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DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Ontario

Publications Online

DAWN Ontario's Annotated Bibliography and A Statement of Need re: Violence Against Women With Disabilities:
This project was an interactive needs assessment used to determine what information is available for consumers of service, service providers and family members in respect to understanding or assisting women with disabilities having to deal with a variety of circumstances such as abuse, violence, neglect, or access to services which are appropriate.

OBSTACLES TO EQUALITY: The Double Discrimination of Women with Disabilities Overview Article by Rannveig Traustadottir Center on Human Policy, (July 1990)

Getting a Foot in the Door: Women, Civil Legal Aid and Access to Justice: Lisa Addario, National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL). Status of Women Canada

Access to Justice for Sexual Harassment Victims: The Impact of Beliveau St-Jacques on Female Rights to Damages: Yvonne Peters, Sandra Goundry, and Rosalind Currie. Status of Women Canada

Taking Action: A Union Guide to Ending Violence Against Women: Deborah Prieur & Mary Rowles with Jan Barnsley, A Joint Publication of the BC Federation of Labour and the Women's Research Centre

Feminist Action, Institutional Reaction: Responses to Wife Assault: Jan Barnsley, Women's Research Centre

Department of Justice, Consultation paper, REFORMING CRIMINAL CODE DEFENCES, Provocation, Self-Defence and Defence of Property

CAEFS' (Elizabeth Fry Society) Response
to the Department of Justice re: Reforming Criminal Code Defences: Provocation, Self-Defence and Defence of Property (1998)

National Association of Women and the Law's (NAWL)
Brief on Defence of Provocation, Stop Excusing Violence Against Women

Report ... on the Sectoral Training Workshop on Violence against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women and the Justice System held on November 1998 in North Bay by the Roeher Institute and EWA (Education Wife Assault)   20+ pages

Summary of Recommendations of the Report by the Special Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access

Reflections on the Report on Custody and Access
: An article by Pamela Cross, OWJN (Ontario Women's Justice Network) Coordinator

Relocation of Custodial Parents: Dr. Martha Bailey and Prof. Michelle Giroux, Status of Women website

Women and Children Last: Custody Disputes and the Family 'Justice' System
: Georgina Taylor, Jan Barnsley and Penny Goldsmith, Vancouver Custody and Access Support and Advocacy Association, Women's Research Centre

Spousal Violence in Custody and Access Disputes: Recommendations for Reform
: Nicholas M.C. Bala, Lorne D. Bertrand, Joanne J. Paetsch, Status of Women site

To learn about the Ontarians with Disabilies Act, please read this detailed backgrounder on the ODA.

Read the major ODA "Blueprint" Brief, delivered to the Legislature April 22, 1998.

Disability Guide
Authored by Moira Horgan Jones of M. Jones Consulting, ©1997 The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies. This guide provides a description of, and terminology relating to, each disability; a list of many of the assistive devices which are available to people with these disabilities; tips in etiquette when interacting with people with disabilities; and a discussion of the types of accommodations you can make for people with different disabilities when you are meeting with them.

America's War on the Disabled; 1975-1992:
A Personal Account

A History of the Social Security Disability Reviews of the 1980's available free online, authored by Tennise Broeck Morse, a woman who lives with MS

Guide to Services for Assaulted Women

What can Women with disAbilities do to Be Safe

Perceptions of Primary Healthcare Services among People with Physical Disabilities: A 2-part report on the perceived quality of primary care received by persons with disabilities.
Reprinted with Permission from Dr. Donna Stewart

Part 1: Access Issues
Part 2: Quality Issues

Report prepared by Ms. Gabriela Rodríguez Pizarro, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, submitted pursuant to resolution 1999/44 of the Commission on Human Rights
Follow this link to the read or download the Report

MEDIA KIT: Tips on How to Use the Media Effectively
Page Contents:
Writing Effective Letters to the Editor
Writing and Publishing an Op-Ed
Taking Action to the Airwaves

Ethical Guidelines for Research
with Pacific DAWN: Pacific DisAbled Women's Network
Reprinted with permission from Joan Meister

LEAF's Factum on Falkiner
Reprinted with the permission of the
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund ("LEAF")

Interacting with People with DisAbilities:
An Etiquette Hand-book

(reprinted with permission from the University of Arkansas)
A Self Analysis
The Basics
People with Mobility Disabilities
People with Hearing Disabilities
People with Vision Disabilities
People with Communication Disabilities
People with Learning Disabilities
People with Mental (Psychiatric) Disabilities
People with Epilepsy
People with Other Disabilities

About Mammograms A Woman's Guide

Manifesto for Persons with Disabilities

International Resource Kit for Women with Disabilities

Detailed Backgrounder on the The Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA)

Breast Self-Examination
A Handbook for Women with disAbilities

What this booklet is about
The Facts about Breast Cancer
Why Practice Breast Self Examination
Reasons Why We Don't Do Breast Self-Examination
To Treat Cancer you must First Find it
Other Alternatives to BSE
For Information or support

About Mammograms: A Women's Guide

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