Disability rights

Disability rights

A health handbook for women with disabilities

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Hesperian
Publication Date: 
2007

Provides information for women with disabilities including organizing disability-friendly health care, understanding and taking care of your body, health exams, sexual health, family planning, abuse, violence and self-defence and a section for caregivers.

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Community Living Winnipeg

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Training
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support

Community Living Winnipeg is dedicated to the enhancement of the lives and status of people who live with an intellectual disability and their families by promoting their full inclusion and participation in the community.

Primary Telephone: 
204-786-1414
Email Address: 
acl@aclwpg.ca
Fax Number: 
204-774-4402
Street Address: 
1-120 Maryland Street
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3G 1L1

Resource kit for women with disabilities

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English
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Online
Author: 
Disability Awareness in Action
Publisher: 
Disability Awareness in Action
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Provides information regarding the status of disabled women and men with an international perspective. Describes a list of social concerns along with a list of strategies for change. Concludes with a list of organizations to contact for more information.

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Federally sentenced women with mental disabilities: a dark corner in Canadian human rights

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English
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Online
Author: 
Yvonne Peters
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Action Network Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Discusses issues of human rights law and federal legislation in relation to federally sentenced women (FSW) with mental disabilities. Concludes with recommendations for the improvement of mental health services for FSW.

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People with disabilities falling between the cracks

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English
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Online
Author: 
Canadian Council on Social Development
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Summarizes research findings that show many Canadians with disabilities are failing to get the medication or medical attention they need. Provides access to full findings.

Prenatal testing and disability rights

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Boston Women's Health Book Collective
Publication Date: 
2002, 2003
Publication Place: 
Boston, MA

Explores the implications of prenatal testing leading to pregnancy terminations when potential disabilities are detected. Includes other related articles.

Prenatal technologies may not offer reproductive choice

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Yvonne Peters
Karen Lawson
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses reproductive technologies and their implications for women's equality and recognition of disability rights. Explores the medicalization of disability and disability-based discrimination.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities Inc.

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Forms a membership-based organization representing the concerns of people with all types of disabilities in Manitoba. promotes equal rights, full participation in society, and facilitates postive change through advocacy and public education.

Primary Telephone: 
(204) 943-6099
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
mlpd@shawcable.com
Fax Number: 
(204) 942-3146
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-888-330-1932
Street Address: 
105-500 Portage Ave
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3C 3X1

Agenda for action: policy directions for children with disabilities and families

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Michael Bach
Publisher: 
L'institut Roehler Institute
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
North York, ON

Response to the federal and provincial/territorial government's National Children's Agenda(NCA). Concern arose because attempts at creating the NCA did not properly address the circumstances of children with disabilies. Presents research findings and policy direction developed by the Roehler Institute that responds to these concerns. Suggests the NCA needs more specific policy goals, and suggests guidelines for future NCA policy development.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
DISA.B34 2000
ISBN 189698956

Supported health planning: a mode to assist people with disabilities and complex medical needs and their families in planning fo

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Daune McGregor
Marcia Rioux
Yves Talbot
Publisher: 
L'Institut Roehler Institute
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
North York, ON

Describes a model for health planning that places disability within a broader social and human rights approach.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
DISA.M35 1999
ISBN 1896989403
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