Status of women

Status of women

Direction générale de la condition féminine de l'Ontario

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Governmental Body
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Information provision and referral
Policy development
Services d'information et de références
Élaboration de politiques

Provides focus for government action on issues of concern to women - in particular, social, economic and justice-related issues. Web site includes listing of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), publications and research, and links to other sites. Organisme qui conseille le gouvernement sur les mesures à prendre en ce qui concerne les questions préoccupant les femmes, en particulier celles d'ordre social, économique et juridique. Elle compte deux principaux secteurs d'activités : la prévention de la violence faite aux femmes et la promotion de l'autonomie économique des femmes.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 314-0300
Email Address: 
info.mci@ontario.ca
Fax Number: 
(416) 314-0247
Street Address: 
777 Bay Street, 6th Floor
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M7A 2J4
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<p>Multiple URL found: "http://www.gov.on.ca/mczcr/owd/index.html and http://www.gov.on.ca/mczcr/owd/indexf.html"</p> changed to http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/owd/

Manitoba Women's Advisory Council

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Governmental Body
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English
Français
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Policy development

Advises the Manitoba government on issues concerning the status of women. Promotes the equal participation of women in society. Work focuses on issues that have legal, social or economic impact on women's lives. Prepares briefs, submissions and reports that contain recommendations for change, relayed to government through the Minister responsible for the Status of Women.

Primary Telephone: 
204-945-6281
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
001women@gov.mb.ca
Fax Number: 
204-945-6511
Street Address: 
301-155 Carlton St
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3C 3H9

Institute for Women's Policy Research

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English

Forms a public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families in the United States. Focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, the economic and social aspects of health and safety, and women's civic and political participation.

Primary Telephone: 
202-785-5100
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
iwpr@iwpr.org
Fax Number: 
202-833-4362
Street Address: 
301 1200 - 18 St NW
City: 
Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036
Country: 
USA
Internal Notes : 
Moved to new address on 22 January 2010

Models for action: making research work for women

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jean Sinzdak
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Institute for Women's Policy Research
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Provides information and resources as a way of helping state-based advocates, researchers, and policymakers to use "The Status of Women in the States" reports to further their policy agendas by drawing attention to the issues critical to the status of women in their states.

ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMR.S56

Resistance against trafficking in women and children in South Asia

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English
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Paper
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UBINIG (Policy Research for Development Alternative)
Publisher: 
Narigrantha Prabartana (The Feminist Bookstore)
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Presents a report of the South Asian Workshop on Trafficking in Women and Children: Formulating Strategies of Resistance held in Bangladesh during 9-10 October, 1996. The workshop was organized by UBINIG (Policy Research for Development Alternative) with participants from women's and human rights groups from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Includes reports on common issues and concerns, legislative issues, and the state of trafficking in South Asia. Also reports on initiatives and resistances strategies such as the activities of the Resistance Network that developed from the conference.

ISBN/ISSN: 
SEXP.R47 1997

Proceedings of 1st SAARC people's forum: security of movement, security of livelihood: combating trafficking of women and childr

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English
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SANFEC (South Asia Network on Food Ecology and Culture)
Resistance Network
Publisher: 
UBINIG
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Presents the proceedings from the first SAARC (South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation) Peoples Forum which was held in Columbo, Sri Lanka during 25-26 July, 1998. The theme of the conference was Combatting Trafficking of Women and Children and Ensuring Food Security. The focus was on the Convention to Combat Trafficking in Women and Children and, more broadly, on ensuring security of movement and security of livelihood in South Asia. Issues of food security are also presented as it as seen as connected to trafficking. It also includes presentation summaries and organizational activities.

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ISBN 9848113053
SEXP.S43 2000

Ageing in a gendered world: women's issues and identities

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English
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Paper
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United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
Publisher: 
United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Santo Domingo, DR

Addresses social policy and identity issues raised by the intersection of aging populations and gender in different countries, including Japan, Canada, Peru, Turkey, the United States, and sub-Saharan African countries.

ISBN/ISSN: 
AGIN.A35 1999
ISBN 9211270545

Women's health and social inequality

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English
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Online
Author: 
Esyllt Jones
Anna Ste. Croix Rothney
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Considers some of the social, historical and cultural contexts that have shaped women's health experiences and made them different from those of men. Explorex five main themes that are prominent in the social sciences and feminist literature on women and health: (1) the health inequalities between women and men, and among women; (2) the social/historical development of these differences; (3) the health implications of women's paid and unpaid work; (4) the biomedical model and the medicalization of women's health, and (5) women's resistance and advocacy.

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ISBN 0886272572
WOMH.J66 2001
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"Working together toward women's equality": discussion paper for consultations

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Status of Women Canada (SWC)
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Prepared by Status of Women Canada to seek the views and advice of groups and individuals interested in women's equality on the future development of the agency.

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WOMI.W67 1996

Report on consultations held March-May 1996 and follow-up action plan

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Status of Women Canada
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Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents the outcomes of a three-month consultation process regarding the future direction of Status of Women Canada, and the actions that will be taken in response to the feedback received. More specifically, the consultations sought input on: ways to enhance the working relationship between SWC and organizations and individuals interested in the advancement of women's equality; the development of a new Independent Policy Research Fund; and the future direction of the Women's Program. This report provides a summary of the input and advice received from some 400 participants, reflecting the essence of their views and concerns. The following main themes were raised by the participants during the consultations: relationship between SWC and Organizations, Independent Policy Research Fund, Women's Program, and Societal Context. It also includes SWC's Action Plan to implement many of the suggestions received, beginning this fall.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMI.R47 1996
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