Domestic Violence Rises Worldwide as the Coronavirus Rages

Reports of domestic violence are rising as COVID-19 races across the planet and people are ordered to stay home.

In a plea to all nations, UN Secretary-General Guterres said on April 5: “For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest. In their own homes. I urge all governments to make the prevention and redress of violence against women a key part of their national response plans for COVID-19.”