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On average, every week a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.

More than a third of all women worldwide – 35.6% – will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner.

 

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Changes Coming to Family Law in BC

Cuts have been implemented to legal aid since the early 1990’s. In 2002, the province slashed 40% from the funding for the Legal Services Society (LSS) the agency that provides legal aid in BC which as a result impacted policies in Family Law matters. This directly...

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Gender Violence is Trauma, Yoga is Path for Healing

Trauma can create an emotional and physical imprint on the body. Trauma researchers have demonstrated that those who are affected by trauma often separate themselves from their bodies and feelings.  Yoga can significantly reduce the effects of Trauma –extensive...

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