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Do Welfare Reforms Make Abused Women Safer?
Welfare reforms over the last decade have sustained, and even enhanced, the power of abusive men.
Experiences of New Hebrides Housegirls Sheds Light on the History of Colonialism
Studying the experiences of New Hebrides house girls is a powerful way to understand the way colonialism shaped working conditions around the world.
York Researcher Shows How Women Lawyers Overcame Barriers
Although women lawyers faced many challenges at the turn of the twentieth century, many of them found ways to work in law.
Negative Comments About Weight, from a Peer, Can Impact How a Young Woman Views Her Body
When it comes from a peer, a negative comment about a young woman's weight can make her feel unhappy with her body – even when the young woman is not overly concerned with her weight. This is the first study to demonstrate ...
Domestic Violence Is Widespread in Guyana
Domestic violence is a widespread part of everyday life in Guyana. Although the vast majority of abusers are men, women also engage in violence, especially when they have power over vulnerable people such as children and ...
Remembering Aboriginal Women and Girls Lost to Violence
Women and girls in Aboriginal communities face an epidemic of violence. Through the Sisters In Spirit initiative, NWAC is trying to understand this violence and honour those women and girls who have been lost.
Responsiveness Is an Important Quality of Mothers
Mothers who consistently respond to their children’s emotions, through mirroring, have smarter, more socially competent children.
Not-for-Profit Boards Need to Be More Diverse
Women have made great strides in being represented on not-for-profit boards. But board members from different ethnic backgrounds and visible minorities have made much less progress. Boards with greater diversity are the ...