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Christy Leung Health in Crisis Class 21 Mar. 21/11 Social Environments and Women’s Health Violence Against Women Definition - Health Canada: acts that result in the physical, sexual and psychological harm to a woman, including threats of such an act, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty in public or private life The Statistics - 51% of Canadian women have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual assault since the age of 16 - Spousal violence made up the single largest category of convictions involving violent offences 1997-2002 - In 88% of all violent incidents, males are identified as the suspects - One to two women each week in Canada are murdered by their significant other or previous relations - 36% of victims of spousal violence Responses to violence against women - Legal reforms (wife assault and rape) mid 1980s+ - Shelters - 1993 Natio
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