Violence Against Women
Violence Against Women Action Card - 5"x 6"
Some Sobering Statistics:
• 67% of Canadians know a woman who has been physically or sexually abused
• On average, every 6 days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner
• Women reported 460,000 incidents of sexual assault in a 2009 Canadian Survey, but less than 10% of all sexual assaults are reported to police
• According to an RCMP study released in 2014, there are a total of 1,181 cases of police-recorded female Aboriginal homicide victims, of which 164 cases include missing Aboriginal women
The Effects of Violence in the Workplace:
• Research shows that most women who are currently living in shelters come from precarious conditions, part of which are tied to entry-level jobs in the economy
• While anonymity is sought by women leaving violent situations, it is often impossible for women to remain anonymous in their workplace as perpetrators often know their work location and work schedule
Ending Violence Against Women Means:
• Recognizing that a majority of persons experiencing violence are women
• Calling out violence or sexist comments and behaviours in your surroundings
• Developing a national strategy that ensures that women in all areas of the country have access to the same levels of services by working with all levels of government and various sectors including legal, housing and education, to name a few
• Your Voice counts!
• Violence against women transcends age, race, religion, nationality and class
(Information derived from Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses and the Publication “Shelter Voices”; RCMP Missing And Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Operational Review)
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Take Action to end Violence Against Women
UFCW Canada supports the YWCA Rose Campaign. For more information on this campaign and how to take action to end violence against women go to http://www.rosecampaign.ca/participate
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Download a #NOTokay sign here.
Violence is #NOTokay
25 years after the murders at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, violence against women and girls is still a part of our daily lives. Recently American feminist Anita Sarkeesian was threatened with a “Montreal-style massacre” unless she cancelled a speech at Utah State University. We need to increase public awareness of violence and decrease public tolerance. This year the Rose Campaign will launch #NOTokay to empower people to take every day action on violence against women. #NOTokay provides a social media response to women belittled, objectified and attacked in images, videos, tweets, news clips and posts. When you come across an item you think is not okay: call it out as #NOTokay. The #NOTokay tools go live November 25 at www.notokay.ca.
Light the Night against violence on December 6
UFCW Canada supports the Light the Night campaign. Light the Night against violence is lighting monuments across the country on December 6. Check out the Light the Night page on www.rosecampaign.ca for venues from Montreal to Vancouver that have already committed to light up for December 6.