Sexual violence

Violence: A Barrier to Our Education (1995)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1995 - Vol. 11, No. 4

In this article, the authors share ideas about the effects of violence on education.

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2004-08-27

A Survivor's Fairy Tale (1992)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1992 - Vol. 9, No. 4

This story is a fairy tale the author wrote her "inner children" to honour their incredible wisdom and their incredible pain. She became acquainted with her wounded and wise inner children as she began delving into the horror of her childhood.

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2004-08-03

Unwelcome Attentions: Learning NOT To Live With Harassment (1992)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1992 - Vol. 9, No. 4

In this article, the author discusses harassment—what constitutes harassment, how it affects the women who are its victims, and what our institutions—our schools and universities in particular—are doing to prevent it.

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2004-08-03

Learning to Change, Reel to Real (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 3

“We know now that an abusive childhood can lead to an abusive marriage and so the picture spins, reel to reel.”

In this article, the author tells of her history of abuse and how, through education and perseverance, she broke the cycle of abuse.

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2004-07-30

Coping (1992)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1992 - Vol. 9, No. 4

Sexual abuse affects every aspect of our being-- physical, social, spiritual, emotional, academic, and personal. This is the story of one woman who has been abused by three individuals from her extended family. It is a story of suffering, pain, and fear. The abuse began at the age of seven and continued into adolescence and the teen years.

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2004-03-26

Literacy for Women on the Streets (2003)

This is a report on a research project designed to examine the impact of literacy activities on the lives of women working as sex-trade workers in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. The authors describe the research and share the two-year tale of their experiences and findings so that funders, literacy and community development workers, and women living and working on the street will feel confident embarking on literacy programs together.

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2004-02-23

Beach Story (1992)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter - vol. 8 3/4

In this short article, the author tells of an incident where she was violently attacked and how she fought back and subdued her attacker.

The article was written in English with a brief summary in French.

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2004-02-19

Breaking All The Rules: Breaking Silence (1992)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1992 - vol. 9 no. 4

The author shares a disturbing story of her abusive life, from child to adult.

The article was written in English with a summary in French.

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2004-02-19

Women in Literacy Speak (1994)

The Power of Woman-Positive Literacy Work

This book is one part of the public record of an exciting research project involving women across Canada during 1991 and 1992. Two women from each of twelve adult literacy and basic education programs asked themselves, "What happens when some women in a literacy program decide to do something they consider woman-positive?"

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2003-10-21

Making Connections (1997)

Literacy and EAL Curriculum from a Feminist Perspective

This book arose out of the ongoing work of the Literacy Committee of the CCLOW Board. It is a book of curriculum for women in literacy and English-as-an-additional-language (EAL) programs.

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2003-10-17

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