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30% of Canadian women experienced sexual harassment in the workplace in the past 12 months.

December 2019

Although Aboriginal women are only 4% of the population of women in Canada, they make up 42% of the population of women in prisons.

2019

Younger girls were most often victimized by a family member, older girls by a casual acquaintance and young women by a non-spousal intimate partner (a man they were dating).

December 2018

19% of employed women in Canada have experienced harassment in their workplace in the past year.

December 2018

A study done in 9 countries (including Canada) interviewed 854 people who were currently or recently in prostitution at the time, found that 71% were physically assaulted in prostitution, 63% were raped in prostitution, 89% wanted to escape prostitution but did not have other options for survival.

2018

Less than half (43%) of sexual assault incidents reported to police resulted in a charge being laid; of these, half (49%) proceeded to court; of which just over half (55%) led to a conviction; of which just over half (56%) were sentenced to custody in a correctional centre.

2018

Half of the women entered prostitution before the age of 19. Many of them were first sexually exploited when they were younger than 14.

2015

A summary of Routes of Recruitment: Pimps' Techniques and Other Circumstances That Lead to Street Prostitution

2007

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