canadian statistics about gender-based violence
Canadian statistics about gender-based violence
Approximately every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.
Canadians collectively spend $7.4 billion to deal with the aftermath of spousal violence alone (e.g., emergency room visits, loss of income, etc.)
Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.
67% of Canadians know a woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse.
Indigenous women are killed at six times the rate of non-Indigenous women.
6,000+ women and children sleep in shelters on any given night because it isn’t safe at home.
The following are suggestions NOT recommendations on how to navigate such situations.
ALWAYS CALL 911 IF YOUR SAFETY IS AT RISK.