Women and poverty

Women and poverty

Daughters of the dispossessed: prostitution in the philippines

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Colette St-Hilaire
Robert Majzels
Freda Guttman
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Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discuses prostitution in the Philippines and how AIDS became an epidemic. Explains the role that poverty and tourism play in the sex industry. Prostitution as big business. How women are organizing themselves for support and access to health information.

Welfare: far from well

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Joanne Doucette
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Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, On

This article explores the topic of women and social assistance. Gives statistics regarding the feminization of poverty,  points to the barriers within the system to achieve full social and economic participation of all women. 

Violence and feminist strategy

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

This article explores the ways in which feminist approaches to theorizing and strategizing about violence has shifted over the years. Focus on violence and health. 

Food sovereignty: power, gender, and the right to food

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English
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Online
Author: 
Rajeev C. Patel
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Volume 9, Number 6
Publisher: 
PLOS Medicine
Publication Date: 
2012

Argues that gender is key to food insecurity and malnourishment because women and girls are disproportionately disempowered through current processes and politics of food's production, consumption, and distribution.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The relationship between food insecurity and obesity in rural childbearing women

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English
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Online
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Christine Olson
Myla Strawderman
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Volume 24, Issue 1, pp. 60–66
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The Journal of Rural Health
Publication Date: 
Winter 2008

Describes a study in which the authors suggest weight discrimination may be a factor in women getting well-paying jobs.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Food insecurity-obesity paradox for women in Atlantic Canada

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English
Translated Title: 
Le paradoxe entre l'insécurité alimentaire et l'obésité
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Jane Shulman
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2012

Network article that discusses the results of the study The Food Insecurity-Obesity Paradox as a Vicious Cycle for Women: A Qualitative Study by the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health. The study investigated the links between moderate food insecurity, overweight/obesity and chronic disease for women in Atlantic Canada, especially those in marginalized and vulnerable populations. 

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The food insecurity-obesity paradox as a vicious cycle for women: a qualitative study

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
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Online
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Andrea S. Papan
Barbara Clow
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Relates the stories of women who have experienced weight gain in the context of food insecurity and offers insights into the nuances of the food insecurity-obesity paradox. Looks at how, for these women, this paradox affected their daily lives, what challenges they faced as well as what coping strategies they used.

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Available to download for free from the website.
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978-0-9810459-7-9
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Includes bibliographical references.

Careful measures: an exploration of the sex and gender dimensions of a deprivation index

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Margaret Haworth-Brockman, Ed.
Harpa Isfeld, Ed.
Ann Pederson, Ed.
Barbara Clow, Ed.
Anna Liwande, Ed.
Brooke Kinniburgh, Ed.
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The British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, in partnership with the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence and the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Explores whether women and men (girls and boys) have the same experiences of material and social deprivation and of health, and how these similarities or differences are accounted for in terms of indicator development and structure. Examines the opportunities for and the limitations of one deprivation index to represent the different experiences of men and of women in Canada by conducting a sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) of the indicators included in the index and calculating the index by sex using Statistics Canada's Census data for Vancouver, Winnipeg and Halifax. Results suggest that a deprivation index may not apply to men and women equally, and point to the need for thorough exploration of sex and gender differences associated with components of multivariate indices to ensure that they reflect the experience of men and women.

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Includes bibliographical references. Contents: Introduction PART I: Theories and Constructs of Disadvantage: Where are Sex and Gender? PART II: Measuring Deprivation: Losing Sight of Sex and Gender PART III: Sex- and Gender-based Analysis of the Indicators in the INSPQ Deprivation Index PART IV: Exploring the INSPQ Deprivation Index by Sex PART V: Discussion and Conclusions: Keeping Sex and Gender in Careful Measures

Food insecurity and obesity: understanding the connections

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English
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Online
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Food Research and Action Centre
Publication Date: 
2011

Discusses research that shows there is a higher risk of overweight/obesity among food insecure women than among food insecure men.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Recipes for food insecurity: women’s stories from Saskatchewan

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Yvonne Hanson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2011

Explores how food insecurity, policies and programs affect women's health and well-being. Finds that low income is the most significant risk factor for food insecurity for women and Aboriginal off reserve households are most likely to experience food insecurity.

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ISBN # 978-1-897250-33-4
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Project #238. Includes bibliographical references.
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