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Emotional Abuse of Women by Male Partners: The Facts

In heterosexual relationships, most abuse happens to women by their male partners. Emotional abuse, like physical abuse, is used to control, demean, harm or punish a woman. While the forms of abuse...

Emotional Abuse Assessment Guide

This guide is intended to assist community professionals or resource people coming into contact with women who are emotionally abused, by providing tools for assessing emotional abuse, and ways to...

Emotional Abuse and Family Court Proceedings

by Pamela Cross "Sticks and stones may break my bones,but names will never hurt me."                   ...

Domestic Violence Death Review Committee

The Domestic Violence Death Review Committee (DVDRC) is a multi-disciplinary advisory committee of experts that was established in 2003 in response to recommendations made from two major inquests...

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...

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...

De-Closeting Same-Sex Partner Abuse

In an interview, social workers Nora Angeles, Laurie Chesley and Nick Mule address questions relating to same-sex abuse, their philosophical and theoretical frameworks, the role of homophobia and...

Deaf Victims Advocacy Services

DVAS serves signing and non-signing deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and deaf-blind individuals. Their mission is to enhance awareness and education about crime and abuse. While some resources...

Custody Issues for Gay & Lesbian Parents

by Margaret Buist In the last two years both federal and Ontario laws have changed significantly to grant many new legal rights to same-sex partners. For example, same-sex partners can now claim...

Custody and Access Assessments

by Samantha E. Poisson Whether it is because most parents can devise a workable child care arrangement or because of the absence of one parent, the majority of separating families, approximately 80...