Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
The 2021 Statistics Canada report on police-reported violence against seniors (65-89) reveals that senior women are more likely to face family violence than senior men. This includes violence from spouses, children, siblings, and other family, like grandchildren.
This backgrounder provides details on reproductive coercion in intimate relationships. Reproductive coercion is a form of coercive control that involves removing an individual’s autonomy to make decisions about their health, body, and sexual activity.
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.”
This report sheds light on the realities of Indigenous girls, two-spirit, and gender diverse youth. It explores the impact of the pandemic on Indigenous youth and gender-based violence, and shares recommendations for how to better serve First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth moving forward.