Fearing 'Second-Hand Victimization,' Some Newcomers May Not Reach Out To Women's Shelters: Advocate

According to the CBC, a lack of cultural understanding in Manitoba's women's shelters is endangering some newcomer women and their children, who may feel they have no choice but to remain in violent households rather than seek help, a concerned advocate says. 

Safe spaces that provide shelter and resources for women escaping domestic abuse are even more essential now, as research has shown a rise in the frequency and severity of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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