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

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

Mobilizing knowledge to end gender-based violence

The Learning Network is a valuable source of evidence-informed resources for individuals, service providers, and organizations working to end violence against women and other forms of gender-based violence.

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Enhance Women's Safety by Keeping Pets Safe InfographicEnhancing Women's Safety by Keeping Pets Safe

In this infographic, we share research showing that pet's safety is often at risk in domestic violence situations, and how fears for their pet's safety may impact women's efforts to seek shelter.

In response to this problem, we highlight what Ontario shelters are doing to accommodate pets and what you can do to help them.

This infographic is a joint product between the Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses and the Learning Network.

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Webinar screenshot WEBINAR RECORDING: Recognizing and Responding to the Commonly Misunderstood Reactions to Sexual Assault: Exploring a New Online Curriculum

Robin Mason, PhD and Stephanie Lanthier, MEd, PhD Candidate, Women’s College Research Institute
January 29, 2019

Cover page image for Issue 27 - click for full document Issue 27: Women with Disabilities and D/deaf Women, Housing, and Violence

This Issue is a collaboration between the DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Canada and the Learning Network. 
 
This Issue:

  • Discusses the impacts of violence for women with disabilities and D/deaf women when seeking housing
  • Identifies barriers women with disabilities and D/deaf women face when fleeing violence and seeking housing
  • Offers a model for accessible and inclusive shelters
  • Celebrates the resilience of women with disabilities and D/deaf women

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Violence Against Women Living with Disabilities in Canada infographic Violence Against Women Living with Disabilities in Canada Infographic

Women living with disabilities experience disproportionately high rates of violence.  In this Learning Network infographic, we share recently released evidence from Statistics Canada. These statistics point out the importance of including and centering women living with disabilities in service provision and effective violence prevention.

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Issue 26: Intimate Partner Violence Against Immigrant and Refugee Women

Developed in collaboration with the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), this issue on Intimate Partner Violence Against Immigrant and Refugee Women will:

  • Counter common misconceptions related to IPV
  • Examine experiences of IPV
  • Consider the risk factors and vulnerabilities for IPV
  • Highlight the barriers faced when seeking safety and accessing services and supports
  • Share recommendations for successful violence prevention initiatives