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Patricia Vargas

Patricia Vargas

For the past 15 years Patricia Vargas has been the Executive Director of A Safe Place, where yearly over 700 women and children seek safety.  She holds a BA and MA in Political Sciences an MBA from University of Alberta. Her thesis “Governance Model for a Global Network of women’s shelter” was the catalysts for the Ottawa submit for Shelters in 2009 which led to a commitment of the creation of a Global Network. She has been a United Nation Canadian delegate several times and has participated and presented in several conferences and forums internationally both in Latin America, the US and Europe. Pat is also a board member of the Inter-Americas Network and was instrumental in the development of protocols to transfer women from shelter to shelter internationally a project funded by Beyond Borders.  Pat is currently a board member of the Global Network of Women’s Shelters and the Chair of the Governance and Membership Committee; her task has been to ensure that the GNWS meets all the requirements to become a legal entity –something that soon will come to fruition.

Patricia Vargas, Plenary programme; Wednesday 4th November 2015

6 November 2015, Friday
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For the past 10 years A Safe Place has been gathering data on the prevalence of strangulation in incidents of abuse.  It is crucial for shelter workers to ask the question and to develop procedures that will increase women's  knowledge about the severity of this form of violence.  Important also is that staff in shelters are trained in the course of action to take when women disclose strangulation in their incident of violence.  The workshop will use data from over 900 cases --explore the severity and how women were impacted.  

Organisation: A Safe Place

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Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Europe 2
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Patricia Vargas
Morag McLean