Violence Against Women In Canada

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For as far back as 1975 research has shown that there is the daunting issue of violence against women, even though feminist organisations have been campaigning on this issue decades before. It took the lobbying of these separatist feminist groups and organisations to garner nation and global mainstream for these issues to become a human right’s issue. An issue that continues to plague countries around the world and, particularly Canada. Violence against women is a human rights and societal issue that affects Canadians and Canada at large in political, social and economic areas. As violence against women act as a blockade for progress in these areas hence why these issues must be a priority and evaluated not only by members of Congress but…show more content…
Of that 50%, 1 in 3 women has experienced gender-based violence including both physical, sexual, psychological and economical abuse. Violence against women is an ongoing crisis that is taking the lives of many Canadian women. Consequently, why it is important- to save lives and protect our children. Violence against women is a pattern-a cycle that must end. Men are three times more likely to be perpetrator if as a child they experience violence against their mother by their father/man to do the same acts to a future spouse. While girls are two twice more likely to accept and not report violence against themselves if that’s what their mother did. This pattern of normalizing VAW will continue to spread through generations if this issue isn’t immediately address-lives are at stake. There is an urgent call by women for the government to act and fast. As time is of the essences as every 6 day a woman dies due to gender-based violence and the aftermath of VAW cost tax-payers approximately 7.4 billion dollars annually. Not to mention the societal damages that VAW cause to Canada, such as damages to its well-renowned reputation (as peace-keepers) which will affect Canada’s foreign influences and economical failure due to a massive reduction in labour capital and foreign…show more content…
The CEDW was a treaty signing considering violence against women to as trafficking, workplace sexual harassment and prostitution. Which was vastly underdetermined and exclusive of major gender-based violence. By 1993 the United Nation Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women introduce a formal definition of violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life”. In June of the same year, the Vienna declaration and programme of action was also introduced at the World Conference on Human Rights affirm. After which, many European and developing countries prioritize violence against women as a political and human rights issue. Nonetheless, by June of 1991 Canadian House of Commons had established a Sub-Committee on the Status of Violence against Women. Conducting 6 months study gathering evidence from witnesses and victims of gender-baes violence and by August of the same year released its report titled “The War against

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