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The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) was founded in 1992 as a collaborative venture between The University of Western OntarioFanshawe College and the London Coordinating Committee to End Women Abuse. The Centre was established in response to a federal study on the problem of violence against women, prompted by the 1989 murder of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montreal. 

The Centre is committed to the development and application of knowledge for the prevention of violence against women and children through promoting innovation, collaboration and equality. We facilitate the collaboration of individuals, groups and institutions representing the diversity of the community to pursue research questions and training opportunities to understand and prevent violence and abuse. We serve local, national and international communities by producing useful information and tools to assist in the daily work to prevent and stop violence towards women and children and vulnerable adults. 


In solidarity with Iran

November 21, 2022
CREVAWC stands with the women of Iran in their fight to exercise bodily autonomy and the upholding of their basic human rights.

New framework draws connections across gender-based violence sector

June 15, 2022
Working alongside 70+ partners from across all provinces and territories, and with significant input from survivors, CREVAWC developed a report ...

Pilot study finds IPV victims lose 1 month of productivity per year

June 14, 2022
Researchers from Western Social Science and CREVAWC conducted the first survey in North America to measure the economic costs of intimate partner ...

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