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July 16, 2006

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian Content

1. Canadian Index of Well-Being (CIW) News & Notes (Atkinson Charitable Foundation) - July 2006
2. Low Income in Canada: 2000-2002 Using the Market Basket Measure (Human Resources and Social Development Canada) - June 2006
3. The Art of the Impossible : Fiscal Federalism and Fiscal Balance in Canada (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) - July 11
4. What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2006 - July 13
--- Access to Health Care Services in Canada, January to December 2005
- July 11
--- The death of a spouse and the impact on income, 1993 to 2003 - July 10

5. What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (University of Toronto) - July 14

International Content

6. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
7. News From Mathematica (U.S. newsletter) - June 28
8. Child Welfare Information Gateway (U.S.) - Department of Health and Human Services
9. Welfare-To-Nothing (Op-ed) Center for Economic and Policy Research - July 10
10. Government Social Research Bulletin: July 2006 (U.K. Government Social Research)
11. What will it take to end child poverty? Firing on all cylinders
(U.K.) - (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) - July 6
12. Social Sciences : Issue 63 (Newsletter - U.K.) Economic and Social Research Council - July 2006 issue
13. New reports from the Luxembourg Income Study:
--- Government Programs and Social Outcomes: The United States in Comparative Perspective (May 2005)
--- The Temporal Welfare State: A Crossnational Comparison (April 2006)
14. Amnesty International Report 2006 - July 10
15. G8 Meetings 2006 - July 15-17, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com


1. Canadian Index of Well-Being (CIW) News & Notes - July 2006
(Atkinson Charitable Foundation)

Canadian Index of Well-Being (CIW)
News & Notes - July 2006
- incl. CIW gaining momentum... Introduction by Roy Romanow - CIW Domain reports... Numbers tell the story - Canadians enthusiastic about measuring what matters - What's ahead for the CIW
Source:
Canadian Index of Wellbeing
"The Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) seeks to provide Canadians with a clear, valid, and regular accounting of the things that matter to them and the genuine progress of Canada."
[ The Atkinson Charitable Foundation ]

- Go to the Poverty Measures - Canadian Resources page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty.htm

2. Low Income in Canada: 2000-2002 Using the Market Basket Measure - June 2006
(Human Resources and Social Development Canada)

Low Income in Canada: 2000-2002
Using the Market Basket Measure

June 2006
- incl. links to individual files for each chapter:
Title Page * Highlights * Background * The Market Basket Measure Defined * The Results * A Focus on the "Working Poor" * A Focus on Other High-Risk Groups * Summing Up
* Appendix A - Methodological Annex --- The value added by the MBM to other low-income measures can best be understood by comparing and contrasting it with those measures.
* Appendix B - Health Canada’s National Nutritious Food Basket – 1998 --- Suggested Purchase Units and Approximate Weekly As-Purchased Quantities, National Nutritious Food Basket – 1998
* Appendix C - Social Planning Council of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Harvest – January 2001 --- Acceptable Level of Living (A.L.L.) 2000 for Clothing and Footwear
* Appendix D - Percentage of rental units in which various appliances are included in the rent, Labour Force Survey (LFS) rent supplement, average of June to December 2000
* Appendix E - Cities in which transportation items are collected
* Appendix F - Survey of Household Spending (SHS) items included in Other Expenses calculation: numerator
* Appendix G - Market Basket Measure (MBM) thresholds for reference family by component 2001 ($)

Complete report in one PDF file - (274K, 82 pages)

Highlights (Excerpt)
"The Market Basket Measure (MBM) is a recently-developed measure of low income based on the cost of a specified basket of goods and services. Three years of data based on this measure are now available. Therefore, an examination of the persistence of low income for various groups over the 2000 to 2002 period can be featured in this report. Over the period from 2000 to 2002 the incidence of low income using the MBM declined from 14.8% to 13.7%. The incidence of low income for families headed by persons who worked for pay at least 910 hours a year - the definition of "working poor" families used in this report - also declined over the same period from 8.4% to 7.0%."

Summing Up (Excerpt)
"The risk of experiencing annual and persistent low income for "working" families (those where the Major Income Recipient (MIR) works 910 hours or more for pay annually) is much lower than for families with weaker attachment to paid work. However, "working poor" families still accounted for almost 30% of all working-age low income families in 2002 and for just over 40% of low income children living in such families in that year."

