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Mairin Iwanka Raya - Indigenous Women Stand against Violence

From the foreward for this UN report: Mairin Iwanka Raya — New Beginnings — for Indigenous women of the world to stand up against violence. In Mis-kito, we believe in the spirit of the Liwa Mairin,...

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...

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...

I Want to Be Free: Older Women's Right to Live Independently with Dignity

Written by Jenny Horsman, this issue paper is intended as a tool to raise awareness about the abuse of older women. Although much of this data comes from Ontario, it is not intended as a description...

The Impacts of Recent Law Reforms on Abused Women Involved in the Family Court Process in Ontario: An Environmental Scan of Violence Against Women Service Providers

Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre for Women and Children in collaboration with Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic conducted a...

Family Violence in Canada: Statistical Profiles

Statistics Canada provides these reports on family violence in Canada. The information includes data on women killed by their partners. Chronological index (from 1998)http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/...

Family Violence and the Deaf: Legal Education and Information Issues: A National Needs Assessment

This report provides a review of the legal needs of deaf individuals in relation to family violence. Information was gathered from stakeholders in the field of deafness as well as from a number of...

Family Violence and Homelessness: A Review of the Literature

This literature review from the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Government of Canada, summarizes current knowledge about the relationship between family violence and homelessness. It...

Fact Sheet: Mobility - Moving with the Children

by Pamela Cross, LLB It is not uncommon for a woman to want or need to move to a new community after separating from an abusive partner. She may need to do so for her own safety if her former...

Fact Sheet: Family Law Overview

by Pamela Cross, LLB Family law can be very confusing for anyone. Usually, people only turn to it when there has been a crisis in their family.  Often, the laws themselves are difficult to...