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Canada is one of the developed countries of the world to adapt to progress and embrace change but this does not limit the great nation to a perfect country. Problems are still eminent and need to be resolved. Over the course of previous decades, Women in Canada and the rest of the world, started to voice out their opinions. They demanded a complete change of the way the system negatively targeted and exploited women. These were brought on by the fact that female living in Canada, were forced to endure terrible conditions before the 1960s. Some of these issues were patriarchy, rape, abortion, childcare, and discrimination of women at work places and violence against women. These were all issues that were doing harm to women in the Canadian society but the most appalling of them all was violence against women. According to Angelari, Marguerite (1997), “this is a technical term used to collectively refer to violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women. Similar to a hate crime, which it is sometimes considered, this type of violence targets a specific group with the victim's gender as a primary motive”. This means that these violence acts are specifically directed to women in our society. Examples of the types of violence against women are: financial, emotional, physical, social and sexual violence. According to Prugl, E (2013), “forms of violence perpetrated by individuals are rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, coercive use of contraceptives, female infanticide, prenatal sex selection, obstetric violence, harmful customary or traditional practices such as honor killings, dowry violence, female genital mutilation, marriage by abduction and forced marriage.” During the second wave (1960s and 1970s), ... ... middle of paper ... ...rancis - Prugl, E. (Director). (2013). Violence Against women [Lecture]. Switzerland: Institute of International and Development Studies. - Taylor, L. E. (1995). Home brutal home. Canada and the World Backgrounder, 60(4), 24+. Retrieved from - Statistics Canada, (2013). Measuring violence against women: Statistical trends. Retrieved from - Voices of our Sisters in Spirit: a report to families and communities. (2nd ed.). (2009). Ottawa, Ont.: Native Women's Association of Canada. - 7 Sobering Stats About Violence Against Women In Canada. (2013, April 10). CBCnews. Retrieved May 25, 2014, from
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