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Advancing Gender Equality, EVA Notes

Advancing gender equality has been identified as a priority by Canada’s federal government, which has mandated Status of Women Canada to lead the development of a Federal Strategy Against Gender-Based Violence. Gender-based violence is understood as a both a product … Continue reading

When Disasters Strike, EVA Notes

North American case studies and first-hand accounts indicate that violence against women is likely to increase after a disaster. In the aftermath of disaster, whether it be natural or human-made, community-based anti-violence organizations in the affected area are likely to … Continue reading

Third Party Reporting for Survivors Under 19

While the BC Third Party Reporting (TPR) Protocol is intentionally focussed on adults aged 19 and over, it does not preclude consideration of the possibility of TPR in exceptional cases for younger survivors. This CCWS Info Bulletin, Third Party Reporting … Continue reading

Gender-Based Needs Assessment, EVA Notes

As part of the Western Canada Sexual Assault Initiative (WCSAI), EVA BC undertook a gender-based needs assessment and analysis in partnership with community-based anti-violence programs in five regions of BC: The Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Okanagan/Kootenays, the North West, and … Continue reading