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Adolescent Dating Violence

A guide to help your teen understand, avoid and navigate the risks of abusive relationships It’s a startling figure: one in three. That’s the number of Canadian adolescents thought to have experienced dating violence–be it physical, psychological or cyber–in a 2017-2018 study (The National Prevalence of Adolescent Dating Violence in Canada). This is markedly higher …

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Understanding Trauma Bonds In Partner Violence

There is an abundance of research on cycles of abuse in Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and why survivors have difficulties leaving abusive relationships. Several reasons exist, including but not limited to gaslighting, manipulation, increased risk of further harm, financial dependence, isolation, familial or cultural expectations, and physiological vulnerabilities.  Additionally, some survivors of abuse may experience …

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Every year from November 25 – December 10, we observe the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Marking its 31th anniversary in 2022, this global campaign is an opportunity to speak up and call out for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. During these 16 days, governments, international organizations and …

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