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    April 2021

    The Facts About Sexual Assault and Harassment

    The Facts About Sexual Assault and Harassment

    Sexual assault and harassment are persistent forms of gender-based violence that are rooted in gender inequality.

     

    In fact, sexual assault is the only violent crime in Canada that is not declining. Its impact goes far beyond survivors; dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault costs Canadians billions of dollars every year.

     

    Since the vast majority of sexual assault isn’t reported to police, both police-reported data and self-reported data from social surveys help to establish its scope.

     

    This fact page answers some frequently asked questions about sexual assault and harassment in Canada. Please click the link below to read the FAQ about Sexual Assault and Harassment provided by the Canadian Women's Foundation. 

     

    https://canadianwomen.org/the-facts/sexual-assault-harassment/

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