gendered violence

Get the help you need

red roseDecember 6 is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. If you or someone you know needs help, but you don’t where to turn, we have the resources to get you the help you need. Here's how:

  • Call Information Burlington, a community information service of Burlington Public Library, at 905.639.3611 ext 1212 for personal, confidential assistance.

  • Go online anytime and look under Abuse/Assault on our online community information resource

Read more about the National Day of Remembrance, established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada to mark the anniversary of the 1989 murders of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Library books related to gendered violence


Breaking the Links Between Poverty and Violence Against Women: A Resource Guide

Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother's Daughter by Sally Armstrong

We are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope / introduction by Laura Bush

A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War by Deborah Campbell

A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter

The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang

Trafficked: My Story of Surviving by Sophie Hayes

If You Love Me: True Love. True Terror. True Story by Alice Keale with Jane Smith

Kill the Silence: A Survivor's Life Reclaimed by Monika Korra

Writing the Revolution by Michele Landsberg

My Story by Elizabeth Smart

The War on Women: Elly Armour, Jane Hurshman, and Criminal Violence in Canadian Homes by Brian Vallée

The Break by Katherena Vermette


Trigger Warning: The novels listed below may contain scenes of sexual and physical violence, and depictions of various trauma.

A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Echo Burning by Lee Child

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid

News from the Red Desert by Kevin Patterson