Resource Library

This Library contains research, promising practices, public education, and training related to violence against women and children.

The Learning Network strives to bring current, accessible, and up-to-date content to the Resource Library. We aim to link primarily to open-access research, however, at times we do link to some content we think is particularly significant but that is inaccessible due to the subscription restrictions imposed by journals and publishing companies. While we are unable to purchase access to this content, we hope that bringing awareness of this research to our readers can assist in their learning endeavours. We will continue to work on providing open-access content so that our readers can have access to the most-current and up-to-date research available.
When Black + Lesbian + Woman ≠ Black Lesbian Woman: The Methodological Challenges of Qualitative and Quantitative Intersectionality Research (2008)

This 2008 article uses research with Black lesbians to examine the challenges of incorporating intersectionality in measurement, analysis, and interpretation. It also distinguishes between additive and intersectional approaches and highlights the promise of intersectionality research. This is an abstract only.  You can access the full article through the library, society membership, or by online purchase.

When can I help? A conceptual framework for the prevention of sexual violence through bystander intervention (2011)

A conceptual framework is offered for identifying the range of opportunities where bystanders may intervene in cases of sexual violence ranging from reactive situations (after an assault has occurred); situations before an assault has occurred; as well as proactive situations where no risk to victim is present. Implications for program development, research and evaluation are discussed.

When Charges are Laid in a Domestic Dispute – What to Expect (n.d.)

This one hour webinar examines the legal process when criminal charges are laid for domestic violence.  Presented by Family Law Education for Women and METRAC, the webinar looks at the complete process from police involvement to the resolution of the case, and what women can expect if they are the complainant or the accused.

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data (2015)

This 2015 US report details national and state-by-state information on female homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender.

When Multiplication Doesn’t Equal Quick Addition: Examining Intersectionality as a Research Paradigm (2007)

This 2007 article presents a coherent set of empirical research standards for intersectionality. This is an abstract only. You can access the full article through the library, society membership, or by online purchase.

Where Am I Going to Go? Intersectional Approaches to Ending LGBTQ2S Youth Homelessness in Canada & the U.S. (2017)

This 2017 book addresses LGBTQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and two-spirit) youth homelessness in both Canada & the U.S. It includes an examination of the identity-related structural barriers LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness face while accessing adequate services and transitioning out of homelessness, as well as program models that successfully address those barriers.

Where Canada Stands (2017)

This 2017 report by the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation evaluates Canada’s progress on the seven UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under review at the 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). Included in those seven SDGs is Goal 5 of Gender Equality. The report compiles factsheets, expert interviews, and case studies to provide a civil society perspective on how Canada is doing and how we can improve.

Where Men Stand: Men’s role in ending violence against women (2010)

M. Flood. White Ribbon Foundation of Australia (2010)
This report summarizes research and statistics to describe the prevalence of violence against women, men’s attitudes towards violence against women, and what role men can and do play in preventing gender-based violence. The report indicates that the majority of men do not condone violence against women; the majority of men are willing to intervene in domestic violence situations; and more men are becoming involved in violence prevention.

Where Men Stand: Men’s Roles in Ending Violence Against Women (2010)

This report outlines the importance of engaging men in preventing men’s violence against women. The key issues discussed are: men’s use of violence against women; men’s attitudes towards violence against women; men’s responses to violence when it occurs; and men’s involvement in violence prevention. Specifically, this report highlights what motivates men to get involved and what are the perceived barriers for men in preventing violence against women.

Where Our Boys At? Involving Young Men as Allies to End Violence Against Girls Toolkit (2011)

Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team (WYAT) (2011)
This toolkit was informed by a youth lead and adult supported campaign to engage young men in ending violence against girls. It includes introduction and preparation material, curriculum units, lessons learned from the WYAT experience, a reading list, and information on evaluation.