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Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Research
Policy development

Echo is an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care governed by a board of Directors. Echo works through strategic partnerships to ensure gender-based analysis supports decisions that affect women.  They also collaborate with diverse stakeholders and act as the provincial advisor on women’s health to the Government of Ontario. They aim to ensure Ontario is at the forefront of improving women’s health.

Primary Telephone: 
416-597-9687
Email Address: 
info@echo-ontario.ca
Fax Number: 
416-597-2361

Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-888-597-echo (3246)
Street Address: 
250, Dundas St. West, room 603
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5T 2Z5
Country: 
Canada

State of world’s midwifery 2011: delivering health, saving lives

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English
Translated Title: 
L'Etat de la pratique de sage-femme dans le monde 2011 : naissances réussies, vies sauvées
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Jim Campbell
Vincent Fauveau
Petra ten Hoope-Bender
Zoë Matthews
Joanne McManus
Publisher: 
United Nations Populations Fund
Publication Date: 
2011

Presents a body of knowledge to inform and accelerate the availability of quality midwifery services for women and newborns throughout the world. Aims to make a valuable contribution both to strengthening the midwifery workforce around the world and to the critical planning that is needed to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals. Focused on 58 countries with high rates of maternal, foetal and newborn mortality.

This report resulted from the collaborative efforts of 30 agencies and organizations and hundreds of individuals working at national, subnational, regional and global levels. It is a response to the ‘Global Call to Action’ issued at the Symposium on Strengthening Midwifery at Women Deliver in Washington, DC in June 2010.

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Order Information: 
Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Clinical management of rape survivors

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Resource Language: 
English
Translated Title: 
Gestion clinique des victimes de viol
Media Type: 
Paper
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2009

This guide describes best practices for clinical management of people who have been raped in emergency situations. It is intended for use by qualified health-care providers in developing protocols for the management of rape survivors in emergencies, taking into account available resources, materials, and drugs, and national policies and procedures. It can also be used in planning health-care services and training health-care providers. The guide includes detailed guidance on the clinical management of women, men and children who have been raped.

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Contact their office to order a copy.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN: 978 92 4 159857 6

Video: UNFPA web film on war and women's health

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English
Translated Title: 
Vidéo de l’UNFPA : femmes, guerre, santé
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
United Nations Populations Fund
Publication Date: 
2003

Three minute video showing that women and girls have particular health needs, including maternal health and protection from violence. (Available in nine languages.)

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Available online.

“I built my house of hope:” best practices to safely house abused and homeless women

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Leslie Tutty et al.
Publisher: 
Resolve Alberta
Publication Date: 
2009

Recommends best practices to safely house abused and homeless women, based on reviews of current practices and interviews with women from across Canada who had been abused by partners and homeless at some point in their lives.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Everyone belongs: a toolkit for applying intersectionality

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English
Translated Title: 
Un monde pour tout le monde : une trousse à outils pour appliquer l'intersectionnalité
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Joanna Simpson
Publisher: 
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Publication Date: 
2009

Developed through a collaborative process with CRIAW’s partners for the Embracing the Complexity of Women’s Lives Project, with financial support from the Women’s Program, Status of Women Canada.  Shaped through ideas expressed through CRIAW’s workshops and focus groups, which explored the practical applications of intersectionality in relation to policy, programs and services, research, and community education. Written in plain language and offers practical suggestions and tools for applying this perspective within social justice and community organizations.

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Available online.

Ontario Court of Appeal hears arguments about decriminalizing prostitution

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A wide array of positions on Canadian prostitution laws are being presented in June before the Ontario Court of Appeal, in the case between Terri Jean Bedford, Amy Lebovitch, Valerie Scott (Respondents in Appeal) and the Attorney General of Canada (Appellant in Appeal). The court will hear from seven interveners, representing 19 groups arguing for and against the laws.

Among the intervenors is The Women’s Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution. They will argue to uphold the laws that forbid men from buying, selling and profiting from women bodies, and to strike down laws that criminalize women who are involved in the sex trade. The Coalition rejects both the appellants’ position of maintaining the status quo and the respondents’ position of striking down all three provisions in their entirety.

Read  their press release Women’s Groups Coalition: The Charter Does Not Guarantee Men a Right to the Prostitution of Women.

The Native Youth Sexual Health Network said last week on their Facebook page: “While the criminalization of the sex trade is indeed harmful to us and we consistently resist the regulations forced onto us by a colonial white law and order system, we want to move beyond just discussing criminalization and decriminalization. There are many other factors that contribute to the realities of our lives specifically as Indigenous peoples that are being largely ignored because of these kinds of debates constantly happening.” Read their statement.

Healthy aging in Canada: a new vision, a vital investment, from evidence to action - a background paper

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Resource Language: 
English
Translated Title: 
Le vieillissement en santé au Canada : une nouvelle vision, un investissement vital; des faits aux gestes
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A background paper prepared for the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Committee of Officials (Seniors). Describes a new vision for healthy aging in Canada and suggests five key focus areas for action.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

UN Women

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Français
Spanish
Services Provided: 
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

Created in July 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

Primary Telephone: 
1 212 906-6400
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/contact-us/general-inquiries/
Fax Number: 
1 212 906-6705
Street Address: 
304 East 45th Street 15th Floor
City: 
New York
Province: 
NY
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10017
Country: 
USA

Canadian Consensus Guidelines on Human Papillomavirus

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English
Translated Title: 
Directive clinique canadienne de consensus sur le virus du papillome humain
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Publisher: 
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Publication Date: 
August, 2007
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Canadian Consensus Guideline on Human Papillomavirus (HPV), in which SOGC recommends the use of HPV vaccination for girls and women aged nine to 26.

Order Information: 
Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 1701-2163
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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