Source:
Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)

Related Links from HRSDC:

Understanding the 2000 Low Income Statistics Based on the Market Basket Measure
May 2003

Constructing the Revised Market Basket Measure
April 2002

Poverty and Child Well-Being in Canada and the United States:
Does it Matter How We Measure Poverty?

September 2000

The Market Basket Measure—Constructing a New Measure of Poverty
September 1998

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From the National Council of Welfare:

Income for Living?
Spring 2004
"Income for Living? is the first report in which the Council looked at the new Market Basket Measure (MBM) poverty line. It compares four different income types: welfare, minimum wage, low wage, and average wage. The research showed that some Canadians working full-time lived in poverty and could not afford average housing and child care costs."

More Market Basket Measure Analysis/Critique - from the Fraser Institute, Charity Village, Richard Shillington...
(this link takes you to the Canadian Social Research Links Poverty Measures page - specifically to the "MBM critique" section)

- Go to the Poverty Measures - Canadian Resources page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/poverty.htm

3. The Art of the Impossible
Fiscal Federalism and Fiscal Balance in Canada
- July 11
(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

The Art of the Impossible
Fiscal Federalism and Fiscal Balance in Canada
July 11, 2006
By Hugh Mackenzie

Press Release:
“Fiscal imbalance” caused by interprovincial tax competition--study

Communiqué :
Déséquilibre fiscal—la concurrence fiscale est la cause principale

Complete report:

The Art of the Impossible: Fiscal Federalism and Fiscal Balance in Canada - (PDF file - 1350K, 57 pages)
* Executive Summary - PDF File, 164 Kb
* Résumé - Fichier PDF, 170Ko.

- Go to the Social Research Organizations (I) in Canada page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/research.htm

4. What's New from Statistics Canada:
--- Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2006 - July 13
--- Access to Health Care Services in Canada, January to December 2005 - July 11
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The death of a spouse and the impact on income, 1993 to 2003 - July 10

What's New from The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

July 13, 2006
Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2006
Victimization surveys have shown that spousal violence frequently involves multiple incidents. However, a new study examining 10 years of police-reported data shows that most spousal violence is reported to police on only a single occasion.

Complete study:

Family Violence in Canada:
A Statistical Profile, 2006
(PDF file - 405K, 78 pages)

Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile - links to earlier issues of this StatCan report, where you'll find a wealth of info on family violence

Source:
Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics

July 11, 2006
Access to health care services, January to December 2005 (Previous release)
The new report, Access to Health Care Services in Canada, provides updated results of the experiences of patients waiting for care, based on 12 full months of data for 2005. Preliminary results from the first six months of data collection were reported in The Daily on January 31, 2006. The updated report confirms that waiting times remain the number one barrier for Canadians who had difficulties in accessing specialized health care services last year.

Complete report:

Access to Health Care Services in Canada
January to December 2005
(PDF file - 370K, 25 pages)

July 10, 2006
Study: The death of a spouse and the impact on income, 1993 to 2003
Senior women suffered economically from widowhood, much more than senior men, according to a new study. Senior widows saw their median adjusted family income decline continuously in the five years following the loss of their husband. On the other hand, widowers' median adjusted income was higher five years after the wife's death when compared to the year before that event.

Complete study:

Death of a spouse:
The impact on income for senior men and women
(PDF file - 166K, 13 pages)

- Go to the Health Links (Canada/International) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/health.htm

5. What's New from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit - July 14
(University of Toronto)

What's New - from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) - University of Toronto

Each week, the Childcare Resource and Research Unit disseminates its "e-mail news notifier", an e-mail message with a dozen or so links to new reports, studies and child care in the news (media articles) by the CRRU or another organization in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC). What you see below is selected content from the most recent issue of the notifier.

14-Jul-06

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New publication by Martha Friendly
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CANADIAN EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE AND THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
http://www.childcarecanada.org/pubs/op22/index.html
by Martha Friendly
Occasional paper number 22
"This paper's starting place is with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child's assumption that child care is a right and that governments have a responsibility in ensuring that this right is achieved. The paper reviews the Canadian political and social context for child care, putting this in a historical context; reviews the current child care situation; discusses the Articles of the Convention that pertain to early learning and child care; and concludes that Canada has not yet taken the issue of children's right to early learning and child care seriously.
This Occasional Paper is a working version of a chapter prepared for A Question of Commitment: Children's Rights in Canada (working title) edited by R. Brian Howe and Katherine Covell, Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University Press, (expected publication, 2007).

