India’s Pandemic of Violence against Women

BRICS, 4 Jan 2021

UN News | Human Wrongs Watch - TRANSCEND Media Service

28 Dec 2020 –An increase in violence against women in India during the global COVID-19 outbreak has been described by the United Nations as a “shadow pandemic”.

UNDP | UN officials say that gender-based violence is a “shadow pandemic,” hidden beneath COVID-19.

Many women, who have been forced to stay at home due to lockdown measures, have been cut off from support services and have suffered at the hands of abusive partners.

In Assam, in tea-growing country in the northeast of India, women are now getting help from groups supported by the UN.

Read More here about how women are empowering themselves to confront gender-based violence

Members of a “Jugnu” club get trained by UN Women to support women who​​​​​ experience gender-based violence., by UN Women

 


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