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Stop the deportation of Wendy Maxwell
Hands Off Now Campaign - Take Action! - Ending the clawback of the National Child Benefit Supplement (NCBS)
Equity Petition Online petition urging Newfoundland to honour Pay Equity Settlement with 6,000 provincial health care workers
Charter Challenge of the National Child Benefit Supplement Election 2004 Women's Issues & Organizing information
The Ontario government wants input? Let's give it to them!
Young Women Vote 2004: The 20,000 Project
Call For Action: Maternity & Parental Leave Threatened
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Amina Lawal: continuing appeals process to prevent execution by stoning sign the Amnesty International Petition

Women Vote - Make Your Votes Count Election Ontario 2003
Housing Ontario Means Everyone (HOME)
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Bill C-13 - The Assisted Human Reproduction Act

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Make Trade Fair - Cotton Pickin' Madness
Anti WTO Demonstrations in Montreal - July 27-03
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President's Choice & Genetically Engineered Foods
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Stamp on the tax! Period Call to eliminate the GST on feminine protection products
Abortion in Nepal Legal but Women Still Imprisoned

Save Maryam Rajavi of Iranian Resistance movement
Say “NO” to Hong Kong’s Proposed Article 23 Legislation (Toronto Star: Hong Kong backs off bill)

Using the Internet for Outreach & Organizing: A Virtual Activist Training Reader

Take Action on Child Custody & Access

 

DisAbility

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Disability in Canada: A 2001 Profile selected findings from StatsCan 2001 Participation & Activity Limitation Survey (PALS)
Information on Accessible Travel
ODSP Action Coalition
ODSP Facts and Questions: Ontario Election 2003
ODSP Issues in Provincial Election Campaign - Questions for Ontario Election 2003
Brain Injury Association Network (BIAN)
The Economics of Ability
DisAbility & Sexuality
Guide to Employment Accommodation for People with Disabilities
Guidebook - Working with People with Disabilities
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Amanda
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Women's History Month 2003
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DAWN Ontario Catalogue of Publications
BSE Handbook for women with disAbilities
Obstacles to Equality: The Double Discrimination of Women with Disabilities
Disablement and Feminisation of Poverty
Access to Breast Cancer Screening Programs for Women with Disabilities

 

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DAWN Ontario's Inclusion Leadership Award

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Transexual Rights are Human Rights!
Political Campaign in Support of Bilquis & Imran - Disabled woman & teenaged son to be deported; Reason(s) given: "Cost" to Canadians
Amina Lawal: continuing appeals process to prevent execution by stoning sign the Amnesty International Petition
Hate Crimes - What are Hate Crimes & Hate Propaganda and The Criminal Code in Canada
Canadian (ISM) peace activist, Tarek Loubani
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The Coca Cola Campaign Boycott launch July 22, 2003
Say “NO” to Hong Kong’s Proposed Article 23 Anti-Subversion Legislation (see Toronto Star - Hong Kong backs off bill)
Condemn human rights violations in Iran
Save Maryam Rajavi - leader of Iranian Resistance movement
Friends of Falun Gong Ontario (FoFG)
Human Rights Statement Against Persecution
Oppose “Article 23”
Women of Conscience: A Report on the Persecution of Female Practitioners of Falun Gong in the People’s Republic of China
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Violence Against Women - Resources

Walking on Eggshells: Abused Women's Experiences of Ontario's Welfare SystemWalking on Eggshells: Abused Women's Experiences of Ontario's Welfare System

choose to change this - Women and children more at risk in province
Read the report released by OAITH - Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses on Mon. Nov. 24.03 at Queen's Park. (Reproduced from PDF file)
"Since June 1995: 161 women, 21 children, 10 family and friends murdered.   33% increase in murders of women between 2000 and 2001--virtually all in Ontario" - The title of this report is borrowed from the Liberal Party election campaign slogan "choose change" because we look forward to a new approach that will offer hope to women and children experiencing violence in Ontario. Abused women work hard every day to change their lives and the lives of their children. Governments can take women's lives from poverty to promise, from fear to freedom--if they choose to take action now. During November Wife Assault Prevention Month in Ontario, we especially look forward to positive and speedy change.

