Capacity of Domestic Violence Shelters
Number of beds, in all domestic violence shelters, for women and families
Methods and Limitations:
Domestic violence shelters are considered short-term residential facilities. short-term residential facilities also include those with a general policy of providing accommodation for less than three months, and they typically provide individual beds to residents, as opposed to separate apartments or units
Only domestic violence shelters targeting women and families are included in this indicator.
Until 2021, shelters serving the “Women with or without children” sub-target population were included as part of the “General-women” target population statistics. Starting 2021, statistics from this sub-target population are included as part of the “Family” target population. Therefore, 2021 data and beyond includes the totals for both ‘General-women’ and ‘Family’ categories.
Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0353-01 Homeless shelter capacity, bed and shelter counts for emergency shelters, transitional housing and domestic violence shelters for Canada and provinces, Employment and Social Development Canada
Capacity of Domestic Violence Shelters in the Sustainable Development Goals
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5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.
16. Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.