Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) is a METRAC project funded by Ontario Women’s Directorate. It provides Family legal information in plain and simple language for women. So far, they have 12 booklets on various subjects (such as alternative dispute resolution, child support, family arbitration, etc.) These titles are available in 14 languages and 3 formats (Braille, large print, audio files). http://www.onefamilylaw.ca/en/english/
Violence Against Women
A great video for increasing awareness on violence against women!
March 5th / Ottawa – The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses released their first pan Canadian annual survey SHELTER VOICES on the state of emergency shelters in Canada. The survey shows that on one day, 242 shelters in Canada helped 4,178 women and 2,490 children. The survey also shows that 116 women were pregnant and 184 had been threatened by a gun. In 2014, violence against women remains a major barrier for far too many women in achieving their full potential. Click here for the survey.
A very useful and informative video http://www.ted.com/talks/tony_porter_a_call_to_men.html
UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) unites the work of 13 UN entities with the goal of ending sexual violence in conflict. It is a concerted effort by the UN system to improve coordination and accountability, amplify programming and advocacy, and support national efforts to prevent sexual violence and respond effectively to the needs of survivors http://www.stoprapenow.org/
A public awareness campaign that has been developed by a partnership between the Ontario Women’s Directorate, Government of Ontario, the Expert Training Panel of Neighbours, Friends and Families and the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children http://www.learningtoendabuse.ca/neighbours-friends-and-families
This confidential, 24-hour province-wide crisis and support number automatically connects the caller to a crisis line for French-speaking women who are victims of violence http://www.femaide.ca