Abuse is showing up in new ways during the pandemic. 

New forms of abuse have come up during the pandemic.

 

Virus-related violence, withholding protective equipment, and using quarantine as a weapon to isolate someone are just a few examples of how abuse has shifted during the pandemic. At the same time, social distancing has made it more difficult for people living with abuse to access support.

 

Social distancing has also been used as an "excuse" for abuse, which is why it is so important to remind everyone that -- pandemic or not -- there is #NoExcuseForAbuse.

Learn more:

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Intimate Partner Violence and the Pandemic: COVID-19-Related Controlling Behaviours

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The Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children

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Key Impacts of COVID-19 on Gender-Based Violence

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Possibility Seeds / Courage To Act

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A Global Pandemic: Violence Against Women

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Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres