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Research on women with disabilities in the north: FemNorthNet Materials

We are distributing the following information at the request of FemNorthNet.

The Feminist Northern Network (FemNorthNet) is a research alliance based at the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) with multiple partnerships, including in three northern communities – Thompson MB, Happy Valley-Goose Bay NL and Labrador West NL. Our research explores how new economic development in Northern Canada is changing communities socially, economically, and culturally. Our focus is how these changes affect diverse Northern women. We know there is a downside to "up" that cannot be ignored.

One of the groups that have been most affected by these changes are women with disabilities, but little is known about their specific experiences. The Community Inclusions and Exclusions theme group of FemNorthNet has recently completed a research project with women with disabilities in some of our partner communities. Our research has found that resource extraction and development projects often create new barriers to access and inclusion for women with disabilities in Northern communities, and intensify previously existing barriers.

We would like to share two of FemNorthNet’s publications that we hope will be of interest to you:

Archival Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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