Past Webinar Recordings and Related Resources

Domestic Violence in the Workplace
March 10, 2016
Barb MacQuarrie, Community Director, Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Western University

Exploring a National Evaluation Framework: Assessing Changes in Men and Boys
January 21, 2016
Kate Bojin, M.A., Project Manager, White Ribbon

This webinar explored the process of development and co-creation of the national evaluation framework, which assesses changes in men and boys arising from GBV prevention programming. The webinar explored sample indicators, core outcome areas, across four levels of change which can be effective in engaging men and boys. This webinar is useful for wide-ranging practitioners who have an interest in engaging men and boys to respond and prevent gender-based violence.

Preventing Domestic Homicides: Lessons Learned from Tragedies
December 10, 2015
Peter Jaffe, Ph.D., Academic Director, Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Western University

According to Statistics Canada, intimate partner violence accounts for 26% of all violent crimes in Canada and 20% of all homicides. Domestic homicide is a gender-based crime since women are disproportionately affected in terms of leaving in fear, physical injury and death. Death review committees across North America point to the fact that the majority of these homicides are preceded by multiple risk factors known to friends, family, co-workers and/or professionals across different service sectors. Recommendations to prevent these tragedies focus on public and professional education as well as enhanced safety planning, risk assessment, risk management and collaboration amongst courts and community services. Future research needed in the area will be discussed in regards to a new SSHRC grant lead by the presenter and Professor Myrna Dawson at the University of Guelph which hopes to better understand underlying factors contributing to domestic homicide within vulnerable and  at-risk groups.

Drawing the Line on Workplace Sexual Harassment
September 24, 2015
Nicole Pietsch, B.A., Coordinator, Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres
Julie Lalonde, M.A., Project Manager Draw-the-line.ca Campaign

Almost half of all women will say they have experienced sexual harassment at work or in other public spaces. Comments from “You’d look good on me” to groping, flashing and assault are a daily reality for women and LGBTQ individuals, but street (and other forms of) harassment is rarely reported, and culturally accepted as ‘the price you pay’ for being a woman or for being gay[1].  When we look away or don’t know what to do, we quietly support a threatening workplace.  Note: This webinar will discuss workplace-situated sexual harassment, however skill-building and information may also be applicable to addressing situations of school-based or street harassment.

Partner Violence in Rainbow Communities: What We Know and What We Need to Know
June 11, 2015
Betty Jo Barrett, MSSW, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work and Women’s Studies, University of Windsor
Since the mid 1980’s, a growing body of literature has examined the existence of intimate partner violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, two spirited, and asexual plus (LGBTQQ2A+) communities.  This presentation will provide an overview of current research and theories on partner violence in LGBTQQ2A+ communities. Implications for the continued development of services for LGBTQQ2A+ survivors of partner violence that are LGBTQQ2A+ positive and affirmative will also be explored.

Abuse of Older Women
January 22, 2015
Barbara MacQuarrie, Community Director of the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children and Margaret MacPherson, Research Associate, Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children, hosted this webinar on January 22nd, 2015.  They discussed the nature of abuse experienced by older women, barrier to reporting or seeking assistance, consequences of abuse to older women, the It's Not Right! Campaign.  Access the webinar recording, presentation slides, document to be reviewed, and videos used during the presentation.