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New data shows that homelessness is a women's rights issue

By Hannah Brais, PhD Student, Geography, McGill University
Alex Nelson, PhD Candidate, Anthropology, Western University
Jesse Jenkinson, Postdoctoral Fellow, MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto
Kaitlin J. Schwan, Senior Researcher, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, York University, Canada
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Visible homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the housing crisis across Canada. For women, girls and gender-diverse people, homelessness is often hidden, meaning that they are more likely to avoid shelters, couch surf or remain in abusive relationships than end up on the streets. Because of this, we know less about their experiences.

New data from the…

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