Women with disabilities

Women with disabilities

Violence against women with disabilities: a research overview of the last decade

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English
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Online
Author: 
Monika Chappell
Publisher: 
BC Institute Against Family Violence
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines previous research conducted on violence in the lives of disabled women. Argues that research must still be conducted into effective interventions and resources for women with different types of disabilities and from different backgrounds.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Challenges of change: midlife, menopause and disability

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Marina Morrow
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the barriers and challenges disabled women face as they approach midlife and menopause. Details how women with disabilities have particular information and service needs during their menopausal years.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Training
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Works toward empowering blind, visually impaired, and deafblind people to participate fully in a sighted world. Services provided include consultation in travel training; Braille, tape, and electronic information; employment; environmental accessibility; technology; sight enhancement; eye banks; and community integration.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-480-7677
Email Address: 
info@cnib.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
416-480-7700
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-563-2642
Street Address: 
1929 Bayview Ave
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4G 3E8

Re/working benefits: continuation of non-cash benefits support for single mothers and disabled women

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Tanis Doe
Doris Rajan
Claire Abbott
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa ON

Explores how the reliance of single mothers and women with disabilites on non-cash benefits associated with social assistance prevents them from being employed despite the fact that many want employment.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
EMPL.D64 2003
ISBN 0662670515
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Le maintien des avantages non pécuniaires liés aux prestations de travail, une mesure de soutien aux mères seules et aux femmes handicapées.

We're women, too: identifying barriers to gynecologic and breast health care of women with disabilities

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Lenore Riddell
Kathy Greenberg
Joan Meister
Jude Kornelsen
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Examines to what extent women with disabilities regularly receive screening for breast and cervical cancer, as well as what barriers prevent them from receiving this care Provides recommendations to help eliminate those.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BCCEWH DISA.R53 2003
ISBN 1894356268
ISSN 14817268
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Includes bibliographical references.

Don't ask, tell or respond: silent acceptance of disability hate crimes

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English
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Online
Author: 
Mark Sherry
Publisher: 
DAWN Ontario
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Discusses the problem of disability hate crimes, and how, in particular, these crimes need to be acknowledged, reported, investigated thoroughly, and victims need appropriate support.

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Individual-systemic violence: disabled women's standpoint

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English
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Online
Author: 
Maria Barile
Publisher: 
Journal of International Women's Studies
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Bridgewater, MA

Examines the question of violence and women with disabilities, which assumes many forms, both individual and systemic.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 15398706
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Includes bibliographical references.

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms an organization that uses education, advocacy and special projects to work toward the dissolution of the physical, attitudinal and systemic barriers in our society that deny us equal opportunities, provides a strong coherent voice for the cross-disability communities in B.C., and shares information with and support other self-help disability organizations with common goals.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-875-0188
Email Address: 
feedback@bccpd.bc.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
604-875-9227
TTY/TDD: 
604-875-8835
Street Address: 
204-456 West Broadway
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5Y 1R3
Internal Notes : 
Multiple Email found: "feedback@bccpd.bc.ca and wdi@bccpd.bc.ca"

Family violence against women with disabilities

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Bridget Rivers-Moore
Publisher: 
Public Health Agency of Canada, National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explains how violence and discrimination affect women with disabilities, describes the abuse and the abuser, identifies the barriers facing a woman who has been abused, and suggests how individuals and agencies can help.

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Includes bibliographical references.

DAWN Canada

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français

Works to end the poverty, isolation, discrimination and violence experienced by women with disabilities. Strives to be the voice of women with disabilities in Canada and to be a resource for and about women with disabilities. Forme un organisme qui s'est donné pour mission de mettre fin à la pauvreté, à l'isolement, à la discrimination et à la violence que connaissent les femmes handicapées. Travaille pour s'assurer d'obtenir les services et les appuis nécessaires, de pouvoir profiter des occasions que les personnes non handicapées prennent pour acquises et d'avoir la liberté de choisir dans tous les aspects de la vie.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
705-474-4242
Email Address: 
admin@dawncanada.net
Fax Number: 
705-474-9622
TTY/TDD: 
705-474-7435
Street Address: 
PO Box 1138
City: 
North Bay
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
P1B 8K4
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