Immigrant and Refugee Women
Fall 1999
Volume 19, number 3




by Sedef Arat-Koc, Elsy Jetty Chakkalakal, Norrie de Valencia,Wenona Giles, June Larkin, Guida Man, Roxana Ng, Maria Wallis 3

Gendering Policy

Gender and Canadian Immigration Policy: A Current Snapshot
by Jennifer Hyndman 6

Sponsoring Immigrant Women's Inequalities
by Sunera Thobani 11

NAC's Response to the Immigration Legislative Review Report: "Not Just Numbers"
by Sedef Arat-Koc 18

Women as Migrants in National and Global Communities
by Audrey Macklin 24

Canadian Immigration Policy in the Twentieth Century: Its Impact on South Asian Women
by Helen Ralston 33

The Racialization of Gender in the Social Construction of Immigrant Women in Canada: A Case Study of African Women in a Prairie Province
by Patience Elabor-Idemudia 38

The Gender Guidelines: From Margins to the Centre?
by Pamela Foster 45

Reconstructing Lives

Resistance Strategies: Somali Women's Struggles to Reconstruct Their Lives in Canada
by Hamdi S. Mohamed 52

The Experiences of Croatian Women Living in Cooksville, Ontario during the 1930s and 1940s
by Mary Valentich 58

Where Do They Belong? The 'Fate' of Chinese Immigrant Women
by Josephine Fong 64

Eritrean-Canadian Women: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
by Rahel Araya Ogbagzy 69

Diversity and Community: Palestinian Women in Toronto
by Celia E. Rothenberg 75

Waiting for 'Sharciga' Resettlement and the Roles of Somali Refugee Women
by Neita Kay Israelite, Arelene Herman, Faduma Ahmed Alim, Hawa Abdullahi Mohamed, Yasmin Khan, and Lynn Caruso 80

Immigrant Enclaves and Residential Segregation: Voices of Racialized Refugees
by Sylvia Novac 88

Immigrant Women Workers in the Immigrant Settlement Sector
by Jo-Ann Lee 97

Working and Learning

Eritrean Women in Canada: Negotiating New Lives
by Atsuko Matsouka and John Sorenson 104

Homeworking: Dream Realized or Freedom Constraint? The Globalized Reality of Immigrant Garment Workers
by Roxana Ng 110

Employment Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women: An Exploration of Diversity
by Guida Man and Valerie Preston 115

De-skilling Immigrant Women
by Shahrzad Mojab 123

Issues of Race in Employment Experiences of Caribbean Women in Toronto
by Carl James, Dwaine Plaza and Clifford Jansen 129

"That Wasn't Really Me": A Black, Immigrant, Caribbean Woman's Attempt to Be/Long in the Academy
by Maxine Bramble 134

We Deserve To Be Counted: Women Visa Students in Canada
by Martha Donkor 141

Learning English: The Experience of the Onward Willow Project
by Susanne Crouse 145

Gendered Violence

Recognizing Gender-Based Prosecution in Canada: Are Canada's Guidelines Being Used Consistently?
by Gregory A. Kelson 149

Living and Writing Dislocated Stories of Women: A Part or Apart?
by Parin A. Dossa 154

Not in the Numbers: Domestic Violence and Immigrant Women
by Susan McDonald 163

by Ranjini Mendis 169

Tell It Like It Is: Incest Disclosure and Women of Colour
by Smita Vir Tyagi 173

Erasing Violence: The Story of Reena Virk
by Yasmin Jiwani 178