Victims of violence

Victims of violence

Silence means dissent

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Andrea Dworkin
Edition: 
Vol 5, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares a speech by Andrea Dworkin at The Symposium On Media Violence and Pornography. Calls for a feminist movement against pornography which she argues is a grassroots movement against male supremacy. 

 

 


Voices of our sisters in spirit: a report to families and communities

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English
Translated Title: 
Les voix de nos soeurs par l'esprit : un rapport aux familles et aux communautés
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Paper
Online
Edition: 
Second edition
Publisher: 
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ontario

Summarizes information gained through interviews with participating families about their missing or murdered loved ones, as well as demographic and statistical research. The interviews use a story telling methodology based on a life cycle approach to share the life stories of these Aboriginal women and girls. The investment of family members and NWAC staff in building authentic and sincere relationships adheres to the ethical requirements of conducting research in an Aboriginal context. The life stories are placed within the broader framework of other work conducted through the Sisters In Sprit initiative and serve to confirm conclusions based on other research, illustrate common themes, inform policy recommendations and identify future directions for further investigation.

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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Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Video: UNFPA web film on war and women's health

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English
Translated Title: 
Vidéo de l’UNFPA : femmes, guerre, santé
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Online
Publisher: 
United Nations Populations Fund
Publication Date: 
2003

Three minute video showing that women and girls have particular health needs, including maternal health and protection from violence. (Available in nine languages.)

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Victimization and special challenges of women living on or near the streets of Toronto

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Ontario Women’s Justice Network
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Describes how most women living on or near the streets have been victims of domestic, physical or sexual abuse at home, only to experience more victimization when they seek refuge at shelters or on the streets.

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Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Abuse of older women

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Publication Date: 
2004

Primer on the abuse of older women, comparing the higher incidence of abuse against older women than against older men, and discussing the different forms of abuse they experience.

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Available online.

SHE Framework: safety and health enhancement for women experiencing abuse

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jill Cory
Linda Dechief
Publisher: 
BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

A tool kit for health care providers and planners to conduct an audit of their practice and/or organization, by looking at the safety of women impacted by abuse. Points to the need to enhance health care for women and includes two contrasting models of care.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-0-7726-5729-9

Guidelines for medico-legal care for victims of sexual violence

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health
WHO Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2003
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

The guidelines aim to improve professional health services for all individuals who have been victims of sexual violence by providing health care workers with the knowledge and skills that are necessary for the management of victims; standards for the provision of both health care and forensic services to victims; and guidance on the establishment of health care and forensic services for victims.

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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 924154628 X

Aboriginal women too often the victims of racialized, sexualized violence

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

Discusses how Aboriginal women are over represented as victims of racialized, sexualized violence, and too often targeted because of their gender and their Aboriginal identity. Takes a look at the Sisters in Spirit initiative which was put in place to address the alarmingly high numbers of missing, murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.

Canadian Association for Victim Assistance

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Forms an organization whose purpose is to act as an information, referral and networking resource for Canadian victim assistance organizations, individuals advocates, professionals, victims of crime and tragedy, and the general public.

Primary Telephone: 
604-916-0913
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@infocava.ca
Street Address: 
c/o D.H. Kelly & Associates 2506 Balsam St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6K 3N2
Internal Notes : 
url (http://www.vaonline.org/cava/) does not appear valid, changed to current link

Impact of exposure to woman abuse on children

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English
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Online
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Woman Abuse and the PEI Justice System Research Team
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown, PEI

Looks at the psychological and emotional impacts on children exposed to violence in the home. Includes quotes from PEI women interviewed in 1999 during herStory of woman abuse and the PEI justice system.

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Series 13/16
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