Learning Network: Education, Research & Resources on Gender Based Violence

Learning Network: Education, Research & Resources on Gender Based Violence

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Barriers Faced by Immigrant and Refugee Women Escaping Violence and Experiencing HomelessnessExploring the Intersections: Immigrant and refugee women fleeing violence and experiencing homelessness in Canada

Emerging research from across Canada points to a significant relationship between immigrant and refugee women fleeing violence and experiencing homelessness. This report captures key themes that emerged from discussions in March 2017 with academic, government, and community leaders to explore the intersections between immigrant and refugee issues, women fleeing intimate partner violence, homelessness, health/mental health and disability issues, and trauma. Included in the report is a literature review on the areas of focus and their intersections, an overview of barriers to fleeing violent relationships, to accessing supports and services, and to obtaining safe, secure, and affordable housing for immigrant and refugee women. Promising approaches and considerations for moving forward are also highlighted in the report.

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What's New

09.14.2017

Approximately one third of Canadian women will first experience abuse in childhood.

05.04.2017

Approximately one third of Canadian women will first experience abuse in childhood.

05.04.2017

1 in 5 women murdered in Ontario from 1974 to 2012 was 55 years or older.

03.24.2017

This learning brief examines femicide of women who are older. Dr. Myrna Dawson and Danielle Sutton at the University of Guelph examined the killing of 452 older women (55 yrs.

03.24.2017

This discussion paper is informed by the Learning Network Knowledge Exchange on gender diversity in the violence against women sector (VAW) held in Toronto, Ontario in November 2016.

02.27.2017

OAITH proudly presents the 2017 Provincial Training Day- Leaving No One Behind: Expanding our Reach in Gender-Based Violence Approaches.

Links between the Maltreatment of Girls and Later Victimization or Use of Violence

The Link between The Maltreatment of Girls and Later Victimization or Use of Violence Report cover and 2 interior pages

Approximately one third of Canadian women will first experience abuse in childhood. Many of these women will continue to experience violence across the life course; some will use violence in subsequent peer, intimate, or family relationships. This discussion paper provides an overview of the literature on the connection between early and later victimization or use of violence and highlights the implications for health and well-being. Both theoretical explanations and empirical evidence are reviewed. Limitations of the current research are discussed, including the importance of viewing these life course associations within the broader social context.  The report concludes with future directions offered to improve our understanding of - and response to - the violence experienced by women and girls.

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