COVID-19, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) & Intimate-Partner Violence (IPV): Q&A with Karen Wood & Jo-Anne Dusel

Health Equity, Learning Tools, Sex & Gender

Dr. Karen Wood (RESOLVE Saskatchewan Interim Director) and Jo-Anne Dusel (Executive Director, PATHS) answer participant questions submitted as part of the online Health Equity: Community Conversation held May 29, 2020.   

Listen as they discuss:

  • the prevalence of child protection intervention with women who are experiencing intimate partner violence;
  • practical supports for people facing violence or needing safety planning;
  • how to move forward in conversations about GBV and IPV in ways that are inclusive of people outside the gender binary;
  • ways that people with disabilities can access support when domestic violence comes from family & care givers
  • eviction prevention and local housing programs for neighbours with no out or no effective security
  • the portion of the population most affected by the pandemic
  • the best ways to screen for and intervene in gender-based violence during the pandemic
  • what COVID-19 is teaching us about gender-based violence and intimate-partner violence

Take your Learning Further:

  • Listen to the recorded webinar on COVID-19, Gender-Based Violence, and Health Equity held on May 29
  • Thank you to Dr. Karen Wood for generously compiling this pdf of resources related to COVID-19, gender-based violence and health equity, including where to get immediate support, information backgrounders, infographics and articles.
  • Explore this centralized hub for resources related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and the COVID-19 pandemic from the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC)
  • Learn more about RESOLVE, a prairie-based research network that coordinates and supports research aimed at ending violence, especially violence involving girls and women.
  • Learn more about the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) a member association for 23 agencies that provide intimate partner violence services across Saskatchewan, including women’s shelters (also known as domestic violence shelters, safe shelters, transition houses, or interval houses), second stage shelters, and counselling centres that offer counselling and support to survivors of IPV.