Empowerment

Empowerment

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 14, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article profiles several feminist organizations and programs. Highlights organizations working to support the elderly, immigrant women, women and mental health,  gay and lesbian communities, francophone women, women working as prostitutes, women with addictions, etc. 


One of a kind

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Montréal Assault Prevention Centre
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Vol 12, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article introduces the Montreal Assault Prevention Centre and describes the centre's prevention philosophy and the development of their program. Discuses violence against women and children and the use of empowerment as assault prevention. 

 


 


 


Body image/body politic : a world without dieting

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Carla Rice
Donna Ciliska
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Vol 10, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses weight preoccupation and alternatives to dieting. The effects of social stigma and the medicalization of women's bodies. Introduces the Toronto based program Beyond dieting, an alternative program for large women. 

An uncertain well-being: weight control and self control

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Catrina Brown
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Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses weight preoccupation as a women's health issue and as a feminist issue. Illustrates how women can work together to create change in their lives. Examples given of programs that focus on empowerment to increase self esteem and sense of self direction. 

The birth of a network

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Connie Clement
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Vol 8, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article describes the making of Canada's Women's Health Network. Shares components, objectives and questions to consider. Lists provincial network contacts. 

Transforming erotic power

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Marlana Valverde
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Vol 5, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article identifies the connections between the erotic, power, gender and oppression. Addresses the possibility for changing sexual behavior as well as sexual attitudes. 


Empowering young women to lead change

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English
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Online
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World YWCA
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World YWCA
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Provides a manual with activities to motivate and enable young women to believe in their abilities to catalyze change and to mobilize others to do the same.

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What is the evidence on effectiveness of empowerment to improve health?

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Nina Wallerstein
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Health Evidence Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Copenhagen, Denmark

Presents an overview of the processes by which empowerment outcomes are generated and the effects of empowerment strategies on public health and health disparities.

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Women, power, and ethnicity: working toward reciprocal empowerment

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Patricia S. E. Darlington
Becky Michele Mulvaney
Publisher: 
The Haworth Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Binghamton, NY

Examines women's attitudes toward power in several social forums-homes, job, religion, politics, and society in general.

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ISBN 0789010593
WOMI.D37 2003
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Improving reproductive and sexual health: integrating women's empowerment and reproductive rights (Spanish)

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Spanish
Translated Title: 
Mejorando la salud reproductiva: para la emancipación de la mujer y sus derechos reproductivos
Author: 
Isfahan Merali
Publisher: 
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides information, in Spanish, geared toward the health practitioner on the importance of integrating women's empowerment and reproductive rights principles in the delivery of health services.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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