Domestic abuse killings appear to double during UK’s lockdown

‘These men were violent, abusive and controlling before. The coronavirus lockdown has created conditions which give men excuses and additional triggers,’ says campaigner Maya Oppenheim
 Women’s Correspondent
 @mayaoppenheim Boots pharmacies will offer safe spaces for abused women from the beginning of May. Domestic violence killings appear to have more than doubled during the coronavirus lockdown. Karen Ingala Smith, who has been …

Mexico sees almost 1,000 women murdered in three months

Mexico sees almost 1,000 women murdered in three months as domestic abuse concerns rise amid coronavirus Maya Oppenheim Women’s Correspondent @mayaoppenheim Almost one thousand women were murdered in Mexico in the first three months of the year, new figures show. The news comes as campaigners warn the country is witnessing a rise in domestic abuse in …

Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic-UN Women 

Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women  With 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people are now sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19. It’s a protective measure, but it brings another deadly danger. We see a shadow pandemic growing, of violence against …

COVID-19: Stopping the rise in domestic violence during lockdown

Proposed by Vera Siaterli PRESS RELEASE 7-4-20 Cases of domestic violence rose by a third in some EU countries following lockdown Member states should provide victims with flexible tools to report abuse ♦ Places in violence protection facilities and shelters must be increased Women will be hit much harder by the post-coronavirus economic crisis ♦ …

Statement of Feminists and Women’s Rights Organizations from the Global South

Call for a Feminist COVID-19 Policy The following statement has been endorsed by nearly 1160 individuals and women’s networks and organizations globally, from more than 100 countries, to demand States to adopt a feminist policy to address the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in a manner that is consistent with human rights standards and principles. This initiative was …