These resources on anti-Black racism in Canada and misogynoir are particularly helpful for non-Black people to educate themselves and share with others.
There are many indications that gender-based violence has risen since the pandemic began, and it’s not just physical abuse. Something like gaslighting may not leave visible bruises but it can be a common form of emotional abuse to be aware of, particularly as pandemic isolation measures continue.
In March, the Foundation invited service providers who focus on women, girls, and trans, and non-binary people to take a survey about the pandemic’s impact. Almost 120 responses came in from throughout the country, revealing the scope of the new challenges and concerns these services and their communities face.
After almost two months of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, staff members at some sexual assault centres in Canada are worried – and bracing for crisis calls to skyrocket.