Vol. 48 No. (1) 1-3 (2021): The hidden monster of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic in resource limited settings: a call to action

The emergence of COVID-19 has seen an
unprecedented increase in social and economic
disruption worldwide. While measures such as
lockdowns and directives to stay at home have
helped ease the impact of the pandemic, there has
been an upsurge of reported cases of intimate partner
and domestic violence. This problem has
disproportionately affected already socially
disadvantaged communities especially those in low
and middle income countries. This paper discusses
domestic violence in the context of COVID-19 and
proffers recommendations on how to address this
growing burden.

Published: 18-05-2023

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