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S. Yeo, C. Ratnam, A. Oudshoorn, B. Nessa, J. Mosher, S. Macphail, S. Greene, S. Gaetz, C. Forchuk, C. Casimir, K. Buccieri, M. Bonnycastle, H. Berman, J. Arsenault, A. Amponash, K. Aguila
The purpose of this framework is to provide municipalities across Canada a tool that they can adapt to their local setting to end homelessness for women and girls. Approaches to homelessness in Canada have been going through a significant shift from...
Women and girls in Aboriginal communities face an epidemic of violence. Through the Sisters In Spirit initiative, NWAC is trying to understand this violence and honour those women and girls who have been lost.
Anette Sikka
Although Aboriginal women and girls in Canada are at a higher risk of being trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation, the types of acts perpetrated against them are often not viewed as “trafficking.” Historical representations of...
Amy Van Berkum, Abe Oudshoorn
This guideline was designed to synthesize existing literature in an effort to develop best practices for ending women’s and girl’s homelessness. Women, girls, and their children are experiencing homelessness at alarming rates, however this global...
Jaskiran Dhillon
This research project set out to explore the educational experiences of streetinvolved and/or homeless young women and girls in Canada, especially the role of educational institutions in the lives of homeless and/or streetinvolved young women to...
Asia Czapska, Annabel Webb, Nura Taefi
This strategy incorporates the knowledge of women and girls with whom we have talked and whose writings we have read. It is based on the individual and collective experiences of girls and young women; it is a response to violations of their rights...
Amber Richelle Dean
This report provides a unique glimpse of young women’s experiences of criminalization, presented in their own words. Four girls (aged 15-19) with first-hand experiences of being arrested, appearing in court, and spending time in prison share their...
H. Berman, G. A. Mulcahy, C. Forchuk, K. A. Edmunds, A. Haldenby, R. Lopez
Uprooting and displacement are a common part of everyday life for millions of girls and young women throughout the world. While much of the discourse has centered on movement from one country to another, uprooting and displacement are also a reality...
Jaskiran Dhillon
Based on an exploratory study of the intersection among social exclusion, gender, and access to education, this article documents interpretive insights into the social and cultural dimensions of schooling through the narrative accounts of young...
H. Berman, G. A. Mulcahy, C. Forchuk, K. A. Edmunds, A. Haldenby, R & Lopez
Uprooting and displacement are a common part of everyday life for millions of girls and young women throughout the world. While much of the discourse has centered on movement from one country to another, uprooting and displacement are also a reality...
Susana Castaños-Cervantes, Juan J. Sánchez-Sosa
Homeless women are one of the most vulnerable groups worldwide since they are victims of labor and sexual exploitation, abuse, discrimination and marginalization at a higher rate than the rest of the population. However, currently, Mexico lacks of...
Session Questions Violence against women and girls is a primary cause of family homelessness. What changes in policy and culture can prevent violence? What changes to income supports, housing provision, and other policy areas can ensure access to...
Homes for Women has released Housing First, Women Second? Gendering Housing First at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Ottawa. Concerned that in Budget 2013 the federal government committed almost $600 million – $119 million over 5...
Nancy Hirschinger, Mary Sammel, Donald Schwarz, C Brensinger, J Santanna, RA Lowe, E Anderson, LM Shaw, CA Bethel, L. Teeple
Abstract BACKGROUND: Although the rate of death from injuries due to violent acts is much higher among black women than among white women in the United States, little is known about the nature and correlates of violent injuries...
Homeless women in Delhi face acts of violence on a daily basis, including verbal, physical and sexual abuse, and economic and social exploitation, which severely affects their mental and physical health. The media, however, seldom report such...