Domestic Violence in Canada

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Violence has become prevalent within society; it is something the western world has learned to accept. With every minute that passes Canadians come face to face with certain acts of violence they may not have previously encountered (citation). Although, violence is not a subject that one can escape, women and children have unfortunately become the prime victims of violent acts. The media glorifies violence in other countries around the world it fails to address the presence of violence within Canada. Although violence is usually associated with gangs and guns, Canada experiences more violence related to bullying, sexual, verbal, cyber and domestic abuse (citation). Amidst the changing societal views towards treating women equally and…show more content…
In some case, however, isolation is involuntary on the woman’s part as it is caused by the abuser himself. A number of abused women are told to stay at home or be subjected to harsher abuse; the obvious choice in this situation is to stay. While adhering to such demands and psychological strain, women are knowingly subjecting themselves to isolation that negatively affects their relationships with family and friends and ultimately causes irreparable damage to the victim. Although, domestic abuse mainly targets women, the negative affects of this epidemic also affects the lives of children who experience or witness it on a daily basis. Children are recognized as the future of modern society as the population continues to grow old. Therefore, each and every child has the right to be nurtured in a safe environment (Geffner, 2000). A home riddled with domestic violence is the complete opposite of what Geffner described in her book, Children exposed to domestic violence. According to the 2003 Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS), almost 250 000 homes across Canada failed to provide an ideal living environment for their children (citation). Most of the damage comes at the hands of a parent or other relative, and the damage can last a lifetime. An abused child is 35% more likely to end up in violent or abusive relationships as an adult (citation). As stated by the statistic above, the likelihood
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