Publisher: Les Editions Communiqu' elles
Periodical profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2435
Communiqu' elles is published several times each year in both French and English. Formerly published as the Bulletin of the Montreal-based Women's Information and Referral Service (WIRC), Communiqu' elles addresses women's issues and other social issues related to women.
Abstract: Communiqu' elles is published several times each year in both French and English. Formerly published as the Bulletin of the Montreal-based Women's Information and Referral Service (WIRC), Communiqu' elles addresses women's issues and other social issues related to women.
The June, 1981 issue highlights various topics. One article, entitled "Women and Pensions: A Sure Way to Poverty", provides some basic information on the Canadian pension system and how it affects women. The article examines present sources of pension income and discusses the current situation for women. For example, the author notes that for women "their mobility, the nature of their jobs and the fact that a great number of women leave the labour force to take care of their children means that women lose a large amount of pension credits."
Included in this issue are articles on the medical controversy surrounding the use of tampons, the social dimensions of pornography and the affects on women of budget cuts in adult education in Quebec. Other sections of the magazine provide data on rape and other sexual assaults; also included is information on activities taking place in women's centres in Montreal.
In addition, the magazine provides information on matters of practical concern. Discussed in this issue is the option of declaring bankruptcy as a response to severe debt situations; consumer alerts pertaining to urea formaldehyde and 'radioactive dishes'; and new about publications of interest to women. The "Women's Reporter" section provides an outline of unique internship program "to ensure access to needed skills for women seeking a career in women's organizations."