Judy Bell

am very pleased to meet you....and also to participate in a group

committed to tackling the issue of violence and abuse.

 

I am the Director of Labour Relations....for a large health district ....in

Canada....the province of Saskatchewan.....I have directly seen the effect

of abuse/violence has taken on people...(women in the workplace).....and

indirectly.....as a member of the health care team...

 

Small advances have been made here....women can now stay in the home...and

need not leave to stay in "safe" shelters....or transition houses....In

situations of violence....it is the agressor that must leave....and

automatic restraining orders will be granted.....A drop in the

bucket...however....for it doesn't address...the women....who are not

able....for many reasons....(all of which you must be keenly aware)...to

report their situation to the authorities....

 

I am most interested in finding out what others are doing....both privately

and through the creation of public policy and legislation.....

 

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