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Domestic violence: The unseen victims of COVID-19

Since March, when the first lockdown came in, the number of calls to domestic violence helplines has skyrocketed. Those calls are made by people desperate for help, because being in lockdown means being locked in with an abusive partner. 

Domestic abuse is on the rise, a recent study revealed that a woman’s life is taken by a male perpetrator, once every three days. We ask, what can be done to help?

In this episode, host Katerina Vittozzi is joined by Karen Ingala-Smith, founder of the Femicide Census and Counting Dead Women… a unique source that records information about women who have been killed by men, and about the men who killed them; Nimco Ali, adviser on tackling violence against women and girls and Cordelia Tucker O’Sullivan from Refuge against domestic violence.

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