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About Abuse: Guiding Principles

The following principles are guidelines for our work on men's violence against women: Violence against women is never justified or acceptable. IT IS A CRIME. Violence: is learned behaviour. It can,...

Aboriginal Women: No Rights to Land or Children

This document by Mabel Nipshank provides an overview of the violence Aboriginal Women face. In particular society's structure and issues around land and child rights are examined. At one time...

A Weighty Issue: A personal story about emotional abuse

My aunt's husband beat her. Early in their marriage, he held her over a bridge and threatened to drop her off and kill her. After having children, she gained weight. We all saw him berate her about...

A Judicial Checklist and Technical Brief for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence

Conceived and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as part of its Safe Start Initiative, this...

A Gendered Look at Trafficking in Persons

The issue of human trafficking is a gendered issue, with a particular context for women that is important to identify and address.  Gender is evident in how human trafficking is discussed, the...

A Frontline Perspective of Trafficking in Persons

Loly Rico is co-director of FCJ Refugee Centre in Toronto.  She is also a member of the Canadian Council of Refugees.  Loly and the council have done extensive work on the issues of...

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