Impact of COVID-19 on Domestic Violence, Situation of Women Victims and Access to the Support Services   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "A worldwide emergency resulting from COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] outbreak has exacerbated domestic abuse and violence against women in almost every corner of the globe. Available information proves the catastrophic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has already had and could have on women and girls. Historical experience suggests that a pandemic increases gender inequality. Studies of epidemic outbreaks show that the risks of domestic violence rise. According to the United Nations Population Fund, with every additional 3 months of isolation, another 15 million cases of gender-based violence are expected. The existing problem of violence against women has further intensified during the crisis. According to the Executive Director of UN Women in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the shadow pandemic of violence against women is growing and gaining momentum around the world. Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic violence against women increased and access to the services decreased. This problem is recognized by almost all international institutions, and they express deep concern about the increased risk of domestic violence against women and limited access to services in isolation."

Cultural-Humanitarian Fund Sukhumi
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Women Against Violence Europe: https://www.wave-network.org/
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