facts about gender-based violence
Facts about gender-based violence
Violence against anyone is unacceptable.
While some men do experience partner abuse, most of the partner abuse is suffered by women.
Approximately, one third of all women have at some point in their life or are currently experiencing domestic violence.
The most common form of violence experienced by women is one that occurs within the home.
Most of the violence against women is perpetrated by the men they know, and usually are in an intimate relationship with (e.g., as husband, partner, etc.) but can also be a relative (e.g., father, brother, etc.).
Violence experienced by women represents a unique aspect of a wider social problem, that requires specific attention and solutions.
The following are suggestions NOT recommendations on how to navigate such situations.
ALWAYS CALL 911 IF YOUR SAFETY IS AT RISK.
The following information is adapted from the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre Peer Support Handbook