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History Of Discrimination Against Women
Discrimination in the Workplace
Violence Against Women
Sexual Discrimination Against Women
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
Further Information

Just Because I Am A Girl...

Violence Against Women

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.


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Discrimination Against Women