Domestic Violence During COVID­19

The lockdowns following the COVID-19 pandemic have surged up the number of domestic violence cases within the United States. People were directed to stay indoors at their respective homes as it had been proved to be an effective measure for fighting against the coronavirus. While stopping the spread of the virus, they have also exposed the dangerous threats to victims of domestic abuse across the world apart for the deadly repercussions of the pandemic.

In abusive households, victims fear the aggressor inside and the virus outside. The confinement with abusive partners mostly result in physical and emotional violence. It is difficult for the victims to escape from the abusers and seek help due to the imposed restrictions. Some are dependent on their abuser due to lack of financial support.

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