Why are women sometimes charged with assaulting their partner when they are just trying to protect themselves or their kids?

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Dual charging or counter charging of women is one of the direct results of the mandatory charging policy. This is a serious, if unintended, consequence, and rates of dual/counter charging remain high in Ontario. Both women and their children feel the consequences of dual/counter charging. The abuser gains even more power and control because he…

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