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Research & Reports

Below find a wide range of polls reports and academic articles about various topics. These topics include biology and science; violence against women (including murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls and women's prisons); and, women's rights and language. Find UN Reports and laws here.

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Polls

February 2023

"Canadians on Male Prisoners in Female Prisons"

Commissioned by The Macdonald-Laurier Institute (Canada)

August 2022

"Canadian High Performance Female Athletes Voices Project Report"

by Cathy Devine and Professor Leslie A. Howe

December 2021

"Canadian Attitudes on Women's Sport and Gender Identity"

Commissioned by The Macdonald-Laurier Institute (Canada)

August 2021

"Gender Poll"

Commissioned by The Countess (UK)

October 2020

"Poll on Single Sex Spaces"

Commissioned by WoLF (US)

Polls

Health, Sport & Science

February 2023

"Breaking the silence: Female athletes speak about safe and fair sport in Canada"

by Dr. Linda Blade (Macdonald-Laurier Institute)

2023

"System failure: Healthcare inequities continue to leave women’s heart and brain health behind"

Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation

February 22, 2023

"Harris Poll study from BD reveals knowledge gap and inequity in HPV screening and cervical cancer"

BD

2022

"Effective Communication About Pregnancy, Birth, Lactation, Breastfeeding and Newborn Care: The Importance of Sexed Language"

by Karleen D. Gribble, Susan Bewley, Melissa C. Bartick, Roger Mathisen, Shawn Walker, Jenny Gamble, Nils J. Bergman, Arun Gupta, Jennifer J. Hocking, Hannah G. Dahlen (Frontiers in Women's Global Health)

December 2021

"Fair Game: Biology, fairness and transgender athletes in women's sports"

by Dr. Jon Pike, Dr. Emma Hilton, Dr. Leslie A. Howe (Macdonald-Laurier Institute)

January 15, 2021

"The reality of sex"

by Dr. Emma Hilton, Dr. Pamela Thompson, and Dr. Dave Curtis (Irish Journal of Medical Science)

2020

World Rugby Performance Summary

World Rugby

World Rugby Guidelines on Transgender Inclusion in Sports

World Rugby

November 8, 2019

"Sex, not gender. A plea for accuracy"

by Christina Richie (Experimental & Molecular Medicine)

2018

Sex as an important biological variable in biomedical research

by Suk Kyeong Lee (BMB Report). 

2018

"Ms. Understood: Women's hearts are victims of a system that is ill-equipped to diagnose, treat, and support them"

Heart and Stroke Foundation
 

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Violence Against Women & Femicide

May 22, 2023

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women and Girls' with Respect to Freedom of Speech

by Reem Alsalem (Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women and Girls for the UN)

March 30, 2023

"Gender-equal cabinets have done little so far for women and girls living with male violence"

by Myrna Dawson (Policy Options)

March 29, 2023

"#CallItFemicide: Understanding sex/gender-related killings of women and girls in Canada, 2018-2022"

by Myrna Dawson et al. (Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability)

November 29, 2022

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences on Scottish Gender Recognition Reform Bill

by Reem Alsalem (Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women and Girls for the UN)

2021

"Violence Against Women in Covid-19 and Canada"

by Luna K C (Canadian Research Institute for the Institute of Women)

2020

"#CallItFemicide: Understanding sex/gender-related killings of women and girls in Canada, 2020"

by Myrna Dawson et al. (Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability)

July 2019

"Losing sight of women's rights: the unregulated introduction of gender self-identification as a case study of policy capture in Scotland"

by Dr. Kath Murray and Lacey Hunter Blackburn (Scottish Affairs)

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

June 2019

"Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry Into Missing Indigenous Women and Girls" (Volume 1A)

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

June 2019

"Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry Into Missing Indigenous Women and Girls" (Volume 1B)

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

January 29, 2021

Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls: Understanding the numbers
Amnesty International

2011

“Violent Victimization of Aboriginal Women in the Canadian Provinces, 2009”

by Brennan, S. Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 85-002-X.

Prisons

February 2023

"Rights and Wrongs: How gender self-identification policy places women at risk in prisons"

by Jo Pheonix (The Macdonald-Laurier Institute)

February 2023

"Reflections on the impact of gender self-identification policies in Canadian prisons"

By April Kitzul (The Macdonald-Laurier Institute)

2022

"Examination of Gender Diverse Offenders" (entire report)

by Shanna Farrell MacDonald et al (Correctional Services Canada)

2022

"Examination of Gender Diverse Offenders" (one page summary)

Correctional Services Canada

June 2021

"Brief on the Current situation in federal prisons in relation to reports of sexual coercion and violence in federal prisons"

by Heather Mason (to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

2018

"Rising Incarceration Rates of Racialized Women"

by Senator Kim Pate (Policy 4 Women)

April 1990

"Creating Choices Report: The Report of the Task Force on Federally Sentenced Women"

Correctional Services Canada and Elizabeth Fry Society

1955

“United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners”

United Nations

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Women's Rights, Language & Socio-Economics

2023

"Use of preferred pronouns are ableist against the rights and interests of children and adults with communication, cognitive, sensory, or mental health disabilities and challenges"

by SPT, SLT - anonymous (Our Right To Speak)

2022

"Effective Communication About Pregnancy, Birth, Lactation, Breastfeeding and Newborn Care: The Importance of Sexed Language"

by Karleen D. Gribble, Susan Bewley, Melissa C. Bartick, Roger Mathisen, Shawn Walker, Jenny Gamble, Nils J. Bergman, Arun Gupta, Jennifer J. Hocking, Hannah G. Dahlen (Frontiers in Women's Global Health)

2021

"Racialized Women & COVID-19 Challenges in Canada"

by Luna K C (Canadian Research Institute for the Institute of Women)

2021

"Women, Covid-19, and the Care Economy"

by Luna K C (Canadian Research Institute for the Institute of Women)

2021

"Women and Covid-19: Overview"

by Luna K C (Canadian Research Institute for the Institute of Women)

July 2019

"Losing sight of women's rights: the unregulated introduction of gender self-identification as a case study of policy capture in Scotland"

by Dr. Kath Murray and Lacey Hunter Blackburn (Scottish Affairs)

2016

"Female Autonomy vs Gender Identity A critical analysis of gender identity in CEDAW jurisprudence and the Yogyakarta Principles"

by Tina Minkowitz (Institutt for offentlig rett)

September 1970

"Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women"

Royal Commission on the Status of Women for the Government of Canada

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