Family violence

Family violence

Into a wood: speaking honestly about incest

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Anne Pierre
Edition: 
Vol 10, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares one woman's experience of incest through creative writing, personal narrative and research. Discusses the importance of bringing the topic of incest out of the shadows. Offers tips for survivors of incest on how to start their healing journey. 

Incest shadows

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Penny Wardell
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article offers several short stories on the topic of incest. Explores the fear and confusion of a child's experience of family violence.

Violence against women and sexual and reproductive health: an information kit for shelters

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadians for Choice
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

An information package is intended for shelter workers working with women who are victims of intimate partner violence, to help create a stronger support network for women that are leaving abusive situation and for women that are facing unintended pregnancies.

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North Coast Transition Society

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

The Hope Haven Transition House Society is a feminist organization committed to addressing family violence with and on behalf of our community. Dedicated to the empowerment of women and children. They provide safe, secure, and confidential refuge to women and children. They advocate social changes towards a non-violent society.  They provide and promote community awareness and education on violence against women and children and they provide ongoing support for women and their children to make independent decisions about their future.  These services shall be provided regardless of religion, race, colour, ethnic background, language, martial status, disability, class, sexual orientation. They do not charge fees for services provided.

Primary Telephone: 
250-627-8959
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
nctspr@gmail.com
Fax Number: 
250-624-3919
Addt'l Street Address: 
PO Box 907
City: 
Prince Rupert
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8J 4B7

Intimate partner violence (video)

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Video
Publisher: 
CIHR Institute of Gender and Health and Knowledge Translation Branch
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Video on gender, sex and health research, with Harriet MacMillan, MD, MSc, FRCPC, speaking about Intimate Partner Violence. Dr. MacMillan is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, and Chair of the Offord Centre for Child Studies. Produced on-site and in celebration of the first Canadian national conference in gender, sex and health research – Innovations in Gender, Sex and Health Research – hosted by CIHR-IGH in Toronto, Ontario, November 22 & 23, 2010.

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Available online.

Engaging men and boys to reduce and prevent gender-based violence

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English
Translated Title: 
Mobiliser les hommes et les garçons pour réduire et prévenir la violence sexiste
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Online
Author: 
Todd Minerson
Humberto Carolo
Tuval Dinner
Clay Jones
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

An issue brief prepared by the White Ribbon Campaign for the Status of Women Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Provides an overview of efforts to engage men of all ages in efforts to reduce and prevent gender-based violence in Canada and around the world. Starts from three basic premises: 1. Work with men and boys is necessary. 2. Work with men and boys can be effective. 3.  Work with men and boys can be positive.

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Visit their website to download a copy.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

White Ribbon Campaign

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Organization of men working to end violence against women (VAW). Campaigns are led by both men and women, even though the focus is on educating men and boys. In some countries it is a general public education effort focused on ending violence against women.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 920-6684
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@whiteribbon.ca
Fax Number: 
(416) 920-1678
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-328-2228
Street Address: 
365 Bloor St. East
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4W 3L4
Country: 
Canada

Violent victimization of Aboriginal women

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English
Translated Title: 
La victimisation avec violence chez les femmes autochtones
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A report of a study on violence to Aboriginal women in Canada, based on the 2009 General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization. Found that nearly 67,000, or 13% of Aboriginal women aged 15 or older who lived in the provinces, self-reported they had been the victim of one or more violent crimes in the 12 months prior to the survey. Violent crimes measured by the GSS include sexual assault, robbery and physical assault. The proportion of Aboriginal women who reported spousal violence by a current or former spouse was about two and a half times higher than the proportion of non-Aboriginal women.

 

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Order Information: 
Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Family violence and homelessness: a review of the literature

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English
Translated Title: 
Violence familiale et itinérance : analyse documentaire
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Sylvia Novac
Publisher: 
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Family Violence Prevention Unit, Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

An analysis of the evidence that establishes the links between family violence and homelessness or precarious housing situations for women.

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-0-662-45154-9
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Atira Women’s Resource Society

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Housing

Vancouver organization committed to the work of ending violence against women through providing direct service, as well as working to increase awareness of and education around the scope and impact on our communities of men's violence against women and children.

Primary Telephone: 
(604) 331-1407
Email Address: 
info@atira.bc.ca
Fax Number: 
(604) 688-1799
Street Address: 
101 East Cordova Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6A 1K7
Country: 
Canada
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