Stories on dating violence

Almost half of female murder victims are killed by former or current intimate partners. And the rate of violent crime against women in Batalia's age group — 15 to 24 — is 42 per cent higher than the rate for women aged 25 to 34. RIO2016 .oly-head-title { background: #1f76bc; color: #fff; height: 63px; border-bottom: 3px solid #37bb42; } .

Studies have described the omnipresence of the cell phone in teen life as being like a leash for young abusers to exert control over their partners. RIO2016 .oly-head-title a { display: block; width: 100%; height: 100%; } .

But how, in 2016, can young men like Gurjinder 'Gary' Dhaliwal still continue to rob young women of their dreams? By any measure, the killer's sentencing on Monday was an extraordinary scene: emotional, confrontational, accusatory. The presiding judge reminded onlookers that this isn't how we normally do things in Canada. Because as the problem of violence continues to plague Canadian teenage dating relationships, perhaps potential abusers should be forced to see the extreme consequences of their crimes. “A Story A Day” is a multimedia campaign, designed to raise awareness in our community about the issues of harassment, violence, and discrimination that are taking place on a far too frequent basis.Most stories about Maple Batalia describe the murdered teenager as an aspiring actress and model. As the 19-year-old's mother delivered a victim impact statement which was as much a confessional to her beloved daughter as an angry indictment of the man who killed her, Sarbjit Batalia said she also once held the same aspiration.

"You and I had the same dream that we wanted to be doctors.But my circumstances did not allow me," Batalia told a hushed courtroom.The courtroom was packed; sobbing onlookers stood as they strained to hear the voices of Batalia's friends and family pour out their hearts. More than a dozen victims sat in the box normally reserved for the jury, watching as Dhaliwal sat in a suit with no tie, back pressed against the glass of the prisoner's box, hands in his lap, thumbs pressed together. At times, the victims addressed him directly: "Gary, you took someone who would have made this world a better place." 'Your actions, Gary, have deprived us of a happy life." And finally, Sarbjit Batalia turned to face him, gasping for breath as she yelled: "Why did you kill my precious Maple? Give me answers." Sadly, the specifics of the case fit a pattern which groups like the Canadian Women's Foundation have been asking the public to consider for years. Women are much more likely than men to be assaulted by someone they know. RIO2016 tbody tr th { border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc; } .