Today marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
As it is also still Domestic Violence Awareness month, we thought we would start by sharing the latest figures on domestic violence in Nova Scotia. The NS Advisory Council on the Status of Women released the infographic below a year ago, using statistics from 2019. It shows that:
These numbers all pre-date the Covid-19 pandemic, which, as we know by now, has cut off many folks who have been subjected to domestic violence from their supports and also forced them to lockdown at times with their abusive partners.