Violence Against Women Canada

Why We Shouldn't Be So Shocked By Jian Ghomeshi

Candace Plattor | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada
Candace Plattor

Jian Ghomeshi has been revered as attractive, popular, successful, a ladies' man -- until now. Now we see that this man, nearly 50 years of age, may have been thinking and acting like a spoiled child who totally believes the world revolves around him -- and that he may feel completely entitled to have all of his needs met, sexual and otherwise. Personally, I am more surprised that we are so surprised!

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.

Know A Woman Who's Been Abused? You're Far From Alone

Sandra Hawken Diaz | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada
Sandra Hawken Diaz

I wasn't prepared for 67 per cent. According to a new survey released today by the Canadian Women's Foundation, that's the percentage of Canadians who personally know a woman who's been physically or sexually abused. Imagine what that number would be if the silence ended.

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...

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...