By: Cameron Mc Kibben, COHA Research Associate, with editorial assistance provided by Gonzalo Escribano, COHA Guest Scholar and Lecturer of Political Science and International Relations at the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been critiqued as merely serving U. and Canadian interests, while making the rich richer and only providing marginal, geographically isolated benefits to the poor in Mexico.Although NAFTA promised to decrease migration to the north, increase foreign direct investment, and provoke universal economic prosperity in Mexico, such outcomes have not materialized.
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This issue also provides information about the New York State Fatality Review Team, the screening process for veterans at the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, an important legislative update about translation of orders of protection, and information about several of OPDV’s most recently funded programs throughout the state.
Risk Reduction Enhanced Response Pilot Program and Risk Reduction Civil Legal Assistance Program Awards OPDV is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2019 Risk Reduction Enhanced Response Pilot Program are the Westchester County Office for Women, the Center for Safety and Change, the ACCORD Corporation, and the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency.
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What effect does domestic violence have on children? What should I do if I think someone is being abused? Since abusers often express deep remorse and promise to change, it can take years for women to admit that the violence will never stop and the relationship is unsalvageable.
Sources Domestic abuse is often a gradual process, with the frequency of assaults and seriousness of the violence slowly escalating over time.
OPDV Spring 2017 Bulletin The OPDV spring 2017 bulletin focuses on sexual assault awareness and prevention.
Highlights include our feature article, “Sexual Assault: A Legal Perspective,” and a Q&A with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.
OPDV is also pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2017-2018 Risk Reduction Civil Legal Assistance (RRCLA) Program is Arbor Development in Corning, New York.
Please find the press release announcing both awards here.
It’s why we help women who are in immediate danger by funding more than 455 women’s shelters across Canada. Although more up-to-date data would be preferable, no recent Statistics Canada survey has asked women about their life-time experience of violence. Function=get Survey&SDDS=3896&Item_Id=1712 Since publication, this report has been archived by Statistics Canada but the Canadian Women’s Foundation has a hard copy.