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

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

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Issue 19: Femicide of Women who are Older

Femicide of Women who are Older newsletter cover page and 2 interior pages

1 in 5 women murdered in Ontario from 1974 to 2012 was 55 years or older. This newsletter, written in partnership with Elder Abuse Ontario and the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence, features highlights from Danielle Sutton and Myrna Dawson’s important research findings (available in Learning Network Brief 31), examining the killing of 452 older women (55 yrs. & older) in Ontario over a 38-year period (1974 to 2012). We have included commentary on select research findings, offer considerations for working with women who are older, and resources. 

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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.


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.


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


Violence against women who are older is a global phenomenon, and this problem may increase in prevalence with our aging population.


With an increasing need for training curriculums on gender-based violence (GBV), it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with available educational options in orde


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The Link between Boys' Victimization & Adult Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence: Opportunities for Prevention across the Life Course

This paper reviews the evidence supporting the link between victimization as a boy and IPV perpetration as an adult. It then outlines evidence-based and promising prevention programs for boys and men by life stage. Considerations and future directions for health and its community partners are provided.

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