What is it Going to Take to END Violence Against Women? Host Phyllis Pascal
10 June 2017 Blogroll
.It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime –
Phyllis Pascal, born in Grenada and lived in Canada most of her life. She’s a mother and a survivor of domestic violence. For over 15yrs Phyllis worked in the social service sector in various roles providing services to youth and their familes who faced educational, economical and social barriers.
This May 2017, she celebrated her 3rd year of victory, her survival of a vicious knife attack by the father of her child. Phyllis now speaks publicly about her experience because she believe that she is alive today to bring awareness around the issues of domestic violence and all violence against women. To also bring to the forefront how volatile relationships affects not only the victims but also the children, extended family and the broader community.