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Forced Marriage

It is a practice that is recognized at the international level as a violation of human rights

Son Preference

It is an attitude founded on the belief that girls are inadequate and of lesser value than boys.

Dowry

Many families rely on dowries as a source of income at the time of marriage.

Honour Violence

It is an act intended to restore ‘honour’ to the family and is rooted in men’s efforts to control women’s sexual and social lives.

Stories & Features

Our work in numbers

2298

Number of volunteer hours contributed by ICWA Board in 2011-2012

100

Number of clients assisted by the outreach workers in 2011-2012

98%

Increase in the number of clients served under the ISAP Program in 2011

Women's issues in numbers

1/10

Alberta men believe its okay to physically assault a woman if she upsets him

1.5

1.5 billion-The measurable health related costs of violence against women in Canada every year

 

 

3000

Number of women living in emergency shelters to escape domestic violence on any given day in Canada