“Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic violence was one of the most common human rights abuses in the world, affecting one in three women. The issue becomes even more pressing during emergencies, which often exacerbate gender inequalities.
Dr. Dabney P. Evans, associate professor of global health, looked at the impacts of COVID-19 on domestic violence, comparing incident reports filed with the Atlanta Police Department before and during the pandemic.”
Here are some resources for people facing domestic violence:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/
Call The Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or text “START” to 88788 (an important tool if you think your internet usage might be monitored)
Addiction and Domestic Violence: https://bocarecoverycenter.com/addiction/addiction-domestic-violence/
For advice on clearing your browser history and other ways to protect your privacy when facing domestic violence: https://www.thehotline.org/plan-for-safety/internet-safety/
How to Support Someone: https://www.rainn.org/news/how-support-someone-who-experiencing-domestic-violence