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November 25, 2021

OMA statement on gender-based violence

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2021 — Dr. Adam Kassam, president of the Ontario Medical Association, marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

“Today, we hope to add our voice to the chorus of advocates and allies around the world who are working to support survivors and their families, and promote a safe and inclusive environment for women, girls, and gender non-conforming individuals,” Dr. Kassam said. While anyone can experience violence, we know that women and girls are at a greater risk, including those living in remote and rural areas and members of the LGBTQ2+ and Indigenous communities. Gender-based violence is an issue that affects not only those directly impacted, but families and communities as a whole. At the OMA, we are committed to spreading the word and seeking to end this form of abuse to keep our members and communities safe.”

About the OMA

The Ontario Medical Association represents Ontario’s 43,000 plus physicians, medical students and retired physicians, advocating for and supporting doctors while strengthening the leadership role of doctors in caring for patients. Our vision is to be the trusted voice in transforming Ontario’s health-care system.