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Coronavirus To Have ‘Catastrophic’ Impact On Women With Domestic Abuse Up 20%

Coronavirus To Have ‘Catastrophic’ Impact On Women With Domestic Abuse Up 20%

The coronavirus lockdown could lead to a 20% surge in domestic violence as victims remain trapped at home with their abusers, the United Nations predicted on Tuesday, warning the pandemic will have a “catastrophic impact” on women. Tens of millions of women may be unable to access contraception and millions of more girls could be […]

Violence Against Women and Girls – The Shadow Pandemic

Violence Against Women and Girls – The Shadow Pandemic

With 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people are now sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19. It’s a protective measure, but it brings another deadly danger. We see a shadow pandemic growing of violence against women. As more countries report infection and lockdown, more domestic violence helplines and shelters across the world […]