Gender violence is a shadow pandemic: UN-THE HINDU-08-04-2020


The UN Women has urged member-States to include prevention of violence against women in their action plans on COVID-19 and consider shelters and helplines essential services, calling the rise in gender-based violence a “shadow pandemic”. body, France has seen a 30% increase in domestic violence since the lockdown on March 17. In Argentina, emergency calls for domestic violence cases have increased by 25% since the lockdown on March 20 and Cyprus , Singapore have also registered an increase in calls.

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