Updates & News

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

Support and Services to Transgender Women

By Shiva Nourpanah | March 10, 2021

  Supports and Services for Transgender Women Experiencing Violence A Position Paper by Veronica Merryfield Canada has a global reputation in implementing legislation to protect the rights of minorities, such as people with gender identities and expressions who do not follow stereotypical views of how men and women should look like and behave. However, transgender … Read more

Transition houses never wind down, close for holidays for victims of domestic violence

By Shiva Nourpanah | December 26, 2020

read the full op-ed in the Chronicle Herald: SHIVA NOURPANAH: Transition houses never wind down, close for holidays for victims of domestic violence | Local-Perspectives | Opinion | The Chronicle Herald

Call for Expressions of Interest

By Shiva Nourpanah | December 18, 2020

Are you a vibrant, creative, smart media production company with a passion for social projects? Do you care about social causes which serve some of the most vulnerable people in our communities? Then we have a project for you! We are looking for a company which can deliver a suite of professional media products and … Read more

Engaging Men and Boys in Challenging Violence-Against-Women

By Shiva Nourpanah | December 18, 2020

Engaging Men and Boys in Challenging Violence-Against-Women   Joint Position Paper                                     November 2020   Every so often, women serving organizations  are confronted by this question: “But what about men and boys?”   There is a real concern that men and boys are inundated with negative messages about what it means to be a man, concurrent … Read more

THANS Applies for Standing at the Public Inquiry into the NS Mass Shootings

By Shiva Nourpanah | November 5, 2020

Domestic Violence Beyond the Pandemic

By Shiva Nourpanah | October 5, 2020

“Has domestic violence increased?” Since March 2020, this has been one of the most frequent questions that the members of the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia and our sister organizations across Canada have been receiving. Like so much else in the sector, the answer is complicated. Reports of increased domestic violence began circulating almost … Read more

Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability

By Shiva Nourpanah | September 2, 2020

We are happy to announce our Provincial Coordinator of the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia, Shiva Nourpanah, has joined the Expert Advisory group at the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, joining an incredible team of dedicated activists, academics and advocates.

Pandemic Pay for Frontline Staff

By Shiva Nourpanah | July 9, 2020

We appreciate the recognition of the life-saving work done at our organizations by the government through the recent provision of pandemic pay for our frontline staff. #endVAW #genderbasedviolence #womenswork #womensupportingwomen