SPECIAL REPORT: Domestic Violence Survivors Now at Increased Risk
During the current coronavirus pandemic, being isolated at home with an abusive partner puts women at higher risk of domestic violence incidents. Compounding the problem are cutbacks in social services due to virus-related staffing shortages.
We’ve assembled a select list of articles addressing this topic, including how to recognize signs of domestic violence, and how to cope with the isolation imposed by social distancing.
Where Can Domestic Violence Victims Turn During Covid-19? – The New York Times
Information on Covid-19 for Survivors, Communities, and DV/SA Programs – Futures Without Violence
Coronavirus self-isolation could lead to increased domestic violence: N.S. agencies – globalnews.ca
Isolation of families for coronavirus raises concerns about domestic violence – ABC News
Coronavirus isolation raises concerns for domestic violence survivors, experts say – NBC News
Domestic violence in the age of coronavirus: What happens when you’re stuck at home, but home isn’t safe? – USA Today
Domestic violence victims facing higher risks amid coronavirus quarantine – New York Post
3 Safety Tips for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Quarantined Domestic Violence Victims – Safe Horizon