Violence Prevention Campaign for Inuit Children – Fact Sheet
Family violence and abuse are serious, ongoing issues that afflict every Inuit community in Canada at rates much higher than those in the south. Children are one of the most vulnerable groups impacted by violence and abuse or become victims. Data collected by the Qanuippitali Inuit Health Survey in Nunavut (2012), indicate that:
- 31% of respondents experienced severe physical abuse as children; and
- 52% of women and 22% of men reported having experienced severe sexual abuse during childhood.
Department Abuse Prevention
Year Published 2013