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Femicide rates on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic, says Guelph researcher

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femicide has increased in Canada and around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.Dr. Myrna Dawson points to repeated lockdowns and a lack of access to services and shelter as well as tense home environments for the steady increase in sex- and gender-related killings of women and girls.

Understanding root cause of gender-based violence starts with men, minister says “The numbers are showing increases over the three years — pre-COVID, beginning of COVID and as COVID continues — and in that context, it is something that we should be concerned about,” Dawson said.She said she is not just concerned about the increase in the numbers, but also that the numbers are only capturing women and girls who were killed. “This does not capture the.

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