Refugee women

Refugee women

Reaching out : women working with immigrant women

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Valerie Kflfoil
Edition: 
Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article introduces Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWWIW), a women's group in New Brunswick for immigrant and refugee women. Shares success they have had in making their program accessible. Systemic challenges: racism and sexism. 

 


A population at risk

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Judith Elizabeth Pilowsky
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses immigrant women, refugee women and visible minority women and mental health. Identifies factors that constitute stress in the lives of these women and so create a vulnerability to psychosomatic problems. Explores how the needs addressed can be met. 

 

 

 

Not quite a refuge: refugee women in canada

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Christina Lee
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article speaks to experiences of refugee women in Canada. Barriers for refugee women seeking health care and social services. Describes inadequacies of services for refugee women and how they can be improved. 

Women’s Refugee Commission

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Groups Served: 
Refugees
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

Advocates for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children and young people, including those seeking asylum—bringing about lasting, measurable change.

Primary Telephone: 
(212) 551-3115
Email Address: 
info@wrcommission.org
Fax Number: 
(212) 551-3180
Street Address: 
122 East 42nd Street
City: 
New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10168-128
Country: 
USA

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

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English
Owning Org: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
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.

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

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English
Owning Org: 
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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Online
Publisher: 
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).

Immigrant women and health: OCASI Presentation

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English
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Online
Author: 
Debbie Douglas
Publisher: 
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

Presentation discusses health and wellness issues of immigrant and refugee women, including barriers and challenges in accessing healthcare services,and lack of research on immigrant women and healthcare. Also provides a statistical overview.

Breaking down the barriers: helping newcomers to Canada have healthy lifestyles

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Points out the special health care access needs experienced by those new to Canada. Describes services provided by clinics focusing on immigrant, refugee, and cross-cultural health care.

Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

The health of women: minority/diversity perspectives

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Wilhelmina A Leigh
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Women's Health Bureau
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies health issues that have an impact on the life chances of immigrant, racial minority, refugee, and marginalized women in the United States. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA).

Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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