Violence against women

Violence against women

Violence against sex sex workers and HIV prevention: information sheet

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English
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Sex workers are among those who are most vulnerable to HIV infection in the world today. This information sheet presents where and how violence against sex workers and HIV/AIDS do intersect and the opportunities to address violence against sex workers in HIV/AIDS programmes.

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Researching violence against women: a practical guide for researchers and activists

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Author: 
Mary Ellsberg
Lori Heise
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
November 2005
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Produced by PATH and the World Health Organization, this guide draws on the experience of researchers from more than 40 countries and presents methods for performing surveys and qualitative research on gender-based violence in low-resource settings. It covers all aspects of the research process, from study design to training field workers. It also describes ways to use findings to influence decision-makers. Most important, it presents clear guidelines for protecting the safety of women participating in the research.

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ISBN 9241546476

Addressing violence against women and HIV testing and counseling: a meeting report

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2006
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

There is increasing recognition that the HIV epidemic intersects in different ways with the epidemic of violence against women and girls. For example, in studies among women in sub-Saharan Africa, fear of partner’s negative reaction, including abandonment, violence, rejection, loss of economic support and accusations of infidelity were the most commonly reported barriers to HIV testing and disclosure of HIV status. This document summarizes discussions held at a 2006 meeting organized by the department of Gender, Women and Health of the World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Department of HIV/AIDS. It points out operational research gaps and proposes four key recommendations take into account and address intimate partner violence and other concerns related to women in HIV testing and counseling Submit English Resource Record | Canadian Women's Health Networkprogrammes.

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Coalition for Gun Control

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Advocacy

Founded in the wake of the Montreal massacre, the Coalition for Gun Control was formed to reduce gun death, injury and crime. The Coalition supports:
Legislation which includes:

• possession permits which are periodically renewed for ALL gun owners
• a cost-effective system to register all guns
• a total ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines
• controls on the sale of ammunition
• tougher restrictions on handguns

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(416)604-0209
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Email Address: 
71417.763@compuserve.com
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P.O Box 90062
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1488 Queen St. W.
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Toronto
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Ontario
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M6K 3K3

Just the facts: reducing domestic homicide

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The Coalition for Gun Control
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The Coalition for Gun Control
Publication Date: 
March 2010
Publication Place: 
Montréal, QC

This fact sheet describes the views of women’s groups across the country advocating for continuing the firearms law. They are saying:

- Women’s groups from across the country insist that the firearms law is an essential tool in combating violence against women.

- Access to firearms is also one of the top five risk factors associated with domestic homicide in Canada.

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What their stories tell us: research findings from the Sisters in Spirit initiative

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Ce que leurs histoires nous disent : résultats de recherche de l’initiative Soeurs par l’esprit
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Author: 
Native Women's Association of Canada
Publisher: 
Native Women's Association of Canada
Publication Date: 
2010

This report brings together five years of research related to missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. It presents demographic and statistical evidence from NWAC’s Sisters In Spirit database, while situating the issue within the larger context of root causes and ways forward. It also draws on information gathered through the existing literature and highlights some of the stories and experiences shared by families of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. NWAC reminds readers that each number presented here represents a woman or girl who is loved and missed by her family.

The Sisters In Spirit initiative is a multi-year research, education and policy initiative funded by Status of Women Canada. The initiative is designed to address the disturbing numbers of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

 

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Making the links: Violence, trauma and mental health

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Attention au fossé (entre les genres)
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Ad Hoc Working Group on Women, Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addictions
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Describes research that establishes a strong association between trauma, violence and mental health.

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14800039

Betty Kovacic and A Roomful of Missing Women

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jane Shulman
Edition: 
Vol. 9, N. 3/4
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses Betty Kovacic's exhibit, A Roomful of Missing Women, which consists of 50 portraits of missing and mudered women from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

Intimate partner violence : Violence prevention is a public health issue

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Author: 
Ginette Petitpas-Taylor
New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Edition: 
Vol. 9, N. 3/4
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A public opinion survey conducted in 2002 for the New Brunswick government showed that many people, female and male, tend to trivialize violence and to blame the victim. This article looks at the need to step up our prevention and education efforts when it comes to violence against women.

The Global Women’s Memorial Website : Creating a circle from which to speak in unison

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Author: 
Christine McDowell
Lisa Schincariol
Global Women’s Memorial Society
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Vol. 9, N. 3/4
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses memorial activism, a new form of resistance to violence against women, and the creation of The Global Women's Memorial Website.

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