Posted by in News on February 8, 2016

Ghomeshi Trial Shows That Violence Against Women Knows No Borders

Canada: We’ll leave it to the courts to decide the fate of former CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, whose trial on five counts of sexual assault begins this week. But the issues his case raises about the way we view violence against women will linger on long after the trial is over.

Sexual assault and violence against women are often crimes in which the victims not only know their attackers, but are intimate with them. Statistically, 84 per cent of cases of reported violence against women in Canada and 75 per cent of sexual assaults involve attacks by our intimate partners, family members, or acquaintances. It’s the people we love and know who hurt us.

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Source: Huffington Post