domestic abuse, domestic violence Peel Region Canada

Police Reports Do Not Tell True Scale of Domestic Violence

Although Peel Regional police reports show a decrease in domestic violence this year, the director of Family Services of Peel says that for every 20 reported cases, there are another 40 unreported cases.

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Women Fleeing Abuse Need Culturally Specific Services

Lack of language skills, community support and cultural constraints prevent many immigrant and ethnic women from fleeing abusive relationships and seeking help. The most recent figures from Statistics Canada show that one quarter of all…

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