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Considerations for Indigenous women & women in rural & remote communities

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We’ve added two new sections to Related Factors.

For Indigenous women

An Indigenous women leaving an abusive relationship will likely deal with all the issues faced by any woman leaving an abuser as well as additional issues because of the ongoing impacts of colonialism, the residential schools program and racism. If a woman decides to use the family court system to resolve some issues, this new section provides information and links to resources on family court processes, child protection services, property division and other family law issues. Read more.

For women living in rural & remote areas

Women in regions that have low populations will have special considerations when it comes to accessing services and safety. This section offers some strategies for overcoming barriers of distance, isolation and lack of privacy. Read more.