Counsellor and cofounder Jenny Wright raises alarm bells over the potential for the rise in gender based violence in the face of COVID.
“Women’s advocate Jenny Wright says more supports are needed to combat the increased risk of domestic violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Wright, a member of the expert advisory panel with the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, says there have already been four reported femicide cases across Canada since the pandemic gripped the nation. She says there’s a “’perfect storm” in place for an increase in domestic violence in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
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