Domestic Violence And COVID-19: A Double Whammy To Women In India

Domestic violence and COVID-19 have dealt a double whammy to women in India.

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Domestic Violence Definition

The domestic violence Wikipedia definition is violence or other abuse in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.

Also called intimate partner violence, it can take place in heterosexual or same-sex relationships, or between former spouses or partners.

However, if you take the broadest domestic violence definition it also includes violence against children, teenagers, parents, or the elderly.

There are many types of domestic abuse and it can take multiple forms, including physical, verbal, emotional, economic, religious, reproductive, and sexual abuse.

Domestic Violence During Lockdown In India

Are domestic violence rates increasing due to the coronavirus lockdowns? Unfortunately, yes, and here’s why domestic violence increased during lockdowns.

Domestic violence during lockdown increased significantly as the change in family dynamics led to women being forced to stay with their abusers.

Domestic abuse also rose because women found no respite and were confined to the walls of the house with their abusers during the lockdown period.

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