domestic violence

domestic violence

In terms of its frequency and impact, domestic violence is one of the most serious social problems in Canada. Situations of domestic violence have long term consequences for the health and quality of life of the people involved.

Under the current laws of our country, victims have few rights, and police forces are ill equipped to prevent violence from escalating.

[+] Facts about domestic violence

violence against women, violence, gun control, criminal law, police, mental health, spousal abuse, The Alberta Family Violence Protection Act, How does a battered woman feel?, A Survivor Speaks

[+] Position:ensure victims of domestic violence are safe from their abusers

[+] Position: overhaul the existing penalty system for people convicted of domestic abuse.

[+] Postion: Impose stiffer sentencing for offenders

sources and resources

Facts about Domestic Violence
Peer Support Services for Abused Women

Alberta: Calgary Distress Center

Manitoba: www.gov.mb.ca/abuse
www.city.winnipeg.mb.ca/police/Domestic Violence/domesticviolence.htm

Ontario: www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/DBlows/Statutes/English/ood33_e.htm
Peel Regional Police - Domestic Violence

British Columbia: Domestic Violence and Abuse Resources
Family Services of Greater Vancouver - Domestic Violence Unit

Saskatchewan: www.saskjustice.gov.sk.ca/legislation/summaries/vicdomviolact.shtml

Family Help: www.911family.com

Books: www.questia.com

Survivors Unlimited

Email: survivorsunlimited@telus.net

Web Site: Survivors Unlimited

Care2.com Support Group

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