Immigrant and refugee women

Power and Control Wheel: Muslim Wheel of Domestic Violence

Developed by Sharifa Alkahteeb, this Power and Control Wheel explores abuse tactics specific to Muslim families.

Non-Status Women In Canada: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet was created by the Rights of Non-Status Women Network, an organized group of agencies and community members in Toronto. The Network's mandate is to address barriers to services and...

Korea Women's Hotline

Korea Women's Hotline is an organization for women in South Korea. They provide a variety of services related to violence against women, legal information, activism and economic development. Visit:...

Letters to Mari - Support for Female Victims of Trafficking

Four women's letters describe their situations as trafficked persons. "Mari", a service provider, responds with supportive information and links to community services. This initiative was a product...

Initiating Support for Female Victims of Trafficking in Toronto: Findings & Recommendations

The following report documents findings and recommendations on how public-sector and voluntary-sector agencies can contribute to and collaborate on support to victims of trafficking in persons. The...

Impacts and Barriers for Women who have Experienced Trafficking

Trafficking is a form of violence.  It involves controlling the victim by use of threat, force, assault, manipulation, fostering of drug and alcohol dependencies, coercion and abuse of power....

Challenges Faced by Immigrant and Refugee Women Who Experience Abuse

Issues abused immigrant and refugee women deal with include: Fear of jeopardizing Canadian status Lack of information about Canadian laws and their rights as women Fear of losing their children for...

If Low Income Women of Colour Counted in Toronto

This document is designed to be an impetus to action among policymakers and women's, social justice and municipal advocates alike. It provides an initial sketch of the realities, perspectives and...

How Racism Impacts the Response to Emotional Abuse

Within the context of immigration (particularly from the Caribbean), author Joan Wilkinson examines racism and emotional abuse. The findings reveal the need for more cultural sensitivity and...

Definition of Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking [1] is defined in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against...
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