This Backgrounder seeks to contribute to the broader understanding of anti-Asian racism and gender-based violence in Canada. It examines the unique experiences of violence and harassment faced by Asian women, the historical background of anti-Asian racism in Canada, contemporary manifestations of anti-Asian racism and gender-based violence, and harmful impacts of criminal and immigration law which disproportionately affect Asian women in the service and sex industries. The Backgrounder also offers considerations for standing in solidarity with Asian women; supporting them in their resistance against violence, harassment, racism, and sexism; and joining continued efforts to end anti-Asian racism and gender-based violence.
“More Exposed & Less Protected” in Canada: Racial Inequality as Systemic Violence During COVID-19 (2020)
This document examines how COVID-19 may create pathways and barriers leading to gender-based violence and violence against women and children. It highlights key recommendations for responding to these issues, with a specific focus on the Canadian context.
Learning Network Research Snapshot
A one-page research snapshot on sibling violence that captures essential facts on this common form of family violence.
Eight Strategies for Doing the Work: Surfacing the Social Context of Sexual Violence in Therapeutic Settings (2014)
This tool contains eight strategies that counsellors/therapists can use to integrate a systemic understanding of sexual violence in their work with women. These strategies and examples were developed by Nicole Pietsch, the Coordinator for the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres. For a full discussion see Pietsch, Nicole (April 2014). Doing the Work: Surfacing the Social Context of Sexual Violence in Therapeutic Settings. Learning Network Brief 19.
This Learning Network tool provides a summary guide for researching, monitoring, and evaluating VAW social marketing campaigns. The guide helps to answer five key questions: What will be researched, monitored, and evaluated? Why is this measurement important? How will the measurements be conducted? When during the campaign will the measurements be conducted? How much will the measurements cost? To read a more detailed outline of the steps involved in researching, monitoring, and evaluating a VAW social marketing campaign, see Learning Network Brief 17.
This template logic model organizes the evaluation process of a social marketing campaign. The template helps to identify important variables that need to be measured in order to determine the overall effectiveness of the campaign efforts.
A series of core competencies for domestic violence training were developed through the Knowledge Exchange: Workshop on Domestic Violence Training. Workshop participants discussed their VAW training projects and offer lessons learned regarding program delivery and evaluation in a series of video interviews.