How did the COVID-19 pandemic influence the violence against women and girls?

The economic and social complications caused by the COVID-19 crisis, together with the restriction of contact and movement, have made a significant impact on women´s lives. UN Women calls it the “shadow pandemic”.

The research of European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) emphasises the importance of awareness raising campaigns. We empower women in the psychotherapeutic practice on to recognise violence, to reflect on own emotions and needs. Hotlines and services play a significant role and help anonymously.

Link to the article: https://euneighbours.eu/en/east/eu-in-action/youth/stories-young-european-ambassadors/gender-based-violence-against-women

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