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Voices of our sisters in spirit: a report to families and communities

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English
Translated Title: 
Les voix de nos soeurs par l'esprit : un rapport aux familles et aux communautés
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Paper
Online
Edition: 
Second edition
Publisher: 
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ontario

Summarizes information gained through interviews with participating families about their missing or murdered loved ones, as well as demographic and statistical research. The interviews use a story telling methodology based on a life cycle approach to share the life stories of these Aboriginal women and girls. The investment of family members and NWAC staff in building authentic and sincere relationships adheres to the ethical requirements of conducting research in an Aboriginal context. The life stories are placed within the broader framework of other work conducted through the Sisters In Sprit initiative and serve to confirm conclusions based on other research, illustrate common themes, inform policy recommendations and identify future directions for further investigation.

The Sisters In Spirit initiative is a multi-year research, education and policy initiative funded by Status of Women Canada. The initiative is designed to address the disturbing numbers of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

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Includes bibliographical references.

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
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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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Includes bibliographical references.

Clinical management of rape survivors

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English
Translated Title: 
Gestion clinique des victimes de viol
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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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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
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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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Family violence and homelessness: a review of the literature

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English
Translated Title: 
Violence familiale et itinérance : analyse documentaire
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Online
Author: 
Sylvia Novac
Publisher: 
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Family Violence Prevention Unit, Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

An analysis of the evidence that establishes the links between family violence and homelessness or precarious housing situations for women.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-0-662-45154-9
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Includes bibliographical references.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Policy development
Housing

Canada’s national housing agency. Established as a government-owned corporation in 1946 to address Canada’s post-war housing shortage, the agency has grown into a major national institution. CMHC is Canada’s premier provider of mortgage loan insurance, mortgage-backed securities, housing policy and programs, and housing research.

Primary Telephone: 
613-748-2000
Secondary Telephone: 
613-748-2098
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
chic@cmhc-schl.gc.ca
TTY/TDD: 
613-748-2447 or 1-800-309-3388
Fax Number: 
613-748-2016
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-668-2642
Street Address: 
700 Montreal Road
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1A 0P7
Country: 
Canada

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

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English
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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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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
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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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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.

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