Legal issues

Legal issues

Profiles: access to abortion in Alantic Canada

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

This article highlights the struggle to access abortion in atlantic Canada. Discusses issues of access and misinformation. 

Vaginal birth after cesarean

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Megan Williams
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article looks at the controversy surrounding vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Explains why cesarean births are so pervasive today, despite the risks. Dispels myths about vaginal birth after cesarean birth. Lists related terms and definitions. 

 


Dalkon: shielded by the Law

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

This article discusses how IUD manufacturers use legal maneuvers to avoid negligence payments. Indicate the challenges faced by women who are seeking justice. 

 


The case against depo provera

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Janis Sarra
Edition: 
vol 3, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses depo provera. Highlights the controversy of discriminatory and unsafe research methods, discusses the drug industry, potential health effects on women, racist practices. 

Midwifery update

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Betty Burcher
Edition: 
vol 3, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the current state of midwifery in Canada. Seeks to make space for the discussion of the state of midwifery in order to be pro active. Reviews what is happening with midwifery in each province and discusses how to move forward. 

Regulating sex in Canada: at the interface of criminal and municipal law

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English
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Online
Author: 
Dr. Mary Whowell
Publication Place: 
2010

This is a website created for Dr. Mary Whowell's research into sex work in Canada.  The project explores the regulation of escort agencies, strip clubs and body rub parlours through Criminal Code and municipal by-law across municipalities in Canada.

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Women's Court of Canada

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All women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Research
Advocacy
Éducation / développement communautaire

The Women’s Court of Canada is an innovative project bringing together academics, activists, and litigators in order literally to rewrite the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms equality jurisprudence. Taking inspiration from Oscar Wilde, who once said “the only duty we owe to history is to rewrite it”, the Women’s Court operates as a virtual court, and ‘reconsiders’ leading equality decisions. The Women’s Court  renders alternative decisions as a means of articulating fresh conceptions of substantive equality

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Canada

Human security and Aboriginal women in Canada

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Connie Deiter
Darlene Rude
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the connections between Aboriginal women, protest and human security.

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ABGN.D45 2005
ISBN 0662424263 (PDF)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Justice system's response: violence against Aboriginal girls

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English
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Online
Author: 
Kelly A MacDonald
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Justice for Girls
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Explores the roots of violence against aboriginal girls in BC and critically examines the judicial system's responses to it, making several imperative recommendations.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Locking them up to keep them "safe": criminalized girls in British Columbia

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Amber Richelle Dean
Publisher: 
Justice for Girls
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Details the experiences of four young women (aged 15-19) of being arrested, appearing in court, and spending time in prison. Offers an overview of the history of girls’ imprisonment in Canada.

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