The Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) is committed to the development and application of knowledge for the prevention of violence against women and children through promoting innovation, collaboration and equality.
At the Centre
Welcome Dr. Katreena Scott. Dr. Katreena Scott joins Western’s Faculty of Education and CREVAWC
Congratulations to our very own Peter Jaffe has been named a Fellow of the The Royal Society of Canada (RSC)
Peter Jaffe has more than 45 years of experience in research on domestic violence and its impact on women and children. Jaffe’s award-winning work, recognized by the Governor General of Canada, has had great impact on research, clinical practice, government policy and on the well-being of vulnerable community members in Canada and internationally.
Canadian researchers, community collaborators launch study to learn
from survivors and those left behind to enhance domestic homicide prevention
Participants for the study must identify as a survivor of severe domestic violence or a family member, friend, or community professional who lost someone to domestic homicide from one of the four vulnerable groups between 2006 and 2016. The domestic violence or domestic homicide case must be closed, meaning that there are no pending court or coroner investigations. Participants must be safe, at least 18 years of age, and willing to have their interview audio-recorded. People can share their story with the CDHPIVP research team by phone, video conference, or in-person. If needed, translation services are available, and travel and/or childcare costs will be covered. Participants will receive a $50 honorarium for sharing their story. View more information
Nora Shanahan (1943-2020)
We mourn the death of Nora Shanahan who was the administrative officer for our Centre in the early years of its development. Nora was the glue that kept 3 former directors and staff together with her administrative skills when there was the ongoing struggle to secure donations and grants to keep us going. She was the Secretary to our Advisory Board that ensured the ongoing consultation with our community and Fanshawe partners. She was recognized by the London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse for her outstanding dedication to the community. We will all miss her and offer her family our condolences. Read More
The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference is the backdrop for this insightful documentary that focuses on Sonia El-Birani who was murdered by her husband in 2012. Her daughter, Maha El-Biranı speaks publicly of the traumatic events and through behind the scenes conversations and self reflections uncovers the risk factors and potential actions that may have prevented her mother’s death.