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The health-related costs of violence against women in Canada: the tip of the iceberg  
www.vwo.ca/violence/pubs.html

Measures both the private and public costs of violence against women, including the costs of medical, dental, policing, legal, penal, and many other service systems.

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Published: 1995
The impact of violence on mental health: a guide to the literature  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/discpapersonhealth.pdf

Provides an overview of the literature in this area in order to provide professionals in the health/mental health fields and others with various references for further readings.

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Published: 1995
What do YOU think? A youth peer information package on violence  
http://www.gov.nf.ca/exec/wpo/wpo_publ.htm

Develped to help young people educate themselves and their peers about violence and to introduce publications, films and organizations that can inform youth about violence. Provides basic information, raises questions, and promotes discussion and reflection.

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Published: 1999
Paying for violence: some of the costs of violence against women in B.C.  
http://www.weq.gov.bc.ca/paying-for-violence/payingforviolence.stm

Assesses some of the economic costs of violence against women in terms of criminal justice costs for policing, court and corrections services, in health costs for doctors, emergency wards, mental health clinics, substance abuse treatments, and in social service costs for welfare, housing, child care, sexual and woman assault centres, not to mention women's loss of work time.

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Published: 1996
Women's health: freedom from violence: practical tools  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/nc-cn

Profiles 10 resources that provide specific, practical information on violence against women and its far-reaching consequences.

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Published: 1999
Ending violence against women. Population health reports.  
http://www.infoforhealth.org/pr/l11edsum.shtml

Finds that by far the greatest risk of violence comes not from strangers, but from male family members including husbands.

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Published: 1999
Paying for violence: some of the costs of violence against women in BC  
www.llbc.leg.bc.ca/public/PubDocs/bcdocs/257780/paying_for_violence.pdf

Assesses some of the economic cost of violence against women to society as a whole, proving that spending more money now on meeting the needs of women will cost the government, and everyone involved, less in the long run.

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Published: 1996
More than just a dozen: women and global development  
http://www.community-media.com/PDF/mtjad.pdf

A series of radio programs, CD-ROMs and booklets featuring women from around the world (in over- and under-developed countries). Links require PDF reader.

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Prairie women, violence and self-harm  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/violence-selfharm.pdf

Addresses the relationship between adult experiences of abuse, and violence and self-harm focusing on women in conflict with the law in community and institutions.

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Published: 2000
The war against women: report of the Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Social Affairs, Seniors and the Status of Women,
Defines violence against women and examines the incidence of and the cost to Canadian society of, violence against women. Proposes issues for reform.
Published: 1991