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Below you will find links to publications by the Manitoba Status of Women Division. These documents cover a range of issues, and share knowledge, information and resources with women in Manitoba.
Winnipeg Safe City Scoping Study
This publication is a comprehensive research report examining the prevalence and experiences of sexual violence in Winnipeg. The report was co-led by Manitoba Status of Women and the City of Winnipeg on behalf of the Winnipeg Safe City steering committee.
Winnipeg Safe City - Scoping Study (PDF) (Available for download only)
Measuring Violence Against Women: Statistical Trends
On February 25, 2013, Statistics Canada released Measuring violence against women: Statistical trends (PDF). The report marks the third time the FPT Status of Women forum has worked with Statistics Canada in providing Canadians with data on this issue.
Manitoba Status of Women worked with their colleagues to produce a series of fact sheets on key issues that can be accessed via the links below:
- Introduction (PDF)
- Violence Against Women in Canada (PDF) (General Overview)
- Intimate Partner and Spousal Violence (PDF)
- Sexual Violence (PDF)
- Violence Against Girls (PDF)
- Violence Against Aboriginal Women (PDF)
- Violence Against Women in Canada's Territories (PDF)
Women in Manitoba: Leading Transformative Change
This publication highlights the importance of having diverse women leaders in society, as a way to achieve social, legal, education, health and economic equality for women.
- Women in Manitoba: Leading Transformative Change (PDF)
- Les femmes au Manitoba : artisanes de changements transformateurs (PDF)
Break the silence on violence brochure
This brochure lists services available in Manitoba to help families affected by family violence/domestic violence.
Be more than a bystander. Break the silence on violence against women.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Manitoba government are working together to help stop violence against women.
To view videos featuring Blue Bombers speaking out on this issue, or for more information on the campaign, go to Stop the Violence.
Manitoba’s Multi-Year Domestic Violence Prevention Strategy (2012)
This plan was developed based on input received through provincewide public consultations, current research and a strategy review committee. New commitments to address and prevent domestic violence are outlined under three themes: supports for victims and families, interventions for people with abusive behaviour, and prevention, awareness and training.
Women Helping Women in Business
This publication celebrates women in businesses who are mentoring others, breaking barriers and improving the lives of women and their families. Women Helping Women in Business highlights seven women that are behind some of Manitoba’s most successful companies. These women are one of the fastest growing segments of our economy and represent a rising economic force.
Parenting on Your Own: A Handbook for One-Parent Families (tenth edition, 2012)
This handbook lists services and supports in Manitoba that are of interest to one-parent families.
- Parenting on Your Own (PDF) (Available for download only)
- Quand on est parent unique (PDF) (Available for download only)
Women in the Arts: Artists Working for Social Change
This publication pays tribute to the many women artists in Manitoba who, through art, express and inspire new visions and perspectives for change in our world. As pioneers, mentors and leaders, these women use their art to catalyze change and stir others to think critically.
- Women in the Arts: Artists Working for Social Change (PDF)
- Femmes dans les arts : Des artistes au service du changement social (PDF)
Manitoba Women’s Health Strategy 2011
The Manitoba Women's Health Strategy recognizes the distinct health needs of women in the planning, implementation and delivery of health care services. It seeks to address the broad range of women's health issues, and ensure awareness and responsiveness to gender differences in all aspects of health care delivery in Manitoba.
Living in Manitoba: A Resource Guide for Women with Disabilities
This guide provides Manitoba women living with disabilities, with information, resources and contacts that meet a variety of their needs. Sometimes a lack of information is the most significant barrier to accessing what is needed. This guide was developed in collaboration with the Manitoba Disabilities Issues Office.
- Living in Manitoba : A Resource Guide for Women with Disabilities (PDF)
- Vivre au Manitoba: Guide de ressources à l’intention des femmes handicapées (PDF)
Honouring our Gifts: Celebrating the Accomplishments of Aboriginal Women
This publication celebrates the accomplishments of inspiring Aboriginal women in Manitoba.
