Community-based organizations

Community-based organizations

Healthcare in crisis

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Janet Maher
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses how the North American Free Trade Agreement will affect Canadian healthcare and social programs. Explains NAFTA. Explores how to reform health care in Canada.  

 


A tradition of pain

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Virginia Mak
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Vol 13, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article examines the tradition of female genital mutilation. Discusses the health effects for women who have experienced FGM.

Reaching out : women working with immigrant women

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Valerie Kflfoil
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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. 

 


Resisting psychiatry

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Angela Browne
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Vol 11, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article illustrates self-help alternatives for psychiatric survivors. Discuses implications of a medical model which perpetuates negative values and stereotypes about psychiatric survivors. 


Earth, air and water: women fight for the environment in india

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Pamela Philipose
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Vol 11, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores stories of women fighting for the environment in India; the nonviolent ecological movement in Uttar Pradesh, the great Bhopal tragedy and the 34 year fisherfolk agitation witnessed in the state of Kerala. Connections made between women, poverty and victims of environmental destruction.

 

Not quite a refuge: refugee women in canada

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Christina Lee
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Vol 9, No.3
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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. 

Working with violence

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Julie Wheelwright
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Vol 5, No. 3
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In the following article, three women who work at an emergency shelter for women are asked to talk about the impact of their work. 

 

 


Our story

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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The Feminist Therapy Support Group
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Vol 3, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is the first of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Identifies the story of the seven- women group; describes their process.

Community-based research ethics: a process

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Jocelyn Downie
Barbara Cottrell
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Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (now called Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health)
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Working with the Dalhousie Health Law Institute and the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, this project developed a mechanism for ethics review of community-based research where existing ethics reviews processes are either not available or are inappropriate

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Prairie women prepared for disaster: an emergency planning guide for women's community organizations

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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Author: 
Elaine Enarson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
May 2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The Guide it will explain why planning ahead is so important for women’s organizations, move you through the vital preliminary planning steps, introduce you to tools and resources for writing your tailor‐made emergency plan through the entire disaster cycle.  It moves you on to the all‐important issue of keeping an emergency plan alive through regular updating, practice, outreach to emergency managers, and networking for neighborhood preparedness. The Guide ends with a brief introduction to the global movement of women for social change to reduce avoidable harm. It may not be obvious yet, but emergency planning is part of
this and by doing this work you are part of it, too.

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ISBN:9781897250228
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