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Published Articles and Papers Presented

Torture victimization-child to adult: Flashbacks and connection with First Responders, Family and Initimate Partner Violence, 6(3), 2014, 47-56.

Torture victimization-child to adult: Flashbacks and connection with First Responders, Part II. (2012). Sexual Assault Report, 15(6), 83-84, 86, 94.

Torture victimization-child to adult: Flashbacks and connection with First Responders, Part I. (2012). Sexual Assault Report, 15(5), 65-66, 68, 72-74.  

Due Diligence Obligations: Non-State Torture of Women/Girls in the So-Called Private Sphere--A Canadian and Multi-Country Perspective, paper submitted to Ms. Rashida Manjoo Special Rapporteur on violence against women for her study on the "Due Diligence Obligations to Address Violence Against Women". 

Canada: Non-state torture (NST) girls & guns. (2011, October). IANSA Women`s Network Bulletin, 26, 3.

Non-State Torture—Specifically Sexualized Non-State Torture—Inflicted in the Private/Domestic Sphere against Girls/Women: An Emerging “Harmful Practice (2011). Expert paper presented to the United Nations Joint CEDAW-CRC Committee General Recommendation/Comment on Harmful Practices.

Torture in the Private Sphere: Patriarchal Misogyny Expressed as "False Memory".(2011, July). Rain and Thunder,5, 11-13. Available: www.rainandthunder.org

Sexualized Torture in the Domestic/Private Sphere and 'Body Talk': A Human Rights and Relational Feminist Paradigm. Paper presented at the Sexual Violence Conference, September 8th, 2011, Middlesex University, London, UK. Here is the full conference program and local news article Hendon newspaper.

Spillover Torture from the Military/Warring Sphere: Making Visible a Silenced Human Rights Violation and Victimized Persons' 'body talk'. Paper presented at the Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA) 2011 Conference and Annual General Council Meeting, June 2-4. CPRA Conference is part of the 2011 Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, Canada.  

Canada: Torturers, Guns and Bullets. (2010, April). iansa Women's Network, Bulletin, 22. 

MacDonald. (2010). My feminist walk. In M. Anderse (Ed.). Feminist Journeys Voies Féministes (pp. 228-231). Ottawa: Feminist History Society.

Sarson, J. (2010). Misogyny seeping from his pores. In M. Anderse (Ed.). Feminist Journeys Voies Féministes (pp. 297-299). Ottawa: Feminist History Society.

Torture in the Domestic Sphere from a Relational Feminist Perspective. ((2010, Spring). Rain and Thunder, 46, 27-28. Contact http://www.rainandthunder.org/backissues.html

Torturing by Non-State Actors Invisibilized, A Patriarchal Divide and Spillover Violence from the Military Sphere into the Domestic Sphere. (2009 Winter). Peace Studies Journal, 2(2), 16-38.

Defining Torture by Non-State Actors in the Canadian Private Sphere. (2009, Winter). A Biannual Publication of the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT), First Light, 29-33.

Behavioural Harms: Enforced and Survival Tactics in Ritual Abuse-Torture Victimization Best practice: Connecting the dots – A walk through a violent like-minded 'co-culture. A paper presented at the Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists "Setting Sail: Best Practices for the Next Decade" 31st SALIS Conference, May 8, 2009, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Ritual Abuse-Torture Within Families/Groups. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. (2008). 16(4), 419–438.

The Emerging Issue of Ritual Abuse-Torture: Feoticide and Infanticide in the Private Sphere of Family and Guardian Relationships. (2007). Booklet presented to the Working Group on the Girl Child of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women - Geneva (CONGO).  

The 'invisible' abusers, 'non-state actor' torturers, and human traffickers.(2006, February 27). Paper presented at the panel "Human Trafficking in the 21st Century" during United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, February 27-March 10, 2006.

Ritual abuse-torture in families. (2007). In N. Ali Jackson (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence (pp. 603-610). Routledge.

Ritual Abuse Torturers: Joining the Horde of Ancient Contemporary Enslavers and Human Traffickers. (2005, November 14). Paper presented at "Children in Slavery -- The 21st Century" Summit, Gaston Hall, Healy Building Georgetown University Campus, Washington, D.C. 

Ritual abuse-torture (RAT). (2006, August). The Chorus, 6-7. Published by Voices In Action, Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ritual abuse/torture: Identifying a crime of horror. (2005). RCMP Gazette, 67(1), 32-33. In French, La violence et la torture rituelles.

Ritual Abuse-Torture: A Human Rights Violation. (2004, November/December). www.mkzine.com, Special Edition, 2(1). Reproduced with the permission of mkzine, 2004.

Relationships: A Truro-Boston Connection. (2004). In R. Moore (Ed.), Survivors' Lullaby Giving Witness from Boston to the Clergy Sex Abuse Crimes (pp. 38-49). Published by Ruth Moore. 

The Garden Party: (2003/2004, Winter). mkzine, 1(2), 43-45. Reproduced with the permission of mkzine, 2004.

Empowerment: Partnerships in Participatory Research, Activism, and Healing. (2004). Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference, August 6-8, 2004, Windsor Locks, CT, U.S.

Research-discussion Presentation Identifying Human Rights Violations: Ritual Abuse-Torture and The Risks to the Effective Anti-Violence Carer Presentation. (2003, August 8-10). Transcripts from a presentation at The Sixth Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference (S.M.A.R.T.), August 8-10, 2003, Windsor Locks, CT, U.S.

Pamphlets and Fact Sheets

Our Papers

Nursing, Relational Assessments and Trigger Table Care Plans

References related to Relational Assessments

UN Principles of Older Persons

Guiding Principles for Care of Older Persons with Dementia who have a History of Relational Violence

Acts Of Torture

Assertive Wisdom

Pleasure and Pain

Prevalence Research and Surveys 

Ritual Abuse-Torture The Most Unspoken Face of Human Trafficking

Seeing Inside the Ritual Abuse-Torture Co-Culture 

The Captive Adult

The MO: The Modus Operandi of Pedophiles

The Risks of Being an Effective Anti-Violence Carer

The "Spanking Law": The Canadian Perspective

Tools of the Trade Torture and ritual abuse-torture:Perpetrators who are "religious" men and/or women 

Torture: From young childhood to young adulthood & Social Myths: Blinders that protect "Some"parents

Within Canada: Trafficking and Non-State Actor Torture Combined 


Blog Writings on Other Sites

Please Take My Hand: Stepping into the Reality of Victims of Non-State Actor Torture Submission to violence is not our culture - a Blog series on culture, human rights and gender-based violence!

Relational Feminsim and Non-State Torture: An Australian Canadian Connection - blog on http://feminaust.org/

Gendering human rights: Adjusting our language regarding "harmful practices"  - IFUW blog

Our Writings: Women's Stories Harmed by "Religious" Men and Women

"In God's Name" 

Ritual Abuse-Torture ~ the Priest and the Nun as Perpetrators

The Black-cloaked Man, a minister, my trainer


Jeanne, Rev. Laurie Ramsey, (St. John Anglican Church, Truro), Janet Perry, (Colchester East Hants Regional Library) and Linda.  St. John Anglican Church donated a copy of the Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence to the Colchester East Hants Regional Library. Our chapter, Ritual Abuse-Torture in Families, is included in this Encyclopedia.