Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
Sexual Violence Advocacy and Campus Communities: SV Campus Policies
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.
Gaslighting in Intimate Relationships: A Form of Coercive Control That You Need to Know More About
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.
Examining the Intersections of Anti-Asian Racism and Gender-Based Violence in Canada
This backgrounder examines the unique experiences of violence and harassment faced by Asian women, the historical background of anti-Asian racism in Canada, contemporary manifestations of anti-Asian racism and gender-based violence, and harmful impacts of criminal and immigration law which disproportionately affect Asian women in the service and sex industries.
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.
Criminalized Black Women’s Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence in Canada
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).
Contextualizing the Experiences of Black Women Arrested for Intimate Partner Violence in Canada
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.
Decolonizing Family Law Through Trauma Informed Practices
This report focuses on improving the legal system and access to justice in BC through decolonizing family law. Areas of improvement identified by nearly all experts consulted were “the need to expand the legal system’s understanding of family law to make room for Indigenous laws and concepts, the need for education, and the need for lawyers and other legal system professionals to engage in trauma-informed practice.”
Colour of Violence: Race, Gender & Anti-Violence Services
A community-based research project to better understand and raise awareness on the experiences of Indigenous, Black, newcomer immigrant/refugee, and racialized survivors accessing gender-based violence services in B.C.