- Honouring our Gifts: Celebrating the Accomplishments of Aboriginal Women (PDF)
- Honorons les dons des femmes autochtones et célébrons leur contribution au Manitoba (PDF)
Milestones in Women's Equality: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, here is a quick look at how some of the recommendations from the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada have changed the landscape of women's equality in Manitoba. See where we have been, where we are now, and what we can continue to work for in the future.
- Milestones in Women's Equality: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (PDF)
- Étapes importantes dans la lutte pour l'égalité des femmes : hier, aujourd'hui et demain (PDF)
Living in Manitoba: A Resource Guide for Immigrant Women
This guide will help immigrant women who are new to Manitoba navigate resources and services in our province. It takes into account the unique settlement experiences of immigrant women and offers advice on cultural practices, housing, child care, and legal rights and protections.
- Living in Manitoba: A Resource Guide for Immigrant Women (PDF) (Available for download only)
- Vivre au Manitoba: Guide de resources Ă l'intention des femmes immigrantes (PDF) (Available for download only)
Taking the Lead: Women Who Have Made a Difference in Manitoba
Since 1992, women in Canada have celebrated Women's History Month in October. During this month, we recognize and honour women's accomplishments throughout our country's history. Their achievements mark a path for us to follow, and serve as strong examples for us to continue their work.
- Taking the Lead: Women who have made a difference in Manitoba (PDF)
- Prendre les devants : des femmes d'excellence au Manitoba (PDF)
These publications celebrate Manitoba's accomplishment of having the highest number of female Members of the Legislative Assembly in Manitoba's history, the highest percentage in Canada, as well as contributions made by several Manitoba women to their communities in a variety of arenas, including grassroots organizations, businesses and politics.
- Inspiring Women - brochure (PDF)
- Inspiring Women - poster (PDF)
- Des femmes qui nous inspirent (brochure) (PDF)
- Des femmes qui nous inspirent (poster) (PDF)
Tips for Working Alone: Keeping Safe at Work
This book provides some basic tips about keeping safe at work. It also explains what employers are required to do to protect employees from experiencing violence.
Manitoba's communities are, on the whole, safe places in which to live and work. However, a first-ever study of its kind released in February 2007 revealed that nearly one-fifth of all incidents of violent victimization occurred in the victim's workplace.
Essays on Women's History Month
October is Women's History Month. Rediscover our history by learning about the women who helped to create it. Each of these essays describes women who made history in Manitoba.
- Fighting Days: Women's Employment and the Right to Work in Manitoba (1900-1960) (PDF) by Dr. Esyllt Jones
- A History of Women Educators in Manitoba (PDF) by Clare Levin
- Women Working for Healthy Communities by Ada Duca and Janice Linton (Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library)
- Manitoba Borders: Women Writing over the Line: A historical overview of ten Manitoba Women Writers by Shelley Sweeney and Jan Horner (Archives & Special Collections,University of Manitoba Libraries)
- The Art of Work: Women and Craft in Manitoba 1880-1950 by Professor Claudine Majzels (Art History and Women's Studies Programs, University of Winnipeg)
Women in Policing
Manitoba Status of Women was pleased to partner with the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) Training Conference organizers and the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Status of Women Forum to support “Advancing Women in Policing at All Levels: A Discussion Forum.” As part of the 52nd annual IAWP Training Conference, this dynamic forum brought together leading minds currently working to support and advance the participation of women in policing. Panelists discussed best practices and strategies for engaging women in policing occupations at all levels.
Manitoba Status of Women released the discussion document: Women and Policing in Canada: A Status Brief and Discussion Paper prior to the event.
Manitoba Status of Women, along with FPT Status of Women partners, is now pleased to share the report from the discussion forum: Advancing Women in Policing at All Levels: Summary Report.
Women on Boards
Winnipeg has been selected as the first city in Canada to join the UN Global Safe Cities Initiative to reduce sexual violence against women and girls. The Safe Cities Initiative will generate innovative approaches to preventing and reducing harassment and sexual violence against women and girls in public spaces.
Manitoba Status of Women is partnering with UN Women, representatives from the Winnipeg Police Board, Winnipeg Police Service and community groups on this initiative. This steering committee will identify which locations in Winnipeg require targeted efforts to address this serious crime.