Global Lockdowns Resulting In ‘Horrifying Surge’ In Domestic Violence, U.N. Warns

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that reported cases had doubled in some countries “as the economic and social pressures and fear have grown.”

Last week, Guterres issued a similar appeal, saying the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated an end to violence worldwide.

In Australia — where the government has promised some $91 million to address the problem as part of its COVID-19 response plan — Google reports a 75% increase in online searches for help with domestic violence.

Source: Global Lockdowns Resulting In ‘Horrifying Surge’ In Domestic Violence, U.N. Warns : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

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