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Burkini Is a Feminist Issue Too
The notion that it’s ok for disabled men to pay for sex is rooted in misogyny and ableism
Egyptian doctor living in Zurich produces educational videos about health and sexuality for the Arab world
Amnesty International and Prostitution : Not in Our Name !
Open letter to rabble.ca - Support Meghan Murphy suffered a misogynist campaign by the sex industry lobby
"Insectual - The Secret of the Black Butterfly", by Barbara Sala
Canada’s New Sex Trade Law
Sharia Law, Apostasy and Secularism
“Harm reduction” is not enough to appropriately analyze prostitution
True Progressives Encourage Women’s Equality, Not Their Prostitution
Sexual mutilations outside Africa : new report and new denial except the Iraqi case
FGM slowing down ? The UN asserts it, the Indonesian case contradicts it
Prostitution, STRASS and the senator - When opacity becomes relevant
Is equating prostitution and rape ‘intolerable violence’ ? Really ?
Obama, Madonna and us
After Ontario Courts rule on Bedford : a rant
Comparing Sex Buyers and Non-Sex Buyers July 2011 (Boston)
Sex resistance in heterosexual arrangements
Abolitionists of the prostitution system : who we are, what we want !
Women Living Under Muslim Laws Statement on Libya
Prostitution is a Threat to Humanity
Prostitution - Call for Australia’s prostitution laws to be tightened
Violence - An Open Letter from Black Women to SlutWalk Organizers
Nothing that is sexual can be considered criminal : hidden sexual violence in the DSK case
The Truth about Global Sex Slavery – A Book by Lydia Cacho
Why reproductive rights and prostitution are not the same thing : A response to one decriminalization argument
Prostitution - The abolitionist project within the conference Women’s Worlds 2011
Montreal - The Turcotte jury got it wrong
Reasons I Will Not Go On the Slutwalk
International Sex Industries and their Accomplices Hamper the Autonomy of All Women
Ten Critical Reasons for getting rid of Harper’s Conservatives
Real solidarity with prostituted women is in the fight for abolition of prostitution
Decriminalize prostituted persons and criminalize those who exploit them (‘johns’ and pimps)
Polygamy in Canada Should Remain Illegal
My fears of the push for indoors prostitution
We cannot be satisfied with the simple harm-reduction model
The Native Women’s Association of Canada is Worried About Himel’s Judgement on Prostitution
Ontario Court Decision Abandons Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour to Pimps
Response to the VPD review in the cases of the Pickton Murders
Speech - The effects of globalization of political Islam on Women’s Rights, the question with polygamy, the Niqab and Honour Killing
Quebec Forges Enlightened Trail on Burkas
Breast Cancer a Disease, No a Marketing Opportunity
The International Campaign To Closedown Iranian Embassies
Violation of rights in Iran, a window from my experience to a broader picture
"Sex worker" ? Never met one !
The Prostitutors
The One Million Signatures Campaign has been awarded the prestigious Global Women’s Rights Award from the Feminist Majority Foundation
Prostitution - Feminist Perspectives, a book
Prostitution : Violating the Human Rights of Poor Women
More than 1 000 american historians call for equity in the stimulus package in open letter to Obama
Order of Canada Awarded to Dr. Morgentaler - Acts of intimidation should not rule Canada
Femaid report on Afghanistan, May 2008
Time for Quebecers to be more open : Bouchard-Taylor report
Canadian Bar Association supports strengthening equality in the Quebec Charter
Zero Tolerance for Johns : How the Government of Sweden Would Respond to Spitzer
Politicians are responsible for toxic, misogynist environment facing girls
Spitzer - The Myth of the Victimless Crime
Goodbye To All That (#2)
The freedom to never prostitute oneself
NO legalized brothels for the Olympics 2010 - Aboriginal women’s Action Network statement on prostitution
CLES says NO to the violence of prostitution
Does Porn Make the Man ?
A Trip Into the Absurd
Mothers File International Complaint Against United States
Prostitutes are victims, not criminals
Anthology of Québec Women’s Plays in English Translation, Volume I (1966-1986)
The Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle (CLES) intervene during the upcoming provincial election
Prostitution - Three Women and a Debate
Men Favour the Apolitical Discourse on Prostitution
The Whole Truth Must be Told : Sylviane’s testimony on her experience of prostitution
Democracy and Religious Obligations : an Impasse ?
What is liberation ? Feminism past, present and future
Books by Andrea Dworkin
Globalization, Militarism and Sex Trafficking
Muslim Groups Denounce the Cultural Relativism of a Certain Left
Canadian Muslim leader alleges her veil views sparked vandalism
Prostitution : CATW’S Post-World Cup Statement
NOW to denounce so-called parental alienation
Prostitution : for an Abolitionist Bill
The dimensions of trafficking for purposes of prostitution
"Charm is a Guise ; Batterers Belong in Jail, Expert Says"
Interview with Catherine MacKinnon : Are Women Human ?
Danish cartoons - Doing away with the Enlightenment ?
It’s happening next door : from incestuous girls to alienating mothers
Green Light for Pimps and Johns
Buying Sex is not a Sport
Prostitution is Violence Against Women
The Ideal Site for the Crime
Tell me, what does "gender" really mean ?
Gunilla Ekberg : « The best thing we can do for our sisters is to support them to get out of prostitution »
Interview with Catharine A. MacKinnon : « They haven’t crushed me yet. »
Decriminalizing prostitution, a magnet for pimps and johns
Declaration on Religious Arbitration in Family Law
Prostitution : Towards a Canadian policy of abolition
Prostitution inseparable of violence against women
The need for a public debate on prostitution and its social consequences
Prostitution of First Nations Women in Canada
270 000 $ granted to Stella for a four days event on sex work
IN MEMORIAM : Andrea Dworkin or The passion for justice
Decriminalizing prostitution will not improve the security of prostituted women
Dworkin - Taking Back the Night
Backlash and Whiplash : A Critique of Statistics Canada’s 1999 General Social Survey on Victimization
Helping the prostituted women or promoting prostitution ?
The Need for a Public Debate on Prostitution and its Social Consequences
The legalization of prostitution and its impact on trafficking in women and children
Prostitution Links, Women’s Justice Center
"If you don’t take a job as a prostitute, we can stop your benefits"
Sweden Treating Prostitution as Violence Against Women
Forced marriage as crime
Why Women Must Get out of Men’s Laps
International Campaing Against Shari’a Court in Canada
Decriminalize prostituted women, not prostitution
Canada Contributes to the Sexual Trafficking of Women for Purposes of Prostitution
Fathers’ Rights Groups in Australia and their Engagement with Issues in Family Law
Women Rage Against ’Rape’ in Northeast India
Sexual domination in uniform : an american value
Tribunals Will Marginalize Canadian Muslin Women and Increase Privatization of Family Law
The sexual sadism of our culture, in peace and in war
Queer theory and violence against women
The Legalisation of Prostitution : A failed social experiment
Globalization and the Sex Trade : Trafficking and the Commodification of Women and Children
Will Paternal Paranoia Triumph ?
Ode to Survivors
Court confirms any woman’s human right to organize with peers
Program produces motherless kids
Legitimating Prostitution as Sex Work : UN Labour Organization (ILO) Calls for Recognition of the Sex Industry (Part One)
Legitimating Prostitution as Sex Work : UN International Labour Organization Calls for Recognition of the Sex Industry (Part Two)
Elisabeth Badinter distorts feminism the better to fight it
Prostitution : Rights of Women or Right to Women ?
The "Stolen Feminism" Hoax : Anti-Feminist Attack Based on Error-Filled Anecdotes
Hormone Replacement Therapy, the "Magic Bullet" Ricochets
For the sake of the children : the law, domestic violence and children contact in England
Friendships between women good for health
Children of divorce need our protection
Divorce Bill’s flaws inadvertently aid abusers
Problem isn’t little boys, it’s little minds
A report from Status of Women Canada about the discursive denial of gender inequalities
Ten Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution
Poem for Peace
Peace Rally Speech of a 12 year old American Girl
Good clone, bad clone ?
So hard to say goodbye

