Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
Understanding the Extreme Intoxication Defence
This brief provides context for current sexual violence policies on post-secondary campuses and highlights the critical role of collective advocacy for bringing about change on campuses across Canada.
Parents’ Rights, Kids’ Rights
This is a parent’s guide to child protection law in BC and explains what happens if the Director of Child Protection has concerns about a child’s safety or plans to remove a child from the family home.
Literature Review: Intersections between Safety and Employment amongst Racialized Women
This literature review explores existing research on the relationship between employment and intimate partner violence, with a focus on the experience of racialized survivors.
Submission to the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Regarding Immigration Detention in Provincial Correctional Facilities
This submission argues that international human rights standards indicate that immigration detention should never be punitive in nature and must not take place in facilities intended to house individuals accused or convicted of a criminal act. This submission further argues that the practice of holding immigration detainees in provincial correctional centres in B.C must end.
Guidance for Researchers Conducting Trauma- and Violence-Informed Community-Based Research During a Pandemic, Natural Disaster, Crisis, or other Emergency Situation
This guidance document has been developed for researchers conducting community-based intervention research with people who have experienced gender-based violence. The documents provides considerations for how to safely and effectively introduce or continue research related to gender-based violence health and education programs during and after traumatic events such as natural disasters, epidemics, and pandemics.
Learning Lessons from a Pandemic: Building Knowledge on Disaster Preparedness and Gender Based Violence
This national study is meant to inform ongoing work related to GBV shelters’ responses to disaster and crisis
management—with a particular focus on lessons being learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sexual Assault Services in a Pandemic: Adaptation, Innovation and Lessons Learned
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.
Who, When, How, and Why Bystanders Intervene in Physical and Psychological Teen Dating Violence
An overview of research about what motivates bystanders especially youth to intervene in teen dating violence, and how these interventions happen.