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What's New
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>> MEASURING EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Authors include: Mustard, Fraser; Tremblay, Richard; Bremberg, Sven; Hertzman, Clyde; Kershaw, Paul; Forer, Barry; Santos, Rob
Presentations from a colloquia hosted by the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development focuses on the application of early years outcome measures.

>> PLANNING AND DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR CHILD CARE CENTRES
Document from the government of Ontario provides "guidance in the planning, design and renovation of licensed child care centres and licensed nursery school facilities."

>> TAX CUTS AND THE "FISCAL IMBALANCE"
by Lee, Marc
Report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives discusses "shifts in responsibilities to the provinces in areas where the national interest necessitates a federal presence."

>> CHILD, INTERRUPTED: INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION IN THE CONTEXT OF
CANADIAN POLICY ON IMMIGRATION, MULTICULTULARISM, CITIZENSHIP AND CHILD RIGHTS

Working paper by Sonia Worotynec for the Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement.

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Child Care in the News
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>> Child-care crunch predicted for city [CA-AB]
by Saelhof, Todd / Calgary Sun, 14 Jul 06

>> Some missing child benefit [CA]
by Matyas, Joe / London Free Press, 12 Jul 06

>> Advocates tout day care as 'green' showpiece [CA-ON]
by Tong, Tracey / Brockville Recorder and Times, 12 Jul 06

>> Daycare for poor should be priority: Editorial [CA]
Toronto Star, 10 Jul 06

>> Stay, Mommy, stay! [CA]
by Owens, Anne Marie / National Post, 8 Jul 06

>> Are pre-school webcams giving children the wrong message? [CA]
by Chin, Felice / St. Catharines Standard, 8 Jul 06

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This message was forwarded through the Childcare Resource
and Research Unit e-mail news notifier. For information on the
CRRU e-mail notifier, including instructions for (un)subscribing,
see http://www.childcarecanada.org
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Related Links:

What's New? - Canadian, U.S. and international resources
Child Care in the News - media articles
Links to child care sites in Canada and elsewhere
CRRU Publications
- briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications
ISSUE files - theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

- Go to the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm
- Go to the Work-Life Balance Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/work_life_balance.htm

6. Poverty Dispatch:
U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs

Poverty Dispatch - U.S.
- links to news items from the American press about poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.
NOTE: this is a link to the current issue --- its content changes twice a week.

Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to two dispatches a week back to June 1 (2006) when the Dispatch acquired its own web page and archive.

Poverty Dispatch Digest Archive - weekly digest of dispatches from August 2005 to May 2006
For a few years prior to the creation of this new web page for the Dispatch, I was compiling a weekly digest of the e-mails and redistributing the digest to my mailing list.
This is my own archive of weekly issues of the digest back to August 2005, and most of them have 50+ links per issue. I'll be deleting this archive from my site gradually, as the links to older articles expire and "go 404"...

Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
[ University of Wisconsin-Madison ]

- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

7. News From Mathematica (U.S.) - June 28

News From Mathematica - June 28, 2006
A Semimonthly Update on New Publications, Presentations, and Other Developments

In this Issue: Welfare-to-Work Resources
In light of changes being made at the federal level to welfare-to-work requirements, this issue reviews recent publications by Mathematica staff that can inform related discussions.
- incl. Employment-Related Issues - Hard to Employ - Strengthening Families - Fatherhood - Child Care - Housing, Sanctions, and Other Topics

Related Link:

Welfare Policy Research

Source:
Mathematica
"For more than 35 years, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., has been known for its high-quality, objective research to support decisions about our nation's most pressing social policy problems. The firm has conducted some of the most important studies of health care, welfare, education, employment, nutrition, and early childhood policies and programs in the United States."
- incl. links to : Education - Labor - Health - Disability - Welfare - Nutrition - Early Childhood - Surveys

