"As social media networking apps become increasingly popular, more and more women are coming out with horror stories, and experts say some users' behaviour has become a real problem."
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Domestic violence programs play a key role in shifting from a culture that tolerates difference to one that embraces intersectionality. This month's TAQ outlines what domestic violence programs need to know in order to serve survivors of all genders with autonomy and dignity.
“Gender-based violence and the risk factors that contribute to it, like unemployment and isolation, have risen during the pandemic,” Rosie Hidalgo, a senior adviser at the White House Gender Policy Council, said in a statement.
This issue of the PreventIPV newsletter features tools that highlight community building as a key strategy for prevention. It includes resources to promote connection and care by building communities that foster healing, resilience, and joy, both online and off.
The two femicides have hit a nerve on an island where activists say violence against women has worsened since the devastating 2017 Hurricane Maria.
Cases of domestic violence against Indigenous women and children and instances of sexual assault increased over the past year as nonprofit groups and social workers scrambled to meet the added challenges that stemmed from the coronavirus pandemic, advocates said Tuesday.