Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
Locking Them Up to Keep Them “Safe”: Criminalized Girls in British Columbia
This report provides a unique glimpse of young women’s experiences of criminalization. Four girls with first-hand experiences of being arrested, appearing in court, and spending time in prison share their stories. The report also offers an overview of the history of girls’ imprisonment in Canada, and the many human and equality-rights abuses criminalized girls are currently subject to.
Report on Violence Against Women, Mental Health and Substance Use
Experiences with violence can have various impacts on women’s physical and psychological health, including their levels of mental health and substance use. Research affirms that women’s health is profoundly impacted by violence, mental health and substance use and the co-occurrence of these three conditions can adversely impact the outcome of each.
Highway of Tears Symposium Recommendations Report
The Highway of Tears Symposium brings together victims’ families to raise public awareness of their murdered and missing loved ones. The Highway of Tears Symposium, a collective and unified voice of the victims’ families and the community, advances and supports all of the recommendations contained in this report.
Healthy Relationships: Preventing Teen Dating Violence
The Canadian Women’s Foundation’s evaluation of four best practices in dating violence/healthy relationships curricula to assess whether these programs have an impact on youth in the long run and if they have used the skills in either their own relationships or to assist friends/family.
21st Century Practice – Transforming Women’s Lives
This publication aims to describe Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS), a 21st Century anti-violence organization for women. BWSS is very proud of its strong roots in the feminist and women’s movements of the late 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s, and of the new directions it is taking in its work with women.