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

8. Child Welfare Information Gateway (U.S.)
(Department of Health and Human Services
)

Child Welfare Information Gateway (U.S.)
"A New Way To Stay Connected!
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. A service of the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."
- incl. links to the following topics :
Family Centered Practice * Child Abuse & Neglect * Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect * Responding Supporting & Preserving Families * Out-of-Home-Care * Achieving & Maintaining Permanency * Adoption * Systemwide
- incl. links to the following resources : National Adoption Directory * Library Search * Publications Search * State Statutes Search * Statistics * National Organizations * Conference Calendar * Find Help With a Personal Situation

Related Links:

Administration for Children and Families, part of:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

- Go to the International Children, Families and Youth Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chn2.htm

9. Welfare-To-Nothing (Op-ed) - July 10 - U.S.
(Heather Boushey, Center for Economic and Policy Research)

Welfare-To-Nothing (Op-ed)
Heather Boushey
July 10, 2006

"(...)The new welfare rules set down by the Department of Health and Human Services last week establish uniform definitions of what constitutes work or work preparation activities for welfare recipients, limiting states’ ability to make these determinations. (...) In an Orwellian fashion, the administration refers to the increased work requirements as increasing self-sufficiency and reducing dependency. But a parent who must show up in study hall rather than do her homework with her children around the kitchen table is not less self-sufficient, not more. A parent who cannot take a day off to care for a sick child is not meeting her family’s needs. It’s time this administration stopped talking about self-sufficiency and sits down to look at the actual, rather than imagined, lives of working families and developed policies that—sufficiently—foster a workable balance between work and family."

Source:
Center for Economic and Policy Research
"...established to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives."

Related Links:

TomPaine.com
"TomPaine.com is for people who want to keep in touch with the progressive community but don't have time to surf dozens of websites."
(Heather Boushey's op-ed piece appeared in the most recent issue of TomPaine.com)

June 28, 2006
Bush Administration Releases Interim Final Regulation Implementing The Next Phase Of Welfare Reform
Fact Sheet: TANF Interim Final Regulations
Fact Sheet: TANF Work Activities
Fact Sheet: Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
Source:
Office of Family Assistance (OFA)
NOTE: the OFA website contains info on TANF Reauthorization and welfare reform in the U.S.
[ Department of Health and Human Services ]

- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm

10. Government Social Research Bulletin: July 2006
(U.K. Government Social Research)

GSR [Government Social Research) Bulletin: July 2006
July 12
The July edition of the GSR Bulletin contains the latest GSR news, updates on continuing professional development, research funding, research methods, and research outputs, and a website of the month feature

Related Links:

Publications - 200+ links
A-Z Key Links - Index of resources

Policy Hub - 'the first port of call for improvements in policy making and delivery'
Policy Hub is a website, developed by the Government Social Research Unit, which aims to improve the way public policy is shaped and delivered.
Government Social Research: Analysis for Policy
- "Career information, news, training, events and the latest methodological developments for government social researchers

- Go to the Government Social Research Links in Other Countries page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/internat.htm

11. What will it take to end child poverty? Firing on all cylinders (U.K.) - July 6
( Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

Ending child poverty
"
On 6 July 2006, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) published a report (What will it take to end child poverty? Firing on all cylinders) which explores the changes needed for the government to achieve its ambitious target of ending child poverty by 2020. It reviews the character of child poverty in Britain today, and shows that not ending child poverty has high costs for our society, both moral and material. It reviews a wide range of measures for cutting child poverty. Taking into consideration the effect and costs of existing policies, as well as new measures which might be needed to meet targets, a modelling exercise tests the contribution that certain of the measures reviewed can make to reducing child poverty.

This publication draws together the findings of a programme of research funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation focusing on child poverty in the UK. The aim of the programme was to produce costed policy options for ending UK child poverty by 2020. A team of researchers from universities and other research organisations examined issues which impact on child poverty - from the tax and benefit system, through to childcare and mental health - as well as the lessons to be learned from other countries.

