How should I work with VWAP?

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If you are a woman’s advocate who focuses on family law issues, it’s helpful to connect clients to your local Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) if an abusive partner is facing criminal charges. Keep in mind that: VWAP workers are employed directly by the Ministry of the Attorney General and have disclosure obligations to the…

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What is intersectionality and how does it impact my work?

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Understanding intersectionality is important if we are to provide the best possible services to women. Especially for those of us from the dominant culture, learning about intersectionality, power, privilege and oppression is a lifelong process. What is intersectionality? The word intersectionality describes the complex reality of being human. Each of us is shaped by multiple…

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