Stop Violence Against Women Video Clip.
Needs To Stop Now!
Health Canada's role is to foster good health by promoting health and protecting Canadians from harmful products, practices
and disease. Violence against women, a prime area of concern as a health issue, is rooted in the social, economic and political
inequality of women. Health Canada's activities through the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence focus on synthesizing
and disseminating best practices to prevent and treat family violence, including violence against women.
One In Three Women Worldwide Is A Victim Of Beating, Rape, Torture, or Attack
Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic.
- At least one out of every three women has been beaten, forced into sex
or otherwise abused in her lifetime.
- Every year, millions of women are raped by partners, relatives, friends
and strangers, by employers and colleagues, soldiers and members of armed groups.
- The World Health Organization
has reported that up to 70% of female murder victims are killed by their male partners.
Violence affects the lives of women everywhere, cutting across boundaries of wealth, race and culture.
In the home and the community, in times of war and peace, women are beaten, raped, mutilated and killed with impunity.
The violence affects women in different ways depending on factors such as
their income, who controls it, social status, occupation, ethnicity, religion and sexuality.