Women/Poverty

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Kristof, Nicholas D; WuDunn, Sheryl
Book
2009
Describes the health and situation of women worldwide by investigating issues such as rampant gendercide in the developing world and gender discrimation in the labour force. The authors aim to bring a...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Class, Caste & Hierarchies
Seabrook, Jeremy
Book
2002
Concentrates mainly on the history of social hierarchy in Western civilization, and particularly the struggles of the working class.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Book
2001
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Book
2016
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
Women and Global Capitalism: Against The Current vol. 85
Dujon, Veronica
Article
2000
Women are affected in unique ways by current forms of global economic integration. Their experiences, concerns and needs must be a central part of the groundwork for understanding and transforming thi...
Women on "Skid Row": A Proposal for a Shelter for Alcoholic and Homeless Women in Montreal
Davies, Phyl
Article
1976
A proposal written to funding bodies requesting financial assistance in setting up a women's shelter in Montreal.

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An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...

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All Our Sisters
Stories of Homeless Women in Canada
Scott, Susan
2007
The author conducted sixty interviews with homeless women from Vancouver to Ottawa. This investigative reporter has organized the interviews in chapters dealing with the impact of housing policies, vi...
The Enduring Myth Of Microfinance
Qazi, Moin
2017
When microfinance-provision of financial services tailored to fit the needs of low income people – made its first appearance, everyone was infatuated by its narrative.
Half a man beats none
In Russia and Mongolia, women don't shy away from polygamy
Katbamna, Mira
2009
Investigation into the socio-economic motivations behind the movement to legalize polygamy. There are fewer men than women in Russia and Mongolia due to economic migration and alcoholism. Both urban a...
Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho: 'I don't scare easily'
Saner, Emine
2012
Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico's most fearless journalists. Her investigations have led to attempts on her life, and now she has been forced to flee her country. What next?

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