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Suffering in silence: An inside look at Canada’s stance on violence against women

In an effort to bring more awareness to the issue, The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses (EndVAW) begun a survey in November 2013 called Shelter Voices. EndVAW, which stands for ‘end violence against women’ is an organization that gives a national voice to the survivors of domestic abuse. The network was established in 2009 and currently represents 350 individual shelters across Canada.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

All forms of violence against women and girls, sexual exploitation and trafficking, are serious human rights violations. Evidence shows, every country across the world is affected by human trafficking — as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. Women and girls constitute a disproportionate share of trafficking in persons, and remain more vulnerable to this crime than men, with persistent gender inequality as the root cause.

Women leaders call to ‘step it up’ for gender equality

After two days of intense analysis on the progress made since the adoption of the Platform for Action by 189 countries in 1995, the global women leaders determined that progress has been slow and uneven. No country has yet achieved gender equality across all areas of public and private life, and significant inequalities persist between women and men.

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Rising diabetes, obesity rates may put ethnic groups' heart health at risk

Heart disease and stroke risks showed "striking differences" for South Asian men, black men and women and Chinese men over a 12-year period, a new Canadian study suggests.

Obesity rates rose among all of the ethnic groups, with the largest relative increase among Chinese men, Maria Chiu, a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto and her team reported in Monday's issue of the journal BMJ Open.

Violence Against Women

Far too many women and girls live in fear day in and day out. The World Health Organization reports that an astounding one in three women worldwide experiences physical or sexual violence. In some countries, that rate jumps to 70 percent.

Women Thrive works for transformational change to reduce, prevent, and address domestic violence, rape, bride burnings, dowry deaths and other kinds of violence and abuse against women and girls.

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