Women's organizations

Women's organizations

In our own words

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

This article profiles nine organizations working to better women’s health.   

In our words: profiles of organizations working to better women's health

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 13, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article profiles organizations across Canada working to better women's health. Lists mission statements, program intentions and community involvement. 

Portraits of women in health

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English
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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. 

Rural feminism

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Susan Hundertmark
Edition: 
Vol 7, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shows how rural women in southern Ontario are fighting for their health. The impact of support and education on women's health.

Why we need a canadian women's health network

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Jennifer Penney
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Vol 3, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights reasons why a Canadian Women's Health Network is necessary. Outlines the importance of maintaining a united pro choice feminist voice on women on health issues. 

Women Thrive Worldwide

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Groups Served: 
All women
Low income women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

Formerly the Women's Edge Coalition, Women Thrive Worldwide is a non-profit organization that shapes U.S. policy to help women in developing countries lift themselves out of povertyFounded in 1998, Women Thrive develops, shapes, and advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty. They focus on making U.S. international assistance and trade programs prioritize women, and bring together a diverse coalition of over 50 organizations and 40,000 individuals united in the belief that empowering women is not only right, it’s also the key to ending global poverty.

Primary Telephone: 
202.884.8396
Email Address: 
thrive@womenthrive.org
Fax Number: 
202.884.8366
Street Address: 
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Addt'l Street Address: 
Suite 600
City: 
Washington, D.C.
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20009
Country: 
USA

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

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English
Translated Title: 
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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Madre

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

An international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women's organizations worldwide to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education and other human rights. They provide resources and training to enable their sister organizations to meet these goals by addressing immediate needs in their communities and developing long-term solutions to the crises they face. 

Primary Telephone: 
(212) 627-0444
Fax Number: 
(212) 675-3704
Street Address: 
121 West 27th Street, #301
City: 
New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10001
Country: 
USA

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

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English
Owning Org: 
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.

Where is the money for women's rights? Assessing the role of donors in the promotion of women's rights and the support of women'

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English
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Online
Author: 
Cindy Clark
Ellen Sprenger
Lisa VeneKlasen
Publisher: 
Association for Women's Rights in Development
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explores trends in the funding landscape to propose possible strategies for women's organisations to get the resources they need to advance in their work.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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