Violence against Women

OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Being a woman in Canada isn't always safe. Approximately half of its female population has suffered from physical and sexual assault, and every six days, a woman can be murdered by her partner.

Why is this violence against women still such a critical issue in Canada? What age bracket is most at risk? How can we prevent it from happening in the first place?

In light of National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on December 6, CIHR-funded researcher Dr. Martine Hébert is available to discuss her research. She focuses on abuse against young women, one of the most vulnerable demographics to violent victimization, and teenage dating violence.

To book an interview with Dr. Hébert, please contact:

David Coulombe
Media Relations
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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For further information: David Coulombe, Media Relations, Canadian Institutes of Health Research,


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