Ending Woman Abuse


Winter / Spring 2006

Volume: 25

Number: 1, 2


Table of Contents


by Beverly Bain, Brenda Cranney, Diane Delaney, Yasmin Jiwani, Daisy Kler, Lee Lakeman, Sherry Lewis,
Fran Odette, Lucya Spencer and Annabel Webb 3

Standing Up for Each Other, Standing Up for Ourselves

Gimme Shelter in 2006: A Personal and Political Account of the Women’s Shelter Movement
by Carol Latchford 6

Bearing Witness: Experiences of Frontline Anti-Violence Responders
by Stephanie L. Martin 11

This Trauma is Not Vicarious
by Erin Graham 17

Guidelines, Policies, Education and Coordination: Better Practices for Addressing
Violence Against Women
by Robin Mason and Rosana Pellizzari 20

Opening the Floodgates: The Aftermath of an Immigrant Women’s Action Against Violence Project and its Evaluation
by Esther Blum, Tuula Heinonen, Paula Migliardi and Judy White 27

Is Canada Peaceful and Safe for Aboriginal Women?
by Anita Olsen Harper 33

Don’t Call Us Victims! Resistance and Empowerment in Ending Woman Abuse

When Martha Met Goliath: Feminists and the State in Alberta
by L. A. (Lisa) Lambert 39

Creating Safer Spaces for Immigrant Women of Colour: Performing the Politics of Possibility
by Nisha Sajnani and Denise Nadeau 45

Réflexion sur les liens entre la sexualisation précoce des filles et la violence: proposition d’un cadre d’analyse
par Lilia Goldfarb 54

Two Stories of Migrant Sex Work, Cross-Border Movement and Violence
by Pamela J. Downe 61

Utilisation des TIC par les survivantes, les abuseurs et les organizations luttant contre la violence envers les femme
par CJ Rowe 67

Conference Notes
by Rosalind Penforld 71

The Ultimate Rape Victim
by Jane Doe 77

Decolonizing Colonial Violence: The Subversive Practices of Aboriginal Film and Video
by Janice Hladki 83

Voix créatives pour le changement: Un regard sur le vécu des filles et jeunes femmes francophones vivant en milieu minoritaire
par Ginette C. Demers 89

Celeste Strong and Brave
by Alda Facio 96

These Are Our Experiences: Gendered and Intersectional Forms of Violence

The Experience of Domestic Violence Among Nigerian-Canadian Women in Toronto
by L. Ngozi Nwosu 99

Young Women’s Experiences with Reporting Sexual Assault to Police
by Vicki Vopni 107

Understanding and Ending ECT: A Feminist Imperative
by Bonnie Burstow 115

Expanding Our Understanding of Gendered Violence: Violence Against Trans Peopleand Their Loved Ones
by Caroline White and Joshua Goldberg 124

Sustaining Resistance to Male Violence: Attacks on Women’s Organizing and Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
by Lee Lakeman 129

Victimization, Adversity and Survival in the Lives of Women Offenders: Implications for Social Policy and Correctional Practice
by Smita Vir Tyagi 133

Ending Violence Against Women and Girls in Conflict Contexts: Canadian Efforts and Experiences
by Jackie Kirk and Suzanne Taylor 139

Perceptions of and Response to Woman Abuse Among Tamil Women in Toronto
by Ilene Hyman and Robin Mason 145

Commémoration du 6 décembre: Contrer encoure et toujours le ressac anti-féministe et la violence faites aux femme
par Marie-Eve Suprenant and Manon Monastesse 151

Homophobic Sexist Violence in Canada: Trends in the Experiences of Lesbian and Bisexual Women in Canada
by Ellen Faulkner 154

Do Our Institutions Work for Us? The State, the Law and International Agreements

Welfare Policy: A Critical Site of Struggle for Women’s Safety
by Janet Mosher and Pat Evans 162

Does No Mean “No” Mean Reasonable Doubt? Assessing the Impact of Ewanchuk on Determinations of Consent
by Rakhi Ruparelia 167

Behind the “Culture” Lens: Judicial Representations of Violence Against Minority Women
by Sirma Bilge 173

A Fair Trial: Race and the Retrial of Kelly Ellard
by Sheila Batacharya 181

Who Will Hear? Who Will See? The Impact of Violence on Learning: An Historical Journey
by Jenny Horsman 190

Recognizing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Canada: One Step Toward Eliminating Violence Against Women in All its Forms
by Caroline Hodes 195


The Importance of Mustard by Cheryl R. Cowtan 16
Letter by the Woman to Woman Discussion Group 32
after-shocks by Carol Rose 43
Blown Free by Shirley Adelman 44
jugular by R. Leigh Krafft 44
Behind the Lens by Joanna M. Weston 44
Abnégation par Micheline Mercier 53
In the backyard by Sarah Pinder 53
Vivisection in a Rwandan Orphanage by Madeline Sonik 60
Le fil de lumière par Claudine Bertrand 66
Water Boiling by Lesley E. Strutt 82
Evasive Maneuvers by Heather Hicks 123
little red suitcase (for Mum) by Alison Pryer 144
Reproduction by Jocelyne Dubois 189

Book Reviews

Violence in the Name of Honor: Theoretical and Political Challenges
reviewed by Nadera Shalhoub Kevorkian 202

The Story of Jane Doe: A Book About Rape
reviewed by Marion Lynn 204

Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution
reviewed by Sherrill Cheda 205

Understanding Abuse: Partnering for Change
reviewed by Lenora Sleep 206

Dragonslippers: This is What an Abusive Relationship Looks Like
reviewed by Vesna Iljic 207

Remembering Women Murdered by Men Memorials Across Canada
reviewed by Sue Buckle 208

Safe Haven: The Story of a Shelter for Homeless Women
reviewed by Sharon Ferguson-Hood and Marie Tovell Walker 210

Fight or Pay: Soldiers’ Families in the Great War
reviewed by Linda Pygiel 210

My Husband’s Wedding
reviewed by Judy Steed 212

Literary Sisterhoods: Imagining Women Artists
reviewed by Gisela Argyle 213

Women as Scribes
reviewed by Jennifer Church 214


About the Artwork

Front Cover

Shlomit Segal, “The Struggle to End Violence Against Women,” woodcut print and mixed media, 2006.

Shlomit Segal is a Toronto graphic designer and illustrator whose work has occasionally appeared on the covers of feminist journals including Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme and Women’s Studies Quarterly. Over the years she has been involved in the women’s movement, Jewish social justice groups, and arts organizations.


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