Women and racism

Reaching out : women working with immigrant women

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Valerie Kflfoil
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Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article introduces Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWWIW), a women's group in New Brunswick for immigrant and refugee women. Shares success they have had in making their program accessible. Systemic challenges: racism and sexism. 

 


The colours of menopause

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Margaret de Souza
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Vol 11, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article addresses the difference in the needs and expectations of non white women going through menopause. Shares stories of women from different cultures about menopause. 

 


 

 

Unsafe by any name

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

This article discusses how the marketing of controversial drugs in developing countries demonstrates the power and priorities of the pharmaceutical industry. Example highlighted: Estrogen-Progesterone combination drugs. 

The case against depo provera

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Janis Sarra
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vol 3, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses depo provera. Highlights the controversy of discriminatory and unsafe research methods, discusses the drug industry, potential health effects on women, racist practices. 

Racism: a threat to women’s health

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Network Magazine
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CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

An annotated compilation of resources on the effects of racism on women’s health, in honour of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21).

Aboriginal women’s initiative : intersectoral cross training manual

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L’Initiative pour les femmes autochtones : manuel de formation réciproque intersectorielle
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Online
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Northern Ontario Women’s Services Outreach and Partnerhip Enhancement (NOWSOPE)
Publisher: 
YWCA Sudbury & YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A manual for agencies, groups, or individuals who are interested in coordinating intersectoral cross training within social service agencies to build the capacity of frontline workers and gain a greater understanding of Aboriginal issues and provision of culturally appropriate services. Training workshops for four sector areas are highlighted: violence against women, mental health, addictions, and homelessness.

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Aboriginal women’s initiative: women’s wellness journey manual

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L’Initiative pour les femmes autochtones : manuel du cheminement pour le mieux-être des femmes
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Online
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Northern Ontario Women’s Services Outreach and Partnership Enhancement (NOWSOPE)
Publisher: 
YWCA Sudbury & YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A manual for agencies, groups, or individuals interested in hosting a Women‘s Wellness Journey for Aboriginal women. Developed in consultation with Aboriginal women and using the seven Grandfather teachings, the Journey addresses the specific needs of Aboriginal women who are homeless and experiencing other challenges, such as mental health issues and addictions.

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Includes bibliographical references.

A review of the literature on intergenerational trauma, mental health, violence against women, addictions and homelessness among Aboriginal women of the north

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Analyse documentaire sur les traumatismes intergénérationnels, la santé mentale, la violence contre les femmes, les dépendances et l’itinérance parmi les femmes autochtones du Nord
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Online
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Ghislaine Goudreau, with support from Joey-Lynn Wabie, Northern Ontario Women’s Services Outreach and Partnership Enhancement project (NOWSOPE) Project Director
Publisher: 
YWCA Sudbury & YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON and Sudbury, ON

An informative review of the current literature conducted for the Aboriginal Women’s Initiative focusing on the history and impact of abuse on Aboriginal women in the Sudbury area and highlighting needs and gaps. Provides background information including the history of Aboriginal women and the impact of colonization, examines the challenges for women who experience violence, mental health, addiction and homelessness, and reviews the literature on prevention of violence against Aboriginal women and shelters and services.

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