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Below you will find a series of links and pdfs that contain information regarding Violence Against Women; Children and Domestic Violence;  and LGBT related VAW resources.

Women's Issues

Women’s History

Where Are We Now? How Did We Get Here? … The document with the Women’s History is attached. It will open as a pdf in a new window.

Hope Grey Bruce

HopeGreyBruce Mental Health & Addictions Services is a  non-profit charitable organization.  It was established in 1985 to develop a number of community mental health and addictions programs across Grey-Bruce. Our organization currently operates 2 addiction programs and 7 community mental health programs http://www.hopegb.org/

Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce

Offers programs and services that support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental disorders, and to enhance, maintain, and promote the mental and emotional health of all individuals in Grey and Bruce Counties http://gb.cmha.ca/

CLEO

Produces practical legal information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights.
http://www.cleo.on.ca/en

Violence Against Women

FLEW – Family Law Education for Women

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/

White Ribbon Campaign

The world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity http://www.whiteribbon.ca/

Stop Rape Now

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/

Metrac

A community-based, not-for-profit organization based in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) that works to prevent and eliminate violence against diverse women and youth. We are committed to the right of women and youth to live free of violence and the threat of violence http://www.metrac.org/

Femaide: Crisis Line for Women who are Victims of Violence

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

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline

This service is free and is available in over 100 different languages including 17 Aboriginal languages http://www.awhl.org/

OAITH

A provincial coalition founded by women’s shelter advocates in 1977. Membership includes primarily first stage emergency shelters for abused women and their children, as well as some second stages housing programs and community-based women’s service organizations http://www.oaith.ca/

The Women’s Centre (Grey & Bruce) Inc.

The Women’s Centre has been providing service since 1982.  It is a safer place for women and their children serving Grey and Bruce County.  The shelter is located within the city of Owen Sound.  Our VAW – Violence Against Women Services are available. If you are a woman suffering from abuse, harassment or assault – you do not have to face the crisis alone.

Call our crisis help line 519-371-1600 or toll free 1-800-265-3722.  Trained counsellors provide support, referral and counselling to women and their children who are currently in abusive situations, have experienced abuse or are fearful that they may be in danger of being abused.

http://www.thewomenscentre.org/

Violence against Children

LGBT

COLAGE

Children of Gay and Lesbians Everywhere (COLAGE) is a national movement of …. transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent’s. www.colage.org

EGALE

Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE) is Canada’s LGBT human rights organization advancing equality, diversity, education, and justice. egale.ca

Family Pride Canada

Family Pride Canada’s mission is to address the challenges facing LGBT parents and their families in Canada by contextualizing queer resistance to homophobia and heterosexism both historically (against the background of queer culture and politics) and cross-culturally (in relation to LGBT family life in other countries)http://www.uwo.ca/pridelib/

GLSEN

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educators Network (GLSEN) is a New York based national education organization that is working to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity www.glsen.org

HRC

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) envisions an America where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of the American family at home, at work and in every communitywww.hrc.org

GLMA

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) was founded in 1981 as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights with the mission of ensuring equality in health care for LGBT individuals and health care professionals.www.glma.org

LEGIT

Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force (LEGIT) is an organization of volunteers helping same-sex couples who wish to live together in Canada. www.legit.ca

Technology and Abuse

Social Media Resources

Click here Social_Media_Resources for social media literacy resources and resources on media and violence for service providers, privacy, online safety strategy, seniors, fraud/identity theft/scams, cyber stalking, technology safety, bullying/cyberbullying, mobile phone/smartphone safety, self/peer exploitation, online sexual abuse, missing kids, FREE Helpful Apps for mobile phones, online help, alerts and reporting – provided by Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth, April 2014..

Social Media Literacy

Mel Gollan-Wills is the Gifted Itinerant for the Secondary Schools for the Thames Valley District School Board in London, Ontario, where she oversees and implements enrichment programming in all twenty-eight secondary schools and networks to provide outreach opportunities with community partners. She is also a co-developer of the Critical Media Literacy Taskforce where she networks with other media savvy teachers to develop and deliver informative media literacy presentations to parents, students, teachers, and stakeholders. Please click here Social_Media_Literacy to read the summary of her presentation at the Social Media & Violence Conference – Owen Sound, ON, April 2014.

Teens and Technology

You, as the parent, are sometimes feeling a little lost when it comes to technology and your children.  This PowerPoint presentation was put together by Ottawa Police and will bring you up to speed on how to deal with Sexting, Cyber-Bullying and Online Predators.  The safety of your teen is important!  Get informed and take control.  Click here.

 

Here is another article to check out —->  “Cell Phones for Kids – A Guide for Parents”