Search Resources (English): Violence against women

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Guidebook on vicarious trauma: recommended solutions for anti-violence workers  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/trauma_e.pdf
Describes the effect on therapists, counsellors, and advocates resulting from exposure to the trauma experiences of their clients. Offers management strategies for vicarious trauma as an occupational hazard. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Violence against Canadian women  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/4/S1/S22
Provides statistical information on the prevalence and health effects of violence against women. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women) (See Details)
Published: 2004
99 federal steps toward an end to violence against women
Presents a series of recommendations for federal government initiatives and policy concerning the elimination of violence against women.
Published: 1993
Aboriginal women: no rights to land or children  
http://www.womanabuseprevention.com/html/aboriginal_women.html
Claims that the destruction of the matriarchal system has led to the normalization of violence against women and the creation of additional obstacles for women who want child custody and access rights. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Gender-based violence and HIV among women: assessing the evidence  
http://www.amfar.org/binary-data/AMFAR_PUBLICATION/download_file/38.pdf
Examines the link between gender-based violence and rising rates of HIV infection among women and girls throughout the world. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Prevention and treatment of violence against women: systematic review and recommendations  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/169/6/582
Summarizes what is known about the distribution and determinants of violence against women, and evaluates the evidence for effectiveness of any intervention aimed at preventing violence against women. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Ending woman abuse
Features articles from women who are anti-violence activists, as well as women who have experienced violence.
Published: 2006
Power surge: sex, violence & pornography
Surveys the movement against pornography and sexual violence, its strategies and challenges for the nineties. Confronts the complexity of these issues. Argues that the only route to female empowerment is to confront women's experience.
Published: 1995
The Montréal Declaration on women's safety  
http://www.femmesetvilles.org/english/sets_en/set_declaration_en.htm
Created during the First International Seminar on Women's Safety, held in Montréal in May 2002. Forms a call to all those concerned: women, men, community organizations, NGO's, cities and municipalities, governments and international organizations etc., to take action. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Stolen sisters: a human rights response to discrimination and violence against Indigenous women in Canada  
http://www.amnesty.ca/campaigns/resources/amr2000304.pdf
Looks at the factors that have contributed to a heightened risk of violence against Aboriginal women in Canada. Examines the role of discrimination. (See Details)
Published: 2004