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In Italy, Support Groups Fear Lockdown Is Silencing Domestic Abuse Victims

In Italy, Support Groups Fear Lockdown Is Silencing Domestic Abuse Victims

Italy has seen a sharp fall in official reports of domestic violence as it approaches a month under coronavirus lockdown, raising concern among some support groups that forced confinement is leaving victims struggling to seek help. Citing official data, a parliamentary committee into violence against women said last week that reports to police of domestic […]

Europe Braces For Domestic Abuse ‘Perfect Storm’ Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Europe Braces For Domestic Abuse ‘Perfect Storm’ Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Domestic abuse charities in Europe have called for hotels and holiday lets to be turned into refuges as they warned that coronavirus lockdowns would lead to a massive jump in the numbers of women fleeing violence. Governments, support services and charities are scrambling to help thousands of women facing weeks of isolation at home with […]

Several African Countries Confirm First Coronavirus Cases

Several African Countries Confirm First Coronavirus Cases

Several African countries have confirmed their first cases of the coronavirus, while Rwanda has become the first nation in Africa to be placed on lockdown. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1,000 cases had been reported across Africa as of Sunday. In Uganda, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng announced the first case, saying that a man flew […]

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