The shadow pandemic of domestic violence during COVID-19 | Kemi DaSilva-Ibru

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The shadow pandemic of domestic violence during COVID-19 | Kemi DaSilva-Ibru

Thursday, 24 December

Mandatory lockdowns, quarantines and shelter-in-place orders meant to contain COVID-19 have created a shadow pandemic of domestic abuse, says physician Kemi DaSilva-Ibru. Sharing alarming statistics on the rise of gender-based violence worldwide, she describes how Nigeria quickly retrained a squadron of basic health care providers to respond to the crisis -- and shares lesson other countries can adopt to keep people safe from harm.
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