Double Pandemic As Domestic Violence Skyrocket Amid COVID-19


As Coronavirus spreads rapidly across the world, lockdown is the new normal life for many people, given that the usual rules of life have changed, which has led to a surge in a danger as profound as 

the virus – domestic violence, TUNDE OGUNTOLA writes

To curtail the spread of COVID-19, govern- ments across the world have imposed lockdowns and implored residents to stay home; the only way protect themselves and others from the new Coronavirus disease, COVID-19, but those same restrictions have increased the risks associated with domestic violence, especially for women and children.
Prior to now, domestic violence was a global pandemic long before the COVID-19 outbreak. According to data collected by the United Nations (UN) 243 million women and girls between the ages of 15
and 49 worldwide were subjected to sexual or physical violence by an intimate partner in the last twelve months. In other words, one in three women has experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in her…

Source: Leadership Newspaper