The Domestic Abuse Pandemic | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
The Domestic Abuse Pandemic
Violence soars amid lockdown, quarantine and economic stress.
Rates of domestic abuse have surged across the world since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Lockdown and quarantine have left many women stuck at home, living with abusive partners or family members. With economies hard hit across the world, unemployment and financial hardship have exacerbated the crisis.
IWPR is working with local partners to highlight the problem - raising awareness, supporting women speaking out and pressing the authorities to take action.