There has been a notable increase in gender based domestic violence at home during the current COVID-19 or Coronavirus Global Pandemic. According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF), a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner every six days. The Toronto police have noted this significant gap: “Our fear is that there are a lot of women who are experiencing violence in their home and they may not be accessing any services or supports,” “We really want women to know that those services and supports are available, and there are many entry points to getting the services they need.”
COVID19 has shown that there is a 22 percent increase on police calls regarding domestic incidents. In certain areas, there have also been a 22 percent in sexual assaults.
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