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This document contains excerpts from the book Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Case Studies by Dr. Ferzana Chaze, Dr. Bethany Osborne, Ms. Archana Medhekar and Dr. Purnima George that have been translated into Brazilian Portuguese so that a wider audience can access them. The book is a freely accessible educational resource to be used in training with social work and legal practitioners.
The translated case studies in this document are real life stories of immigrant women who have experienced domestic violence in Canada. The cases emerged from closed legal case files handled by Archana Medhekar Law Office and reflect the stories of racialized immigrant women who experienced domestic violence in Canada and who sought legal help. Permission to carry out this research was received from the Research Ethics Board of both Ryerson University and Sheridan College in June 2019. All cases included in this research took place within the past ten years and were closed for at least one year prior to the start of the research.
In addition to the case studies, included are questions for discussion with community groups on the topic of domestic violence. We hope you will find this tool useful as you engage your communities on issues around domestic violence.
domestic violence, interpersonal violence, immigrant women, intersectionality, research, social work, law
Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence | Law | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Work | Sociology | Women's Studies
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© Ferzana Chaze, Bethany Osborne, Archana Medhekar and Purmina George
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Chaze, Ferzana; Osborne, Bethany; Medhekar, Archana; and George, Purnima, "Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Case Studies (Brazilian Portuguese)" (2021). Books. 2.
Chaze, F., Osborne, B., Medhekar, A., George, P. (2020). Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Case Studies [E-book provider version]. Retrieved from: https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/domesticviolenceinimmigrantcommunities/