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September 2010 E-NEWS
In This Issue
Training Forum 2010
Recommendations from the DV Death Review Panel
Worker Safety Survey
Maggie Ziegler in Rwanda
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The Safety for Immigrant, Refugee, and Non-Status Women Project

Family Relations Act
White Paper July 2010

VictimLink BC

Legal Services Society

Domestic Violence BC

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Welcome to the 1st Edition of EVA E-NEWS!

We are excited to launch E-NEWS, designed especially for EVA BC members, to help you stay connected and up to date in a way that fits into your busy schedule.  EVA E-NEWS will be giving you quick updates, access to new articles, information and resources in addition to EVA's hard copy newsletter for members that is issued Spring and Fall.

We look forward to your feedback to help us develop future editions of EVA E-NEWS in a way that will best meet your needs.  Read on!

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Transforming Risk:

Safety Strategies for Life

Annual Training Forum November 25-26, 2010
Annual General Meeting, November 27, 2010
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC

At the Altar of Fresh Hope
by Sheila Norgate
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Anti-violence workers, program managers and many system-based partners from across BC will be gathering together at this year's Training Forum that will provide participants with an in-depth look at domestic and sexual violence risk identification and focus in on various critical safety planning tools and perspectives needed in order to keep women and children safe from violence.

Click here for Training Forum info>>

Recommendations from the Domestic Violence Death Review Panel

In March 2010, EVA BC's Executive Director, Tracy Porteous, participated in BC's first Death Review Panel which was established as part of the Domestic Violence Action Plan initiative of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. 

The panel reviewed cases that took place in BC between 1995 and 2009, and advised the Chief Coroner on medical, legal, social welfare and other matters that may impact public health and safety with the goal of preventing future deaths.
To download a complete copy of the panel's May 2010 Findings & Recommendations click here >>

Worker Safety Survey

EVA BC is currently conducting a survey on safety in the workplace designed specifically for the anti-violence sector.  It looks for workers' personal experiences of work-related violence and preventative measures, as well as training and policies that may be in place in your organization.

To download your copy of the Worker Safety Survey,
click here>>

Greetings from Rwanda! 

by Maggie Ziegler
Training at Rwandan Men's Resource Centre
Rwanda Men's Group

Here is a short story with a history that precedes my arrival in Rwanda. Two years ago, BWSS commissioned me to write an article on involving men and boys in speaking out against violence against women, and as part of that project, I web-searched international initiatives by men. The Rwandan Men's Resource Centre (RWAMREC) was a great find...                                   

Read the full article >>

See Maggie's blog at www.journeyrwanda.blogspot.com

Dissolve DVD &
Companion Study Guide

has purchased 100 copies of this DVD to make it available to EVA members at a reduced rate.

Created by Vancouver actor, singer, and playwright Meghan Gardiner and award-winning filmmaker Michelle Porter in 2009, the film version of Dissolve is based on Meghan Gardiner's one-woman play of the same name.  It shares the real stories of several women who, despite different situations and circumstances, were all the target of drug-facilitated sexual assaults.

Our Price for EVA Members: $35
List Price: $100
S & H: $5.00

Click here for details and ordering information>>