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| Published: May 25, 2020

COVID-19 lockdown: danger for victims of domestic violence

Dr. Shruti A. Suthar

[M.A Gold Medalist, GSET, Ph.D] Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Uma Arts & Nathiba Commerce Mahila College, Gandhinagar, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.227/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.227


Recently, the UN Secretary General appealed to governments to pay attention to and prevent a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” over the last few weeks amid lockdown measures imposed by several countries to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. The article is created on “Addressing Domestic Violence: A forgotten agenda while locking INDIA down.” which was issued in observer Research foundation on 08/04/2020. It talks about the issue of increased cases of domestic violence faced by women and lack of machinery to support them during the lockdown. In India, The National Commission for Women (NCW) has also identified the issue of a spike in cases of domestic violence since the execution of the national lockdown.

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