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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Dr. Anupa Prashant Koli.

Abstract
COVID-19 is a new public health emergency which to date does not have specific vaccines or medicine to
control the disease. In order to slow the spread of the disease many countries across the world have imposed strict
lockdowns. Research shows that domestic violence against women has increased drastically across the world,
in a short period of time. The paper provides an insight into past pandemics and exposes underlying gender
roles and gender inequalities that lead to increased domestic violence. This paper further depicts how increased
domestic violence across the world is often overlooked as the entire attention of the key authorities is focused on
curbing the public health crisis. The paper provides evidence to the government and policymakers about the
horrifying rise in domestic violence and proposes recommendations including strengthening community
involvement, allocation of additional resources, training of frontline workers, and building capacity of key
services by intensifying response and preparedness. Imposing lockdown and restricting movement is an essential
strategy to control the spread of COVID-19, however, the authorities need to understand the significance of
addressing domestic violence and taking immediate public health measures. We have an opportunity to learn
from previous lessons and do things right this time by involving women in the decision-making processes and
incorporating comprehensive responses that cater to the needs of the most vulnerable groups.

Key words: domestic violence; COVID-19; Coronavirus;lockdown; women


 
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Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Dr. Anupa Prashant Koli. COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 3247-3255. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.389


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Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Dr. Anupa Prashant Koli. COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=134540 [Access: September 14, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.389


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Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Dr. Anupa Prashant Koli. COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 3247-3255. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.389



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Dr. Anupa Prashant Koli. COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. JCR. (2020), [cited September 14, 2020]; 7(19): 3247-3255. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.389



Harvard Style

Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Dr. Anupa Prashant Koli (2020) COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. JCR, 7 (19), 3247-3255. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.389



Turabian Style

Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Dr. Anupa Prashant Koli. 2020. COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 3247-3255. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.389



Chicago Style

Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Dr. Anupa Prashant Koli. "COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 3247-3255. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.389



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Dr. Anupa Prashant Koli. "COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 3247-3255. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.389



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, Dr. Anupa Prashant Koli (2020) COVID-19 LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 3247-3255. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.389