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  1. Introduction.
  2. Aboriginal women in Canada.
  3. Literature review.
    1. Who Is Most at Risk for Intimate Partner Violence? A Canadian Population-Based Study.
    2. The paper The Normative Protection of Women from Violence by Richard B. Felson.
    3. The article The Distinctive Characteristics and Needs of Domestic Violence Victims in a Native American Community by Loring Jones.
    4. Conclusion.
  4. Literature observations and hypothesis.
    1. The research that this proposal is proposing.
  5. Study design/methodology.
  6. Ethical considerations.
  7. Appendix.
  8. Bibliography.

Violence against women is a persistent and ongoing problem in Canada and around the world. It affects women's social and economic equality, physical and mental health, well-being and economic security. The effects of domestic violence are well-known, and many steps have been taken to minimize the effects of such violence for the women that fall victim to it. However there seems to be a trend in the various literature on the subject, a trend that seems to leave out one of the most prevalent groups when it comes to violence against women, and that is violence against Aboriginal women. This begs the question, why is it that in the majority of the discussion on violence against women, Aboriginal women are neglected, as they are rarely mentioned in discussions of the issue. In this research proposal, we will look more at depth into this research question, by examining the literature that surrounds this subject, and from this we will attempt to determine what the barriers are for Aboriginal women in the sense.

[...] What we want to determine is, if violence against women is so bad among Aboriginals, and it is, then why is it largely excluded as a point of discussion in literature on the topic? (Lane 7). Literature Review Before discussing any of the particular pieces of literature, it is worth noting the one overarching theme that presents itself in the course of this research, and that is the broad marginalization of Aboriginal people within Canadian society. Where there is literature that does tackle the issue, but leaves out Aboriginals, it is clear that it is due to larger more systematic roots of marginalization with or society. [...]


[...] However, as adept as this article is, is does not solely focus on the issue of violence against women, it touches on many other issues, and it does not provide Canadian content, thus further illustrating the need to do research into the topic of why Aboriginal women are left of the discussion of violence against women. Finally, in all the articles that were perused and studies in preparation if this research proposal, there seemed to be only one article that succinctly and adeptly discussed the issue of violence against Aboriginal women in Canada. [...]


[...] He deducted that Aboriginal women are four times more likely to suffer from domestic violence than non-Aboriginal women. He went further into the issue by discussing the root causes of the problem, and that they amount to issues relative to the colonization of the Aboriginal people. (Brownridge 353-57). In this article the author provides data to back up his claims, and then analyses why it is that Aboriginals are so much more likely to be victims of violence against women. [...]

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