Government policy

Government policy

Midwifery: from recognition to regulation - the perils of government intervention

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Mary Neilans
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Vol 13, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses new midwifery legislation and the side effects of government recognition. Illustrates the unique and valuable role of a midwife. 

 


A futuristic nightmare

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Judy Darcy
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Vol 9, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In this article Judy Darcy shares her vision of what life could be like under free trade. Illustrates the impact on social services and public programs. 

 


Achieving health for all: the epp report

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
DArcy McKillop Farlow
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Vol 8, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article examines The Epp Report. Discuses the proposed movement from the individual model. Illustrates the value of the report in terms of health promotion and health strategies.

There was an old woman ...

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Debra Pilon
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Vol 7, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the housing needs of seniors, who are predominantly women, and illustrates some new and traditional housing options designed specifically for seniors.  Introduces the term Granny Flat. 

Violence and feminist strategy

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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
Publisher: 
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. 

Safety, security and the well-being of sex worker: a report submitted to the house of commons subcommittee on solicitation laws

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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Author: 
J. Lewis
F. Shaver
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Sex Trade Advocacy and Research
Publication Date: 
June 2005
Publication Place: 
Windsor, ON

The purpose of this document is to identify some of the risks to safety and security encountered in various sectors of the sex industry, the factors contributing to these risks, and the legislation and policies that influence the work environment of women, men, and Transexual/Transgendered people in the industry.

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Solving poverty: four cornerstones of a workable national strategy for Canada

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English
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Online
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National Council of Welfare
Publication Date: 
2007

Highlights that Canada is out of step with important developments in preventing and reducing poverty. Looks at anti-poverty strategies in other countries and compares them to Canada, and comes up with four cornerstones.

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Women's equality and the fiscal imbalance

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English
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Online
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FAFIA
Publication Date: 
2007

Discusses how increased federal transfers to the provinces and territories represent a real opportunity for Canada to better comply with its human rights obligations to women, but only if governments agree to develop common standards and designate monies for programs and services on which women heavily rely. It also de-mystifies some of the terms of the current debate and articulates what is at stake for women.

A report card: actions an anti-choice government can take to limit your access to reproductive health services

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Action Canada for Population and Development

Provides a list of 16 actions an anti-choice government can take to limit access to reproductive services such as allowing public referendums on abortion, and imposing gag orders on family planning agencies funded by federal government. Looks at present government's actions.

Grassroots organizations play an instrumental role in government accountability and contribute to healthy public policies: Statu

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Kathleen O'Grady
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Regarding the recent cuts to Status of Women Canada, the author discusses how grassroots women's organizations across the country fulfill an essential democratic process and function as an accountability mechanism to government.

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