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A Report to Guide the Implementation of a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence

Professor Jennifer Koshan along with her colleagues discusses a national plan to address violence against women in Canada. The paper compares laws pertaining to gender-based violence, across the provinces. 

Dale, A., Maki, K. and Nitia, R. (2021). “Expert Engagement to Address and Prevent Gender-Based Violence Final Report.” Ottawa, ON: Women’s Shelters Canada.

COVID-19: The Shadow Pandemic and Access to Justice for Survivors of Domestic Violence

COVID-19 had a devastating effect on the number of domestic violence cases. Professor Koshan sheds some light on the serious issue of access to justice for domestic violence victims and survivors during the pandemic.

Koshan, Jennifer; Mosher, Janet; and Wiegers, Wanda. “COVID-19, the Shadow Pandemic, and Access to Justice for Survivors of Domestic Violence.” Osgoode Hall Law Journal 57.3 (2021) : 739-799.

The Cost of Justice in Domestic Violence Cases

In this article, Professor Koshan describes how the interaction of certain laws, policies, and processes may impact domestic violence victims. The purpose of the paper is to explore what systematic reforms may enhance access to justice in domestic violence cases.

Koshan, Jennifer and Mosher, Janet Eaton and Wiegers, Wanda Anne, The Costs of Justice in Domestic Violence Cases: Mapping Canadian Law and Policy (May 11, 2020). In Trevor Farrow & Les Jacobs, eds, The Justice Crisis: The Cost and Value of Accessing Law (Vancouver, UBC Press, 2020).

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