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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....

Increasing the Success of Men's Programs

This interview with four leading practitioners -- Cindy Baskin , Jean Bernard, Alysa Golden and Alayne Hamilton -- explores the factors that makeprograms for men who are abusive...

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...

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...

How to Help a Friend: A Resource for Youth

How to help a friend who is being abused: I went to this party one night and everyone was having a great time. After awhile my girlfriend and her steady started arguing. He was drinking a lot and so...

How to Help a Child and How to Help Children Who Witness Abuse

For Mothers Understand that there is a reason for the child's behaviour, and acknowledge that in words for her. Children will work out reasons of their own for the turmoil, often blaming themselves...

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...

How Nurses Can Help an Assaulted Woman

Role of Nursing Staff and Physicians with Assaulted Women screening/identification assessment/examination documentation safety planning referral For the Emergency Department Nurse Triage in Abusive...

How Do I Respond to a Woman Who is Being Abused?

We know that abused women still rely most on friends, neighbours and family for support and help. You may also suspect or know that someone close to you is being abused. Here are some ways you can...

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