Experiences of IPV during the pandemic: Mobilizing for enhanced service delivery

Measures put in place to mitigate COVID-19, such as stay at home orders, have put families experiencing intimate partner violence at greater risk. In particular, young women and women with children have been identified at greater risk for increased violence, housing instability, and decreased service provision.

The project will investigate patterns of violence and housing instability, and examine changes to experiences and services during the pandemic. The project will undertake a realist informed review of literature and conduct primary research. The project will also work closely with survivors to create digital narratives. Using the knowledge created, the project will build collaboration with policy makers, service providers and other knowledge users.

Research opportunity

We’re seeking women with lived of experience of violence who accessed services during the pandemic to participate in a research study. Participation involves a one-hour interview and participants will receive $100 honorarium for their engagement. Email research@womanact.ca if you are interested in participating or would like to discuss the study further.

Research flyer

Get Involved

For more information or to get involved, please contact:

Lieran Docherty

Director of Programs