The CWHN is a network of individuals and organizations from across Canada who believe that health is a human right that eludes many women because of poverty, politics and dwindling resources for health and social services. The CWHN is committed to enhancing women’s health in Canada by facilitating information sharing, and building regional and national links among organizations and individuals who care about women’s health.

Our programs offer easy access to existing health information and resources, as well as newly produced health materials specific to women’s concerns. The CWHN also encourages community-based participatory research and provides forums for critical debate on women’s health research and policy issues. We operate in English and French, and strive to provide materials in accessible formats.

Canadian Women’s Health Network Programs


Our website offers access to a variety of women’s health resources, organizational links and databases, as well as breaking news on women’s health issues and bi-weekly feature articles on important women’s health topics. The CWHN website is visited more than 250,000 times each month, with more than 250,000 unique visitors each year. Check us out ! http://www.cwhn.ca

Electronic Mailing Lists

Our monthly e-bulletin on women’s health issues, Brigit’s Notes reaches more than 1,300 individuals who want to know what’s hot in women’s health. Our thematic women’s health mailing lists include, The Aboriginal Women’s Health and Research Interest Group ; The Rural and Remote Women’s Health Interest Group ; and The Evidence Group on Women, Health and Caregiving.

Network Newsletter

Network, our bilingual newsletter, continues to publish high quality articles on women’s health issues. It also features debates, national and international health news and selected health resources. This year Network presented a double issue with a focus on "Aboriginal Women’s Health", and a double issue on "Women and Health Reform". Network is available in print and electronic formats.

Women’s Health Information Centre : The CWHN responds to health information requests in French and English from individual women, family members, community groups, health care professionals, researchers and students who contact us through our website or through our toll-free information line.

The CWHN also collects and stores a broad range of essential women’s health publications in our Women’s Health Information Centre, with a focus on policy and research-oriented women’s health resources. These sources are searchable through an on-line database on our website, and housed for public use at the Women’s Health Clinic, Winnipeg.

Databases and Thesaurus

Our bilingual databases, available to the general public through our website, continue to grow. The databases now include more than 1600 women’s health organizations, 250 women’s health research specialists, 2400 published women’s health resources, and 200 women’s health research projects. We are always seeking suggestions for new materials or groups to include.

The CWHN has also completed an extensive, bilingual thesaurus of women’s health terms, soon to be available through our website and on request.

Media Referral Service

The CWHN continues to be contacted regularly by media personnel who regard us as a knowledgeable resource for information on women’s health topics and organizations. We regularly direct the media to those individuals or groups in Canada who have expertise on specific women’s health issues and who will offer a balanced women’s health perspective.

CHN Project

As the Canadian Health Network (CHN) Women’s Health Affiliate, the CWHN makes women’s health resources available through the CHN on-line health portal. CWHN’s contributes regularly to the CHN on-line collection on women’s health by providing women’s health links and Frequently Asked Questions on important women’s health issues. Visit the CHN Women’s Health Centre at : http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/1women.html

Community Outreach and Networking

CWHN serves as a central linkage and resource on women’s health issues for women’s organizations, policy makers and key health planning groups across Canada. Our goals are to provide a conduit for shared information, to help reduce duplication, to facilitate networking and coalition building among parties with common agendas, and to provide women-centred voices and expertise in health planning and policy.

The CWHN regularly participates in numerous conferences, consultations and presentations, distributing credible women’s health information materials at regional and national conferences, events and workshops.

The CWHN also participates actively in a number of important policy and research working groups and institute planning committees, working hard to create a national presence for women’s health in Canada.

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