Discrimination

Discrimination

Mothering at the margins: an African-Canadian immigrant woman's experience

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Author: 
Josephine Enang
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Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the complex ways in which institutionalized systems of oppression such as racism, sexism and classism interact to create different mothering experiences for women from marginalized groups.

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ISSN 14800039

What women prescribe: report and recommendations from the national symposium "Women in Partnership: Working Towards Inclusive, G

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Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women
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Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
1995
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Ottawa, ON

Describes the need for (re)education and training among health providers, points the way to new directions for research needed to maximize women's health, and presents a complete list of symposium recommendations.

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GEND.W45 1995

Challenging heterosexism: towards non-heterosexist policy and regulation in health and social security agencies

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L’hétérosexisme remis en question: vers des politiques et une réglementation non hétérosexistes dans le domaine de la santé et au sein des institutions de sécurité sociale
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Moving Towards Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Summarizes research findings. Examines heterosexism and its impact on lesbians in rural Newfoundland.

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MCEWH GLBT.B45 2000

Lesbian issues in Canada: a profile of Victoria

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English
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Judy Lightwater
Jannit Rabinovitch
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Women's Creative Network
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Victoria, BC

Explores the experiences of lesbians in the areas of health, discrimination and education in order to more accurately inform federal policy and academic discourse surrounding the lesbian and gay communities and their presumed issues.

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LGBT.L54 2001

Looking for change: documentation of national women's organizations working towards inclusion and diversity

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Lulama Tobo-Gillespie
Sara Torres
Alma Estable
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Canadian Research Institut for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa

Documents the struggles associated with inclusion and diversity within national women's groups. Examines how organizational structures facilitate or hinder inclusion and diversity with the intention of reflecting on organizational structures and change rather than on the evaluation of these structures. Data was gathered through interviews which were carried out with twelve national women's organizations. An open-ended interview schedule was developed and used in all of the interviews. In addition to participating in the interview, the groups provided written information such as by-laws, constitutions, newsletters and policies on issues of inclusion and diversity. This report exclusively addresses movement and achievement in relation to inclusion of diverse groups of women who differ from the 'mainstream' or dominant group in terms of their sexual orientation, ability, official language, race and class. Having found no apparent relation between organizational structure and degree of diversity and inclusion, the researchers applied various other frameworks to the question. They conclude that creating conditions which might lead to greater inclusion and diversity is within the reach of many national women's organizations. A number of recommendations are provided at the end of the report. Although this project was limited to national women's organizations its application is much wider. Groups working on various issues and at various levels will find the report useful.

Taking risks: incorporating gender and culture into the classification and assessment of federally sentenced women in Canada

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English
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Kelly Hannah-Moffat
Margaret Shaw
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Status of Women Canada
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2001
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Ottawa, ON

Analyses the underlying assumptions and current practice of classification and assessment in federal women's prisons, and the implications for gender and diversity.

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GEND.H36 2001
ISBN 0662654323
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Oser prendre des risques : Intégration des différences entre les sexes et entre les cultures au classement et à l'évaluation des délinqantes sous responsabilité fédérale.

Canada's creeping economic apartheid

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Grace-Edward Galabuzi
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The Centre for Social Justice
Publication Date: 
2001
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Toronto, ON

Documents how racism shapes the way Canada's non-white population lives and works in Canada. Demonstrates how racism is impacting multiple communities of racialised groups. Concludes with recommendations for the development of a National Urban Strategy that will target urban poverty with racialised community issues as a core part.

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DISC.E39 2001

Lesbian health: current assessment and directions for the future

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English
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Andrea L. Solarz
Insitute of Medicine Committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities
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National Academy Press
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Examines the current knowledge on lesbian health. Provides a thorough investigation of political pressures, community attitudes, and professional concerns in lesbian health.

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ISBN 0309065674
LEBH.L47 1999
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Summer 2000: This book is the report of the Committee on Lesbian Health Research Priorities from the Institute of Medicine, a federally funded research initiative. It offers an examination of the current wisdom on lesbian health and a thorough investigation of political pressures, community attitudes, and professional concerns. It also looks at ways in which knowledge regarding lesbians could be transferred to other minorities and to the larger population of women.

Young women's guide: challenge the assumptions!

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Sarah Denham
Barb Riach
Dianah Smith
Stoney McCart
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Student's Commission and TG Magazine
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides a practical tool to help educators begin to make a gender, race and class analysis central to the existing curriculum, pedagogy and the learning environment. Content is designed on a cross-disciplinary basis in order to be relevant and applicable in a variety of subject areas - social sciences, family studies, science, language arts and women's studies. The collection of young women's voices reflects how assumptions held by the dominant culture restrict young women's lives: assumptions about race, woman's place, sexuality, relationships, physical ability, equality and others.

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TEEN.D46 1998
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Racial and ethnic inequities in access to medical care

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Catherine Hoffman
Marsha Lillie-Blanton
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Sage Publications
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Thousand Oaks, CA

Presents an issue of Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 57, Supp. 1). Produced as discussion papers for a policy roundtable held in Washington, DC called "Race, Ethnicity, and Medical Care: Improving Access in a Diverse Society." Encompasses three specific sets of information: key predictors of medical care use across racial and ethnic groups; a comprehensive review of the literature documenting racial and ethnic differences in access to medical treatments and procedures, and the importance of broader dissemination of information about racial disparities in the health system and the need for improved data collection.

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DISC.R33 2000
ISSN 10775587
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