SAFETY AT HOME:

Gender-based Violence

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, every six days a woman was killed by her intimate partner in Canada. During the initial six weeks of stringent public health measures in April and May 2020, that number rose to one every three days.

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Nationally 16% of women reported concerns about domestic violence as an impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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42% of women

42% of women who have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of a partner have received serious injuries as a result.

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Our Women Experiencing Violence fund works collaboratively with the Ending Violence Association of BC to fund virtual communications platforms and direct assistance to over 300 women’s shelters, transition houses, and organizations across the province.

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