Violence continues in homes and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Its victims include women, children and youth, Aboriginal women and children, older persons, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, persons of varying race or ethnicity and persons of differing economic status. These populations are most likely to experience physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, spiritual and cultural violence, as well as verbal and financial abuse and neglect. However, accurate statistics regarding the prevalence of violence are difficult to obtain, as approximately only 10 per cent of violence is ever reported.
The Violence Prevention Initiative has developed the following series of fact and tip sheets to assist in the prevention of violence and abuse:
The Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women created a series of fact sheets based on the 2013 Statistics Canada report, Measuring Violence Against Women: Statistical Trends:
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A project of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women and Statistics Canada in 2013, the full report can be found here .
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