Identifying and Fighting Gender-based Violence against Women in Times of Pandemic – Q&A with Stellamarina Donato, researcher and Ph.D. candidate at LUMSA University of Rome
According to the figures provided by UN Women, one woman in three worldwide has suffered physical or sexual violence, mainly perpetrated by an intimate partner or a family member. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of stay-at-home orders, however, data shows a concerning surge in cases of violence against women, specifically domestic violence, and increased difficulties for them in accessing sexual and reproductive health services.
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