Rates of domestic violence are increasing during the pandemic — here’s what the Canadian Women’s Foundation is doing to help

Creating virtual support networks for victims

Why It Matters

While rates of domestic violence are going up as isolation continues, experts say they were epidemic-level even before the pandemic. Victims are in need of stronger support networks, especially easily-accessed virtual networks, to help break the cycle.

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