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A Narrative Study of Refugee Women Who Have Experienced Violence in the Context of War Although women are rarely on the frontlines of battle, as in many other realms of contemporary life they bear a disproportionate burden of the consequences of war.
Aboriginal Women: An Issues Backgrounder This backgrounder highlights some of the main issues currently faced by Aboriginal women and their supporters, along with a brief synopsis of some remedial options under discussion.
Abuse in Lesbian Relationships: Information and Resources This paper from the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, discusses the topic of abuse in lesbian relationships.
An Islamic Bill of Rights for Women in the Bedroom This ten-point Bill of Rights was authored by Asra Nomani.
Assessing Gender Equality: Trends in the Situation of Women and Men in Canada This background paper was prepared by Status of Women Canada (SWC) based on a framework for assessing the state of gender equality initiated in 2004 in collaboration with several federal departments.
A Strategic Framework to End Violence Against Aboriginal Women This paper is the output of a 2007 Summit that brought together community leaders to develop a framework for a strategy to end violence against Aboriginal women.
Child Abuse/Children Exposed to Family Violence A booklet that discusses the meaning of child abuse, how to tell if a child is being abused, what can be done and where to get help.
Criminal Justice System Response to Men’s Violence Against Women within their Intimate Relationships This 104-page document is the result of the London Abused Women’s Centre’s investigation of the criminal justice system’s response to men’s violence against women within their intimate relationships.
Domestic Violence Action Plan for Ontario, 2005 The Ontario government’s Domestic Violence Action Plan provides a balanced approach that strengthens community supports to better protect victims, focuses on public education, early intervention and prevention strategies to help reduce domestic violence, and strengthens the justice system response.
Family Safety, Family Harmony: Information on Violence Against Women and the Law in Ontario This resource - available in a variety of languages - is designed for newcomer families of the Muslim faith, and highlights how Islamic teachings on the topic of violence against women, and Canadian and Ontario laws on that topic, are in harmony. It includes a statement by two London imams that describes the Islamic perspective on domestic violence. The pamphlet includes referrals, contacts, and links to assistance and information across Ontario.
Domestic Violence Death Review Committee Annual Report to the Chief Coroner, 2007 In 2007, the DVDRC reviewed 15 cases involving domestic violence.
Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile 2008 This is the 11th annual Family Violence in Canada report produced by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. This annual report provides the most current data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada, as well as trends over time, as part of the ongoing initiative to inform policy makers and the public about family violence issues.
Family Violence Prevention: For the Workplace In spite of the myth that family violence should remain private, silence is no longer acceptable. People who abuse and people who are abused live and work among us. It is our responsibility to help where we can.
Healthy Relationship / Equality Wheel This diagram was produced by the Domestic Abuse Prevention Project of Duluth, Minnesota.
Intersectional Feminist Frameworks: A Primer Intersectional Feminist Frameworks aim to understand the many circumstances that combine with discriminatory social practices to produce and sustain inequality and exclusion.
Intersectional Feminist Frameworks: An Emerging Vision This critical reflection piece lays out our emerging vision of Intersectional Feminist Frameworks for use by women’s and social justice organizations.
Isolated, Afraid and Forgotten: The Service Delivery Needs and Realities of Immigrant and Refugee Women who are Battered Isolation is a fact of life for all women who are battered. For immigrant and refugee women, however, the isolation of abuse is compounded by language and cultural barriers, racism and the fact that many Immigrant and refugee women are far from their friends and their extended families.
Kanawayhitowin Downloads include: How you can identify and help women at risk of abuse, safety planning for women who are abused, traditional approach to working with Aboriginal men who are abusive, community healing prevention strategy, examples of abuse, Grandmother Moon teachings.
Learning to Listen, Learning to Help: Understanding Woman Abuse and its Effects on Children If your professional or volunteer role finds you in social service settings, employment agencies, classrooms, recreation facilities, health care settings, law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, courthouses, veterinary practices, dental offices, law firms, legal clinics, or any place you meet people -- you will meet women who are in, or have recently left, abusive intimate relationships. Many of these women have children. A sensitive and respectful response to abused women and their children requires an understanding of the issue and being prepared to provide support.
Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as they Grow This resource draws together information from the best and latest research for professionals and volunteers who help women and children.
Muslim Wheel of Domestic Violence This "power and control" diagram was adapted by Sharifa Alkahteeb.
Neighbours, Friends and Families Neighbours, Friends and Families is a public education campaign to raise awareness of the signs of woman abuse so that those close to an at-risk woman or an abusive man can help.
Among the available resources: Brochures such as "How You Can Identify and Help Women at Risk of Abuse", "How to Talk to Men Who Are Abusive", "Safety Planning for Women Who Are Abused"; Safety Cards such as "Safety Planning Tips for Women Who Are Abused", "Warning Signs to Identify and Help Recognize Women at Risk of Abuse"; Booklets such as "Understanding Woman Abuse", "Raising Awareness With the Media".
Ontario Domestic Violence Action Plan (updated 2007) Since the launch of the Action Plan, the Ontario government has introduced new community supports for domestic violence victims. These investments have targeted a wide range of community services, including shelters, counselling services and transitional support programs, so that these service providers can better serve women and children in crisis.
Poverty Issues for Canadian Women: Background Paper Poverty is still very much a women's issue. While there have been improvements in the past decade, women are still more likely than men to be living in low income. But statistics do not tell the full story. While governments and advocacy groups redouble their efforts to make poverty history, the United Nations has suggested that poverty cannot be eradicated unless we adopt a more comprehensive view of poverty - one that recognizes poverty is more than a shortage of income. [This paper was orepared by Monica Townson for Status of Women Canada.
Power and Control Wheel The Power and Control Wheel is often used by those who work with victims of domestic violence to demonstrate how power and control issues are at the core of abusive behaviors and to illustrate the different dimensions of abuse and violence. The Power and Control Wheel can be used in many types of relationships, but all are based on the premise that the person who abuses is exerting power and control over her/his victim.
Power and Control Wheel for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Relationships This Wheel was adapted by the Texas Council on Family Violence.
Resource Guide on Family Violence Issues for Aboriginal Communities Historically, family violence was rare in the Aboriginal community. It was unacceptable and the community would not tolerate abuse. It is time to regain control of our own destiny, to learn to value our past, and we must act now.
Roots of Equality Roots of Equality is a partnership between Springtide Resources and The Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario (EFTO) to prevent violence against women and girls.
Sexual Harassment: Everyday Violence in the Lives of Girls and Women Sexual harassment is one of the most insidious, yet pervasive, forms of violence that affects all girls, not merely those traditionally thought to be vulnerable or at risk. There is a growing recognition that girls experience varied forms of sexual harassment, and that this behavior begins at a surprisingly early age.
Shaping a Culture of Respect in Our Schools: Promoting Safe & Healthy Relationships This report makes recommendations to the Minister of Education on ways of preventing and addressing gender-based violence, homophobia, sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual behaviour by students toward other students.
Youth Violence Prevention Toolkit The NWAC Youth Violence Prevention Toolkit project is made possible through funding from Status of Women Canada along with numerous partnerships.