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Women Being Arrested Backgrounder

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.

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