Working papers and reports on the diverse issues affecting child poverty were published online during June 2006.
Details of the programme are at www.jrf.org.uk/child-poverty

Complete report:

What will it take to end child poverty? Firing on all cylinders) (PDF file - 1MB, 72 pages)

Source:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)

Related Link:

 

- Go to the International Children, Families and Youth Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chn2.htm

12. Social Sciences : Issue 63 (Newsletter - U.K.) - July 2006 issue
(Economic and Social Research Council)

Social Sciences : Issue 63 - July 2006 issue
Newsletter
HTML version
PDF version - 1.5MB, 20 pages
- incl. links to : News in brief * STEPS (Social,Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) * Setting research and policy agendas - the Global Environmental Change Programme's first years * The British Household Panel Survey * Research in the pipeline * Society, social behaviour and neuroscience * The Rural Economy and Land Use Programme Briefing Paper No 3 * ESRC Survey Link Scheme workshops * New Dynamics of Ageing Programme * Conferences and seminars * Books * People

New Research
Earlier issues of the newsletter - links to almost two dozen issues of the newsletter going back to 2002

Source:
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - U.K.
The Economic and Social Research Council is the UK's leading research funding and training agency addressing economic and social concerns. We aim to provide high quality research on issues of importance to business, the public sector and government.

Also from ESRC:

UK Fact Sheets
This section contains fact sheets on a wide range of issues in the UK. listed by theme.

International Fact Sheets
This section provides a series of fact sheets about global issues, including finance, communication, poverty, global security, migration and health (poverty to come...).

- Go to the Social Research Links in Other Countries (Non-Government) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/internatngo.htm

13. New reports from the Luxembourg Income Study:
--- Government Programs and Social Outcomes: The United States in Comparative Perspective (May 2005)
--- The Temporal Welfare State: A Crossnational Comparison (April 2006)

Government Programs and Social Outcomes:
The United States in Comparative Perspective
(PDF file - 454K, 69 pages)
by Timothy Smeeding
May 2005
"(...) A partial solution to the poverty problem that is consistent with American values lies in creating an income package that mixes work and benefits so that unskilled and semi-skilled workers, including single parents, can support their families above the poverty level. Such a package could include more generous earnings supplements under the EITC, refundable child and daycare tax credits, and the public guarantee of assured child support for single parents with an absent partner who cannot or will not provide income to their children. A reasonable increase in the minimum wage over the next several years would also help low-skilled workers more than it would hurt them. Targeted programs to increase job access and skills for less skilled workers could also help meet future growing labor demand in the United States economy. In the long run, a human capital strategy that focuses on improving the education and marketable job skills of disadvantaged future workers, particularly younger ones, is the approach likely to have the biggest payoff.
[Excerpt, "Toward Solutions", p. 36]

- the country comparison includes Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and Sweden.

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The Temporal Welfare State: A Crossnational Comparison (PDF file - 1.2MB, 48 pages)
by Rice James, Goodin Robert, Parpo Antti
April 2006
Welfare states contribute to people’s well-being in many different ways. Bringing all these contributions under a common metric is tricky. Here we propose doing so through the notion of ‘temporal autonomy’: the freedom to spend one’s time as one pleases, outside the necessities of everyday life. Using surveys from five countries (the USA, Australia, Germany, France, and Sweden) that represent the principal types of welfare and gender regimes, we propose ways of operationalising the time that is strictly necessary for people to spend in paid labour, unpaid household labour, and personal care. The time people have at their disposal after taking into account what is strictly necessary in these three arenas — which we christen ‘discretionary time’ — represents people’s temporal autonomy. We measure the impact on this of government taxes, transfers, and childcare subsidies in these five countries. In so doing, we calibrate the contributions of the different welfare and gender regimes that exist in these countries, in ways that correspond to the lived reality of people’s daily lives.

Working Papers:

Search the 433 working papers by theme or country
HINT: click the "Send" button in the bottom-left corner of the search page to see links to 400+ studies on one page!

Source:
Luxembourg Income Study

- Go to the Social Research Links in Other Countries (Non-Government) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/internatngo.htm

14. Amnesty International Report 2006 - July 10

From Amnesty International:

Amnesty International Report 2006 ($)
- incl. links to: Regional Overview [including Canada, see the link below] • Asia-Pacific • Europe and Central Asia • Middle East and North Africa) - Key Issues (Arms Control, International Justice, Displaced People, Stop Violence Against Women [see the link below], Death Penalty) -
Secretary General's Message - The Search for Human Security - What does AI do?