Stop Violence Against Women website launched Nov. 25
International Day Against Violence Against Women

Assaulted Women's Helpline Helpline available across Ontario to women experiencing violence. All calls are anonymous. Support available in 154 languages

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Guide to Services for Assaulted Women
What Women with DisAbilities Can Do to Be Safe

DAWN Ontario's Annotated Bibliography & A Statement of Need Violence Against Women With Disabilities

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World-Wide List of Abuse Agencies; abuse information in languages other tan English

AACSafeguarding.ca
Project on safeguarding people using augmentative communication from sexual abuse/victimization

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About Mammograms A Woman's Guide
Medical Info Record Form complete it & carry with you

Assistive Technology Training Online Free, online training in assistive technology for students with disabilities.

CCSD's Disability Research Information Page publish useful disability info sheets - compilation of a range of sources of data on various issues related to disability. Available in PDF & HTML formats!

Settlement.org Resources for those working with Newcomers to Ontario

Settlement.Org At Work Professional Development/Sector Resources for those working with Newcomers to Ontario

Canadian Women's Health Network Women's Health InformationYou Can Trust

Custody & Access: Changes to the Law Threaten Abused Women & their Children dd Mar 30/01 by Pamela Cross of the Ontario Women's Justice Network (OWJN)

Through the Looking Glass
TLG is a nationally recognized non-profit center and first National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities. They provide direct services, training, materials and research concerning families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.

UNPAC Women & Economy Project
A comprehensive website devoted to women's experiences in the economy. Stats, articles, and activities on women and globalization, childcare, paid and unpaid work, the wage gap, economics 101, economic alternatives, women and poverty, and more. Features personal stories of 30 women including a number of women living with disabilities.

Women's Health Matters Resource Database
Searchable bilingual database of women’s health resources for consumers & health professionals; provides women with information about where to find women’s health resources to support their health-care decision-making. Users can search the database using a variety of criteria to retrieve results that contain standardized descriptions of reviewed resources.

 



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L.O. Combat Violence Against Women
Women's Aid Centres in Israel

Herzlia Hedera Rishon Le Zion

Shelters for abused women & their children; Day seminars/lectures; 2nd stage housing; Hotline for women in Hebrew, for women in Russian, & for children; Training hotline volunteers


ENAWA - European and North American WomenAction
ENAWA is a network of media, ICT, information & advocacy organizations. ENAWA strengthens & integrates a feminist analysis in the information & media landscape in relation to social movements & the women’s movement in the European & North American regions & the world


B.a.B.e. Be active, Be emancipated)
B.a.B.e.
is a Women's Human Rights Group working in Croatia. The word "Babe" (Bah-beh) in Croatian also means "old hag," a pejorative term for an old woman. The women of B.a.B.e. want to give new meaning to this ugly name that is used against women.

CROW Magazine
First & only Women's Ezine in Croatia; "Only those who dare to be different can make the difference"


WRAP Women's Rights Advocacy Program (WRAP) of the International Human Rights Law Group works to strengthen the capacity of women's groups by disseminating information & providing training in using human rights language & international human rights standards to advocate effectively for women's human rights

WHRNet Women's Human Rights Net

Women under muslim laws
Facilitate information exchange & solidarity between women in Muslim countries and communities

ICHRDD: International Centre for Human Rights & Democratic Development
Canadian institution with an international mandate that initiates, encourages & supports the promotion, development & strengthening of democratic & human rights institutions & programmes through advocacy & capacity building

WOMANKIND Worldwide

UK charity that has at its heart support for women's economic, political & social equality globally

Isis-Women's International Cross Culture Exchange

(Isis-WICCE) is an action-oriented women's resource centre which was started in 1974 in Geneva, Switzerland. It relocated to Kampala, Uganda at the end of 1993 to try and tap information concerning African women to make it more accessible & available to women worldwide. Isis-WICCE was founded in response to the increasing information needs of women from various regions of the world to communicate ideas, create solidaritynetworks, & share information to overcome gender related inequalities

Mobility International USA (MIUSA)
A US-based national
non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people with disabilities around the world through international exchange, information, technical assistance & training, & to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in international exchange & development programs


About International Development & Disability (IDD)
Read about MIUSA's mission to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities at all levels of the international development process.

Gender and Disability
A Survey of InterAction Member Agencies Findings and Recommendations on Inclusion of Women and Men with Disabilities in International Development Programs

Leadership Development Strategies for Women with Disabilities:
A Cross-cultural Survey by Laura Hershey & Robin Stephens

Loud, Proud & Prosperous!®
Microcredit By and For Women with Disabilities: A Pilot Project

MADRE
An international women's human rights organization; works in partnership with community-based women’s organizations in conflict areas worldwide to address issues of health, education, economic development & other human rights.

