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Violence against women and their children is a serious issue, and it is hurting our communities.

  • 1 in 3 women has been a victim of physical or sexual violence, since the age of 15, by someone known to them.
  • 1 in 4 women has been emotionally abused by a partner.
  • 1 woman dies almost every week at the hands of a current or former partner.

The cycle of violence starts with disrespect. Not all disrespect towards women results in violence. But all violence against women starts with disrespectful behaviour. When we make excuses for this behaviour, we let it grow.

By stopping the excuses and having conversations with young people, we can help break the cycle of violence. To learn more view materials in your language.