Surviving Relationship Violence and Abuse

Outlines what abuse is from a legal perspective and what a woman's legal rights are if she is in an abusive relationship. Updated to conform to the new BC Family Law Act (March 18, 2013).

Surviving Relationship Violence and Abuse explains what women can do to protect themselves and their children, and the kind of help they can get. It includes:

  • how to make a safety plan,
  • what the police can do,
  • how the court process works, and
  • how to leave an abusive relationship.
This booklet also has a chapter about violence against Aboriginal women and lists the resources available to them.

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