Women & Children United Against Family Violence Petition
Domestic violence is the leading cause of death and injury to women between the ages 15-44. Married women are 9 times more likely to be killed by their spouses than by a stranger. In Canada, 60% of female homicide victims are killed by their spouses. On average most women are assualted 35 times before calling the police. 1 out of 8 women, are or have been abused by their partners.
Around 70 women in Canada die each year at the hands of their male partner.
Women and children have suffered a tremendous loss due to the actions of their partners. Some have lost their lives, while others are lucky to have made it out alive. The government has cut back the major necessities that can help these families survive. From the cuts in legal aid, to the cuts in mental health, many programs have been lost which gives little hope for the future for those who are abused. The lives of women and children depend on these programs and the help of the government; without it lives will be lost, harm will be done, and families will be shattered. With this petition, we hope to accomplish the following nation-wide:
* Enforce stricter laws and punishments for breach of peacebond, rape, murder, abuse, and other violent acts
* Provide better legal representation for victims of abuse
* Provide more crisis lines across Canada
* Establish more womens' shelters across Canada
The Women & Children United Against Family Violence Petition petition to Members of Parliament was written by Melissa Anthony and is in the category Family & Friends at GoPetition.