Search Resources (English): Violence against women

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Breaking the barriers: a study of personal safety issues for women with disabilities using public transportation
Examines the safety problems faced by women with disabilities using the various transportation systems available to persons with disabilities. Provides recommendations to redress the identified problems and concerns.
Published: 1995
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
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
Violence in the lives of black women: battered, black, and blue
Written from a Black feminist perspective by therapies, researchers, activists, and survivors. Studies the impact of violence on Black women.
Published: 2002
Selected estimates of costs of violence against women
Estimates selected economic costs of three forms of violence against women (sexual assault/rape, woman abuse in intimate partnerships, and incest/child sexual assaut) in four policy areas: health/medicine; criminal justice;social services/education; and, labour/employment.
Published: 1995
Violence against women: new Canadian perspectives
Presents a reader on violence against women, comprised of articles written by Canadians about multiple aspects of experience with this issue.
Published: 2002
The last sisters: health issues of women with disabilities  
http://dawn.thot.net/cgill_pub.html
Discusses particular concerns for women with disabilities, including abuse, mental health, disability policy, access, gender inequity, service barriers, invalidation of sexuality and reproductive health, medical negligence, depression and suicide. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Colors of violence  
http://www.arc.org/C_Lines/CLArchive/story3_4_01.html
Describes how women of colour, who are victimized by sexual or domestic violence, can face difficulties in regards to proper justice. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Ending violence against women: a challenge for development and humanitarian work
Examines definitions of violence against women, and attempts to explain why it is a problem in all societies around the world. Focuses on strategies that development organisations can adopt in order to counter violence against women and to support the survivors.
Published: 2001
Understanding violence against women: a peer education manual for preventing violence against women In Newfoundland and Labrador
Designed as a tool to provide background analysis and educational materials which individuals and community groups can use to educate themselves about violence.
Published: 1999