PANNA: Resource Pointer #258


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Resource Pointer #258
May 31, 2001

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Forging Our Future: Women in Agriculture, 2000* Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP). Discussion of issues for women in agriculture, as evaluated in PAN AP Task Force on Women in Agriculture meeting in April 1997. Explores impacts of increased export crop production and industrialization of agriculture, international trade agreements and World Bank/International Monetary Fund Structural Adjustments. Includes papers on integrated pest management and farmers, impacts of globalization on working women, indigenous communities and their right to land, and more. 97 pp. US$10. Contact PAN AP, P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (604) 657-0271 and 656-0381; fax (604) 657-7445; email panap@panap.po.my; Web site http://www.poptel.org.uk/panap/.

*Women's Equality: An Unfinished Agenda, 2000* Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO). Assessment of U.S. government actions on implementing the Beijing Platform for Action, a broad-based agenda for promoting and protecting women's human rights and basic freedoms worldwide. Includes discussion of poverty, education, health, violence against women, armed conflict, economics, decision-making and more. 64 pp. Download free at http://www.wedo.org or US$15 for hardcopy. Contact WEDO, 355 Lexington Ave., 3rd floor, New York, NY 10017-6603; phone (212) 973-0325; fax (212) 973-0335; email wedo@igc.org; Web site http://www.wedo.org.

*Risks, Rights and Reforms: A 50-Country Survey Assessing Government Actions Five Years After the International Conference on Population and Development, 1999* Bharati Sadasivam (editor), Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO). Report shows that governments have partnered with non-governmental organizations, the United Nations and international agencies to advance reproductive and sexual health and rights. Includes discussion of negative impacts of economic reforms on women's access to basic and reproductive health services. Also includes discussion of damage to women's reproductive systems caused by exposures to pesticides and other chemicals. 251 pp. US$19.95. Contact WEDO, 355 Lexington Ave., 3rd floor, New York, NY 10017-6603; phone (212) 973-0325; fax (212) 973-0335; email wedo@igc.org; Web site http://www.wedo.org.

*Where Women Have No Doctor: A Health Guide for Women (Donde No Hay Doctor Para Mujeres), 1997* A. August Burns, Ronnie Lovich, Jane Maxwell, Katherine Shapiro. Provides information about a wide range of women's health problems, using simple language and hundreds of pictures. Combines self-help medical information with discussion of ways in which poverty, discrimination and cultural beliefs limit women's health and access to health care. Developed with community-based groups and medical experts from more than 30 countries. Topics include sexual health; health concerns of women with disabilities, girls, older women and refugees; pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding; and more. Also available in Spanish. 583 pp. US$20. Contact the Hesperian Foundation, 1919 Addison Street, Suite 304, Berkeley, CA 94704; phone (510) 845-1447; fax (510) 845-9141; email hesperian@hesperian.org; Web site http://www.hesperian.org.

*Women Behind the Labels: Worker Testimonies from Central America, 2000* Marion Traub-Werner. Interviews with Central American sweatshop workers present stories behind clothing labels and food brands. Shows how women organized unions for better working conditions, better wages, justice, respect and better futures for themselves and their children. Features testimony from eight women. 42 pp. US$5. In U.S. contact the Support Team International for Textileras (STITCH), 4933 S. Dorchester, Chicago, IL 60615; phone (773) 924-2738; email hf52@aol.com; Web site http://www.stitchonline.org. Outside of U.S. contact Maquila Solidarity Network, 606 Shaw St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6G 3L6; phone (416) 532-8584; fax (416) 532-7688; email info@maquilasolidarity.org; Web site http://www.maquilasolidarity.org.

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