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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.
- Summary of Roundtable Discussion – Domestic Violence Prevention Month (November 2016)
- Sexual Violence Knowledge Exchange: Summary Report (2016)
- Winnipeg Safe City Scoping Study (2016)
- Break the Silence on Violence (2015)
- Be More Than a Bystander
- Issue Brief: Sexual Violence in Canada (2015)
- Women in Policing (2014)
- Promote Positive Images of Women: Responsible Marketing and Media (2013)
- Women on Boards (2013)
- Measuring Violence Against Women: Statistical Trends (2013)
- Women in Manitoba: Leading Transformative Change (2013)
- Manitoba’s Multi-Year Domestic Violence Prevention Strategy (2012)
- Women Helping Women in Business (2012)
- Parenting on Your Own: A Handbook for One-Parent Families (2012)
- Women in the Arts: Artists Working for Social Change (2011)
- Manitoba Women’s Health Strategy 2011
- Living in Manitoba: A Resource Guide for Women with Disabilities (2011)
- Honouring our Gifts: Celebrating the Accomplishments of Aboriginal Women (2010)
- Milestones in Women's Equality: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (2010)
- Living in Manitoba: A Resource Guide for Immigrant Women (2009)
- Taking the Lead: Women Who Have Made a Difference in Manitoba (2008)
- Inspiring Women (2008)
- Tips for Working Alone: Keeping Safe at Work (2007)
- Essays on Women's History Month (1999-2004)
Summary of Roundtable Discussion – Domestic Violence Prevention Month (November 2016)
On November 24, 2016 Minister Rochelle Squires hosted a roundtable with domestic violence service providers from across Manitoba. The discussion focused on three key areas pertaining to youth, healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention. The purpose of the roundtable was to gain insight from the community about domestic violence prevention approaches. Learn more by reading a summary of the discussion.
Sexual Violence Knowledge Exchange: Summary Report (2016)
On Wednesday, June 1, 2015, the Federal-Provincial/Territorial Status of Women Forum hosted a Sexual Violence Knowledge Exchange in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The event featured speakers from across Canada and represented the diverse perspectives of academics, community-based organizations, service providers and youth leaders. The event was designed to raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence in the Canadian context.
Winnipeg Safe City Scoping Study (2016)
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)
Break the Silence on Violence brochure (2015)
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.
Issue Brief: Sexual Violence in Canada (2015)
This Issue Brief was commissioned by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Senior Officials for the Status of Women. The purpose of this issue brief is to provide a comprehensive picture of what is known about sexual violence against women in Canada.
Women in Policing (2014)
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.
Promote Positive Images of Women: Responsible Marketing and Media (2013)
Media is a powerful force in shaping society’s attitudes and perceptions. The sexualization of women and girls in the media is a major concern to many individuals and women’s groups in our province. The Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council (MWAC) has developed the Promote Positive Images of Women: Responsible Marketing and Media paper as a CALL TO ACTION for individuals and groups to ensure media images of women are positive and empowering.
Women on Boards (2013)
Canadian women have high levels of education, training, leadership skills, and business experience. Yet in many ways, the “glass ceiling” still exists in Canada. A growing body of research in recent years is helping to make the business case for advancing more women into senior roles. The Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers responsible for the Status of Women commissioned The Conference Board of Canada to prepare this resource.
Measuring Violence Against Women: Statistical Trends (2013)
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 (2013)
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.
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 (2012)
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)
Women in the Arts: Artists Working for Social Change (2011)
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.
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 (2011)
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.
Honouring our Gifts: Celebrating the Accomplishments of Aboriginal Women (2010)
This publication celebrates the accomplishments of inspiring Aboriginal women in Manitoba.
Milestones in Women's Equality: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (2010)
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.
Living in Manitoba: A Resource Guide for Immigrant Women (2009)
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)
Taking the Lead: Women Who Have Made a Difference in Manitoba (2008)
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.
Inspiring Women (2008)
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.
Tips for Working Alone: Keeping Safe at Work (2007)
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 (1999-2004)
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)