From CBC News–Being cooped up at home in a pandemic presents a series of inconvenient challenges for everyone, but for some, those challenges can be life-threatening.
“There’s a whole host of reasons why COVID-19 and other pandemics may be putting abuse survivors at greater risk of harm,” said Kendra Nixon, an associate professor in the faculty of social work at the University of Manitoba.
Nixon is the director of RESOLVE, a research network focused on issues involving violence against women and girls.
She and Nadine Henriquez, assistant professor in the faculty of health studies at Brandon University, are researching the heightened risks of intimate partner violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic in hopes of developing better ways to help survivors.
This week, they were awarded $24,700 through the Partnership Engage Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to conduct the research.