Status of women

Status of women

Population and politics

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anne Marie Smart
Edition: 
Vol 6, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article provides an overview of the United Nations Population Conference held in Mexico City. 

The progress of the world’s women: in pursuit of justice

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English
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Online
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UN Women
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
New York, NY, USA

Highlights a tragic paradox for the majority of women: while the past century has seen a transformation in women’s legal rights, with countries in every region expanding the scope of women’s legal entitlements, the laws that exist on paper do not translate to equality and justice for most of the world’s women.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Beijing at fifteen: UNFPA and partners - charting the way forward

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Online
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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
New York, NY, USA

2010 marks the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, China. This review analyses the contributions of UNFPA, through its main partnerships, to achieving the commitments made at Beijing in 1995 and those made at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo in the previous year. It highlights the shared agendas in the ICPD Programme of Action, the Beijing Platform for Action and the Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The review also contains recommendations for development partners to accelerate progress towards meeting the goals of all these conferences, with a focus on gender mainstreaming in all programmes and policies.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women and health: how far have we come since Beijing?

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English
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Online
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Report of an online discussion, held from 23 November 2009 – 25 January 2010, as part of a series of United Nations online discussions dedicated to the fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000). Participants included officials from the Ministry of Health (MOH) from a range of countries, United Nations, specialized and other international organizations, philanthropic foundations, health-care providers, programme managers, gender and other specialists and health-related practitioners and civil society from around the world.

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Conclusions from 55th meeting of the Commission of the UN Status of Women

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Conclusions concertées de la cinquante-cinquième session de la Commission de la condition de la femme
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Online
Publisher: 
Commission of the UN Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Draft agreed conclusions submitted by the Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women on the basis of informal consultations on the theme - Access and participation of women and girls in education, training and science and technology, including for the promotion of women's equal access to full employment and decent work.

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New Brunswick women’s history map

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English
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Online
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The New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Fredericton, NB

An online listing of sites and landmarks of importance to the history of women in New Brunswick. The website lists over 125 monuments, statues, residences, factories, schools, parks, gravestones and even sites where buildings once stood.  Includes representations of where events occurred related to women’s rights, where females first broke into traditionally male-dominated fields, where women’s groups acted for change, where adventure-seekers and creative minds left their stamp, and where strong and spirited women made herstory in the shadows, raising children, working for pay, running businesses and volunteering in their communities. The History Map can be searched by county, by name of a person or group and by keywords.

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PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

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All women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy

Advises the Minister Responsible with respect to matters relating to the status of women, the development of public awareness regarding issues affecting women, and the promotion of change in attitudes within the community in order that women may enjoy an equality of opportunity.

Primary Telephone: 
902-368-4510
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Email Address: 
peistatusofwomen@eastlink.ca
Fax Number: 
902-368-3269
Street Address: 
PO Box 2000
Addt'l Street Address: 
161 St. Peter's Rd
City: 
Charlottetown
Province: 
PE
Postal/ZIP Code: 
C1A 7N8
Country: 
Canada

Gender matters in Saskatchewan

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Carla Simon
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Vol. 13 No. 2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

In January 2011, Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE) hosted two events to celebrate and share women’s health research in Saskatchewan. The proceedings began with an evening Café Scientifique on “Gender and Women’s Health Matters” at Saskatoon’s McNally Robinson bookstore, on Thursday,  Jan. 20. This was followed by a Gender Matters Workshop, on Friday, Jan. 21 at the University of Saskatchewan.

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ISBN 14800039

Grassroots organizations play an instrumental role in government accountability and contribute to healthy public policies: Statu

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Kathleen O'Grady
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Regarding the recent cuts to Status of Women Canada, the author discusses how grassroots women's organizations across the country fulfill an essential democratic process and function as an accountability mechanism to government.

Status of Women Canada, Women's Program Regional Offices, Quebec and Nunavut

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A women's program regional office. Promotes gender equity and the full participation of women in Canada's economic, social, cultural, and political life.

Primary Telephone: 
418-648-3109
Email Address: 
infomontreal@swc-cfc.gc.ca
Tollfree Phone Number: 
888-645-4141
Street Address: 
1564 St. Denis St
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H2X 3K2
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Multiple Email found: "infomontreal@swc-cfc.gc.ca and infoquebec@swc-cfc.gc.ca" Multiple Primary found: "418-648-3109 and 514-283-3150" Found multiple addresses: -- street: "1564 St. Denis St" -- street2: "" -- city: "Montreal" -- province: "Québec" -- postalcode: "H2X 3K2" -- country: "Canada" Found multiple addresses: -- street: "205-1141 de l'Église" -- street2: "" -- city: "Sainte-Foy" -- province: "Québec" -- postalcode: "G1V 3W5" -- country: "Canada"
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