Qanuippitaa? How are we? Prevalence and Nature of Sexual Violence in Nunavik

Qanuippitaa? How are we? Prevalence and Nature of Sexual Violence in Nunavik

Qanuippitaa? How are we? Prevalence and Nature of Sexual Violence in Nunavik

Qanuippitaa? How are we? Prevalence and Nature of Sexual Violence in Nunaviks

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Référence bibliographique [2463]

Lavoie, Francine, Fraser, Sarah, Boucher, Olivier et Muckle, Gina. 2007. Qanuippitaa? How are we? Prevalence and Nature of Sexual Violence in Nunavik. Québec: Gouvernement du Québec, Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux du Nunavik.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The primary objective of this report is to provide data on the prevalence of sexual abuse and the characteristics of sexual abuse victims in Nunavik. We will also present some of solutions proposed by the study’s participants to prevent sexual abuse and take action in their community. » (p. 3)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
521 Inuit households

Instruments :
Self-administered and interviewer-completed questionnaires

Type de traitement des données :
Statistical analysis

3. Résumé


This report presents data from the Nunavik Inuit Health Survey (2004). It shows that « [t]he community of Nunavik is facing a very significant problem of sexual abuse that affects both children and adults. One in three adults has experienced sexual abuse during childhood and one in five during adulthood. [...] Among the most frequently mentioned sources of sexual abuse for both women and men is the family (women 31.9%, men 30.7%). » (p. 8) Faced with this situation, Nunavik residents have suggested a variety of solutions, which can be categorized into four main themes: 1) the value of the community collectively addressing the problem of sexual abuse, 2) the necessity that the victim talk about the abuse, 3) the merits of sanctions, as preventive tool, following sexual abuse, and 4) the necessity that parents assume a guiding and protective role in their children’s lives. » (p. 9)

Seventeen other fascicules presenting data from the Nunavik Inuit Health Survey are available, as well as a report on nutrition and a methodological report. The following fascicules are listed in Famili@:
- Rochette, L., D. St-Laurent, et al. (2007). Qanuippitaa? How Are We? Socio-demographic Portrait
- Dodin, S. and C. Blanchet (2007). Qanuippitaa? How are we? Women’s Health and Preventive Sexual Behaviour Among Men and Women
- Lavoie, F., G. Muckle, et al. (2007). Qanuippitaa? How are we? Epidemiological Portrait of Physical Violence and Property Offences in Nunavik
- Plante, C., C. Blanchet, et al. (2007). Qanuippitaa? How Are We? Iron Deficiency and Anemia Among Women in Nunavik

These documents are available online on the Institut national de santé publique du Québec’s website.