Category: Violence against women
In our previous Campaign to End Violence roundups we’ve examined the impact of sexual assault and victim-blaming, the essential role of emergency shelters, the importance of consent, and the need for violence prevention.
Now, in our final roundup, we take a look at what we’re striving for: healthy relationships.
Domestic violence is everyone’s business and we need to talk about it if we’re going to end it, says Sandra Hawken.
Violence prevention is the theme of this week’s Campaign to End Violence roundup.
Violence against women is prevalent in both physical and virtual spaces. And although online violence may be less tangible, it isn’t any less real.
In his article sexist, misogynist and pro-rape language is ruining the internet, Brian Cauley argues that how we act online has implications that extend far beyond the web. Likewise, our Director of Violence Prevention, Anuradha Dugal, says our online world reflects real life inequalities.
This week, our Campaign to End Violence roundup looks at the importance of consent.
Our most recent study shows that while almost all Canadians (96%) agree that sexual activities between partners should be consensual, 2 in 3 Canadians (67%) do not understand what consent means.
Given these numbers, it isn’t surprising that many women live in fear of sexual violence.
This week, to kick off our Campaign to End Violence, we're looking at the issue of sexual assault.
Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16, and 67% of all Canadians say they personally know at least one woman who has been sexually or physically assaulted.