Domestic Violence Cases Surge During COVID-19 EpidemicMarch 24, 2020
Why the Coronavirus Outbreak Could Hit Women HardestMarch 24, 2020
“When communities undergo additional stress – from disease, to drought, to their local football team losing a match – rates of violence rise.
,/p> Isolation and financial abuse are common features of domestic abuse relationships, which campaigners warn will only be further exacerbated during this pandemic. “The imposition of self-isolation can amplify the abuser’s ability to restrict women’s freedoms and leave them at heightened risk”