Domestic Violence During Covid 19, by member Dr Lai-Heng Foong for NoWEM

“COVID-19 has created a perfect storm for DV to thrive. Many of the drivers and reinforcing factors for domestic violence have been accentuated or exacerbated by the pandemic conditions.”

“The lockdown measures that many nations have taken have socially isolated abused women and made it difficult for these women to have any support system. By isolating victims from friends, family, and any outside contact, abusers are able to assert control over the victim’s entire environment. Social isolation can lead to the normalization of abuse and allow abusers to more easily engage in gaslighting techniques.”

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