Domestic violence

Where does the torturer live?

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Michelle Andrene Lurch
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses domestic violence and the linguistic and cultural barriers barriers for immigrant women that make it difficult to access resources and support. Shares stories and resources. 


 

 

Working with violence

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

In the following article, three women who work at an emergency shelter for women are asked to talk about the impact of their work. 

 

 


Under his thumb - teenage battering

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

This article discusses the problem of violence against young women in dating relationships. Highlights the ways in which experiences of teenage women in abusive relationships are unique and require appropriate attention and resources. 

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

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English
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Paper
Online
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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Order Information: 
Contact office for a copy. Also available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9241546476

Immigrant women, family violence, and pathways out of homelessness

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English
Owning Org: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
W.E. Thurston
D. Este
T. Gordey
M. Haworth-Brockman
L. McCoy
R. Rapaport Beck
C. Saulnier
J. Smith
L. Carruthers
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
May 2006

This report states that there has been little investigation into the connections between family violence, immigration, and homelessness of women. Abused immigrant women and Canadian-born women face similar barriers to independent living; however, the migration process can present additional challenges for immigrant women. For abused immigrant women, homelessness is often cyclical and compounded by a range of factors; ability to speak English , knowledge of Canadian systems, cultural background, and family structure all profoundly affect the immigrant woman’s experience of the pathways into and out of homelessness. In order to prevent homelessness and to plan programs and policies for populations, theoretical models that address key solutions and acknowledge critical temporal factors are required.

The report was prepared for the National Secretariat on Homelessness and eceived funding from the National Research Program of the National Homelessness Initiative and the Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration (PCERII).

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Available online only.

Just the facts: reducing domestic homicide

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English
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Online
Author: 
The Coalition for Gun Control
Publisher: 
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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Available online.

Rosewood Shelter

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Consulting
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support
Counseling
Housing

La Maison Rosewood Shelter is an emergency shelter that provides both residential and non-residential support to abused women and their children in North Central Simcoe County.

* Counsellors provide crisis counselling both in person and via the telephone for women who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
* Child residents receive counselling and support as well as age-appropriate activities through our Child Support Program.
* Counselling, legal advocacy and accompaniment, assistance with finding and maintaining housing, assistance with Ontario Housing and Ontario Works are available to shelter residents and on an outreach basis to women living in the community.
* All services maintain confidentiality of client information.

Women who have pets that will need alternate care arrangements should discuss this with Rosewood staff. Services are available through the local SPCA or the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association's Safe Pet Program.

Information about the Safe Pet Program is available at www.ovma.org/pet_owners/safepet.html

Primary Telephone: 
705-526-3221
Secondary Telephone: 
705-526-4211
Email Address: 
iwillis@rosewood.ca
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-461-1750
Street Address: 
PO Box 54
Addt'l Street Address: 
582 Hungle Ave
City: 
Midland
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L4R 4K6

Digby County Family Resource Centre

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support
Primary Telephone: 
902-245-6464
Email Address: 
dcfrc@ns.sympatico.ca
Fax Number: 
902-245-1026
Street Address: 
19 Prince William Street
Addt'l Street Address: 
P.O. Box 163
City: 
Digby
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B0V 1A0
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

Lurana Shelter

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Groups Served: 
All women
Aboriginal/métis/inuit women
Families
Pregnant women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Services Provided: 
Consulting
Community education/development
Advocacy
Clinical or health care services

Lurana Shelter is a first-stage emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence. It provides safe shelter in a confidential location, immediate crisis intervention, food, clothing, transportation and child support.

At Lurana Shelter, our main objective is to facilitate empowerment of the women and children we serve. We seek to empower by encouraging information based decision-making; by increasing awareness of the cycle of violence and the effects of abuse; by working to reduce the problematic symptoms experienced by child witnesses; by strengthening the relationship between the child and the non-abusive parent; by encouraging positive behaviour patterns and attitudes in the children; and by helping mothers attain the tools that will enable her to build a safe, nurturing environment for her children.

Primary Telephone: 
Lurana Shelter’s Crisis Line 780-424-5875
Email Address: 
info@luranashelter.com
Street Address: 
PO Box 39030 Norwood Postal Outlet
City: 
Edmonton
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T5B 4T8

Jean Scott Transition House

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Primary Telephone: 
604-869-5191
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@hopetransition.org
Fax Number: 
604-869-5123
Street Address: 
PO Box 1761
City: 
Hope
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V0X 1L0
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011
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