Zonta Club of Brampton-Caledon sends daily messages to educate about violence against women

The Zonta Club of Brampton-Caledon marked the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence with daily email blasts with facts and other information regarding Violence Against Women:

  1. Day 1 – Women are 11 times more likely than men to be victims of sexual offences.
  2. Day 2 – 5 Things We Can All Do to Stop Violence Against Women.
  3. Day 3 – Women are almost four times more likely than men to experience intimate partner violence.
  4. Day 4 – The RCMP reports that nearly 1,200 Aboriginal women and girls have been murdered or gone missing in Canada.
  5. Day 5 – Data suggest that one-quarter of female students in college or university have experienced sexual assault or attempted sexual assault; 90 percent of these students knew their attacker.
  6. Day 6 – Women are three times more likely than men to experience criminal harassment.
  7. Day 7 – Aboriginal women are three times more likely to report experiencing violence than non-Aboriginal women.
  8. Day 8 – Young women between the ages of 15 and 24 experience the highest rates of violence.
  9. Day 9 – Since 1980, the number of non-Aboriginal female victims of homicide has been declining, while the number of Aboriginal female victims has remained relatively constant.
  10. Day 10 – Eight out of ten victims of intimate partner violence are women.
  11. Day 11 – Aboriginal women are over-represented among Canada’s murdered women; they make up 4% of the female population but represent 16 percent of all murdered women.
  12. Day 12 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
  13. Day 13 – Spousal violence against women in Canada costs an estimated $4.8 billion per year.
  14. Day 14 – 90 percent of sexual assaults against women by a non-spousal accused are never reported to police.
  15. Day 15 – Women know their sexual attacker in three-quarters of incidents.
  16. Day 16 – The last day of the 16 Days of Activism/Human Rights Day.

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