Violence Against Young Women
This infographic presents statistics on violence against women in secondary school, college, and university. It also compares rates of violence against women 15-34 to the rates experienced by older women.
Violence Against Female Secondary School Students:
- More than 4 out of 10 Ontario girls are the target of unwanted sexual comments or gestures.
- 1 out of 4 Ontario girls report having been pressured into doing something sexual they did not want to do
- More than 4 out of 10 teenage girls in Quebec experienced abuse by their boyfriends
Violence Against Female College & University Students:
Incidence of women abuse in Canadian college & university dating relationships:
- 79% Reported being psychologically abused
- 27% Reported being sexually abused
- 22% Reported being physically abused
- 15-25% North American female college & university students who will experience sexual assault during their academic career.
As of 2010, there were 582 cases of missing or murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. In 85% of the 582 cases, the age of the victim was known (495 cases). 55% of these 495 cases involved women and girls under the age 31. 17% involved women and girls aged 18yrs and youngers.
During one school year. 36% of female students in grades 7 to 12 experienced sexual harassment through texting, email, Facebook, or other electronic means.
Police-reported violence against women in Canada in 2011:
Young women aged 15 to 24 are:
- At greatest risk of all forms of police-reported violence against women
- The most vulnerable to sexual violence by dating partner
- At greatest risk of being murdered by a current or former spouse
Self-reported victimization of women in Canada in 2009:
Compared to older women, women aged 15 to 34 are:
- 3x more likely to report non spousal violent victimization
- 5x more likely to report non-spousal sexual assault
- 2-3x more likely to report non-spousal victimization in the last 12 months