This poster was developed by Lindsey Whitson-Panjvani. Lindsay previously worked in resource/research capacities at Legal Aid Alberta and presently is an intern with the Centre for Public Legal Education in Alberta (CPLEA)

This poster portrays the public library as the first and sometimes only information resource used by newcomer women. This study sought to understand the attitudes towards immigrant women, and how beneficial it would be to include more sources of information regarding family law, public legal education and intimate partner abuse.

LWP CLA Poster

Poster Abstract: Newcomer women in Canada suffering from intimate partner violence significantly under-use relevant social services compared to their Canadian-born counterparts. An information service they are using is the public library. Accordingly, this study explores intersections between newcomer women, family law, and public libraries from the perspective of Canadian library professionals.