Staying safe

Staying safe

As Cities Around the World Go on Lock down, Victims of Domestic Violence Look for a Way Out.

Domestic violence

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Her abuser has threatened to throw her out onto the street if she starts coughing.

Home is not likely to be a safe place for survivors of domestic abuse. We are concerned that social distancing and self-isolation will be used as a tool of coercive and controlling behavior by perpetrators and will shut down routes to safety and support.” If people are forced to self-isolate, they are at risk of being trapped in abusive and coercive situations, with less opportunity to access vital services. If people are forced to self-isolate, they are at risk of being trapped in abusive and coercive situations, with less opportunity to access vital services. Children are also suffering in these circumstances, as witnessing abuse can take the same toll on young people’s mental health as actually being abused themselves. “Self isolation is an important step in the fight against the coronavirus … but can be dangerous for the thousands of children who grow up in homes with domestic abuse,”


The rise in reports of domestic violence incidents comes as shelters for abuse victims scramble to find ways to stay open. Many regularly operate near capacity and sometimes turn to local hotels to house families when they run out of space, which gets expensive quickly. Several nonprofit shelters said they’ve canceled or postponed fundraisers because of stay-at-home orders, making it difficult to help all that seek assistance. As Nyc domestic violence gear up for a potential increase in abuse victims seeking help money has become an issue. your support is needed. 

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