Domestic violence during COVID-19: are we asking the right questions?

Written by Elizabeth Dartnall (SVRI), Anik Gevers (SVRI), Chandré Gould (ISS) and Angelica Pino (SVRI).

The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March-April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting to believe that in SA, unlike many other countries, lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic reduced family and domestic violence.

Reliable data is useful but the priority is ensuring survivors have access to high-quality support and services. Read the article here.

DAILY MAVERICK, 26 June 2020 

First Published by ISS Today

[Photo: Guy Oliver / Alamy Stock Photo]

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