Stop violence against women:
WOMEN’S RIGHT TO FREEDOM FROM VIOLENCE
Some 3,000 representatives from governments and women’s and human rights organizations came together in New York in March 2005 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Beijing UN World Conference on Women and to assess progress towards fulfilling the Beijing Declaration and Program for Action. While governments unanimously reaffirmed the commitments they had made a decade ago, they failed to make further pledges to promote and protect women’s human rights. This failure was in part the result of a retrogressive attack on women’s human rights that has become evident over the past few years. This attack, especially regarding women’s sexual rights and reproductive rights, was led by conservative US-backed Christian groups and supported by the Holy See and some member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. The attacks on women’s rights, the changed global security context and the lack of will by states to implement international human rights standards formed the backdrop against which AI continued throughout 2005 to join with women’s groups around the world to promote women’s human rights.

Regional Overview : Canada
"Indigenous women and girls continued to suffer a high level of discrimination and violence. There were concerns that counter-terrorism practices did not conform to human rights obligations. More..."

All Amnesty International Documents on Canada - links to 55 reports

Right of Choice:
It's In Our Hands: Stop Violence Against Women

Amnesty International Report 2006
July 10, 2006
From birth to death, in times of peace as well as war, women face discrimination and violence at the hands of the state, the community and the family. Female infanticide deprives countless women of life itself. Every year, millions of women are raped by partners, relatives, friends and strangers, by employers and colleagues, security officials and soldiers. Women, children and men suffer from violence inflicted in the home, but the overwhelming majority of victims are women and girls. During armed conflicts, violence against women is often used as a weapon of war, in order to dehumanize the women themselves, or to persecute the community to which they belong.
Source:
DAWN-Ontario (DisAbled Women's Network-Ontario)

- Go to the Human Rights Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/rights.htm
- Go to the the Canadian Non-Governmental Sites about Women's Social Issues page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womencanngo.htm
- Go to the Links to International Sites about Women's Social Issues page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/womeninternat.htm

15. G8 Meetings 2006 - July 15-17, Saint Petersburg, Russia

G8 Meetings 2006
St. Petersburg, Russia
July 15-17, 2006

Program

Related Links:

Canada's G8 Website (Govt. of Canada)
G8 Information Centre - at the University of Toronto

Google.ca News Search Results:
"G8, St. Petersburg, 2006"
Google.ca Web Search Results:
"G8, St. Petersburg, 2006"
Source:
Google.ca

- Go to the Globalization Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/global.htm




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Dictionary of Republicanisms (found online)

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Alternative energy sources: n. New locations to drill for gas and oil.

Bankruptcy: n. A punishable crime when committed by poor people but not corporations

Class warfare: n. Any attempt to raise the minimum wage.

Compassionate conservatism: n. Poignant concern for the very wealthy.

Creationism: n. Pseudoscience that claims George W. Bush's resemblance to a chimpanzee is totally coincidental.

Democracy: n. So extensively exported that the domestic supply is depleted.

Fox News: fict. Faux news.

Girly men: n. Males who do not grope women inappropriately.

Healthy forest: n. No tree left behind.

House of Representatives: n. Exclusive club; entry fee $1 million to $5 million.

Laziness: n. When the poor are not working.
Leisure time: n. When the wealthy are not working.

Liberal(s): n. Followers of the Anti-christ.

9/11: n. Tragedy used to justify any administrative policy.

No Child Left Behind riff. 1: v. There are always jobs in the military.

Ownership society: n. A civilization where 1 percent of the population controls 90 percent of the wealth.

Patriot Act: n. The pre-emptive strike on American freedoms to prevent the terrorists from destroying them first.

Pro-life : adj. Valuing human life until birth.

Senate: n. Exclusive club; entry fee $10 million to $30 million.

Simplify: v. To cut the taxes of Republican donors.

Staying the course:  interj. Slang. Saying and doing the same stupid thing over and over, regardless of the result.

Shit happens: interj. Slang. Donald Rumsfeld as master historian.

Voter fraud: n. A significant minority turnout.

Wal-Mart: n. The nation-state, future tense.

Water: n. Arsenic storage device.

Woman: n. 1. Person who can be trusted to bear a child but can't be trusted to decide whether or not she wishes to have the child. 2. Person who must have all decisions regarding her reproductive functions made by men with whom she wouldn't want to have sex in the first place.