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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...

An Emotional Abuse Survivor's Story: Nancy

As someone who suffered abuse throughout a 15-year marriage and beyond, I would like to share what I believe to be some sure signs of emotional abuse. Emotional abuse is more insidious than other...

An Estimation of the Economic Impact of Spousal Violence in Canada 2009 (Department of Justice)

Executive Summary This report provides an estimate of the economic impact of spousal violence that occurred in Canada in 2009. Spousal violence is a widespread and unfortunate social reality that...

Annotated Bibliography: Emotional Abuse Of Women By Their Intimate Partners

1. Alexander, R. (1993). Wife-Battering: An Australian perspective. Journal of Family Violence, 8(3): 229-251. Study examines the leading definition of wife battering and questions the emphasis on...

Are You Emotionally Abused? Questions for Women in Heterosexual Relationships

Many women find that emotional abuse is difficult to name or even talk about. They often wonder if it is serious because you cannot see it, like bruises or broken bones. Emotionally abused women...

Are You Emotionally Abusive? Questions for Men to Ask Themselves

Emotional abuse in intimate relationships is a serious problem. Many people believe that physical violence is the only legitimate form of abuse. Women say that emotional abuse effects them as much,...

Are You Pregnant? You and Your Baby Deserve To Be Safe: Violence during and after pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a beautiful moment in the life of a woman and her partner.  However, if the pregnancy is not wanted, if there are economic or immigration problems, it creates pressure and...

Can Emotional Abuse be a Criminal Act?

In this interview with Philip Enright, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General, Government of Ontario, the conditions where emotional abuse can be either prosecuted, or used as...

Crisis Intervention: Understanding The Nature Of Crisis

Written by Reeta Kohli, excerpted from Towards Equal Access: A Handbook for Service Providers Working with Immigrant Women Survivors of Wife Assault, edited by Fauzia Rafiq (Ottawa, ON: Immigrant...

Domestic Sex Trafficking of Aboriginal Girls in Canada: Issues and Implications

by Anupriya Sethi The discourses on sex trafficking of women and girls in Canada continue to highlight international trafficking thus positioning Canada more as a transit and destination country than...

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