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.”

The Ms. Q&A: Alejandra Y. Castillo on Combating Domestic Violence During the COVID-19 Epidemic

Vast numbers of people across the country are being told to stay home. But experts warn this will lead to an increase of domestic abuse occurring within households. We spoke to Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of the YWCA USA, about the impact this virus is having on households across the U.S. and the ways we can all help protect those who are most vulnerable to domestic abuse during this time of self-quarantining and self-isolation.

Wakanda, Worldbuilding and Afrofuturism for a World Without Violence

When we re-envision gender-based expectations and imagine and practice into more roles for people of all genders, we begin to shift the fundamental cultural underpinnings of oppression. We were curious about how Black and Indigenous women, trans and gender non-conforming people and their allies might imagine freedom looking and feeling like in Wakanda, a place where liberation is the norm and anything is possible.