Canada Violence Against Women

Ending Violence Against Women is a Societal Issue, Not a Women's Issue

Clare Beckton | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Impact
Clare Beckton

For every act of violence against women, society pays a price in lost productivity, worse health outcomes, and, lost potential. Respect for all women and equality is essential. We need to put the same energy into denouncing the violence in Canada, as we do abroad.

These 15 Seconds Are Hard To Watch: Imagine How They Feel

Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Living

Trigger warning for graphic violence. A startling new video campaign by YWCA Canada asks why we're treating violence against women lightly in our p...

Arti Patel

Headlines On Violence Against Women That Are Impossible To Ignore | Arti Patel | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Living

Millions of stories of violence. Against millions of women. The United Nations has designated Nov. 25 as the International Day for the Elimination...

Why Some Women Stay In Abusive Relationships

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada Living

We know there are many reasons why women stay in abusive relationships, but new research shows it largely boils down to raising children, economic dep...

The Conservatives: Tough on Crime, Soft on Violence Against Women

Hélène Laverdière | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Hélène Laverdière

Every six days a Canadian woman is killed by her partner. As of 2010, there were 582 known cases of missing or murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Globally, one in three women will be a victim of violence -- being raped, beaten or abused in her lifetime. In some parts of the world a girl is more likely to be raped than to learn how to read. But women have taken a backseat to the government's other priorities.We could certainly be doing more to help women who are suffering from HIV/AIDS, which in many cases in the developing world results from rape.

67% Of Canadians Know A Woman Who Has Experienced Abuse

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Living

Just days after the 23rd anniversary of the Montreal Massacre and National Day of Action on Violence Against Women, a new study shows that Canada stil...

Shafia Verdict Prompts Organizations To Ask, What Now?

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Living

The aftermath of the Shafia trial has left violence prevention organizations wondering, 'what now?' Centres providing resources and services for women...

Report On Violence Against Aboriginal Women Excludes Voices Of Subjects, Says NDP

CP | Chris Herhalt, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new Commons committee report meant to address the crisis of violence against aboriginal women ignores the testimony of most of the women it...