Violence: The Truth

Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and every income group.

At least one woman is killed by her partner every 6 days in Canada.

A report by UNICEF found that each year in Canada, an estimated 362,000 children witness or experience family violence.

A survey by the Canadian Women’s Foundation says that 67% of Canadians know at least one woman who has been physically or sexually assaulted.

On any given day in Canada, more than 3,300 women and 3,000 children sleep in an emergency shelter like Interval House to escape domestic violence.

The most cited study from Statistics Canada says that 51% of Canadian women have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.

According to the Department of Justice it costs $7.4 billion to deal with the aftermath of spousal violence in Canada.

Abuse is still kept behind closed doors in our country. Only 22% of victims of spousal violence report their abuse to the police in Canada and less than 10% of women report sexual assault. 

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