TREWO's Women's Day Celebration - Empowering Women, Embracing Hope!
Violence against women is a global problem and the statistics behind domestic violence are shocking:
• According to Battered Women’s Support Services, every 6 days a woman is killed in Canada by her intimate partner, 54% of girls aged between 15 and 19 experience sexual coercion in a dating relationship, 1 in 5 Canadian women experience some form of emotional or economic abuse in their intimate relationship and over 3000 women across Canada live in emergency shelters to escape abuse.
• According to Statistics Canada, women experiencing violent victimization often rely on social services that exist outside of the formal criminal justice system.
• In Canada, referrals to residential services and emergency shelters are among the most common referrals made by victim service providers.