New research suggests that resource extraction industries are linked with an increase in domestic and sexual violence against women. The Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (EVA BC) explains that factors such as a largely transient and male work force, increases in drug and other substance usage, and income disparity between sexes associated with such industries contribute to an increase in violence against women. In response, EVA BC is working to produce new training protocol aimed at incoming employees involved in resource extraction. Photo credit: Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail