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

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

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10 Reasons Why Housing Issues in Canada Put Youth at Risk graphic with one box expanded as a highlight10 Reasons Why Housing Issues in Canada Put Youth at Risk

35,000 to 40,000 youth in Canada experience housing issues during the year. Understanding the nature of these housing issues, including why youth report leaving home, is essential to keeping youth safe. In this 2017 list, we provide "10 Reasons Why Housing Issues in Canada Put Youth at Risk.". We hope you will share this information widely through your social media and through print so as to raise awareness about this important social issue. 

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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.

Exploring the Intersections: Immigrant and refugee women fleeing violence and experiencing homelessness in Canada

Barriers Faced by Immigrant and Refugee Women Escaping Violence and Experiencing Homelessness

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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