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"How many more sisters and daughters do we have to lose?": Canada's continued failure to address discrimination and violence aga  
http://www.amnesty.ca/campaigns/resources/sisters_brief_oct2005.pdf
Examines violence and discrimination against Aboriginal women in Canada, and provides recommendations to help stop it. (See Details)
Published: 2005
A woman's journal
Designed for women survivors of violence and abuse to find inspiration through poetry and art, which is interspersed throughout.
Published: 2000
Violence is about power  
http://www.harbour.sfu.ca/freda/articles/power.htm
Argues that women and children are the victims of violence because of their lack of power and their unequal status in society. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Toolkit to end violence against women  
http://toolkit.ncjrs.org/
Provides concrete guidance to communities, policy leaders, and individuals engaged in activities to end violence against women. (See Details)
Discussion paper: the violence in Aboriginal women's lives
Attempts to explain the effects of colonialism, such as disempowerment, oppression and changes in social structure. Describes the cyclic nature of violence which encourages women to be silent and fearful.
Published: 1995
Gender, religion, sexuality and the state: mediating the Hadood laws in Pakistan  
http://www.uwo.ca/violence/hadood.pdf
Presents a brief sketch of Pakistani Hadood laws and examines the social and political context in which the ordinance was passed as well as some implications of the laws. Also gives voice to the experience of 14 Pakistani women whose lives have been affected by the Hadood Ordinance. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Violence against women with disabilities: practical considerations for health care professionals
Provides guidance to health care providers in order for them to properly respond to women with disabilities who have been physically, sexually and emotionally abused or neglected.
Published: 1994
Learning to listen, learning to help: understanding woman abuse and its effects on children  
http://www.lfcc.on.ca/learning.html
Presents a handbook for students and volunteers entering the helping professions, to prepare them to recognize and respond to families in which there is or was violence at home. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter fundraising dinner, September 25th, 1999
Provides two presentations given at the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter Fundraising Dinner, held on September 25, 1999 in Vancouver, BC.
Published: 2001
Canada's promises to keep: the Charter and violence against women
Examines how the policies, procedures and practices of the justice system impact on the low conviction rates of violence against women and how these can impact women's inequality.
Published: 2004