Bhutan Women and Children Organisation (BWCO)
Contains information on the status of Bhutanese women & children, basic information on Bhutan, its people, government, judiciary, legislature, human rights situation activities, women’s and children’ rights.

Legal Aid and Consultancy Center (LACC) - Nepal
A legal NGO working for promotion and protection of the rights of women and children. Its main area of work is VAW, sexual abuses and exploitation of women and children, child labour

9th IWHM: International Women's Health Meeting

Gender Consultants Database
Online database compiled by the BRIDGE, Gender & Development information unit at the Institute of Development Studies, UK

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
International feminist human rights organization - publications available on-line

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The Environment - Climate Change

Climate Change (Global Warming): Human activities are altering the chemical composition of the atmosphere through the build-up of greenhouse gases that trap heat and reflect it back to the earth's surface. This is resulting in changes to our climate, including a rise in global temperatures and more frequent extreme weather events.

Climate change is a change in the "average weather" that a given region experiences. Average weather includes all the features we associate with the weather such as temperature, wind patterns and precipitation. When we speak of climate change on a global scale, we are referring to changes in the climate of the Earth as a whole. The rate and magnitude of global climate changes over the long term have many implications for natural ecosystems.

Climate change is more than a warming trend. Increasing temperatures will lead to changes in many aspects of weather, such as wind patterns, the amount and type of precipitation, and the types and frequency of severe weather events that may be expected to occur. Such climate change could have far-reaching and/or unpredictable environmental, social and economic consequences.
Source: Environment Canada

The Path To Progress: A Climate Change Chronology

Effects of climate change across Canada

Science of Climate Change

Factors affecting global climate
There are many factors, both natural and of human origin, that determine the climate of the Earth. Read More

Greenhouse Gases
A number of minor gases in the atmosphere, although relatively transparent to sunlight, absorb most of the infrared heat energy transmitted by the Earth towards space. This phenomenon has been called the "greenhouse effect" and the absorbing gases that cause it "greenhouse gases". Important greenhouse gases include: water vapour, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, and halocarbons. Read More

Climate Trends
An analysis of temperature records shows that the Earth has warmed an average of 0.5°C over the past 100 years. The warming is real and significant though its intensity has varied from decade to decade, from region to region and from season to season. Read More

Modelling the Global Climate
One of the most effective ways of estimating our future climate is to use powerful computer simulations of past and present climates. Read More

Greenhouse Gases

The atmosphere is a complex mix of gases that trap the sun’s heat near the Earth’s surface – just as a glass greenhouse traps the sun’s warmth. The main greenhouse gases (provide same linkage to the text as shown above) in our atmosphere are water vapour (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), ozone (O3) and halocarbons (CFCs, HFCs, etc.). Without these greenhouse gases, the sun’s heat would escape from the atmosphere, and the temperature of the Earth would drop, making it too cold to support life as we know it.

Human activities – particularly the burning of fossil fuels – have resulted in significant quantities of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. They remain in the atmosphere for long periods of time and intensify the natural greenhouse effect.
Source: Centre for Research and Information on Canada (CRIC)


The Kyoto Protocol

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement to take action on climate change negotiated by more than 160 countries in December 1997. Under the terms of the agreement, industrialized countries undertook to reduce their collective emissions of the six most important greenhouse gases (GHGs) by 5.2 percent below 1990 levels by the period 2008-2012.* Canada was an active participant in the negotiations and, as a signatory to the Protocol, has made a commitment to reduce its GHG emissions to 6 percent below 1990 levels by the same period.

The Kyoto Protocol presents a significant challenge for Canada’s economy. Reaching our target will require major changes in the way we produce and use energy at home, work and on the road. But there will also be opportunities through the development of energy-efficient products, services and technologies.

There are six greenhouse gases covered under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the international convention on climate change: Read More
Source: Centre for Research and Information on Canada (CRIC)


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DAWN's Access Checklist
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STEPS Toward a Credible
& Inclusive Public Policy Process
(WIPP Initiative)

Planning for Accessible Meetings

Interacting with People with DisAbilities: An Etiquette Hand-book

Statistics on Persons with Disabilities in Ontario based on the Health and Activity Limitation Survey (HALS).

