Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
This is a submission to B.C’s Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act highlighting state failures to protect girls and young women from violence as the root cause of girls’ homelessness, institutionalization and criminalization. This submission calls for the decriminalization of teen girls entirely, operating from the knowledge that their involvement in the criminal justice system is rooted in their efforts to protect themselves.
Gaslighting is abusive behaviour used to coercively control and gain power over another individual. This resource describes gaslighting and what it can look like in the context of intimate partner violence (IPV), examines potential impacts on survivors, and offers strategies for survivors experiencing gaslighting.
Domestic Violence and Access to Justice: A Mapping of Relevant Laws, Policies and Justice System Components Across Canada
This ebook provides a survey of legislation, key government policies, and justice system components that apply to domestic violence across jurisdictions in Canada, including a survey of different federal laws, provincial laws, territorial laws and Indigenous jurisdiction.
This study addresses Black women’s victimization and criminalization by examining the ways in which criminalized Black women’s intersecting identities of race, class, and gender influence how they perceive, experience, and respond to intimate partner violence (IPV).
This study examines Black women’s experiences with the police in the context of IPV, from the perspectives of Black women. Issues of race, racism, oppression, subordination, and their intersections with Black women’s experiences of IPV, and their encounters with the police are explored.