Violence

Violence

Mi’kmaq women and health

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Author: 
Elizabeth Paul
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Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article speaks to the health issues that face the Mi'kmaq people today that are directly related to the effects of colonization. Illustrates how Mi'kmaq women are reclaiming their traditional healing role. 

 

Violent victimization of Aboriginal women

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La victimisation avec violence chez les femmes autochtones
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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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Aboriginal women too often the victims of racialized, sexualized violence

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Native Women’s Association of Canada
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Vol. 9, N. 3/4
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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.

Focus on social views, not individual behaviour

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Intimate partner violence: Violence prevention is a public health issue
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Ginette Petitpas-Taylor
New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women
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Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

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.

Aboriginal women too often the victims of racialized, sexualized violence

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Sisters in Spirit initiative addresses alarmingly high numbers of missing, murdered Aboriginal women in Canada
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Native Women’s Association of Canada
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Network
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

Examines the urgent state of affairs regarding the safety of Aboriginal women in Canada. Discusses the Sisters In Spirit Initiative.

Types of Abuse and Neglect

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Penny Bain
Charmaine Spencer
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Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
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2006

Outlines the different types of abuse and neglect of older adults, including physical, emotional, financial, sexual, and spiritual.

Abuse of older adults: signs and effects

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Penny Bain
Charmaine Spencer
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Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Publication Date: 
2006

Discusses the signs older adults who are experiencing abuse or neglect may demonstrate. Also outlines the effects of older adult abuse including health, financial and social effects.

Why does abuse happen in later life?

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Penny Bain
Charmaine Spencer
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Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

Abuse and neglect of older adults is a complex area; this document discusses some of the situations and experiences that may lead to such violence.

Help is available

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Penny Bain
Charmaine Spencer
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Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
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2006

Discusses what you need to know if you are an older adult being abused, what kind of help is available, gives advice for older adults to consider, how to help if you know an older adult who is being abused, and how a family member, service provider or government can help.

Aggressive girls: overview paper

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Sibylle Artz
Diana Nicholson
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National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Summarizes recent research on girls who exhibit aggressive and violent behaviours. Defines relevant terms, outlines factors which may contribute to girls' aggression and violence, and presents ideas for preventing these behaviours.

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ISBN 0662333128
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