It can be difficult for older women to connect and find appropriate services and supports for their needs. This is because most services lack an understanding of older survivors’ needs and how to effectively support them.
This infographic recommends strategies for agencies across sectors to build age-friendly and inclusive supports and services for older women experiencing violence.
Age and gender both significantly impact older women’s experiences of violence.
This infographic demonstrates the interplay of gender and age in many areas of an older woman’s life and how the intersection increases the risk of violence and limits their ability to seek help.
Older women face disproportionate rates of violence in their communities and homes. This violence can be physical, emotional, economic, or sexual.
This infographic breaks down statistical information about violence against older women in Canada and highlights current data gaps.
Senior immigrant women occupy intersecting identities of gender, age and immigration. Each of these have been known to impact experiences of gender-based violence and help seeking. Furthermore, these intersections can create specific risk factors related to economic abuse.
This report examines the dynamics and experiences of economic abuse among senior immigrant women. The first part of this report explores the existing literature on economic abuse among senior immigrant women. The second part of this report contains findings from community-based research undertaken with service providers and senior immigrant women with lived experience of economic abuse.