News in Abuse and Family Violence
The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network announces the launch of a two-volume legislative resource that offers concrete ways to reform laws to tackle sexual and domestic violence, and family and property issues and protect women's human rights.
The federal Conservative government plans to introduce new legislation this week requiring internet service providers to take a more active role in reporting child pornography to police, CBC News has learned.
Family Service Toronto, with funding support from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, is launching a unique project that uses the first-hand experiences and voices of newcomers who have been involved in situations of abuse, to educate new immigrants about their rights and responsibilities under Canadian law with regard to violence.
The Young Women's Program at Springtide Resources has produced the first edition of Jasmin Magazine, an online magazine produced by and for young Palestinian women.
Pamela Cross, feminist lawyer, advocate, and activist for women's equality, has started a blog that she describes as "a space for intelligent discussion and debate about women, equality, law and policy in Canada".
A researcher is looking for participants for a study about women who have been abused in intimate relationships and their experiences as litigants in family court.
The Domestic Violence Advisory Council has released its report on how to improve the existing system of violence-against-women programs and services.
CLEO is making a coordinator available to help organizations prepare workshops meant to familiarize their staff with CLEO's Legal Rights Handbook, Do you know a woman who is being abused? The workshops will be designed to use CLEO's new publication, Facilitator's Guide: Introducing front line workers to CLEO's legal rights handbook.
In an article to mark World Refugee Day, the Toronto Star reports that refugees who have fled to Canada from violence in their homelands depend on remaining anonymous for their security.
The Woman Abuse Council of Toronto wishes to set up an advisory council that will develop a citywide campaign to promote safety among women and their families in the Latin-American/Hispanic community.