General Rights of Women Experiencing Interpersonal Violence

Hosted by the Family Care Office and the Community Safety Office, this workshop is led by METRAC – Action on Violence. The workshop is open to all U of T community members who are interested in learning more about laws and supports for women experiencing interpersonal violence. The workshop will give attendees tools and knowledge to support others who are experiencing interpersonal violence and to seek supports if they are experiencing interpersonal violence. The workshop will cover: What are the general rights of women experiencing interpersonal violence, rights of women at work, getting help in court, protection orders, how police become involved, getting legal help, safety planning, supports/ resources that are available.

Facilitator:
Riya Thomas is a Law student from the University of Toronto. Riya is doing a placement with Pro Bono Students Canada and METRAC. She will be present with her supervisors, lawyers Andrea Collins-Fitzpatrick and Estella Muyinda, who will be available to answer any questions.

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are welcome. Partners and family members (including chosen family members) who are co-caregivers with U of T students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are also welcome to attend. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.

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