Wonderful way to honor the day. My daughter is studying labor trafficking as part of her social work degree and the stories she brings home are horrendous. The world has a loonnnggggg way to go before women are treated with the respect they deserve.

Chronicles of Illusions

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This year’s Woman’s International Day theme is that it is time for action to stop violence against women.

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In researching IWD I came across alarming statistics.

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  • Up to 70% of women will at some point in their lives experience physical and/or sexual violence. Scary isn’t it.
  • Violence against women has a marked affect on the economy. It costs the US around $5.8 billion a year.
  • Violence against women is predictable if we study a range of issues. Economic, social, cultural, legal factors all influence the prevalence of violence.

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  • Violence against women increases their risk of contacting HIV.
  • Both the physical health and the mental health of women who experience violence can deteriorate and affect their long term health.
  • Children who witness this violence have more social, emotional, behavioural, cognitive and general health problems than children who do not.
  • One in four women are abused during pregnancy.
  • During armed conflicts women…

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