Gender-based Violence & SRHR

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Significant Progress

The federal government was quick to recognize that lockdowns increase the risk of domestic violence and reduce access to time-sensitive health services, such as abortion and contraception, for women and gender-diverse people.


The federal government provided $100 million to support shelters and sexual assault centres as domestic violence reports increased 20-30% due to COVID-19 lockdown measures.


— Maryam Monsef, Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, 2021 (at the Federal-Provincial-Territorial meeting of Status of Women Ministers)

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