The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education at York University is hosting an information session to address intimate partner violence in light of the increase in domestic violence that has occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, which disproportionately affects women and girls.
The session takes place virtually on March 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom.
This event is being held in partnership with the Women’s Support Network of York Region (WSN), a feminist non-profit organization providing free, confidential, non-judgmental and accessible services to survivors in York Region. Established in 1992, WSN’s vision is to eradicate sexual violence.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen a number of news headlines highlighting the rising number of cases of intimate partner violence in Ontario. Intimate partner violence is a form of gender-based violence that impacts a large portion of the population, unbeknownst to many.
Join this information session to discuss the nuances, statistics and experiences related to intimate partner violence and how to support those in our social circle. Hosted by Mark Subekti Tan, peer trainer at the Centre, the event will feature a presentation by WSN Public Education Coordinator Shannon Seeraj.