Search Resources (English): Violence against women

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Violence against women: improving the health care response: a guide for health authorities, health care managers, providers and   
http://www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/whb/publications/violence00.pdf
Provides health authorities and all components of the health sector with the information and tools to respond to violence against women. Link requries PDF reader. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Violence against women with disabilities: a research overview of the last decade  
http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/2003/spring/vaw.shtml
Examines previous research conducted on violence in the lives of disabled women. Argues that research must still be conducted into effective interventions and resources for women with different types of disabilities and from different backgrounds. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Violence against women: identifying risk factors  
http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/nij/197019.pdf
Summarizes two studies that used different methodologies and samples to determine the extent to which physical and sexual abuse as a child or adolescent contribute to later abuse. (See Details)
Published: 2004
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
Organizing against violence: an anti-racist & anti-sexist perspective  
http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/1996/summer/arsp.shtml
Summarizes responses to the massacre of two families in Vernon, B.C., including the formation and action strategies of the Coalition of South Asian Women Against Violence. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Health aspects of violence against women  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/am-back-promo_4_e.html
Argues for changes in the health and mental health systems to remove barriers to care for all abused women. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA). (See Details)
Published: 1996
Gender-based violence and reproductive health & HIV/AIDS: summary of a technical update  
http://www.prb.org/pdf/Genderbasedviolence.pdf
Explores if and how gender-based violence (GBV) and reproductive health(RH)/HIV intersect and how best to integrate GBV concerns into RH/HIV programs. (See Details)
Published: 2002
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