YWCA Metro Vancouver and internationally-recognized artist, Ola Volo, have unveiled a 42-foot mural in downtown Vancouver, Canada that reveals how home violence hides in plain sight. Once you take a photograph along with your cellphone, hidden QR codes all through the art work reveal statistics about home violence in Canada. Customers can then click on straight on the stat which takes you to a web site to study extra and donate to assist the YWCA construct new housing to serve ladies who’ve skilled violence.

Home violence has intensified below COVID-19, triggered by the social and financial impacts of the disaster and amplified by stay-at-home orders. Gender-based violence and abuse has risen by 20-30% in some components of Canada, killing one lady each six days. Many are referring to this escalation in violence as a “shadow pandemic.”