A Profile of Disability in Canada Participation & Activity Limitation Survey (PALS)

Stats Comparing
Social Assistance Rates Across Canada

DAWN's Fact Sheet on Women with Disabilities

Guide to Employment Accommodation for People with Disabilities
arrowDuty to Accommodate
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arrow Some Descriptions

DAWN's Self-Employment
Info & Resources

Guidebook - Working with People with Disabilities

Manifesto for Persons with Disabilities

International Resource Kit for Women with Disabilities

Conservative MPPs' Tel/Fax

Ontario MPP Email Addies

Canadian Social Research Links (published by Gilles Seguin)

The Infography an online reference resource

Resist.ca Activist Search

Canadian Women’s Internet Directory (Womenspace)

PovNet

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Miscellaneous

Community Legal Education Ontario
(CLEO)
A community legal clinic that produces clear language material for people with low incomes

Janet Paterson speaks of Parkinson's Disease, Discovery, and Joy

National Council of Women of Canada
(NCWC
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UK Disability Forum for Europe Women's Committee

Child Custody & Access Update Changes to the Law Threaten Abused Women & their Children

Human Rights & Women with disAbilities reprinted with permission from WHRNet Women's Human Rights Net

DAWN's Self-Employment
Info & Resources


Women & Housing in Canada: Barriers to Equality Report
by CERA, Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation
Women’s Housing Program

Spouse-in-the-House
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Cross-Sectoral Group
Calls for Action on the
Hadley Recommendations

Leaving Welfare for Work? Questions & Answers

Child Benefits in Ontario - Questions & Answers

Minimum Wage - Questions & Answers


Cybersolidaires
Pour les femmes francophones allant droites à la hauture de leurs rêves dans la solidarité

Straight Goods!
Canada's Independent
on-line source of news

published by Ish heilheimer
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Canadian Women's Internet Directory

Links users with Canadian women's equality online resources including women's organizations, campaigns, activism, creativity, services, research and policy issues

Women's Health Matters Resource Database
Searchable bilingual database of women’s health resources for consumers & health professionals; provides women with information about where to find women’s health resources to support their health-care decision-making. Users can search the database using a variety of criteria to retrieve results that contain standardized descriptions of reviewed resources.

Rabble.ca
Interactive magazine combining the hot energy of activism with the cool eye of journalism

Status of Women Canada (SWC) - Federal gov't agency which promotes gender equality, & full participation of women in the economic, social, cultural & political life of the country. Information on gender-based analysis, women’s program, research
& publications, key dates & resources, tools for women’s equality work.

Voluntary Sector Initiative
(VSI) Joint initiative to strengthen the capacity of the voluntary sector & to enhance the relationship between the Sector & the Government of Canada.

Government of Canada Portal Information & Service Gateways

United Nations Division
for the Advancement of Women
Info about DAW, the Expert Group Meetings on information & communication technologies (ICT), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Beijing+5 & follow-up processes, & the Commission on the Status of Women UN CSW)

Federal New Democratic Party Leadership Race

PeaceWomen.org
seeks to nurture communication among a diversity of women's organizations by providing an accurate information exchange between peacewomen around the world and the UN system

Through the Looking Glass
National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities providing direct services, training, materials & research concerning families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue

UNPAC Women & Economy Project
Website devoted to women's experiences in the economy Stats, articles, and activities on women and globalization, childcare, paid and unpaid work, the wage gap, economics 101, economic alternatives, women and poverty, and more. Features personal stories of 30 women including a number of women living with disabilities.


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Campaigns etc...

arrowMake Your Votes Count Election Ontario 2003

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Provincial Campaign
North Bay Campaign
Toronto Campaign

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Justice with Dignity Campaign

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Campaign for Change

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Fair Wage Campaign

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On-line Petition to Implement the Romanow Report

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Ontario Women's Network on Child Custody & Access (OWNCCA)
Take Action
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OWNCCA's 5 Fact Sheets:

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arrowFriends of the Falun Gong

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Keep Thunder Bay Women's Shelter Open

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'Stamp on the tax!' Period Call to eliminate the GST on feminine protection products.

arrowOCAP's  POPE  SQUAT

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Save Public Medicare

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Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) Committee

arrowTracy Latimer Campaign

arrowAction Alert - Bill 118 re: increase to ODSP benefits

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Lucy Lu

arrowWhat's Wrong With GE Foods

arrowPresident's Choice products & Genetically Engineered foods

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DAWN Ontario's
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Women's History Month 2003

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Board Development Toolkit

The Role of the Board Chair / President


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The Role of the Board Treasurer

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