Category: COVID-19 Pandemic
The pandemic coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, has dominated the news. Many of us are contemplating what we can do to reduce risks and prevent transmission. But have we considered the gendered impacts of coronavirus in Canada?
If you live in a rural or remote area of Canada, dealing with sexual assault and intimate partner violence comes with specific challenges. First of all, women and girls in these communities may face additional obstacles to accessing help: social isolation, longer travel times to services, transportation difficulties, areas where most people know each other.
Get a summary of this important report, which asseses federal policy and programs supporting women and gender equality in Canada. It will be submitted to the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia before a review of the Beijing Platform 25 years after it first happened.