August 17

Be empowered

The numbers are staggering. Women in Canada live at greater risk than men of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment, and sex trafficking.

Approximately every 2.5 days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.

Violence against women costs taxpayers and the government billions of dollars every year: Canadians collectively spend $7.4 billion to deal with the aftermath of spousal violence alone.

It has a profound effect on children: Children who witness violence in the home have twice the rate of psychiatric disorders as children from non-violent homes.