Search Resources (English): Violence against women, Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)

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Prairie women, violence and self-harm  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39592
Discusses the results of research, focusing on the increase of women in trouble with the law engaging in self-harming activities. (See Details)
Published: 2001
10 things you can do to end violence against women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39622
Presents a list of 10 things you can do to end violence against women, as well as resources. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Violence and trauma in the lives of women with serious mental illness often overlooked, study finds  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39512
Summarizes a study that found that the impact of violence against women with serious mental illness has been routinely overlooked in policy development, mental health planning, in clinical practice and educational manuals. (See Details)
Published: 2003, 2004
Memorials for women across Canada: The politics of remembering women murdered by men  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39431
Discusses how it is time to make memorials to murdered women newly visible on a national scale, to celebrate the efforts of the women who created them against all odds and to explore their contribution to the struggle against violence against women. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
The Global Women’s Memorial Website: Creating a circle from which to speak in unison  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39432
Discusses memorial activism, a new form of resistance to violence against women. Includes vigils, monuments, songs, gardens, plaques, and violence awareness campaigns that insist we remember the many women and girls, murdered and missing. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Focus on social views, not individual behaviour  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39433
Discusses how the first step to real prevention of violence, primary prevention, is realizing that it is not just the attitude of abusers that are the problem. Societal attitudes toward violence need to change as well. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Betty Kovacic and A Roomful of Missing Women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39442

Discusses Betty Kovacic's exhibit, A Roomful of Missing Women, which consists of 50 portraits of missing and mudered women from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2007
In our own words  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_1_Spring_Summer.pdf

This article profiles several feminist organizations and programs. Highlights organizations working to support the elderly, immigrant women, women and mental health,  gay and lesbian communities, francophone women, women working as prostitutes, women with addictions, etc. 


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Published: 1993
Making the links: Violence, trauma and mental health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/41607

Describes research that establishes a strong association between trauma, violence and mental health.

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Published: 2009
A case for lay abortion: learning from midwifery  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1983_Healthsharing_Fall.pdf

This article examines the history of lay abortion. Seeks to close the gap between the pro-choice and midwifery movements. 

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Published: 1983