Thursday, December 31, 2009

Domestic abuse: are abused women and battered women the same?

Domestic abuse: are abused women and battered women the same?

Protect Yourself - Read This First
In this site you will find legal information that may help you if you are experiencing violence in an intimate relationship.

You have three ways to find the information:

If you know exactly what you are looking for, you can browse through Just the Facts and link to the information.

If you are uncertain what information you need, read Mary's (an abused woman) story and link through the bolded words. Each event in Mary's story provides you with some avenues and related information that may be useful if you find yourself in the same situation.

If you are interested in taking on a role and working through different decision points to learn the information, select the It's Your Story and follow through different action mazes.

This is a joint project of the Legal Resource Centre and the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters. Funding was provided by the Status of Women Canada and the Office of Learning Technologies.

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Go to RoseNet ( for information on law and abused immigrant women.

Go to Womens Shelter ( for resources from the World Conference for Womens Shelters held in Edmonton in September 2008.