Violence against Women: A Toolkit for Community Engagement

VAW-Community_ToolkitViolence against women exists in every culture, every country, and every community in the world. No one is immune; no one is protected by virtue of their race, skin colour, nationality, religion, age or class. Violence against women can be physical, psychological, and sexual. It can happen in the home, in the workplace or in the community. It can be perpetrated by intimate partners, parents, children, friends, schoolmates, work colleagues, religious leaders, and governments. Accordingly, active community engagement and mobilization is a primary line of defense in combatting violence against women and girls within Muslim families.

CCMW is pleased to share the second resource developed for our project Violence against Women: Health and Justice for Canadian Muslim Women, Violence against Women: A Toolkit for Community Engagement. 

You may want to support a friend or family member who is experiencing violence or talk to a friend or family member who you think may be abusive. You may be a community health worker, a shelter worker, a child protection worker, a worker in a settlement agency and hear stories from your clients that concern you. You may be a teacher or athletic coach and have concerns about your students. Or you may be a religious or cultural leader who wants to help your community move forward in addressing issues of violence against women.

Developed by Pamela Cross with assistance from the CCMW National Board and our project’s Advisory Committee Members, this toolkit is intended to support all of you in finding ways to have conversations about difficult topics. It will also assist you in developing strategies for crafting a community response to violence against women and provides you with resources for further study and thought.

Contents of Publication

  1. Introduction
  2. Community Workshop Presentation
  3. Muslim Wheel of Domestic Violence
  4. Case Studies
  5. Fact Sheets

If you are interested in hearing more about how you can host your own workshop and have access to our power point presentation please contact our Project Manager u.qureshi@ccmw.com