1 in 3 women have experienced sexual and/or physical assault.1
Gender-based violence is rooted in gender inequality and the imbalance of power in our societies. It predominantly affects women, especially those from marginalized groups, and LGBTQ+ people. It can take different forms such as physical, sexual, emotional and financial.
- Nearly ⅓ of all police-reported crimes are intimate partner violence.2
- Every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.3
- 1 in 10 women reported fearing domestic violence during the COVID-19 lockdown in Canada.4
In Canada and around the world, gender-based violence is a public health crisis. We must act now.
Funding lifesaving initiatives
Ending gender-based violence requires critical services for women and children that allow them to seek refuge, heal from trauma, and rebuild their lives. It also requires ongoing advocacy and education that can help women and families get the support they need and stop the cycles of violence – sometimes before it starts.
Leading the fight against gender-based violence are incredible charities across Canada that offer services including counselling, emergency crisis support, safe shelter, education and much more.
These services are vital for people to not only survive but thrive.
About the Stop Gender-Based Violence Fund
The Stop Gender-Based Violence Fund by CanadaHelps includes over 410 registered charities who are working towards a safe and equitable Canada for all.
The charities in this Fund are selected through an algorithmic approach, taking the charity’s area of focus, mission, and description into account. To see the latest list of charities included in this Fund, you can view the list here.
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