COVID-19 and domestic violence

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This COVID-19 lockdown period heightens the risk of domestic violence. Perpetrators as well as victims are more invisible. And while help is still available, accessing it is more difficult. Bystanders like friends and neighbours now have a bigger role to play. Support services are reporting a significant rise in the number of cases, and the acts are becoming more violent in this time of crisis. So how to keep domestic violence ‘in view’? How can accountability be maintained?

Period26 May 2020

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Media contributions

  • TitleCOVID-19 and domestic violence
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC Big Ideas
    Media typeOther
    Duration/Length/Size55 minutes
    CountryAustralia
    Date26/05/20
    DescriptionThis COVID-19 lockdown period heightens the risk of domestic violence. Perpetrators as well as victims are more invisible. And while help is still available, accessing it is more difficult. Bystanders like friends and neighbours now have a bigger role to play. Support services are reporting a significant rise in the number of cases, and the acts are becoming more violent in this time of crisis. So how to keep domestic violence ‘in view’? How can accountability be maintained?
    Producer/AuthorPaul Barclay
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/covid-19-and-domestic-violence/12223870
    PersonsKate Fitz-Gibbon, Jude McCulloch, JaneMaree Maher, Silke Meyer, Marie Segrave

Keywords

  • covid-19
  • Coronavirus
  • domestic violence
  • femicide
  • intimate partner violence
  • help seeking behaviours
  • migrant women
  • temporary migrants
  • violence against women