Reports & Studies

Find studies and reports addressing violence against Aboriginal women, culture and immigration, health, judicial issues, and responding to violence against women.

Aboriginal Women

The Healing Journey: A Longitudinal Study of Aboriginal Women Affected by Intimate Partner Violence Wilfreda E. Thurston et al., 2010
What Their Stories Tell Us: Research findings from the Sisters in Spirit initiative Native Women’s Association of Canada, 2010
Ishkuteu: Domestic Violence Support Services in Response to Native Women’s Needs  Quebec Native Women Inc. & Fédération de ressources d’hébergement pour femmes violentées et en difficulté in collaboration with Réseau de recherche et de connaissances relatives aux peuples autochtones and UQAM, 2008


Culture & Immigration

Key Refugee and Immigration Issues for Women and Girls Canadian Council for Refugees, 2013 
Violence in the Lives of Muslim Girls and Women in Canada: Symposium Discussion Paper Krista Melanie Riley, Concordia University, 2011
Culturally Driven Violence Against Women: A Growing Problem in Canada’s Immigrant Communities Aruna Papp, Frontier Centre for Public Policy, 2010


Health

Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence World Health, Organization, 2013
Report on Violence Against Women, Mental Health and Substance Use BC Society of Transition Houses, 2011
WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence Against Women: Summary Report World Health Organization, 2005
Health care for women subjected to intimate partner violence or sexual violence World Health Organization, 2014
Violence against women: The health sector responds World Health Organization, 2013


Judicial Issues

Like Any Other Job? An Analysis of Potential Changes to Canada’s Prostitution Legislation Provincial Association of Transtional Houses and Services of Saskatchewan, March 2014 
Judicial Leadership and Domestic Violence Cases: Judges Can Make a Difference The Honourable Donna Martinson & Dr. Margaret Jackson, 2012
Enhancing Safety: When Domestic Violence Cases are in multiple legal systems Linda C. Neilson, 2013
It Shouldn’t Be This Hard: A gender-based analysis of family law, family court and violence against women Pamela Cross for Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre for Women and Children, 2012
Specialized Domestic Violence Courts: Do They Make Women Safer? Holly Johnson & Jennifer Fraser, University of Ottawa, 2011
Threat Assessment and Risk Management in Domestic Violence Cases: An Overview of Ontario Justice and Community Collaboration for 2010 and Future Directions Marcie Campbell, Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children, 2010 
Keeping Women Safe: Eight Critical Components of an Effective Justice Response to Domestic Violence Critical Components Project Team, 2008
Study on the Experiences of Abused Women in the Family Courts in Eight Regions in Ontario Molly Dragiewicz & Walter DeKeseredy for Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre for Women and Children, 2008
Surviving the System Handbook Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children, 2008


Miscellaneous Issues

Origins of Violence and Strategies for Change PATHS, 2013
Examining the Use of Web-Based Applications & Tools to Respond to Violence Against Women Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses, 2011 
Issue Brief: Engaging Men and Boys to Reduce and Prevent Gender-Based Violence White Ribbon Campaign, 2011
Hidden From Sight: A Look at the Prevalence of Violence Against Women in Ottawa Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, 2009
Keeping Women Alive: Assessing the Danger Dr. Kathleen Cairns & Irene Hoffart for Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, 2009
Report on the design of an approach to deliver transitional employment supports to women who experience violence  Goss Gilroy Inc., 2008


Responding to Violence Against Women

Intimate Partner Sexual Violence Violence Against Women Learning Network, 2016
The Gap in the Gender Gap: Violence Against Women in Canada   Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2013
Violence Against Women and Their Children in BC: 33 Years of Recommendations Linda Light for The Ending Violence Association of BC, 2012
Lessons Learned from Domestic Violence Tragedies: Emerging Research, Policies & Practices to Prevent Domestic Homicides Peter Jaffe, Myrna Dawson & Marcie Campbell, 2011
Scan on Funding and Policy Initiatives to Respond to Violence Against Women  Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses, 2011
Preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women: taking action and generating evidence  World Health Organization, 2010
Research Brief: Identifying and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence Against Women PreVAiL: Preventing Violence Across the Lifespan Research Network, 2010
Towards Coordinated Public Policies for Women’s Safety and Violence Prevention: Beyond Shelters Walls Phase III YWCA Canada, 2009 
Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Preventing Domestic Homicides: A Discussion Paper from a Canadian Think-Tank Peter Jaffe, Myrna Dawson & Marcie Campbell, 2008 
Violence against women in Canada: Effective approaches and resources Marika Morris for MATCH International, 2008
What About the Men? Finding effective strategies for engaging abusive men and preventing the reoccurrence or escalation of violence against women  Marcie Campbell, Peter Jaffe & Tim Kelly, 2008 
Effective Practices in Sheltering Women Leaving Violence in Intimate Relationships: Beyond Shelters Walls Phase II YWCA Canada, 2006  
Intimate partner violence: Understanding and addressing violence against women World Health Organization, 2012
Sexual violence: Understanding and addressing violence against women World Health Organization, 2012
Preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women World Health Organization, 2010