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

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

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Newsletter Issue 20: Links between the maltreatment of girls & later victimization or use of violence

Newsletter Issue 20: Links between the Maltreatment of Girls and Later Victimization or Use of Violence cover page and 2 interior pagesApproximately 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.  Multiple experiences of violence can result in negative health outcomes that accumulate over time. Exploring how trajectories of violence may unfold for women and girls is critical to improving prevention efforts. This newsletter provides an overview of the literature linking early experiences of violence to later use or revictimization. We invite you to read our full report from which this newsletter is drawn here.

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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.

10.31.2016

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

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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