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Building Partnerships to End Violence Against Women: A Practical Guide for Rural and Isolated Communities

Publication type: 
Training / Education Manual
Agency: 
BC Association of Specialized Victim Assistance and Counselling programs
Sponsor: 
National Crime Prevention Centre; Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; Government
Date: 
2005
Pages: 
132
Summary: 
A guidebook produced by the Community Coordination for Women's Safety Project, a project "designed to help rural and isolated communities enhance intersectoral coordinated responses to violence against women." The guidebook provides some context for the project, and addresses the need for community partnership (among community organizations, service providers, law enforcement, policy makers, etc) in working to end violence against women, since the violence many women experience is often tied to other barriers and forms of oppression they may face. From research carried out in British Columbia in 2003/2004 on successful and creative partnership models, the guidebook offers practical information for community partners to come together in order to enhance women's safety and work towards ending violence against women, particularly in rural and isolated communities.
Keywords: 
violence against women; women; community safety; diversity; domestic violence; rural communities; power; abuse; coalition building; Community Coordination for Women's Safety Project; research; risk; remote health; rural health; community-based research

Transforming Women's Future: A 2004 Guide to Equality Rights Theory and Law

Publication type: 
Training / Education Manual
Agency: 
West Coast LEAF
Sponsor: 
The Law Foundation
Series: 
Equality in Action Project
Date: 
2004
Pages: 
48
Summary: 
This manual describes Canada's equality rights, the move towards substantive equality in the law, the current Charter of Rights context, and cases which have gone before the law in Canada and BC in regards to equality and human rights.
Keywords: 
West Coast LEAF; women; equality; legal issues; rights; human rights; social justice

Abortion in Law, History and Religion

Publication type: 
Training / Education Manual
Agency: 
Childbirth by Choice Trust
Date: 
1995
Pages: 
66
Summary: 
This manual, produced by Childbirth by Choice Trust, identifies as its purpose: "to put the issue of abortion in Canada into its historical and international contexts." It does this by examining the history of abortion and its legal status around the world, and by looking at individual countries' laws and practices around abortion.
Keywords: 
abortion; history; legal issues; global/local; women; women's health; access to services

Inner Healing after Abortion: Love and Support for Women who have Terminated a Pregnancy

Publication type: 
Training / Education Manual
Agency: 
Centering Corporation
Date: 
2006
Pages: 
26
Summary: 
An information manual for women who have had an abortion, and are in the process of healing. The manual concentrates on emotional healing and accessing support, as well as ways of dealing with the varied emotions associated with abortion, such as guilt, sadness, and ambivalence.
Keywords: 
abortion; pro-choice; support services; support groups; pregnancy; post-abortion; women; young women; women's health; birth control; self help

Community Health Advocate Report to the Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Women's Health Collective

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Date: 
2002-05-16
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
The Community Health Advocate Project report to the Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (2002), describes the work of the Community Health advocates, host organizations, and a description of the project's work and funding.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); Community Health Advocate Project; workshop; patient's rights; advocacy; health information dissemination; Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Women's Health Information Network

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Date: 
1995-04-13
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This document describes the Women's Health Information Network (WHIN), a project of the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC). The document explains the health information database, an overview of the project, and a request for directory information in order to supplement the Health Practitioner component of the database.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); women and health; women's health; Women's Health Information Network (WHIN); doctors; health information dissemination;

Conference Report Leaping into Health: Women Taking Action

Publication type: 
Conference / Meeting Proceedings
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Date: 
1993-04-21
Pages: 
10
Summary: 
This conference report describes the various workshop sessions of the "Leaping into Health: Women Taking Action" conference, organized by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective in 1992. The workshops are summarized and the biographies of the workshop facilitators are included.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); women and health; women's health; women's organizations; workshop; eating disorders; breast cancer; aging; sexuality; sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); doctors; sexual abuse; midwifery; menopause; stress; premenstrual syndrome (PMS); herbal; disability; mothering; access to services; access to treatment;

Community Health Advocates Project Meeting

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Date: 
1999-12-02
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A leaflet inviting women to attend the Community Health Advocate (CHA) Project's planning meeting, hosted by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC). The meeting was set to share ideas about goals for the planning session, the CHA education workshops, CHA manual revisions, and fundraising.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); Community Health Advocate Project; discussion forum; workshop; education

Medical Services Plan of BC

Publication type: 
Web Page / Electronic Reproduction
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Date: 
2002-09-04
Pages: 
7
Summary: 
This document, produced by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC), describes the Medical Services Plan of BC, with information about benefits, premiums, premium assistance, Pharmacare, the seniors plan, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); Medical Services Plan (MSP); BC health system; benefits; premium assistance; Pharmacare; seniors; College of Physicians and Surgeons; doctors;

Getting an Abortion in BC

Publication type: 
Web Page / Electronic Reproduction
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Date: 
2002-09-04
Pages: 
5
Summary: 
This document contains a list of abortion clinics in Vancouver as well as Kelowna, and a list of abortion support services in Vancouver and Burnaby. The document, prepared by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC), also provides information on how to get an abortion in BC, how much it costs (based on eligibility for coverage), and the difference between having an abortion at a hospital versus at a clinic. The document also describes the difference between a surgical and a medical abortion, and information about the emergency contraceptive pill (also called the morning after pill).
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); women; abortion; support services; health clinics; Medical Services Plan (MSP); emergency contraceptive pill
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