Immigrant women

Immigrant women

A season for sex

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Gail Weber
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Vol 11, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is in celebration of women's sexuality in midlife. Discusses the physiological, psychological and cultural factors that shape menopausal women's experience of sexuality.  

The colours of menopause

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Margaret de Souza
Edition: 
Vol 11, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article addresses the difference in the needs and expectations of non white women going through menopause. Shares stories of women from different cultures about menopause. 

 


 

 

We are not immune: women and aids

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Women and AIDS Lisa McCaskell
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Vol 9, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explains AIDS, testing, transmission and treatment. Lists information on safer sex, safer drug use and how to develop consent practices.

Portraits of women in health

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Afua Cooper
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Vol 7, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article demonstrates in portraits how some immigrant women, women of colour and native women are working to eradicate the bias they face while accessing the health care system.  Examines how some immigrant women, women of colour and native women enrich the existing system by incorporating the wisdom of other cultures. 

Health status and health needs of older immigrant women: individual, community, and societal and policy links

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English
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Online
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Ontario Women’s Health Network
Publication Date: 
2007

Examines the impact of social policy on the health status of older immigrant women and the health and social service seeking patterns of older immigrant women.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographic references.

Living in Manitoba: a resource guide for immigrant women

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English
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Author: 
Immigrant Women's Resource Guide Advisory Committee
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2nd ED
Publisher: 
Manitoba Status of Women
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This guide will help immigrant women who are new to Manitoba navigate resources and services in our province. It takes into account the unique settlement experiences of immigrant women and offers advice on cultural practices, housing, child care, and legal rights and protections.

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Contact the Manitoba Status of Women to order a copy. Also available online.

Post traumatic stress disorder: the lived experience of immigrant, refugee and visible minority women

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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
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Immigrant, Refugee and Visible Minority Women of Saskatchewan
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The report provides excerpts from the stories recounted by immigrant and refugee women and information about how they addressed their experiences with community based services, what was useful to them in their healing, and what the barriers were. It also describes the knowledge and awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among physicians, psychiatrists and other service providers and their experiences with immigrant and refugee women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Finally, the study also begins to draw parallels with the experiences of Aboriginal women.

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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.

Immigrant women, family violence, and pathways out of homelessness

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English
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
W.E. Thurston
D. Este
T. Gordey
M. Haworth-Brockman
L. McCoy
R. Rapaport Beck
C. Saulnier
J. Smith
L. Carruthers
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
May 2006

This report states that there has been little investigation into the connections between family violence, immigration, and homelessness of women. Abused immigrant women and Canadian-born women face similar barriers to independent living; however, the migration process can present additional challenges for immigrant women. For abused immigrant women, homelessness is often cyclical and compounded by a range of factors; ability to speak English , knowledge of Canadian systems, cultural background, and family structure all profoundly affect the immigrant woman’s experience of the pathways into and out of homelessness. In order to prevent homelessness and to plan programs and policies for populations, theoretical models that address key solutions and acknowledge critical temporal factors are required.

The report was prepared for the National Secretariat on Homelessness and eceived funding from the National Research Program of the National Homelessness Initiative and the Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration (PCERII).

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Available online only.

Status positive: Supporting women immigrants and refugees with HIV/AIDS

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ellen Reynolds
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 2
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses The Government of Canada's Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS, and the lack of women's involvement in HIV/AIDS research and decision making , a significant problem that results in limited access to treatment and supports specifically for women.

Annual report to parliament on immigration, 2006

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English
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Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Publication Date: 
2006

An overview of federal-provincial/territorial agreements and joint initiatives, as well as a gender-based analysis (GBA) of the impact of Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).

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