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The guide from the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) "Best Practice Approaches, Child Protection and Violence Against Women" was updated in November 2010.
The second edition of EVA E-News featured articles on the Safety of Immigrant, Refugee, and Non-Status Women Project and their trip to Ottawa, the EVA BC Online Survey, highlights from the November 2010 Annual Training Forum & AGM, presentation by Marilyn George to the House of Commons Committee on violence against Aboriginal women, ERA BC resources on the EVA BC website, and International Women's Day 2011.
To view the January 2011 edition of EVA E-News, click here »
The first edition of EVA E-News featured articles on the launch of our new Facebook page, the Annual Training Forum "Transforming Risk: Safety Strategies for Life", Recommendations from the Domestic Violence Review Panel, Worker Safety Survey, Greetings from Rwanda! by Maggie Ziegler, and the Dissolve DVD & Study Guide.
To view the September 2010 edition of EVA E-News, click here »
This document includes a list of questions and an exercise that will help coordination initiatives develop and clarify their mission statement.
A sample of a confidentiality agreement for members of a coordination initiative.
Reasonable Doubt: The Use of Health Records in Legal Cases of Violence Against Women in Relationships
Do the health records of abused women that are used in criminal and civil court cases produce fair, equitable and just legal outcomes? A 2003 study suggests ‘No'. This paper was developed by the Women Abuse Response Program of the British Columbia Women's Hospital and Health Centre in January 2003 with funding from the Law Foundation of BC.
This Community Coordination for Women's Safety (CCWS) Backgrounder, "Women Being Arrested", was originally released in September 2007 under the title "Dual Arrest in Cases of Relationship Violence".
In recent years, CCWS and EVA BC have received numerous reports from communities of cases involving the arrest of both parties in relationship violence situations. This backgrounder provides information on the issue of women being arrested in cases of relationship violence that includes a discussion on the gendered nature of relationship violence and a review of existing policies. It also updates the reader on the work of CCWS to address this issue.