RWC Update – November

End the Cycle of Violence

Living free from violence is a human right, yet millions of women and girls suffer disproportionately from violence both in peace and in war, at the hands of the state, in the home and community. Across the globe, women are beaten, raped, mutilated, and killed with impunity. Gender-based violence stems from the failure of governments and societies to recognize the
human rights of women. It is rooted in a global culture of discrimination which denies women equal rights with men.

Violence Affects All Women

One of the realities today is that violence against women and girls can happen to anyone, anywhere, regardless of age or income level. It can occur in family settings and intimate relationships, with friends or acquaintances, at work or at home. It happens in Canada’s large cities as well as rural, remote and Northern communities. Men and women from all walks of life can make a difference by taking actions, now and throughout the year, to end violence against women and girls.


Invites you to participate in the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6th, 2012. Get informed and make a difference!