Domestic violence cases increase during the pandemic

Another social crisis is developing worldwide during the pandemic, this time involving women’s safety. There has been an increase in the number of domestic violence cases around the world.

In the United States alone, The National Domestic Violence Hotline is dealing with a spike in phone calls, around 2,000 calls a day, according to The Washington Post’s report on March 27. 

The safety measures taken during the pandemic to stop the virus from spreading, like staying at home, is making women spend more time with their abusers. 

António Guterres, The United Nations Secretary General, urged governments via twitter to “put women’s safety first as they respond to the pandemic.” 

Resources for victims and survivors:

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, please reach out to one of the following numbers for help: 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline call 1-800-799-SAFE or text LOVEIS to 22522.

Florida Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-500-1119

For immediate dangers, call 911.

If you want to keep reading about this subject, here are the following articles I based the graphics on: 

A New Covid-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide
For Abused Women, a Pandemic Lockdown Holds Dangers of Its Own

Domestic violence will increase during coronavirus quarantines and stay-at-home orders, experts warn