You don’t have to be a math expert to understand these numbers relating to violence against women. You simply have to be willing to recognize that each statistic represents a woman, child, or family — a life — torn apart by violence and abuse.
“Violence against women and girls continues unabated in every continent, country and culture.
The NWAC cites several studies indicating that aboriginal women in Canada live in developing world conditions: Even within aboriginal communities, significantly more women live in poverty than men, and poverty impacts over half of all aboriginal children in Canada.
Canada's aboriginal women make up a small fraction of its population, yet for decades they have suffered disproportionally from abuse, exploitation and murder.
Since the 1980s, over 1,000 indigenous women have been murdered in this developed North American nation, yet, according to campaigners and human rights groups, too few of these cases have resulted in arrests or prosecution.
Amid mounting claims of official indifference to the problem that some say has its roots in racism and the country's colonial past, FILMMAKER'S VIEW By Sarah Spiller Sharon Johnson has made the same walk for the past seven years.
Every day we are actively working with girls and women, who experience any forms of violence/abuse through our support and advocacy programs and services. The last two months at our Vancouver office : Each and every individual has the power to eradicate violence against girls and women by supporting and empowering one woman.
There is a need for immediate action of individuals in society.
The United Nations defines violence against women as “Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.” When it comes to statistics relating to violence against women and children it’s important to know that you don’t have to be a math expert to understand the numbers.
You simply have to be willing to recognize that each statistic represents a woman, child, or family — a life — torn apart by violence and abuse.
There is a lot of disagreement about the number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) acknowledged in a 2014 report that there have been nearly 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women between 19.
It takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families and on society as a whole.