Did You Know that in Canada:
1. Women are 11 times more likely than men to be victims of sexual offences.
2. Women are three times more likely than men to experience criminal harassment.
3. Women are almost four times more likely than men to experience intimate partner violence.
4. RCMP reports that well over 1,200 Aboriginal women and girls have been murdered or gone missing in Canada.
5. Data suggest that one-quarter of female students in college or university have experienced sexual assault or attempted sexual assault; 90% of these students knew their attacker.
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December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. This day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women, engineering students at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women. The day now represents a time to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society.
Violence Against Women is a world wide problem. Millions of women and girls are affected by violence of some form every day. The issues, solutions and ways to make a difference according to UN Women have been summarized Here.
Below are some fact sheets prepared after the CSW 57 in 2013, provided by the Canadian Research Institue for the Advancement of Women pertaining to Violence Against Women in Canada: