Contributing factors to dating violence
Today, Mitchell’s cry for a recognition of gender-based violence is as pertinent as ever.
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women falls on Dec. Parliament officially created the day of remembrance and action, also called White Ribbon Day, in 1991 to mark the anniversary of the murders of 14 female engineering students killed on that day in 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal.
But instead, I am advocating for a research agenda which is participatory and focuses on how different systems are contributing to the perpetuation of gendered violence.
Services require immediate funding but so do advocates and strategic research initiatives.
The violence Indigenous women experience is rooted in colonialism, during which time they were sexually exploited by traders, colonial agents and miners.
But it also has to do with the social and psychological costs of reporting gendered violence, where, to report such violence offers little recourse to justice.A woman lights candles in honour of women killed by gun violence during an event in Toronto marking the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal that left 14 women dead.(CP PHOTO/Adrian Wyld) Thirty-five years ago, in 1982, when Margaret Mitchell stood in Parliament and raised the issue of domestic violence, she was laughed down by her fellow MPs.A survey by Statistics Canada documented 8000 women and children use these facilities to escape abuse.
After all, such consultations were carried out extensively and informed the final reports of the Canadian panel on violence against women established by the federal government in 1991 as a result of the École Polytechnique massacre of young women.The reality is that these high-profile cases and the findings of the ’s investigative series just scratch the surface.Sexual assaults are just one point in the range of violence against women and girls. In Canada, in the context of intimate violence, women are twice as likely as men to report being choked, beaten, threatened with a knife or gun, and being sexually assaulted.To make her case, Mitchell quoted statistics which showed one in 10 men battered their wives.