Category Archives: Violence Against Women & Children

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16 Days of Activism Day 16 – International Human Rights Day

What should we, as members of humanity, expect as our basic human rights, inviolable and protected by law?  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) uses 30 articles to define our rights (https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/).  The Canadian Human Rights Act (1977) prohibits discrimination against a person or persons based on their race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, […]

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16 Days of Activism Day 15 – Violence Against Women – Violence Against Pets

Women who experience gender-based domestic violence are less likely to leave the violent situation if there is a pet or companion animal in the home. 89% of women in violent situations report abuse of pets by their domestic partner. More than 50% of those women will not leave a pet behind. A third of them […]

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16 Days of Activism Day 14 – Workplace Violence & Harassment

#16Days of Activism Day 14 – 1 in 5 Canadian women are harassed on the job. Everyone should be able to work in a safe and healthy workplace. The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out roles and responsibilities of workplace parties with respect to workplace violence and workplace harassment, including developing and implementing […]

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16 Days of Activism Day 12 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6th – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6th became a National day of remembrance after adoption by the Canadian government in 1991 through a private bill introduced by Dawn Black, MP New Westminster-Burnaby, British Columbia. December 6th is the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique (Montreal) massacre, in […]

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16 Days of Activism Day 11 – Trafficking is a Human Rights Issue

Human Trafficking and the Ontario Government’s Response. Ministry of Children Community & Social Services. Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes worldwide. Young women and girls are particularly at risk, though boys, men and people who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ are also targeted. The average age of recruitment into sex trafficking is 13 years old. Over 70% of human trafficking victims […]

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