Intimate Partner Violence

COVID-19: An Intimate Partner Violence Flashpoint in Racialized Communities

Global statistics have shown a dramatic increase in IPV, specifically violence against women, during the COVID-19 pandemic, which the United Nations has referred to as the “shadow pandemic”

Ensuring Cultural Safety in Relationships

Anyone can be a victim of sexual or physical assault or abuse. When taking a client-centered sexual history, consider asking questions regarding sexual assault and/or domestic violence in a sensitive manner, when appropriate.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Intimate partner violence is the most common cause of non-fatal injury to women worldwide. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a large increase in intimate partner violence and gender-based violence seen across the globe. 

Intimate Partner Violence in South Asian Communities

It takes an incredible amount of resilience and strength for South Asian survivors to seek help and even after doing so, experience many barriers in accessing services or leaving an abusive situation.