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United Nations Focuses Attention on Gender-Based Violence

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a “shadow pandemic” of intensified domestic violence and violence against women. Activists from two Ontario non-profits talk about their observations and what needs to change to achieve a violence-free society.

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Women Fleeing Abuse Need Culturally Specific Services

Lack of language skills, community support and cultural constraints prevent many immigrant and ethnic women from fleeing abusive relationships and seeking help. The most recent figures from Statistics Canada show that one quarter of all…

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