Between March and May alone this year, the number of domestic violence complaints was the same as all put together in the last ten years!
And not just domestic violence, a pervasive rise in violence against women during the pandemic, both physical and psychological, has manifested in more ways than one to make most women vulnerable. Share your views on why gender-based violence in India has increased during the pandemic and how it can be ended!
Your story could be about:
- The rise in physical violence against women during the pandemic - (Domestic violence, Intimate partner violence, Covid Lockdown and increase in violence against women, sexual violence).
- Psychological/Emotional abuse that women have been facing during the pandemic, both at home and at work.
- Solutions and better policy implementation to tackle the problem.
- The role that men can play in addressing the issue of violence against women.
To put an end to this spate of violence, we need to speak up and demand action, now!