Violence Against Women Canada

It's Time the Government Invests in Ending Violence Against Women

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Kirsty Duncan

The Harper government continues to fail Canadian women who suffer violence. Both financial and policy commitments are utterly inadequate -- Status of Women Canada spends a meagre $9.5 million annually on ending violence against women. It is time the government seriously invests in ending the violence.

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 We Shouldn't Be So Shocked By Jian Ghomeshi

Candace Plattor | Posted 01.07.2015 | 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...