Gender equity

Gender equity

Insurance you can’t collect

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Victor Schwartzman
Edition: 
Vol 1, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses women’s experiences of accessing Unemployment Insurance and iIlness Benefits; shares the story of Stella Bliss, a Vancouver office worker who was fired for being pregnant in 1977, discusses how higher unemployment often translates to tighter regulations, gives advices to women in the paid labour force.

 

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.

Global gender gap report 2011

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English
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Online
Author: 
Ricardo Hausmann
Laura D. Tyson
Saadia Zahidi
Publisher: 
World Economic Forum
Publication Date: 
2011

The sixth annual report from the World Economic Forum finds that women’s economic equality in the world is not keeping pace with our progress in health and education. States that, “Over the past six years, while 85% of countries are improving their gender equality ratios, for the rest of the world the situation is declining, most notably in several African and South American countries.”

How can gender equity be addressed through health systems?

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English
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Online
Author: 
Sarah Payne
Publisher: 
World Health Organization and European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Copenhagen, Denmark

A joint policy brief that examines how to reduce gender inequities using health systems. The key messages are:

- Data on mortality, morbidity and use of health services reveal some important differences in health experiences between women and men.
- Health systems can make important contributions to gender equality and gender equity by addressing gender in a variety of ways.
- Identifying gender inequalities and addressing gender equity are also central to good stewardship of health systems.

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Available online.
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ISSN 1997-8073
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Includes bibliographical references.

WHO Gender mainstreaming manual for health managers

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2011

A user-friendly guide aimed to raise awareness and develop skills on gender analysis and gender responsive planning in health sector activities. Conceptually structured to move from awareness to action throughout a three to four day workshop to reduce gender-based inequities in health.

Includes a Facilitator's Guide and a Participant's Notes.

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ISBN: 978 92 4 150107 1
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Includes bibliographical references.

World development report 2012: gender equality and development

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English
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Rapport sur le développement abrégé 2012 : égalité des genres et développement
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Paper
Mixed Media
Publisher: 
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Washington DC

Argues that gender equality is a core development objective in its own right. Also argues that greater gender equality can enhance productivity, improve development outcomes for the next generation, and make institutions more representative.

Focuses on four priority areas for policy going forward: (i) reducing excess female mortality and closing education gaps where they remain, (ii) improving access to economic opportunities for women (iii) increasing women's voice and agency in the household and in society and (iv) limiting the reproduction of gender inequality across generations.

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ISSN: 0163-5085
ISBN: 978-0-8213-8810-5
eISBN: 978-0-8213-8812-9
DOI: 10.1596/978-0-8213-8810-5
ISBN: 978-0-8213-8825-9 (hardcover)
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Includes bibliographical references and index. 458 pages

Gender and the law manual: an introductory handbook for law students

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English
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Online
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The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) Charitable Trust for Research and Education
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

An alternative orientation guide to law school, compiled by a working group of law students from across Canada following a leadership summit held by NAWL in February 2011 to
train feminist leaders in law school. Aims to provide feminist and equality seeking law students with hope, encouragement and inspiration as well as with some of the tools they may need to survive law school and legal practice. Also aims to encourage feminist students and future lawyers to think critically about the law and take action to denounce inequality and injustice. Consists of manifestos, excerpts of articles and personal accounts written by 25 feminist students, professors, lawyers and activists.

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Women’s Housing Equality Network

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

A national organization working on women's housing issues in Canada. Includes representatives from every province and territory. WHEN has been working since 2003 to improve poor women's housing conditions across the country.  WHEN aims to put women's housing and homelessness issues on political, legal and policy agendas across Canada. Using a human rights framework, they  advocate for policies and programs that will improve women's access to housing that is safe, secure, stable and affordable.

Primary Telephone: 
613.233.8618
Email Address: 
nwg@equalityrights.org
Fax Number: 
416.352.5507
Street Address: 
200 Maclaren Street
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K2P 0L6
Country: 
Canada

Prosperity for the majority: toward economic security for women

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English
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Online
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YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2010

Pre-Budget Submission to the House Standing Committee on Finance calling for a National Housing Strategy with a gender lens, funding for women’s housing in Northern Canada, funding for programs serving homeless women, coordinated policies for violence against women, and increased federal transfer payments for legal aid.

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Includes bibliographical references.

UN Women

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All women
Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Français
Spanish
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

Created in July 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

Primary Telephone: 
1 212 906-6400
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/contact-us/general-inquiries/
Fax Number: 
1 212 906-6705
Street Address: 
304 East 45th Street 15th Floor
City: 
New York
Province: 
NY
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10017
Country: 
USA
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