To put it plainly: men who harm women in their lives, who hate women they know and don’t know and carry sexist attitudes around with them, are dangerous to all of us.
Throughout Canada, people working at women’s shelters, sexual assault crisis centres, employment services, and other community programs are going above and beyond to support women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Get a summary of this important report, which asseses federal policy and programs supporting women and gender equality in Canada. It will be submitted to the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia before a review of the Beijing Platform 25 years after it first happened.
A lot of factors can turn a violent situation into a lethal one, but the single greatest risk factor for domestic violence becoming fatal isn’t a history of violence, or even prior death threats.
It’s gun ownership.