That, however, fails to be a compelling reason not to discuss the role of women in domestic violence.
For example, an honest discussion about Israel’s occupation of Palestine need not devolve into anti-Semitism.
Girls younger than 15 are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in their 20s.
And pregnancy is consistently among the leading causes of death for girls aged 15 to 19 worldwide.
This fact sheet answers some frequently asked questions about violence against women in Canada, with a focus on domestic violence. In 2014, 67 women were killed by their intimate partners; this number divided by 365 days in the year comes out to 5.4.
An important step to help yourself or someone you know in preventing or stopping violence is recognizing the warning signs listed on the "Violence Wheel." ANYONE CAN BE A VICTIM!
I approach this writing with some trepidation because it will run counter in some areas to the current debate regarding domestic violence.
When wading in these highly volatile and controversial waters, one finds that disclaimers – like life jackets – must be affixed to the body of the argument.
Incidents of domestic violence against women occur every 15 seconds in the U. Add to those glaring examples of epidemic-like violence against women figures college/university campus date rape statistics, the high rates of sexual assault in South Africa, the Save Our Girls campaign in Nigeria, and the list could go on and on.
Yet, although violence against women and girls includes domestic violence, not all domestic violence features women and girls as the victims. Let me be clear, the hesitance in speaking about female-initiated domestic violence is rooted in a very real concern about what the discussion can give way to: a dismissal and abnegation of the actual dangers women face.