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What is Psychological Abuse?

Often when we talk about abuse occurring within relationships, we describe physical violence inflicted on a partner. However, gender-based violence takes many forms, some of which can be harder to recognize. Psychological abuse can cause long-lasting trauma that is just as severe as the trauma associated with physical abuse. Psychological abuse, however, can be harder …

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Welcoming Shelter Movers to the Waterloo Region

Shelter Movers Waterloo Region (SMWR) officially celebrated the launch of our chapter during a virtual event on January 21st. Among the attendees were community partners, business owners, volunteers, and several politicians including the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth (and  MP for Waterloo), Bardish Chagger, MP for Cambridge, Bryan May, and MP for Kitchener-Conestoga, …

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What is Technological VAW?

Technological Safety for Women Experiencing Abuse Violence against women (VAW) is a societal issue that can manifest in many forms. In an increasingly technology-reliant world VAW has also gone digital, with perpetrators now employing technological means to harm women and girls.  This technology-facilitated violence can accompany other forms of abuse, from stalking survivors of sexual …

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Retour sur le lancement du chapitre montréalais de Transit Secours

Depuis septembre dernier, Transit Secours compte un nouveau chapitre francophone dans sa famille : le chapitre de la grande région de Montréal.  Les cofondatrices de la structure ont tenu à préciser que si elles s’étaient lancées dans cette aventure, c’était pour permettre « de lever assez de barrières pour que les personnes les plus touchées …

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Economic Abuse

An Underrecognized and Underreported Form of Interpersonal Violence, with Lifelong Repercussions More than 96% of women who have experienced domestic violence have also experienced economic abuse. Why then do so few of us know what economic abuse is, or even how to spot it Emotional and physical abuse are the most widely acknowledged forms of …

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