Fonds 10-073 - Ashley Turner fonds

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Ashley Turner fonds

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CA ON0034 10-073

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  • 1975-2000 (Creation)

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110 cm of textual records
16 photographs
2 audio cassettes

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Ashley Turner completed a Master's Degree in criminology from the University of Ottawa in 1988. She was a founding member and director of JEWELS (Justice, Equality, and Equity for Women Everywhere, Legally, Lawlessly, and Shamelessly), a sanctuary organization for women and children. She is also the author of several articles on the history of sanctuaries.
Ashley Turner is a human rights activist and lobbied for support on many issues including anti-rape, anti-violence against women, rights for women in prison, and support for victims of abuse. She was also a front line worker in the anti-rape and battered women's movements and worked at organizations in the Ottawa area.

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Fonds consists of records documenting the work of Ashley Turner as an activist, front line worker, author and President of JEWELS, a sanctuary organization. Topics include domestic violence, sexual assault, sanctuaries for women and children escaping abuse, the criminal justice system, incest and child abuse among other topics. There are also records related to training for front line workers helping victims. Many of these records belonged to Lynn Hamilton.

The fonds has been divided into 4 series.

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The records were acquired from Ashley Turner in 1997 (1997-4) and 2001(2001-4).

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The majority of the fonds is open and accessible, however, some files are restricted for a predetermined period of time in keeping with relevant privacy laws. Please ask ARCS staff for further information.

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ON0034

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