Gender roles

Gender roles

Breaking with tradition

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

This article focuses on how lesbians who are choosing to co-parent in couples are defining and living out their parenting. Shares stories of lesbian couples experiences of pregnancy, birth and parenting. How research can be useful. 


Gender awakening tool / bibliography: sex & gender in research

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English
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Paper
Online
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Linda Nieuwenhoven
Ineke Klinge
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Gender Basic
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Maastricht,The Netherlands

A checklist or step-by-step plan developed in Europe to assess if all relevant aspects of sex and gender have been considered in biomedical and health related research. Also contains a bibliography with references of literature on the integration of sex & gender aspects in health research.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Women Count for Peace: The 2010 open days on women, peace and security

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English
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Online
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United Nations Development Fund for Women
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UNIFEM
Publication Date: 
September 2010

This report provides an account of an extraordinary set of 25 meetings between women peace activists and senior United Nations leaders in conflict affected countries in the summer of 2010.  It details women’s perspectives on resolving conflict and building peace more effectively, identifies issues of common concern across different contexts – as well as areas of divergence – and makes proposals for improving international, regional and national efforts to protect women and promote peace. In short, women count for peace. this report, which records views, concerns and priorities, shows that women are standing up to be counted as an essential part of the peacebuilding equation.

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Gender for journalists: a toolkit

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English
Author: 
Trish Williams
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International Institute for Communication and Development
Publication Date: 
2006

This toolkit aims to provide journalists with an understanding of gender issues, and of the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society, so that their reporting will be accurate and gender sensitive.

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An invisible epidemic: the implications of gender neutrality for managing HIV/AIDS in low-incidence countries

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Barbara Clow
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses the role of gender in the HIV/AIDS pandemic and calls for amended health care and social policy responses to the needs and experiences of women and men.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Work-life balance

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English
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Paper
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Horizons
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2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores the topic of work-life balance and its related consequences. Speaks to the causes and outcomes of time-stress felt, including gender roles and the changing family, declining fertility rates, informal caregivers and, lifetime labour transitions. PDF required.

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ISSN 14936704
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Includes bibliographical references.

Trade agreements, home care and women's health

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Olena Hankivsky
Marina Morrow
Pat Armstrong
Lindsey Galvin
Holly Grinvalds
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Seeks to further the understanding of the consequences of trade liberalization for Canadian women in the specific health sector of home care.

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HERF.H36 2004
ISBN 0662679520
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Accords commerciaux, soins à domicile et santé des femmes.

School success by gender: a catalyst for masculinist discourse

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English
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Online
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Pierrette Bouchard
Isabelle Boily
Marie-Claude Proulx
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Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Offers an analysis of the discourses on school success by gender in the media. Asserts that many industrialized societies, including Quebec and the rest of Canada, are finding more boys than girls having problems in school.

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ISBN 0662670892
WOMI.B68 2003
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: La réussite scolaire comparée selon le sexe.

Gender and violence in the mass media

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
George Spears
Kasia Seydegart
Publisher: 
Public Health Agency of Canada, National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the nature and impact of gender portrayal and violence in the mass media. Considers how violence against women is portrayed in the media and what effects it has on viewers.

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ISBN 0662209451
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Includes bibliographical references.

Final payments: socio-economic costs of palliative home caregiving in the last month of life

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Cross Centre Initiatives
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Online
Author: 
Lorraine Greaves
Olena Hankivsky
Georgia Livadiotakis
Renée Cormier
Lyndsey Saunders
Lindsey Galvin
Bilkis Vissandjée
Patricia Carlier
Margereth Zanchetta
Carol Amaratunga
Jacqueline Gahagan
Aideen Reynolds
Publisher: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2002

Assesses the socio-economic costs and benefits for both female and male informal and formal caregivers providing palliative home care (focusing on the last month of life) to a cancer or AIDS patient. Examines a comprehensive set of costs and benefits-including social, economic, emotional, psychological and spiritual-experienced by these caregivers.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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