Topic: stopping domestic violence

She couldn't find the answers she needed on domestic violence. So this St. John's woman got to work

Cherine Day took it upon herself to create her own resource centre, something she wishes had been available to her earlier.


Risk factors, red flags: How advocates are trying to prevent domestic homicide in the GTA

Before her sister Alicia was killed in 2018, Natalie Lewandowski witnessed relationship "red flags." She's now among those ringing alarms about the warning signs of domestic homicide, which experts say point to the need for more prevention efforts in Toronto and beyond to protect victims.

Mandatory reporting of choking necessary in fight against domestic violence, police say

There is currently no federal or provincial legislation that requires first responders to report cases of intimate partner violence involving adults to a relevant third party.


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She said, she said, she said: Women recount harrowing stories of abuse and survival

Warning: The details in this story involve assault and sexual assault, and may be upsetting for some readers

House arrest, counselling for man with history of domestic assault

Ashton Kennedy, 26, turned himself in to police following a CBC News story last month.

OPINION | Without representation, there is no justice, writes domestic violence victim

When Monique Robert was assaulted, she found herself navigating a complex legal system that often worked against her. She shares her ordeal, and what needs to change.

Housing crisis forcing domestic violence victims to stay longer in shelters

Women fleeing domestic violence in southwestern Ontario are staying longer and longer in what are supposed to be temporary shelters. A tight housing market has left them with few options of where to go next.

'Heartbreaking': Yukon women's shelters not set up to house intoxicated women fleeing violence

Advocates say Yukon needs a new approach to helping women fleeing domestic violence. Women's shelters in the territory are not set up to house women using drugs or alcohol. That's despite a report stating that more than half of women experiencing domestic violence struggle with substance abuse.

Sask. domestic violence survivor says lack of services could make victims 'suffer in silence'

Community experts say there is a need for more domestic violence services in Saskatchewan’s southern communities for victims trying to flee an abusive relationship.

Sister of domestic homicide victim says public awareness crucial in prevention

Brandy Robillard was beaten to death by her boyfriend in 2018. Her sister doesn't want anyone to experience grief like she has.

Lack of affordable housing in Yukon prevents women from fleeing domestic violence

Yukon shelters say the lack of affordable housing in the territory is putting women at risk of staying in dangerous homes.

How one northern program is connecting with young men to curb domestic violence

Through role play, games and discussions they’re tackling subjects like domestic violence, consent, sexual health, and stereotypes of masculinity.

'Going to jail is probably easier': Domestic violence perpetrators tout treatment program

Perpetrators of domestic violence in First Nations communities east of Regina are often court-ordered to take a 52-week intervention program to try to break the cycle of violence and heal the family.

No place safe to go: Calls for more long-term women's shelters in Canada

Abused women and children who seek refuge in short-stay crisis shelters often need long-term physical protection and counselling that can't be found in emergency shelters. A national shortage of so-called second-stage shelters puts them at risk of more violence and homelessness.

How this P.E.I. program helps women take back control after leaving abusive relationships

A program unique to P.E.I. called Circles of Safety is helping keep women at high risk of being killed by their former partners safe.

Domestic violence in Canada; Calgary's 'How Can You Think That?' book club; Coronavirus around the world; Gender in politics

Today on The Current: In August 2018, two women living near Peterborough, Ont., were shot dead by their husbands 72 hours apart. As part of the CBC series Stopping Domestic Violence, Julie Ireton speaks to their loved ones, who want them to be remembered as more than statistics. Plus, we hear about a Calgary book club where people of different political stripes try to bridge the divide; we talk to people about how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting life in Italy, Iran and the U.S.; and after Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the U.S. presidential race, we discuss the role gender plays in electoral politics.

Domestic Violence in Canada

In August 2018, two women living near Peterborough, Ont., were shot dead by their husbands 72 hours apart. As part of the CBC series Stopping Domestic Violence, Julie Ireton speaks to their loved ones, who want them to be remembered as more than statistics.

Where to find help if you are a victim of domestic violence

Stopping Domestic Violence is a CBC News series looking at the crisis of intimate partner violence in Canada and what can be done to end it.

Sask. shelters turn away people fleeing domestic violence more than 600 times per month

Women and children fleeing domestic abuse were turned away from shelters more than 600 times per month in Saskatchewan. Shelter staff say they have to find workarounds to help people.

The long journey to safety: Northern women travel farthest to access domestic violence shelters

Rates of intimate partner violence in the North are among the highest in the country, and yet there are only 14 shelters total across all three territories.