Aboriginal women, senior women, and women with participation and activity limitations. The first edition was published in 1985, the year of the United Nations Third World Conference on Women in Nairobi. The report from the Conference noted that a ‘lack of reliable data prevents the assessment of relative improvements in women's status in the various sectors’, and urged ‘[f]urther investment in evolving adequate gender-specific data’.Women in Canada’s scope and purpose outlined in 1985 responded to that call, and continues today, intending to aid the continuing discussion and evaluation of the changing roles and social characteristics of Canadian women as well as contribute to the development of policies concerning the status of women in Canada.

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Everyone belongs: a toolkit for applying intersectionality

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Un monde pour tout le monde : une trousse à outils pour appliquer l'intersectionnalité
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Paper
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Joanna Simpson
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Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Publication Date: 
2009

Developed through a collaborative process with CRIAW’s partners for the Embracing the Complexity of Women’s Lives Project, with financial support from the Women’s Program, Status of Women Canada.  Shaped through ideas expressed through CRIAW’s workshops and focus groups, which explored the practical applications of intersectionality in relation to policy, programs and services, research, and community education. Written in plain language and offers practical suggestions and tools for applying this perspective within social justice and community organizations.

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Gender and women’s mental health

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World Health Organization

Provides an overview of gender disparities and mental health, gender specific risk factors, gender bias and women’s mental health.

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