An estimated 1 in 3 women worldwide experience violence, usually from a partner or family member. These numbers may vary according to geographical location, cultural norms, and may be higher in conflict areas (WHO, 2013). Newcomer women in Canada experience the same or elevated instances of violence but are less likely to access supports such as transition houses and face many more barriers (BCSTH, 2015). Some of these barriers are social and economic exclusion, fear of police or deportation (either getting themselves or their partner deported), language barriers, and racism/xenophobia (IRCNFF). At the same time, newcomer women are more likely to have jobs that put them at risk of gender-based violence and harassment. This webinar provided management and frontline staff, including LINC instructors, with insights on how to support newcomers who face harassment and gender-based violence both in the workplace and community settings.
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