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Violence against women:

The United Nations defines violence against women as:

“Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”

Unfortunately today women in both Canada and abroad continue to be placed in exceedingly vulnerable positions. The violence experienced by women takes many forms including physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse. Throughout my career both as a lawyer and a Senator I have worked very closely on this issue. I have chaired and sat on commissions that address violence against women and I continue to work diligently to ensure that this is an issue that is brought to the political forefront.

Related Links

Senate Chamber Speech – Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Victims of Human Trafficking Protection Act

Senate Chamber Speech – Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Study on Application of Official Languages Act and Relevant Regulations

Senate Chamber Question – Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Justice – 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Prevention of Human Trafficking

Senate Chamber Speech – Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Second Reading – Protection of Victims of Human Trafficking Bill

Senate Chamber Statement – Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Human Trafficking

Senate Chamber Speech – Oct 25, 2005
Bill to Amend Bill C-49 the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons)


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