COVID worsened domestic abuse for Indigenous women: B.C. report – Vancouver Sun

Jul 13, 2022

About 85 per cent of respondents reported an onset of domestic abuse by their partner during the pandemic, said the report.

Indigenous women and gender-diverse people in B.C. reported an increase in the frequency and severity of intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.

The findings from the year-long research project — which included an online survey with 95 participants and interviews with women experiencing domestic abuse and with service providers — underscore the need for more Indigenous-centred services and resources, said Indigenous and anti-violence groups.

About 85 per cent of respondents reported an onset of domestic abuse by their partner during the pandemic, while more than three-quarters said they experienced an increase in such incidents over the same time period, said the report.

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