December 2022 Club News

December 2022 Club News

CFUW Southport December 6th Vigil

This is why we still need to advocate against gender-based violence!

  • Approximately every six days, a Canadian woman is killed by her intimate partner. (Statistics Canada, 2021)
  • 118 women and girls were killed by violence in 2019; 160 women and girls were killed by violence in 2020 in Canada and 173 women and girls were killed by violence in 2021 in Canada. (Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, 2021)
  • Men comprise about 20% of intimate partner homicide victims. (Burczycka and Conroy 2018; Conroy 2021).
  •  In 2020, one in five women killed in Canada was First Nation, M├ętis, or Inuit. (Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, 2021)
  •  While Indigenous women account for about 5% of all women in Canada, they account for 21% of all women killed by intimate partner violence. (Government of Canada, 2021)
  • Indigenous women and girls are 16 times more likely than white women to be murdered or go missing from their homes and families. (National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Children exposed to violence experience mental health challenges: anxiety, depression, behavioural problems and risks of further victimization and adversity. (University of Calgary, 2021 of Canada, 2022)

CFUW Welland & District – 16 Days of Activism

CFUW Welland & District stepped up their advocacy efforts for the 16 Days of Activism campaign, and hosted or partnered on several events including the November 25th flag raising in Welland, their REDress campaign in memory of MMIWG2S+, and the Purse project where members provide female personal products in gently used purses which are then donated to local women’s shelters. Port Colborne published the news on their website at November is Women Abuse Prevention Month and 16 Days of Activism – City of Port Colborne.

UWC Toronto/CFUW North Toronto – December 6th Memorial Event

UWC Toronto, in conjunction with CFUW North Toronto, hosted their annual memorial event to remember the victims of the Montreal Massacre. The speaker this year was Marisa Sterling, Assistant Dean of Engineering at the University of Toronto with responsibilities for diversity and equity. Marisa spoke about 14 actions each of us can undertake to stir ongoing work to eradicate violence against women. Click here to view the 14 actions.

December 2022 Club Newsletters

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