Women's rights

Women: Know Your Rights! Excerpts from a Handbook by Edmonton Working Women (1988)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1988 - Vol. 6, No. 3

Women: Know Your Rights is the name of a manual for women in the Alberta workforce. It was produced by members of Edmonton Working Women out of a recognized need to supply working women with a straightforward, easy-to-use guide to their rights.

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What We Want (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1992-93 - Vol. 10, No. 1

The author wrote this article to inform or educate her non-aboriginal colleagues of the dreadful conditions aboriginal women are forced to live in, both on and off-reserve, even in today's modern world. She shares what aboriginal women want for themselves and their families, which is not different than what the rest of the women in mainstream society want.

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What Happened to Equality? (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 2

In this article, the author talks about her visual impairment, and the struggles faced by disabled women.

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Pay Equity in Quebec (1989)

Women's Education des femmes, Sept. 1989 - Vol. 7, No. 3

In this article, the author discusses the underevaluation of women's work in Quebec. Although the Quebec Charter of Human Rights has provided for equal pay for work of equal value since 1976, very little progress has been made in correcting the wage disparities resulting from the underevaluation of women's work.

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Not Just Pen and Paper: Women's Access to Literacy (1995)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1995 - Vol. 11, No. 3

The author examines why it is that after years of trying to improve women's literacy skills globally, they continue to be low and, in fact, are declining rather than showing signs of improvement.

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2004-09-02

Northern Dynamics: Profile of a Women's Resource Service (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1991 - Vol. 8, No. 3/4

This article is about the Northern Women's Resource Service (NWRS), a grassroots organization whose aim is to improve the situation of women and their families in the social, economic, and political spheres. The official opening of a base office of the NWRS in Flin Flon, Manitoba, happened in late August of 1991.

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A Life Skills Program for Strippers (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1986 - Vol. 5, No. 1

A group of women from the burlesque/striptease field wanted to develop a self-help support group. They saw themselves as a group marginalized by society and largely ignored by the existing social service system.

A pilot program was implemented and the author was hired as a leader. In this article, the author discusses this life skills coaching program.

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Grounding Our Beliefs on Women and the Economy (1999)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1999 - Vol. 13, No. 1

This article examines the tactic of working with community women to develop "grounding assumptions" about women and their place in the economy, which can be used to develop action strategies suitable to their needs.

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Grounding Our Assumptions on Women and the Economy (1988)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1988 - Vol. 6, No. 4

This article examines “grounding assumptions” developed by the Women's Research Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, concerning women's work and its contribution to the economy. These grounding assumptions are statements used in discussion groups, as the basis for talks and workshops, and for helping other groups to develop their own grounding assumptions to reflect their particular community

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Unwelcome Attentions: Learning NOT To Live With Harassment (1992)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1992 - Vol. 9, No. 4

In this article, the author discusses harassment—what constitutes harassment, how it affects the women who are its victims, and what our institutions—our schools and universities in particular—are doing to prevent it.

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