Family Violence and COVID-19

Family Violence and COVID-19

Family Violence and COVID-19

Date posted: April 29, 2020

While staying at home offers protection from COVID-19, it increases the risk for women and children experiencing family violence. Domestic violence rates are rising in Canada and globally during the pandemic. Multiple factors contribute to the increased threat.

What can you do if you know someone who is experiencing family violence? (Click the image to go to a more detailed version.)

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If someone is in immediate danger:

  • Call 911 and ask for police, or call your community police.
  • Call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808 (toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service)

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