Lord Cromer, the British consul general of Egypt, who was the de facto ruler of that country between 1883 to 1907, wrote in his book, Modern Egypt:
"The position of women in Egypt, and Mohammedan countries generally, is ... a fatal obstacle to the attainment of that elevation of thought and character which should accompany the Western civilisation … The obvious remedy would appear to be to educate women."
Number of women in Canada who have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16. (Source)
Percentage of all Canadians who say they personally know at least one woman who has been sexually or physically assaulted. (Source)
On average, every six days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. (Source)