The right to housing is more than just a roof over one’s head. It is the right to safe, affordable and permanent housing. Survivors living in violent situations are experiencing a violation to their right to housing. Survivors are also at a high risk of homelessness and face a range of barriers to obtaining housing.
This infographic highlights the connections between right to housing, violence against women and homelessness.
Women are at greater risk of sexual harassment and unwanted attention on public transit. The risk and perceived risk are one of the most influential factors in women’s transit decisions. Fear of experiencing harassment impacts how and when women use transit.
This infographic looks at the women’s use of transit in Toronto and common forms of violence on public transit.
Women have different needs and behaviours when it comes to public transit than men. Women tend to take several short trips in one day and often link trips together. Women are also at greater risk of sexual harassment and unwanted attention on transit.
This infographic looks at women and public transit, including patterns, commute modes and experiences of sexual harassment.
Employment sabotage and disruption can include tactics to prevent a survivor from working as well as making it difficult for a survivor to maintain work. These tactics can be used both outside of the workplace and in the workplace.
This infographic introduces the definition of employment sabotage, examples of employment sabotage and workplace responses.
Racialized women are the fastest growing prison population in Canada and many have experiences of trauma. Women in the criminal justice system often have extensive histories of trauma and prisons often repeat traumatic events and intensify symptoms of previous trauma.
This infographic highlights the relationship between trauma, criminalization and race in Canada.
Research shows that experiences of intimate partner violence are a common pathway into the criminal justice system for survivors, especially racialized survivors. Women may be forced into criminal activities by partners or rely on criminal activities as a means of survival.
This infographic outlines the common pathways into criminalization, including coercion, coping and fleeing.
There is a significant correlation between the experiences of intimate partner violence and criminalization among Black women. Black women with multiple intersecting identities of marginalization such as race, class, citizenship status and gender are the most vulnerable to violence and interactions with the criminal justice system.
This infographic draws on Canadian research to highlight the impact of intimate partner violence on the experience of criminalization among Black women.
Technology and violence against women are closely connected. While technology can help women access information and services, it can also be used to perpetuate violence.
This infographic looks at the ways in which technology and gender-based violence are related.
Technology creates new ways to perpetuate violence against women, including sending harassing text messages, tracking someone using the GPS on their device or threatening to share someone’s private images without their permission.
This infographic looks at the different types of technology-based violence and ways we can address it.
Financial abuse as a form of intimate partner violence involves behaviours that control a woman’s ability to gain and use economic resources. It is a common tactic used by abusers to isolate women and prevent them from being financially independent.
This infographic provides guidance on different ways women can protect themselves from the consequences of financial abuse.