Women & Environments International Magazine

Biannual Canadian journal examing women in their natural and social environments from a feminist viewpoint.

Articles from No. 50/51, Spring

A Brazilian Neighborhood Evaluates Its Quality of Life
WE Research DO WOMEN AND MEN VALUE THEIR quality of life differently in the squatter settlements of developing countries? The concept of QOL is not just an indicator of the level of one's "private life." It is a concept that integrates all needs, perceptions,...
A Brazilian Neighbourhood Evaluates Its Quality of Life
A Brazilian Neighbourhood Evaluates its Quality of LifeLeticia Marques OsorioDO WOMEN AND MEN VALUE THEIR quality of life differently in the squatter settlements of developing countries? The concept of QOL is not just an indicator of the level of one's...
Canadian Women and Their Housing, 1997 / Women on the Rough Edge: A Decade of Change for Long-Term Homeless Women
CANADIAN WOMEN AND THEIR HOUSING, 1997 SPR Associates, Research Report, cat. # 313, CMHC, Ottawa, 1998, 33 pp. WOMEN ON THE ROUGH EDGE: A DECADE OF CHANGE FOR LONG-TERM HOMELESS WOMEN Sylvia Novac, Research Report, CMHC, Ottawa, April 1999, 69 pp. Both...
Computers: Community for Aging Women in Australia
Computers: COMMUNITY FOR AGING WOMEN IN AUSTRALIAKaren Barnett and Barbara AdkinsOlder women's computer use is important as it has the potential to address some of the social silencing and devaluation of older women's wisdom and experience. Older women...
Crossing Borders: Housing as a Vehicle for Community Development
Crossing Borders: HOUSING AS A VEHICLE FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTExcerpts from Jacqueline Leavitt's presentation to the Conference on "Women and Housing: What Then? What Now? What Next?" Vancouver, Canada, October 5, 2000. For the full text go to our...
Gendering the City: Women, Boundaries, and Visions of Urban Life
GENDERING THE CITY: WOMEN, BOUNDARIES, AND VISIONS OF URBAN LIFEKristine B. Miranne and Alma H. Young, ed.Lanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2000. 229 pp.US $65.00 (hardcover), US $24.95 (paperback).Reviewed by Sherilyn MacGregorKrisitine...
Homelessness, the Making and Unmaking of A Crisis
HOMELESSNESS, THE MAKING AND UNMAKING OF A CRISISReviewed by Regula ModlichBack in 1996, along with most other countries in the world, Canada signed the Habitat Agenda. It contained a commitment to make "Housing a Human Right" and to provide all citizens...
Housing and Women in Cuba
Interview with Teresa Vigil, Habitat Cuba CUBA NEVER CEASES TO FASCINATE - this Caribbean island that goes on fighting the odds and doing things differently from the rest of the world. In November 2000, Regula Modlich, Women & Environments (WE) was...
Housing and Women in Cuba: Interview with Teresa Vigil, Habitat Cuba
Housing and Women in Cuba: Interview with Teresa Vigil, Habitat CubaCUBA NEVER CEASES TO FASCINATE - this Caribbean island that goes on fighting the odds and doing things differently from the rest of the world. In November 2000, Regula Modlich, Women...
Issues of Women's Fear in Urban Space: The Case of Belfast
ISSUES OF WOMEN'S FEAR IN URBAN SPACE: The Case of BelfastWendy SaundersonWOMEN'S RELATIONSHIP TO THE built environment has been on feminist research agendas in North America since the early 1970s. In Europe, it is over 20 years since feminists first...
La Esperanza Means Hope in Mexico
La Esperanza: MEANS HOPE IN MEXICOJeanne M. WolfeWomen in Mexico, gaining ground! It happened, on the Pacific Coast, a little over 250 km. northwest of Acapulco in another tourist destination Zihuatenejo, Ixtapa. Earmarked for development in the early...
Lunch with Dina Vaiou, Professor at the National Techinal University of Athens, Greece
PROFESSOR AT THE NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, GREECE We met at the gates. After the initial hug - we hadn't seen each other since the 1992 "Women in Cities" conference in Hamburg - we strolled to one of the nearby side streets. Tables had...
Lunch with Dina Vaiou, Professor at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Lunch with Dina Vaiou, PROFESSOR AT THE NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, GREECERegula ModlichWe met at the gates. After the initial hug - we hadn't seen each other since the 1992 "Women in Cities" conference in Hamburg - we strolled to one of...
On the Way to Work: Transportation and Welfare Reform in the US
ON THE WAY TO WORK: Transportation and Welfare Reform in the USEvelyn Blumenberg"Into the job market, and off welfare," has been the US government's motto over the last 25 years. In the process, the philosophy of welfare provision has shifted from a...
Still a Long Road Ahead: Women in Calcutta Slums
STILL A LONG ROAD AHEAD: Women in Calcutta SlumsMallika BoseEver since the First World Conference on Women in 1975 in Mexico City, the first Habitat Conference the following year in Vancouver, and subsequent conferences in Nairobi, Rio, Cairo, Beijing...
WE Globetrot
WOMEN UNDER ISLAM Nigeria International protest both helped and failed to protect Bariya Ibrahim Magazu. The teenager was sentenced last September by an Islamic court in the northern Nigerian state of Zamfara to 180 lashes with a cane. In accordance...
WEspeak
WEspeak25 years, a generation of women - that's how long Women & Environments International Magazine has been exploring our relations with our environments - social, built and natural - and agitating for a better fit. Women & Environments emerged...
Women and Housing: What Then? What Now? What Next?
Women and Housing: WHAT THEN? WHAT NOW? WHAT NEXT?Leslie SternIt was a landmark event for many. More than one hundred women and a few daring men met to recognize past accomplishments in housing women and to develop strategies for the future. "Women and...
Women and Planning in Britain-25 Years On: A Reflection
Women and Planning in Britain -- 25 Years On: A ReflectionClara Greed"Fighting the good fight" for better cities for everyone has occupied me since the 1970s, so it is not surprising that this review of the development of the "women and planning" (or...
Women's Health and the City: Toronto
Women's daily lives in cities expose them to a wide variety of environments. The impact of these environments on their health and well-being varies by age, class, race or ethnicity, as well as a host of other individual and cultural factors. How do we...