â€œOn any given night in Canada, more than 350 women and children fleeing violence are turned away from help. Domestic violence shelters are underfunded and already bursting at the seams, leaving women with nowhere to go. This is unacceptable in a country like Canada.
We must never make excuses or look the other way, because that has devastating effects on survivors. We all must reject the quiet tolerance of violence against women and loudly condemn sexual and gender-based violence. We must stand with women who are especially vulnerable to sexual violence against. Women with disabilities and indigenous women, for example, are three times more likely to face violence than other women in Canada.