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Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse

The Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse (PCAWA) has been in existence since 1984. The Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse is a group of individuals representing various agencies in the Region of Peel. This active committee's mandate is to promote a comprehensive and effective response to woman abuse in the Region of Peel. PCAWA defines woman abuse as the actual or threatened physical, psychological, sexual, financial, verbal, or spiritual abuse of a woman by someone with whom she has/or has had an intimate, familial or romantic relationship, as well as violence occurring outside of any familial relationship such as violence perpetrated by a stranger. Woman abuse is a serious and widespread societal problem. Women from all ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, socio-economic classes, religions, ability levels, and professions can experience abuse.

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