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Domestic violence victim numbers rise

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Eldorado
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"France said on Monday it would pay for hotel rooms for victims of domestic violence and open pop-up counselling centres after figures showed the number of abuse cases had soared during the first week of a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. 

"Gender Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said about 20 centres would open in stores around the country so women could drop in for help while getting groceries."

"The initiatives were launched after the government late last week said reports of domestic abuse to police had jumped 36% in Paris and 32% elsewhere in France after the restrictions came into force. The cases included two murders."

Full report at France 24: Link

 

"Experts fear rise in domestic violence among shut-in families"

In-depth report at San Diego Union Tribune: Link

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papageorge1

Yes, many need outside outlets for the energies and emotions. Staying 'cooped up' is not good for most of us and some will respond the worst to the situation.

I've been arguing in threads for society to not get to extreme and lengthy with social distancing rules. Quality of Life indexes includes more than coronavirus deaths. I am not arguing for no social distancing rules and business closures but it has to be tempered with also maintaining the overall quality of life. 

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LV-426

My first thought is to question why we haven't been doing more to tackle domestic violence previously.

Sure, some will be suffering from being cooped up, and some might be behaving out of character. The vast majority of the abusers will have followed this pattern all their lives though.

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Kittens Are Jerks

Reports of domestic violence have surged worldwide. The most frightening aspect of it is that people already in abusive relationships, now forced to self-isolate, become trapped with their abuser. Not only are spouses confined to abusive households, children are as well. For them, lockdown means a nightmarish captivity, with little access to vital services. In households where domestic violence has never before been an issue, tension, fear, stress (among other things) can potentially create the perfect storm for it. And if the abused are not being allowed out, no one will see their injuries, no one will know they've been harmed, and no one will know they are in danger.

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1 hour ago, Kittens Are Jerks said:

Reports of domestic violence have surged worldwide. The most frightening aspect of it is that people already in abusive relationships, now forced to self-isolate, become trapped with their abuser. Not only are spouses confined to abusive households, children are as well. For them, lockdown means a nightmarish captivity, with little access to vital services. In households where domestic violence has never before been an issue, tension, fear, stress (among other things) can potentially create the perfect storm for it. And if the abused are not being allowed out, no one will see their injuries, no one will know they've been harmed, and no one will know they are in danger.

 

1 hour ago, LV-426 said:

My first thought is to question why we haven't been doing more to tackle domestic violence previously.

Sure, some will be suffering from being cooped up, and some might be behaving out of character. The vast majority of the abusers will have followed this pattern all their lives though.

I have been extremely concerned about this.  So many vulnerable people left in extremely dangerous situations with less chance of having a window of opportunity to call for help without the perpetrator knowing.  

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Eldorado

"A teenage domestic abuse victim walked into a radio station in his pyjamas - after hearing a debate about the subject.

"The 14-year-old boy had suffered problems at home made worse by the coronavirus lockdown, which saw him confined to his bedroom.

"While in isolation he listened to a talk on BBC Radio Devon about domestic violence and abuse, and decided to walk out his home. "

UK Daily Mirror: Link

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