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What is violence against women?

The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life."

Why is it an issue?

Living free from violence is a human right, yet millions of women and girls suffer disproportional from violence. Across the globe women get raped, beaten, mutilated and killed with impunity. This is rooted in the global culture of discrimination which denies women of equal rights with men. Everyday, all over the world, women face gender-specific persecution, sexual slavery, forced prostitution and domestic least 1/3 women worldwide have been beaten, forced into sex or otherwise abused in their lifetime.

Canadian Statistics

  • Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16
  • On any given day in Canada, more than 3,300 women (along with their 3,000 children) are forced to sleep in an emergency shelter to escape domestic violence. Every night, about 200 women are turned away because the shelters are full.
  • According to the Department of Justice, each year Canadians collectively spend $7.4 billion to deal with the aftermath of spousal violence.
  • 67% of all Canadians say they personally know at least one woman who has been sexually or physically assaulted
  • In 2011, from the 89 police reported spousal homicides, 76 of the victims (over 85%) were women
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WRF Foundation

WRF( Women's right Foundation) is a women's rights assistance. We strive to stand up for women and their rights across the world. we have many facilities across the globe where women who have been abused or affected by spousal violence can recover, and start fresh. We have links with agency's for job openings, babysitting for women with children, multiple bathrooms and each bedroom has a double bed with a night table and dresser and a t.v.

Many women have gotten jobs and have moved out to start a life on their own-or with their children.