Updates & News

Addressing housing crisis means also addressing violence against women

By Shiva Nourpanah | September 7, 2021

Read our latest op ed here: Shiva Nourpanah: Addressing housing crisis means also addressing violence against women – Nova Scotia Advocate (nsadvocate.org)  


By Shiva Nourpanah | September 2, 2021

Over the past week, the THANS office has been busy writing to all NS candidates in the upcoming federal election, urging them to : Support a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence; Secure Sustainable Funding; Immediately Address the Housing Crisis; And Advance Child Protection and Criminal Justice Efforts; The full text … Read more


By Shiva Nourpanah | September 2, 2021

This letter has been sent to all NS Federal Candidates: 31 August 2021 On behalf of our staff and Board of Directors with the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS), we want to congratulate you on your candidacy and offer our best wishes to you, and your campaign team, in the short weeks ahead. … Read more


By Shiva Nourpanah | July 26, 2021

THANS is seeking to hire a Project Assistant on a short-term, part-time basis, with possibility of renewal based on available funding. Duties and Responsibilities: The Project Assistant supports the efficient day-to-day operation of the THANS office, and the work of the THANS Provincial Coordinator.  The Project Assistant will support the Provincial Coordinator with project and … Read more

THANS AGM 2020-2021

By Shiva Nourpanah | June 14, 2021

THANS AGM 28 June 2021, 5pm please email coordinator@thans.ca for details on joining.

Digital Lifelines for Atlantic Canadian Women in Crisis: Rogers Expands Phone Program to Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses Across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador

By Shiva Nourpanah | May 19, 2021

This article first appeared on Rogers on May 18, 2021   hones and plans to 30 shelters and transition houses across the region to help women and their children, including Indigenous women, escape violence and abuse Rogers enabling safe, critical connectivity for women in crisis as shelters see a spike in frequency and severity of … Read more

Gender-based violence key part of Nova Scotia mass shooting probe

By Shiva Nourpanah | May 19, 2021

This article by Faiza Admin originally appeared on Toronto CityNews May 18, 2021   An inquiry is underway to investigate the worst mass killing spree in Canada, reviewing what happened when a gunman killed 22 people in Nova Scotia last April, including examining the role of gender-based violence in the mass shooting. The Mass Causality … Read more

Tearmann Society is Searching for its new Executive Director

By Shiva Nourpanah | May 4, 2021

Executive Director Job Posting May 2021 TEARMANN SOCIETY FOR ABUSED WOMEN P.O. Box 153, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, B2H 5E2 Executive Director This is an exciting opportunity to live, work and make a difference play in a vibrant community with a strong spirit, diverse character, and natural beauty. Tearmann Society for Abused Women, a feminist … Read more

Choking and Strangulation in the Context of Domestic Violence

By Shiva Nourpanah | April 30, 2021

Choking and strangulation is a particular form of physical assault carrying high risk of brain injury and death. Women are disproportionately the victims of choking and strangulation, with research indicating that lower-income, younger women have more frequently suffered this form of assault. In the context of domestic violence, the occurrence of choking and strangulation between … Read more

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Shiva Nourpanah | April 19, 2021

Across Nova Scotia, the members of Transition House Association of Nova Scotia support sexual assault survivors in their local communities by offering them a safe place to stay, counseling, and accompaniment to health or legal services. While anyone may suffer a sexual assault, women and girls are the most frequent victims. Sexual assault isn’t only … Read more