Services or programs that prevent, mitigate, and respond to violence rooted in gender inequality, the abuse of power, or harmful norms. Gender-based violence can include sexual, physical, mental, and economic abuse inflicted in public or in private. It can also include threats of violence, coercion, and manipulation. Supports may include emergency treatment, follow-up care, and counselling.
Crisis services providing temporary residence and supports for people escaping gender-based violence or abuse. Services provided may include counselling, community referrals, safety planning, and emergency transportation.