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Making family violence law information available to people in rural areas: an inventory of promising practices  
http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/ps/fm/reports/fv_rural.html
Presents an inventory of strategies and methods used by public legal education and information (PLEI) organizations and others in sharing family violence law information with people living in rural areas. Categorizes the various methods and makes recommendations regarding most promising practices. (See Details)
Published: 2002
A handbook for police and Crown prosecutors on criminal harassment  
http://canada.justice.gc.ca/en/ps/fm/pub/harassment/
Provides police and Crown prosecutors with guidelines for the investigation and prosecution of criminal harassment cases and promotes and integrated criminal justice response to stalking. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Equality: the challenge of the new millenium - 13th biennial conference participant binder
Provides background information on the National Association of Women and the Law, workshop summaries, and relevant articles for participants of the 13th biennial conference on Women and Law.
Published: 2000
Justice system's response: violence against Aboriginal girls  
http://www.justiceforgirls.org/publications/pdfs/Violence%20against%20Aboriginal%20Girls%20-%20Final%20Brief%20-%20Sept%202005.pdf
Explores the roots of violence against aboriginal girls in BC and critically examines the judicial system's responses to it, making several imperative recommendations. (See Details)
Published: 2005
RoseNet  
http://www.rosenet-ca.org/index.htm
Provides a web site to learn about Canadian laws relating to immigrant women in abusive relationships. Includes information on abuse, how women can protect themselves, and resources in the community. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Trials of labour: the re-emergence of midwifery
Looks at contemporary midwifery practice in Canada and the role of the state in shaping and defining that practice.
Published: 1994
Locking them up to keep them "safe": criminalized girls in British Columbia  
http://www.justiceforgirls.org/publications/pos_lockingthemup.html
Details the experiences of four young women (aged 15-19) of being arrested, appearing in court, and spending time in prison. Offers an overview of the history of girls’ imprisonment in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Can confidentiality survive? A day of study on disclosure of personal records in sexual assault cases
Contains articles on the disclosure of personal records in sexual assault cases by various women involved in law and sexual assault centres. Provides background information on the production and disclosure of personal records of complainants in sexual assault trials, a review of the case law leading up to the introduction of Bill C-46 and a brief consideration of the legal landscape in the post Bill C-46 era. Examines the constitutionality of Bill C-46, where this Bill came form and why we need it, the equality rationales that support it, as well as the elements of this Bill that are vulnerable to being struck down. Explores reactions to sexual assault, treatment of victims of sexual assault, the therapist patient relationship and the nature of psychiatric records. Also assesses the impact of the threat of disclosure of psychiatric records on patients who have been sexually assaulted thinking about going into therapy, currently in therapy, and women considering going to therapy for any reason. Deals with the damage to the sexual assault survivor of disclosing personal records.
Published: 1998
Legal and ethical issues implicated in the study of women's health and biology  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/am-back-promo_13_e.html
Examines the special demands that women's health issues pose for health law and ethics. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA). (See Details)
Published: 1996
herStory of woman abuse and the pei justice system  
http://www.isn.net/~tha/womanabuseresearch/peifinal.pdf
Provides information on incidents of woman abuse and system response over a 10-year period: 1989 through 1999. Also presents a literature review on women abuse and the justice system. (See Details)
Published: 2004