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Violence against women during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be a shadow pandemic for which there is also currently no vaccine to eradicate.

Violence Against Women

What is violence against women?

Depending on the Source the definition of violence against women may vary. The United Nations General Assembly’s definition is:

Meno Martha, Violence Against Women“In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women (A/RES/48/104). The Declaration defines violence against women as ‘any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life’”.

COVID-19 and Violence Against Women

Is there an association between COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and violence against women?

In Violence Against Women and Girls: The Shadow Pandemic dated 06 April 2020, the Executive Director of UN Women elaborates on:

“With 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people are now sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19. It’s a protective measure, but it brings another deadly danger. We see a shadow pandemic growing, of violence against women.

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What is HotPeachPages?

HotPeachPages is an:

“International directory of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women’s organizations, plus domestic violence information in over 110 languages”.

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Where may I find Links related to COVID-19 Violence Against Women?

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Last Updated: 22 May 2020 – Last Revised: 11 April 2020