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Canadian Women's Foundation. The Facts About Violence Against Women.
All Canadians pay a steep price for violence against women. It’s estimated that each year, Canadians collectively spend $7.4 billion to deal with the aftermath of spousal violence alone, according to the Department of Justice. This figure includes immediate costs, such as emergency room visits and related costs, such as loss of income. It also includes tangible costs such as funerals, and intangible costs such as pain and suffering.
Statistics Canada. Measuring Violence Against Women: Statistical Trends
Full 120 page pdf report edited by Maire Sinha is available as well as a summary report. (2013)
Stop Family Violence
Public Health Agency of Canada. Stop Family Violence provides you with a one-stop source of information on family violence. If you are affected by family violence, know someone who is, or simply want to learn more about the issue, these pages contain information that can help you be safe or be part of the solution.
Violence Against Women in Canada
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. Fact Sheet. Violence Against Women in Canada. Authors: Researched and written by Holly Johnson and Emily Colpitts With assistance from Melanie Large, Colette Parent, Ann Denis, Sarah Baker, Lina Singh, Linda Christiansen-Ruffman, Lois Edge, Selma Kouidri, Abby Lippman, Marilyn Porter, and Deborah Stienstra. 2013 (21 pages)
United Nations. Violence Against Women Fact Sheet
Violence against women and girls continues unabated in every continent,
country and culture. It takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their
families and on society as a whole. Most societies prohibit such violence –
yet the reality is that too often, it is covered up or tacitly condoned.
– United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
WHO Violence Against Women. Fact Sheet. Intimate Partner Sexual Violence.
Intimate partner violence refers to behaviour by an intimate partner or ex-partner that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm, including physical aggression, sexual coercion, psychological abuse and controlling behaviours.
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