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Violence Against Women Shelters Face Unprecedented COVID-19 Crisis

March 18, 2020

Amidst the current pandemic of COVID-19, Violence Against Women (VAW) Shelters in Ontario are also responding to the existing Gender-Based Violence Pandemic.  We know survivors of gender-based violence are most at-risk of violence in their own homes.  We are facing a complicated and unprecedented situation, when “self-isolating at home” is both the primary advice to respond to our current public health crisis, yet the most common location of harassment, violence and lethality for women and children experiencing or at risk of gender-based violence.  Read the full release here.