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 There is no 'violence against women law' in Canada, and the cases that have to do with violence or abuse fall either under criminal law, when there are such charges as sexual assault or criminal harassment, or under family law which governs family-related matters, such as divorce and separation.

 This section provides access to a wide variety of legal tools that can help you to obtain information on different issues related to violence against women, and to get a better understanding of the justice system. You can find the listing of services available in British Columbia under Service Directory.

Developed with the financial assistance from the Department of Justice Canada.